4Eck – Restaurant Garmisch-Partenkirchen

The 4Eck is a cosmopolitan casual lifestyle & fine dining restaurant on two floors in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and values ​​a cozy living room atmosphere. In summer, the “secret garden” surprises our guests with a mountain view behind the house, which turns into a small magic forest in winter. Our menu is cosmopolitan, seasonal, fresh, sometimes vegetarian or vegan, always surprisingly different. Sustainability is a major topic for us in all areas. Recycling, upcycling, avoiding waste, avoiding plastic wherever it is possible, to name just a few. We’re certainly not perfect, but we do our best. Head chef Johanna Schaaf prefers shopping at local farms, from farmers or fishermen in the Zugspitze region or at the weekly market in Garmisch. The ground floor with the open kitchen is mostly lively and there is a lot to see, if you are looking for more peace or would like to enjoy a romantic dinner for two, we recommend choosing room KARO on the first floor. Josis menu changes frequently and always offers new culinary surprises, depending on the market and the season. Each guest can put together the menu of their choice from the various individual components. The cuisine of the 4Eck restaurant in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is constantly being recreated and, as many guests tell us, is simply different, sometimes cheeky, fresh, innovative – but always processed sustainably and cleanly. We´re looking forward to welcome you to our living room, which feels like home!

Restaurant menus

4Eck restaurant dinner menu

4Eck dinner menu

4Eck restaurant lunch menu

4Eck lunch menu

4Eck kids menu

4Eck restaurant kids menu

4Eck Drinks

4Eck Drinks

Restaurant 4Eck is located next to the Pedestrian zone of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Klammstraße 8. Please find parking lots behind the building.

Current reservation rules

  • To fix your reservation we kindly ask for credit card information. In case of a cancellation 48 hours or less before arrival or a no-show we reserve us the right to charge your credit card with a fee of € 75 per person if we are not able to get another reservation.
  • We highly recommend a reservation – especially for dinner time. Please note that we keep your table max. 15 minutes and we kindly ask you to call if you are late for any reason.
  • There is no time limit for your stay, we are happy when our guests bring time and enjoy the dinner at 4Eck.

Opening hours

Monday – Saturday from 6 pm

Friday / Saturday 12 – 3 pm

Sunday closing day

Feb 29 – March 2, 2024, 4Eck is closed because of an exclusive rental of the entire venue, no reservations possible. Thank you for your understanding!

The voice of our guests...

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4Eck - The secret Garden

The 4Eck regular guests already know that there is a “secret” behind the house: Relax in the 4Eck “secret garden” from May to October, away from the daily trouble in the pedestrian zone on the patio with view to the mountains, listen to the idyllic church bells of St. Martin during your lunch break or join the afternoon with home-made ice tea in our deck chairs. In the evening we serve sommer night menus with candlelight and lanterns and in spring and autumn we offer cosy blankets. During the winter month the Secret Garden turns into a magical light forest.

Johanna Schaaf – head chef at 4Eck
In summer 2023, chef Jörg Heid left the 4Eck after almost three years to go to master school. As sad as we all were in the 4Eck team, we were so happy that the former sous-chef of the 4Eck, Johanna Schaaf, returned to Garmisch-Partenkirchen at this point – to the 4Eck.
Young, creative and ambitious…
Johanna Schaaf, 26 years young, comes from Aachen, Germany, and already showed her determination and ambition during her trainee years at the Fischerei in Erlangen. This is shown by a one-year reduction in the apprenticeship period and an award for excellent academic performance. She remained loyal to the this company until the end of the season and then switched to the Imperial by Alexander Hermann in Nuremberg, where she met Jörg Heid, who later took her to Garmisch-Partenkirchen “out of conviction”, as he says himself. Within three years, Johanna Schaaf worked her way through all the positions at the Imperial, gathering experience, recipes and ideas, until she finally made it to the position of sous chef. When the call came from Werdenfelser Land, Johanna Schaaf already had a tempting offer from the Michelin star kitchen in Berlin, but the 4Eck could come up with nature, mountains and the opportunity for the sporty and horse-loving young chef to participate in horseback riding – that made the decision clear. As sous-chef of the 4Eck, Johanna fit perfectly into the team of the small fine-dining lifestyle restaurant in the heart of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and was there for almost two years before she decided to gain more experience in Austria, most recently in the Five-star Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol near Seefeld.
Thinking outside the box…
Parallel to her stations, Johanna Schaaf gained culinary experience on her travels and continued her education in English (foreign language certificate for hospitality professions) and French (DELF B1 certificate with language trip to Nice) in order to be well prepared for future stations abroad. “I want to learn, always experience new things, live my creativity – nothing is worse than stand still and boredom,” says the disciplined kitchen front woman. Johanna, called Josi, wants to keep the regional products and the local partners that she already appreciated in the past, but the interpretation of these products will be new. “I want to think outside the box, be inspired by the world out there and then try myself – build on the safe basis that I’ve worked hard to build over the years.” She knows that she has every opportunity to do so in the cosmopolitan living room of the 4Eck now.
Küchenchefin Johanna Schaaf 4Eck Restaurant Garmisch-Partenkirchen Fine Dining

4Eck moments

4Eck I the story

Kerstin Schumann Ishizuka and Uschi Glas – not searched and yet found. During our common work at a hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen we found out how good we act as a team and complete each other in every possible way. It was a strong connection for month and the result was the wish to stay together. There were a lot of possibilities but at least we decided to have our own project. A common base but with enough room for our own passions. We were sure from the beginning that it should be no hotel because we needed more freedom for other activities and creativity. A restaurant, yes please, but something very new, everything but standard. So we started collecting ideas about what we want to have, how it could be, what is important to us. Fresh food, no artificial additives, made with love, comfortable take aways, smart meals, being a trendsetter – that were the first mood cards written by us. And more and more we found out what it should be: an innovative Bistro and Coffee Shop during the day and a casual lifestyle restaurant in the evening. The day time food should be an appetizer for more of this innovative and healthy kitchen and animate guests to come back in the evening to 4ECK restaurant to consume more of it in a relaxed atmosphere.

Uschi Glas Kerstin Schumann Inhaberinnen 4Eck Restaurant Garmisch
Uschi Glas Kerstin Schumann Inhaberinnen 4Eck Restaurant Garmisch

The 4ECK team is looking forward to guests who want to treat themselves good. In all areas of the 4ECK sustainability is important to us. No plastic, reusable packings and bags, fair trade products and lots more. Over months we went to various gastro and hotel fairs to check the best items for our restaurant. From the basic idea it was a long and hard way to reach the goal. Kerstin Schumann Ishizuka did in over 700 lessons in Munich her business coach and trainer certificate. Uschi Glas worked full time as a marketing manager and prepared her own wedding planner business at the same time. The motto of both was „the day has 24 hours and the night“. Each free minute was invested in the 4ECK project. Location scouting, site inspections, authority, paper works, business start-up consultation, writing business plans, calculations, work agency and lots more. Hard work, emotional time, but we never doubted our partnership. From the moment of the idea till today we never stood still, everything came to us at the right moment and showed us that we are on the right way. We still have a lot of ideas for the future, even for the seminar room on the first floor of the 4Eck, so we highly recommend to follow us on our social media accounts to keep in touch.

4Eck partners & suppliers

4er Grappa St. Martins Apotheke Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Logo Andalui Design Wöretshofer
Almfleisch Lechner Logo
Logo Obst und Gemüse Maus Oberau
Logo Chocolaterie Amelie
Murnauer Kaffeerösterei
Schaukäserei Ettal

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