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


Filet of salmon
with a crust of tomatoes and mozzarella
on sautés of cucumber and spinach,
served with potatoes of lemon and laurel (10,d,g,i)
17,50 €
Roasted trout from “Wichmarer Quellen”
with boiled potatoes and lettuce (a)
16,90 €
Zander and catfish from “Schkölen”
on salad of lentils
with dip of tomatoes and rosemary (a,d,h,i)
17,20 €

Vegetarian dishes



Home-made buns
filled with ricotta and vegetables
on spinach and tomatoes
and planed Grana Padano (a,c)
15,80 €

Traditional dishes


Thuringian Rostbrätchen
with onions roasted in beer, pickled vegetables
and roasted potatoes (1,2,a,j)
15,50 €
Thuringian roll of beef
with sour cream sauce,
red cabbage with apples and Thuringian dumplings (10,a,g)
16,90 €
Prime boiled veal
with horse-radish sauce,
glazed root vegetables
and home-made bread dumplings (10,a,c,g,l)
17,90 €
Two fried escallops of veal
with Danish french fries and lettuce (a,c)
17,20 €
Strips of filet
of pork and turkey
with different mushrooms and fettuccine (a,c,g)
16,50 €
Roasted half of duck
with sauce of mugwort and red cabbage,
served with Thuringian dumplings (2,4,a,l)
19,50 €

From pot and pan


Two steaks of turkey from „Altengönna“
on curry of pineapple and grapes,
served with small balls of almonds (8,10,a,g,h)
17,90 €
Sauerbraten of venison
with fresh black salsifies
and Thuringian dumplings (a,i,j,k,l)
18,70 €
Medium roasted saddle of venison
on savoy cabbage with pears,
served with crullers of walnuts (10,a,g,h)
29,50 €
Point steak of lamb
on Mediterranean vegetables,
served with potatoes with lemon and laurel 
22,80 €
Medium roasted liver of veal
on confit of apples and onions and Calvados
with mashed potatoes (contains alcohol; 10,a,g)
18,30 €



Home-made ice cream of plums
with beignet of apples
and whipped of vanilla,
served with chocolate (9,10,a,c,g,h)
8,50 €
of Sicilian oranges and prosecco (contains alcohol; 9)
6,80 €
Hot wild berries
with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream (9,10,a,g)
7,20 €
Crème Brûlée
on ragout of mango and pineapple (10,c,g,l)
7,90 €

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 Mittagsangebot zur Abholung:


Bestellen und Abholen

Lieferung ist auf Anfrage möglich

Heimschmeckerservice – Karte
30. 3. bis 5. 4. 2020

Heimschmeckerservice – Karte
6. 4. bis 13. 4. 2020

Jede Bestellung benötigt eine Vorlaufzeit von 1h.