Dining simultaneously on American and German fare helps you test the paradox of what happens when an unstoppable burger meets an immovable bratwurst. Enjoy delicious empiricism with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $20 worth of burgers and German fare at Jacob Wirth.
Jacob Wirth has blended traditional American eats with the tastes of Germany in a festive European atmosphere since 1868. Peruse the dinner menu to find a wealth of signature burgers such as the Boursin-cheese-and-mushroom burger, where savory flavors pile up on an 8-ounce Angus patty and a sesame bun ($9.95), or the Smokey Mountain burger, stacked with onion rings, smoked cheddar, bacon, and a sweet barbecue sauce ($9.95). German favorites, such as the lemon-butter drizzled wiener schnitzel ($21.95), help diners improve their German accents so they can properly curse maniacs on the autobahn. The lower-priced lunch menu features hearty specials such as Lionel's famous fishcakes with mac 'n' cheese ($7.25) to assuage any midday cravings or stave off the night hungries.
On Thursdays from 8 p.m. until midnight, Jacob Wirth hosts pianist Patrick Durkin's sing-along show. On Fridays, again from 8 p.m. until midnight, patrons are entertained by pianist Mel Stiller, a Boston mainstay whose sing-along performance 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.
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 02116