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 trout 
on green asparagus, with salad of lentils (d,i,l)
16,80 €
Zander and northern salmon
on sautéed spinach with pine nuts
and mashed potatoes and beetroot (10,d,h,g,l)
18,90 €
Crispy salad
with fried shrimps and salmon trout
with baguette (2,a,b,c,d)
18,50 €
Filets of matie
with remoulade with vegetables
and fried potatoes (10,d,j)
12,70 €

Vegetarian dishes


Salad of lentils
with curried vegetables and baked Picandou (2,4,10,a,c,g)
13,90 €
Ragout of three kinds of mushrooms
served with home-made bread dumplings (2,10,a,c,g,l)
14,80 €

Our classics


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 €
Home-made knuckle of pork in aspic 
with remoulade with vegetables
and roasted potatoes (a,g,l)
13,50 €
Two fried escallops of veal
with home-made potato salad with vegetables (2,4,a,c)
18,90 €
Prime boiled veal
in creamed sauce of mushrooms
and home-made bread dumplings (a,c,g,l)
17,90 €
Surf’n Turf 
Argentinian sirloin steak and king prawns
with sauce of Cognac and pepper, on grilled vegetables and mashed potatoes and beetroot (contains alcohol; 10,a,b,g)
33,90 €

Summer dishes


Medium roasted lamb shank
on balsamic onions and beans
with rosemary potatoes (2,4,l)
22,50 €
Veal saltimbocca
on ragout of tomatoes and paprika with potato gnocchi with herbs (c,g,l)
19,80 €
Argentinian sirloin steak
on chanterelles and roasted potatoes (10,l)
25,90 €
Fettuccine of mushrooms
with fresh scallions
and half-dried tomatoes (2,a,c)
12,90 €
Corn poulard coated in bacon 
on risotto of mushrooms and Thai asparagus,
with chutney of tomatoes and dates (2,4,10,g,l)
16,80 €
Strips of  
beef and turkey
with mushrooms and fettuccine (a,c,g)
15,50 €



Crème brûlée of mocca beans
with blueberry ice cream and sugared strawberries (7,10,c,g,l)
8,70 €
Caramelised peach
white parfait of honey and lavender and butter crumbles (10,a,c,g)
8,50 €
Hot raspberries
with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream (3,5,a,g)
7,20 €
of strawberries and raspberries (contains alcohol; 2,4,5,l)
6,90 €

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

                                              Weekly menu

Pan of fish gratinated with sauce Hollandaise

three kinds of filet of fish with vegetables

and rice

18,50 €

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.