Menu and offers

Opening hours

Our restaurant is open for you. We are looking forward to your visit!

Please follow the rules for currently warning level in Jena and show your vaccination, test or recovery certificate when entering our indoor area.

Wednesday – Saturday

11:00 a.m. – 02:00 p.m. (Kitchen closing time 01:45 p.m.)

05:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m. (Kitchen closing time 08:30 p.m.)


11:30 a.m. – 02:30 p.m. (Kitchen closing time 02:00 p.m.)

Closed on Monday and Tuesday!

Thuringian culinary art

Enjoy the relaxing ambient atmosphere in our restaurant or in our event locations. We offer you home-style, Thuringian delicacies and seasonal cuisine. The Green Salon and our banquet hall are both a suitable location for family celebrations or work parties up to 80 people. The “Spiegelsaal” is our highlight. The room is inviting you and your guests to celebrate parties, to hold conferences and has the perfect setting for a private or business event. You’ll find more details under Conferences & congresses.

Our menu


Home-style Thuringian delicacies and international specialities



roasted haunch of venison
juniper cream | wild mushrooms | red cabbage with apples
potato dumplings (10, a, g, i, j)
18,90 €
Thuringian “Rostbrätchen“
beer-roasted onions | roasted potatoes | pickled vegetables (1, 2, a, j)
15,50 €
half of grilled duck
mugwort sauce | red cabbage with apples | potato dumplings (a, i)
19,50 €
Thuringian beef roulade
sour cream | red cabbage with apples | potato dumplings (10, a, g)
16,90 €
homemade ham hock aspic
remoulade with vegetables | roasted potatoes (a, g, l)
14,20 €

Boiled and roasted Dishes


two small “Oberweißbacher“ veal cutlets
Danish fries | salad (a, c)
19,80 €
dry aged chuck eye steak
wild broccoli | tomato polenta (10, g)
29,50 €
strips beef | turkey
mushrooms | fettuccine (a, c, g)
16,50 €
pink roasted lamb cutlets
grilled vegetables | avocado-tomato-chutney | potato pyramid cake (10, a, g, h)
25,70 €
pink roasted saddle of venison
savoy cabbage | parsley root mash (a, c, h)
34,50 €

Vegetarian dishes


mushroom ragout
homemade bread dumplings (10, a, c, g)
14,80 €
stir-fried sweet potato
wild broccoli | pepper | Chinese cabbage
14,80 €

Fish dishes



salmon slices „Caprese“
two kinds of carrots | asparagus | sesame potatoes (10, d, g, j)
19,50 €
catfish filet
herb sauce | cherry tomatoes | spinach | sepia fettucine (10, a, c, d, g)
18,80 €
fried trout from the “Grümpelquelle zu Wichmar”
melted butter | boiled potatoes | salad (10, a, d, g)
17,90 €

Kids main


potato fritters
with apple sauce (g)
4,50 €
with fruity tomato sauce (a)
5,50 €
thuringian potato dumpling
with sauce
3,80 €



toffee panna cotta
berries | tonka bean ice cream | popcorn nut brittle (9, 10, g, h)
8,90 €
hot raspberries
vanilla ice cream | whipped cream (3, 5, a, g)
7,90 €
pear rosmary sorbet
cassis-fig-glace (contains alcohol)
7,60 €

Additives & allergens



  • 1. Phosphate
  • 2. Preservatives
  • 3. Flavor enhancer
  • 4. Antioxidant
  • 5. Dyes
  • 6. Quinine
  • 7. Coffeine
  • 8. Ginger
  • 9. Sweetener
  • 10. Lactoprotein



  • a) Gluten-containing cereal
  • b) Crustaceans
  • c) Eggs
  • d) Fish
  • e) Peanuts
  • f) Soy
  • g) Milk
  • h) Nuts
  • i) Celery
  • j) Mustard
  • k) Sesame
  • l) Sulfur dioxide and sulfites

Recommendation of the week

(from 10.11.2021)


potato risotto | pumpkin mark | Chaenomeles-jelly

18,90 €

Our wine list

Enjoy your wine from Thuringia or other wine regions from our exquisite wine list.

White wines




2020 | Riesling “R736”
Freyburger Edelacker – DRY
VDP. First layer
pithy, taste of ripe apples and apricots
2019 | Müller Thurgau
German quality wine, dry
Winery Klaus Böhme
young, fruity white wine with
a touch of passion fruit
2019 | Grauburgunder “Tultewitz”
German quality wine, dry
Winery Zahn
full-fruity bouquet, mild and soft on the palate,
ripe aromas of pear, full-fruity with juicy melting and fresh acidity
2019 | Kerner
Quality wine, dry
Wolfram Proppe
Viticulture in the Gleistal
Citrus, pineapple, peach and exoticism characterise the aroma.
the aroma, filigree fruit paired with a hint of the typical
of the typical iced-bourbon aroma of the kernel.
fructose enriches the harmonious ensemble




2019 | Chardonnay
Di Lenardo
fine fruit in the bouquet,
juicy, fruity taste,
aromatic and spicy on the palate




2018 | Sancerre
AOC, Domaine Michel Thomas, dry
beautiful bouquet of oranges and pineapple,
fruity aroma, full-bodied, round

Rosé wines




2019 | Alles Rosa
German quality wine – DRY
Winery Klaus Böhme
Cuvée of Portugieser,
Dornfelder and Frühburgunder
radiant rosé, fragrant bouquet, fresh,
fruity and delicate taste




Champagner Ruinart Brut
Impresses with its golden yellow colour,
its iridescent sheen and very fine bubbles,
it has a delicate, fresh and fruity nose of
nose of wide fruits, predominantly pear

Red wines




2018 | Naumburger Steinmeister
German quality wine – DRY
Winery Herzer
cherry-like fruit and velvety elegance
Deep red colour with violet reflections




2018 | Merlot “Di Lenardo”
fruity harmonious bouquet
soft, dark fruit,
balanced and finely spicy




2012 | Amarone
Valpolicella Classico, dry
goes well with game dishes




2016 | “Tignanello” Tiscana I.G.T
Tenute Tignanello, dry
it is intense, fruity and complex
in the bouquet, on the palate it shows an optimal
structure, is well balanced with juicy tannins and a pleasant
and a pleasant long finish
2015 | Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
D.O.C.G., dry
La Braccesca
Bouquet of cherries and vanilla, soft finish





2012 | Château Lestage
AOC Listrac Medoc Cru Bourgeois, dry
soft, deep, elegant and fruity bouquet,
Deep, full fruit on the palate, full-bodied,
elegant and spicy
2003 | Château les Ormes Sorbet
ACC, trocken
a Château that is exquisite, full-bodied and dense.
With its beautiful red and black fruit
it is well balanced with attractive, berry scent




2018 | Malbec
Bodega Piedra Negra, Francois Lurton, dry
Deep ruby red, elegant with an intense fragrance of red
and black berries, on the palate a fresh fruit,
soft, matured tannins, very harmoniously balanced




2016 | Carménere Gran Reserva
“Terra Noble”, DO Valle del Maule, dry
Agricola Santa Camila, San Clemente
intense ruby red, complex and harmonious aromas
of ripe fig and dark fruit with coffee,
spices and toast notes in the background, full body.
Good balance of oak and fruit, soft, harmonious

We will be happy to advise you on finding the right wine for your favourite dish or a special occasion. The right wine provides the right enjoyment experience!

Back to the time of Martin Luther

The “Schwarzer Bär” is an integral part of the history of the city of Jena. Beside him 1853 Prüfer “Deutsches Haus”, 1890 the “Sächsische Hof”, 1899 potter’s “Kaiserhof” and in 1911 it seemed as if Muller’s “Fürstenhof” outstripped all previous, if not bring to a standstill. But just as the “Göhre” was well-known, no promising new creation could harm the “Bär”, and so it remained what an anonymous rival had already done in 1872:

„Jetzt sei der Bär von mir genannt
als Lutherhaus berühmt, bekannt,
dass hier der Wein auch stets ein guter,
das fand schon Doktor Martin Luther.“



Smoked trout filet

with grated horse radish and buttered bread

Clear soup of ox

with egg sting and small pepper dumplings

Breast of Guinea fowl

Served on sauerkraut with grapes and bread dumplings

Wild berry compote

with whipped cream

Luther-Beer dark or light

34,00 € per person

We kindly ask you to make a reservation two days in advance.

Reserve a place now

Smokers Lounge & bar in Hotel Schwarzer Bär

You’d like to stay the night, have a conference or meeting in a cozy ambience and wouldn’t like to miss the enjoyment of a cigarette or cigar? In our smoking lounge you can relax with a cigarette or cigar together with your favorite drink.