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for consumption in our restaurant

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

Traditional dishes


Tender topside
Horseradish | Root vegetables | Bread dumplings (a, c, g, i)
17,50 €
Thuringian steak
Beer Onions | Fried Potatoes | Pickled Vegetables (1, 2, a, j)
14,50 €
Thuringian beef roulade
Sour cream sauce | Apple red cabbage | Thuringian potato dumplings (10, a, g)
16,90 €
Homemade ice leg aspic
Vegetable remoulade | Fried Potatoes (a, g, l)
13,50 €

From pot and pan


Veal escalope from Oberweißbach
Pale asparagus | hollandaise or butter | steamed potatoes (10, a, c)
23,50 €
Turkey steaks from Altengönna
Mushrooms | Rosemary potatoes (10, g)
16,50 €
Pink roasted fillet of beef

two kinds of asparagus | pointed morels | potato-parmesan crusts (10, g)
33,90 €
Fillet tips beef | turkey
Oyster seedlings | Mushrooms
Herb Chanterelles | Fettuccine (a, c, g)
15,50 €
Argentinian beef back steak
Bean bundles | confit tomatoes | rosemary potatoes
24,50 €

Vegetarian dishes


Sweet potato gnocchi
Baby spinach | Green asparagus | Fennel | Grana Padano (10, a, e, g, h)
14,20 €
Rocket | Tomatoes | Asparagus (a, c, l)
13,70 €

Fish dishes


Fried trout from Wichmar spring
Boiled potatoes | butter | leaf salads (a, d)
15,60 €
Tender fillets of matie
Vegetable remoulade | Leaf Salads | Fried Potatoes (10, d, j)
12,70 €
Duet of pike-perch and salmon
peppers | fennel | oriental spiced rice (a, d)
17,30 €
Salad plate
King prawns | Herb marinade | Baguette (2, a, b, c, d)
18,50 €

Kids main


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



Chocolate mascarpone cake
Strawberries | Tonka bean ice cream (10, a, c, g, h)
8,90 €
Hot raspberries
Vanilla ice cream | Whipped cream (3, 5, a, g)
7,90 €
Sicilian Blood Orange | Campari (contains alcohol)
7,60 €



seasonal salad plate
with fresh made croûtons
and potato dressing (10,a,g)
6,90 €

Our new menu is coming soon

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

sirloin steak of shoat

on duet of red and white pointed cabbage,

served with chestnut puree

and apple-date-chutney (8,10,g)

17,90 €

Our wine list

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

White wines




2018 | Müller Thurgau
Winery Gussek
fine, polished fruit, melting
nice sweetness-acidity-play,
harmonious, fine-grained
2020 | Riesling Buntsandstein
Pawis Winery
Ripe citrus notes, hint of apple,
apricot and peach
2020 | Riesling “R736”
Freyburger Edelacker – DRY
VDP. First Site
pithy, taste of ripe apples and apricots
and apricots
2020 | Gutedel
Winery Klaus Böhme
discreet aromas of exotic pineapple
and crisp apples, accompanied by a lively
lively citrus note




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

Red wines




2018 | Naumburger Steinmeister
German Quality Wine – DRY
Winery Herzer
cherry fruit and velvety elegance
deep red colour with violet reflections




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

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




2015 | Tavel Rosé
Domaine La Racaliere, Rhone
expressive fruity bouquet,
slender fruit with compact acidity,

Opening hours

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

Opening days

Monday – Sunday

Opening times

02:00 p.m. – 08:00 p.m

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.

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.