Iwase, named after its eponymous owner, serves tantalizing Japanese cuisine. With just four tables, this simply decorated establishment is certainly on the small side, but it's not the size that counts, and the choice of over 31 different dishes is more than enough. The sushi is tasty and is served with soup, just like the typical Japanese style. Visitors can accompany their meal with a cup of green tea or a glass of sake (Japanese beer). The service is friendly and efficient, the prices moderate.
The show that the chefs put on at KABUKI, rival anything you would see at a circus! Salt and pepper shakers fly through the air, cleavers chop vegetables faster than the eye can see and the teppanyaki grill hisses and spits like a wild animal, right at your table! The excellent meat, fish and poultry dishes are all prepared as part of the show. Their wine list is extensive and exquisitely exotic. The prices are high, but then again, you're getting a whole deal more than food! A must try!
Named after the ornamental tree native to China and Japan, Ginkgo offers a range of cocktails, breakfasts and a select choice of Eurasian cuisine. Guests sit at exquisitely decorated Japanese style tables and enjoy the likes of Pink grilled Ribeyesteak or Pasta spaghetti with homemade rocket pesto. The menu changes according to season, meaning that there is always something new to discover. The terrace is wonderful in good weather.
This elegant restaurant café in the Städel Museum is the creation of a leading designer. Holbein's Café-Restaurant has a modern ambiance with cream colored walls, oak floors, black leather seats and maroon accessories, and their effect is surprisingly uplifting because of the glass and steel construction of the building. The adjoining terrace is delightful. They serve exquisite fare which is a mix between fresh local and world cuisine. Prices are not low and the wine list includes high-quality international wines, but it's the perfect place to have a meal after visiting the museum.
Wacker is a traditional coffee house with wonderful art-deco features located in Bornheim. Guests can have breakfast inside or out on the patio, grab a quick snack or savor an afternoon cup of coffee. A croissant with jam, a roll with Parma ham and a cup of coffee make for a heavenly combination. Coffee lovers can indulge in the wide range of exotic coffee on sale.
With its baroque decor, high ceilings and ornate wooden and gilded decorations, Harvey's is a joy to the eye as well as the palate, a perfect combination of moderate prices, elegant decor and friendly service. A wide selection of international breakfasts is served until late in the day, while the evening menu contains some fascinating culinary concoctions. Choose from an array of crunchy salads, mouthwatering desserts and delicious local snacks. The cocktails are also highly recommended. children's playing area engages children while adults savor the fine menu.
Medici brings modern Mediterranean cuisine from the kitchen of brothers Christos and Stamatios in an upscale and elegant setting in the heart of Frankfurt. Bold creations and subtle flavors inspire the menu which incorporates masterful dishes like King Prawns with Potatoe Carpaccio, Angler Fish Fillet and Duck Breast with Sugar-Peas Artichokes. Food is complemented by local and imported wines, served by glass or bottle. Service and quality sustain a high level and make for a memorable dining extravaganza. Two course and three course business lunches are also offered. Reserve ahead.
Walden is a cafe and restaurant by day which transforms into a vibrant nightclub by night. A brainchild of French restaurateur Thomas Klüber, this place stays true to the literary work it has drawn inspiration from, Henry Thoreau's Walden. Just like the motto of the book, that highlights simplicity, this restaurant retains a simple and clear ambiance that is still elegant. The menu features tantalizing munchies inspired from an international cuisine. Enjoy your meals on the patio or up on the rooftop. A must try here are their cakes accompanied by a coffee.
Café Karin is a city-center oasis located directly opposite Goethe's birthplace at Großer Hirschgraben. The breakfasts here are legendary: a croissant with butter and jam and warm bread with nutty Gouda cheese will make your day! At lunchtime, light meals are served. The décor is pleasantly warm, with practicality taking precedence over beauty. The relaxed and mellow ambiance attracts young people and families for whom the café has become a home away from home.
Situated in the heart of the city opposite the Römer, Frankfurt am Main's historic city hall, Zum Schwarzen Stern is a pleasant restaurant that boasts one of the best locations in Frankfurt am Main. Excellent service and exquisite food make Zum Schwarzen Stern ideal for all occasions, from business lunches to a romantic rendezvous. The stylish ambiance in the main restaurant and the two banqueting rooms also lends itself to receptions and festivities. It is no surprise that official visitors are often entertained here. Ask for one of their special meals and you won't be disappointed.
Indulge your sweet-tooth in some delightful flavors at Bitter & Zart. This chocolate store and salon has been enthralling guests with an extensive range of goodies, since its inception in 2003. Apart from the sweet bars, guests can choose from their range of lattes, cakes, ice creams. Sandwiches and teas offer a welcome break from all the sweetness. The chocolate box, filled with an assortment, makes for a wonderful present. The products on offer along with their efficient and amicable service, makes Bitter & Zart one of the best cocoa stopover in the city.
Fisch Franke is a Frankfurt institution and a must visit when in the city, located near the Cathedral and opposite the Museum of Modern Art, this 1920's iconic fish eatery is a fish lover's paradise. It is a seafood deli, bistro, oyster bar and restaurant all rolled into one with a pleasing ambiance where the seafood dishes are the stars. Must try's are their signature dishes - fried fish fillet with homemade Frankfurt green sauce and boiled potatoes, and Franke Fischer-pan. You can also take home the seafood delicacies from their deli counter. Accompany your dishes with wine from their comprehensive wine list. Though it has been taken over by Nordsee now, Fisch Franke is still a name to reckon.