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.

You are also welcome to visit our Sunday Matinee.

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.

Our menu


Home-style Thuringian delicacies and international specialities

Fish dishes


norwegian salmon filet
on orange infused oven baked asparagus
with a pea and potatoe puree (10,d,g)
17,50 €
plaice „Finkenwerder Art“
with potatoes and cucumber salad (a,d)
15,50 €
roasted trout from „Wichmarer Quellen“
with potatoes,
melted butter and salad (a,d)
15,80 €

Vegetarian dishes


fresh salad
with asparagus tips, roasted nuts,
strawberries, goat cheese
and a passionfruit buttermilk dressing (10,e,g,k)
12,50 €
fungi risotto
with king oyster mushrooms
and shaved Grana Padano (10,g)
12,50 €

Traditional dishes


thuringian beef roulade
with a sour cream sauce, red cabbage with apples
and thuringian potato dumplings (10,a,g)
16,00 €
turkey steaks “Gönnataler breed“
on two kinds of asparagus
served with lemon butter sauce
and rosmary potatoes (10,g)
18,50 €
Oberweißbacher veal cutlet
on asparagus spears
with sauce hollandaise and potatoes (a,c,i,j)
23,80 €
argentino beefsteak
on oven baked vegetables
with balsamic vinegar onions
and rosmary potatoes
26,50 €
pork and turkey filet
with assorted mushrooms
and parmesan tagliatelle (a,c,g)
16,50 €



lime curd mousse
on strawberry rhubarb compot (10,g)
6,50 €
sweet asparagus strawberry salad
with housemade buttermilk currant icecream (9,10,g)
7,50 €

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

Filet of veal under a herb crust

on two types of carrots and

mashed potatoes with beetroot (10,c,g)

23,80 €

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.

Unser Mittags- und Abendangebot
zur Abholung:


Bestellen und Abholen

Lieferung ist auf Anfrage möglich

Heimschmeckerservice – Karte
25. 05. bis 31. 05. 2020

Jede Bestellung benötigt eine Vorlaufzeit von 1h.