Situated on a cozy little square, this pleasant restaurant is very popular, and its onglet with shallots, like its meat dishes in general, is exquisite. The meat is presented in whole joints and carved as you watch. Also, tempting is the numerous salads, foie gras, and smoked salmon; for the braver diner, there is a fillet of kangaroo in garlic and parsley. Excellent wines on offer.
This place is known by the citizens of Strasbourg for the fringe theatre and cabarets that are performed here, but there is also a fun and authentic winstub run by Roger Siffer, a famous local performer. This restaurant serves choucroute au chou rouge au jambonneau (sauerkraut made with red cabbage and knuckle of ham) and the more traditional version with excellent charcuterie (cold meats). Wash it all down with a Fischer beer - the best in Alsace. Frequent live musical entertainment and cabaret-dinner-show reservations available.
A dose of tapas, a lot of houses and Latin music, mix it together and you've got the Abattoir! With a solid reputation, this bar has been established for some years as the spearhead of Strasbourg house music parties. Boundaries cease to exist here, both in terms of the food, which includes tapas dishes from all over the world, and DJs, who are as likely to be from Germany or Switzerland as Strasbourg. And to top it all, the sofas are comfortable! Beer costs are cheap and soft drinks and tapas are available too.
The doorman may not be very chatty, but the Mexican atmosphere within is warm and enticing. As for the tapas, you'll find plenty of choices, but little that's original. There are as many vegetarian tapas as meat and fish, and all at very reasonable prices. Wash it all down with tequila or Mexican beer. Later in the evening Latin-American music inspires diners to dance the salsa or bossa-nova. They have an extensive bar menu to serve, one can choose from a soft drink, beer, or any spirits and tapas. A huge variety of white and red wine is available.
The specialty here is their home-brewed beer, which is made in the leather barrels located in the bar. Both light and brown ales are excellent and there are also seasonal and creative brews. The music is blues, with live concerts a few times a week. If you fancy a snack, you can treat yourself to the bruschetta (pizza on Italian bread) cooked in the Lanterne kitchen. They have an extensive bar menu to choose within from.
This restaurant is located in one of the prettiest and most photographed parts of the city (apart from the cathedral) in a half-timbered three-story building. Ask for a table by the big bay windows for a superb view of the Petite France quarter and the locks along the Ill river. The numerous Alsatian dishes served here are excellent value for money and you may be lucky enough to hear a singer and pianist perform traditional French songs. Enjoy the main course with a starter and dessert at lunchtime. A set menu with starter, main course, and dessert is also available.
The recipe is simple but satisfying: one fixed-price menu, midday and evening, on which diners choose among various dishes--the latter changing every 3-4 weeks according to what the chef finds at market. Recent offerings have included a warm foie gras that melted in the mouth, scallops, an enormous salad, and young rabbit legs in quetsches garnished with creamed and mashed celery. As for the wines, there is a guaranteed choice of 120 at fixed prices and, as a finishing touch, the bread is home-made.
A few minutes from Strasbourg, enter beautiful space with fine chairs, stonework and a terrace in back, where you will appreciate Philippe Grasser's fine cooking with fresh produce: filleted liver, lentil pie, seafood carpaccio with salmon delicately spiced and marinated to perfection, or a sauteed young rabbit with spaetzel. You certainly won't be put off by the pineapple strudel as a dessert, or by the excellent wine list. Lunch is served from noon and dinner from 6:30p every day.
Do not be discouraged by the few kilometres that separate Strasburg from this village, for as far as first-class gastronomic tours go, you will find here everything you need; an attractive setting with a former farm and its fine woodwork, a warm welcome from the Meyer family and, of course, the other vital element, its food and wine, among the best in the region. A pig's trotter in breadcrumbs with mouth-watering garlic potatoes, extra-fine flambéd tarts, potato cakes with green salad. As for the desserts, no hesitation, either a glazed meringue with crême fraîche, or a glazed soufflé with nuts.
Although these tea-rooms aren't very big they are definitely worth the detour if you love chocolate cakes. The house pastries are also very good as they are original and they look pretty too.