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Markt 19, 99423 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3643 8020
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
19 Jul 2017
“Delicious food in a very formal atmosphere”
15 Feb 2017
“Delicious German cooking”
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German, International, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Markt 19, 99423 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had lunch here as part of a group so didn't get to choose the food. Were served lamb chops which were so delicious and prepared perfectly. Dessert was strawberries with some kind of cream - also delicious, as was the espresso. Service was formal...More

Thank lori397
Kerstin S, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Elephantenkeller, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear lori397, Thanks you very much for your feedback! We're looking forward to see you again whenever your travels bring you back to Weimar.

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Had a group meal here and it was truly delicious. Great atmosphere in a beautiful setting. Thuringian Dumplings worth trying.

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Food and service were ok. The temperature in the room was a bit chilly. The waitress was attentive and friendly.

Thank timm1203
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Menue for all tastes. We all found something we had never tasted before. Great friendly service. Good wine selection

Thank Deirdre N
Kerstin S, Public Relations Manager at Elephantenkeller, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Dear Deirde N, thanks a lot for your positive feedback and for beeing our guest. We appreciate that and would be very happy to greet you again at Elephantenkeller. Kind regards

Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had a lovely meal here for my parents' anniversary. Was spoilt for choice by varied menu. My chicken liver on salad starter was delicious! Would definitely go back. Reservations recommended.

Thank C965
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The restaurant itself is of course in a cellar, see the name, but the food is well above the ubiquitous Italian restaurants of Weimar. Professional service which does not forget you even if you are seated in a cozy corner out of view. The small...More

Thank Marc K
Kay_Heller, Geschäftsführer at Elephantenkeller, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Dear Marc K, thank you very much for your general positve feedback at TripAdvisor. We hope to welcome you again here in Weimar. Culinary regards!

Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a terrific choice for local food served with great aplomb. Relax. Have a good beer. And, enjoy.

Thank Pro698
Kay_Heller, Geschäftsführer at Elephantenkeller, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Dear Pro68, short review, short answer: THANK YOU! Hope to see you soon again. Cheers!

Reviewed 9 January 2016

Very friendly service. I was a solo-traveler first time visiting this restaurant, and the waiter was very accommodating and recommended many local dishes at small portion.

Thank QY H
Kay_Heller, Geschäftsführer at Elephantenkeller, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2016

Dear QY H, thank you for being our guest! Good to hear that you liked your stay. Kind regards from Weimar!

Reviewed 23 November 2015

I arrived in town on a Monday to visit my 24-year old son in Weimar. We had originally planned to dine at Anna Amalia in the Hotel Elephant, but it's closed on Mondays. So, we made a reservation for Elephantenkeller in the "basement" of the...More

Thank 2Qbeds
Reviewed 15 September 2015

A wonderfully atmospheric cellar restaurant serving specialities of Thuringia. Service is good, quality of food excellent, portions large! Traditional dishes are given a modern interpretation, and seasonal ingredients are used.

Thank Helen S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$23 - US$60
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Markt 19, 99423 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Thuringia  >  Weimar
  • Phone Number: +49 3643 8020
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Elephant
Take a seat and get inspired by the historic atmosphere of the century old cellar ceiling. In the Elephantenkeller, our regional specialty restaurant in Weimar, we serve Original Thuringian specialties in an ambience that even Goethe very much appreciated and drank a glass of Madeira. Bright wooden furnitures and flickering candles illuminate the historic Elephantenkeller in an incomparable light. Special attention deserves the delicious crispy duck with Original Thuringian dumplings that matches perfectly to a fresh beer from the tab.
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