Bistronauten

Bistronauten relocated from Hirschberg to Weinheim in June 2016, and they have continued to do very well.  They are open only in the evenings for dinner, from 18:00 to 22:30, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Housed in the former OEG train station, Bistronauten’s modern interior is made up of an open kitchen, a bistro, a bar, the main dining area and a private dining section.  The kitchen belongs to two chefs – Max Still and Johannes Raiber, who work only with seasonal ingredients sourced from small business owners throughout the region.  They prepare and serve traditional German fare with modern overtones, and one can really taste the quality.

There are 50 seats available in the main dining area, and these are almost always fully booked at least 4 weeks in advance.  We managed to get seats without reservations by arriving at 18:00 as soon as they open, and claiming the seats which they set aside for walk-ins.

You can have anything, as long as it’s on the menu!

There is only one menu – the daily specials.  Choose one of three main dishes – 1 meat, 1 fish, 1 vegetarian – to form a 2-,3- or 4-course menu with a soup and/or a salad and/or dessert/cheese platter.  An amuse-bouche is presented upfront to whet the appetite.  Table water is included in the price.

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An example of Bistronauten’s daily menu
The service team is friendly and attentive – we were very well taken care of by our server.  Our daughter enjoyed the novelty of being able to interact with the chefs, watching while they went about cooking up a storm.
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“What’s for dinner tonight?”
All in all an enjoyable evening out, sampling authentic “neue deutsche Küche” prepared with heart and soul, traditional dishes elevated into modern creations.
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Schwarzwurzelsuppe
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Bistrosalat
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Buchleln, Schmorapfel, Vanillasoße
Rohmilchkäse
Rohmilchkäse

Bistronauten, Kopernikustrasße 43, 69469 Weinheim 

 

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