Though France gifted the Statue of Liberty and Russia gave its Mikhail Gorbachev mannequin, America is still longing to have the mighty pillars of bratwurst of Germany’s Brandenburg Gate. Get a rare taste of Germany’s most delicious landmark with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get $20 worth of schnitzels, Reubens, brews, and more at Jacob Wirth Restaurant, located on Stuart Street just south of the Common.
Since 1868, Jacob Wirth has offered the tastes of Germany in downtown Boston, blending authentic German eats with traditional American entrees in a festive European atmosphere. Peruse the menu to find German favorites such as wiener schnitzel (breaded veal cutlet served over spätzle and with a light butter sauce, $21.95) or sauerbraten––sweet 'n' sour braised beef over dill spätzle with gingersnap gravy and red cabbage ($19.95). Diners in the mood for American grub can nosh buffalo-chicken mac 'n' cheese ($15.95) or BBQ steak tips ($16.95).
On Fridays from 8 p.m. until midnight, Jacob Wirth hosts pianist Mel Stiller, a Boston mainstay whose sing-a-long show has attendees humming and shouting along to hits such as “Build Me Up Buttercup” and “Folsom Prison Blues.” And Jacob Wirth’s location within the theater district makes it a premiere spot for a pre-show dinner before heading off to watch Mamma Mia! or _Mary Poppins 2: Spoonful of Revenge _.
Jacob Wirth Restaurant is recommended by Zagat, which gives it a 17 for its food, an 18 for décor, and a 17 for service. Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average and TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl-eyes.
- Solid German and comfort food fare in a very authentic setting. It is a must try establishment for any visitor to Boston, and for local regulars it's a bit like home. – BostonsCookin101, Zagat
- It is like going back in time, when life was simple and food was simple. Great beer and sausages, in a wonderful room that hasn't changed much in a century. – JohnH1158109, Zagat
A medley of traditional American cuisine and German tastes has brightened Jacob Wirth, the second oldest restaurant in Boston, since 1868. The kitchen prepares a smattering of traditional offerings, such as paper-thin-sliced pastrami piled high between slabs of sourdough bread, and five types of wursts crowned with red cabbage or sauerkraut. Surrounded by traditional steins and thirsty gnomes, barkeeps pour an extensive selection of imported and domestic beer from tap and bottles.
On Friday evenings, Jacob Wirth hosts pianist Mel Stiller, a Boston mainstay whose sing-along show has attendees humming and shouting along to hits such as “Build Me Up Buttercup” and “Folsom Prison Blues.” Jacob Wirth’s location within the Theater District makes it a premier spot for a preshow dinner before heading off to watch Mary Poppins 2: Spoonful of Revenge.
Chinatown / Leather District
31-37 Stuart St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02216Get Directions