I was a bit tired of French cuisine and for once longed for some rice. So we decided to have a leisurely long lunch outside a Chinese restaurant on a sidewalk terrace.
Favorite Dish: It was a great choice. We enjoyed flambeed scampi, stirfried beef with fresh ginger and garlic, Cantonese rice and for dessert ginger in syrup. Together with Chinese beer, mineral water, coffee and tea the bill totalled 452 FF, which recalculated in 2007 would be about € 34 per person.
"L'épicerie" is a cosy little bistrot in Strasbourg's center. It's furnished like and oldfashioned colonial store so you'll feel beamed back to 100 years ago.
Their speciality are tartinettes - pieces of dark bread with a variety of different spreads. Best order a few different tastes with your friends and share, so you'll be able to enjoy a few of them. The deserts on offer are mouth-watering as well. And how about some French wine as a company for your lunch/dinner?
This is an easy-going place for having a relaxed lunch or a cosy hang-out for an evening with friends. Enjoy!
Favorite Dish: Tartinettes with sour cream, herbs and bacon
This restaurant is located in the heart of 'La Petite France' on the bank of the Ill River in one of the old houses there. It has an excellent menu and service, not to forget a wide selection of Alsatian wines. The atmosphere is great in this busy and bustling place. Traditional musicians perform at lunch and dinnertime.
Favorite Dish: Alsacian specialities.
La cloche a fromage ( means the bell of cheese) is a special restaurant/shop
and its included in the Guiness world records with more than 70 different type of cheese
you can choose 3 different plates.The chief will come to explain where to start how to follow
and what to do according to your choosen plate .Intersting experience for strasbourg .
If you manage to eat all your plate they give you a carte of fidelity !!!
Favorite Dish: cheeses of course but it becomes difficult to eat the last pieces of cheeses
The worst service I have ever experienced. A French waitress that can't use a corkscrew and 45 min without any drinks or menus. The lighting was set like an interrogation room, Note to Au Canon, you don't need to have all the lamps and all the overhead lights on especially when they are 75watt bulbs.
The above is just the beginning except to say that it was Christmas Eve. We left in protest, after two hours, one drink, no starter and but an entree did randomly appear. Luckily we managed to find somewhere else at 2200. We left some very thirsty hungry people at the mercy of Au Canon. I'm sure not the best Christmas they ever had...
Favorite Dish: The fois gras was the only dish that managed to get to our table in 2 hours, very good quality fois gras, would have been nicer if the wine we ordered had been served - at all - and if we had actually got the starter that was included in the menu before the fois gras.
They have a very good Flammekuche for 7 euros. For 14 euros, the Matjes (filleted small herrings) were very tasty.
Bière de Noël (Christmas bier), a bier with aromatics and lemon for 3 euros
Bibbeleskäs is another traditional dish from Alsace. You can see on the photo various delicatessen, steamed cooked potatoes and fresh cheese added with chives, parsley and other herbs.
We had for 17 euros a bottle of red wine "Rouge d'Otrott". I recommend this little known wine from Alsace.
The Nid de cigogne (stork's nest) for desert was for 6.50 euros and yummy (photo)
This small restaurant is situated in the Petite France. Note that it is called "Aux Deux France" and not "Aux Deux Frances". I wonder why!
It is quiet and cosy and the food is good.
Favorite Dish: The regular Tarte flambée/Flammekuche was 7 euros, the Tarte flambée gratinée (with cheese added on top) 7.50 euros, a 1/2 liter pot of Riesling 8.60 euros. The Flammekuche was good but the filling, though very good, was a bit "too much" for a typical Flammekuche.
Au Grenadier is a large restaurant and Brasserie standing in Grand'rue. From the outside, the look is nicely antique. Inside, it is much larger than expected and very busy. We arrived at12:30 and hesitated because there were only a few tables with customers while we has seen another restaurant booked out. However, while we were wondering whether we should look for another place in a few minutes, several customers came in. We came in too and five minutes later the room was full! During the whole time we were dining, new customers were queuing up outside!
Favorite Dish: We chose first a Tarte flambée/Flammekuche. For those who do not know what is a Flammekuche, it is looking almost like a pizza but with a very, very thin paste underneath. The thinner, the better. The filling is made of onions, lardoons, fresh cheese (cottage cheese type), cream and sometimes coated with grated cheese. It is a traditional dish of Alsace, cooked very fast in the oven of the baker before the bread, when the fire is very strong, with flames, hence the name. When you are a party (even two!), NEVER order a Flammekuche for each one. As the whole thing is very thin, it cools fast! The Flammekuche is for sharing. You can either tear off a bit with your finger (advisable) or cut it with a knife and take it with a fork (if really you are unable to use your fingers). When the first one is finished, you will order a second one, etc. You will have always a freshly cooked Flammekuche on your table.
The Flammekuche was 10 euros, a bit more expensive than elsewhere but absolutely delicious, the best we had in town.
We had the worst experience here - the restaurant looked nice from the outside and we were in a hurry. we were "pointed" to a table the waitress then ignored us until my husband stood up and asked her to serve us some drinks. She then slapped them down on the table - the staff were milling around and taking food off the serving thingo so they and us were eating the not so good leftovers! except we had to pay then when we went to pay the man we had to pay was nowhere to be found and after 15 minutes we were about to leave some money when he arrived from the back room and shouted at us - tres tres bizarre
Favorite Dish: it was lukewarm or old
This café at the Place du Corbeau is one of the more pleasant places to get an internet connection, as it is not so cramped as in most of the internet cafés.
And you can actually get a good cup of coffee here.
This café is located in one corner of the opera house. When there is a performance they sell drinks and food before and after, and during the intermission. During the day they are also open except on holidays, and when the weather is nice they also set up tables out by the front entrance to the opera house, among the pillars.
This restaurant and hotel in the real centre of the old Strasbourg is hosted in an old traditional building dating 1427. From some windows you get a nice view of the cathedral. The ambience is ancient style and very comfortable
Traditional food, and good Riesling wine.
Favorite Dish: Choucroute aux 3 poissons
I took the recommendation of another VT member and went to La Cloche a Fromage on the way back from Alsace to Frankfurt. It exceeded my expectations. The restaurant is relatively small, but you are able to sit with others. Reservations would be helpful. Dress was casual dressy(no jeans/t-shirts). We were the only non-French speaking people in the restaurant, but the waiters spoke good English and were friendly and helpful. We shared the general cheese plate, which had about 20 different cheeses for 24 Euro. Bread was free, but only interfered with the taste. They had 4 different types of cheese plates, depending on your taste/experience. The waiter described each one and even wrote down the ones we like so we could purchase them across the street, though the cheese shop is closed on Sundays. While this is a phenominal place to try and learn aboutFrench cheese, their other menu items seemed wonderful. Most people in the place were either eating various meat dishes or fondue. They had an extensive French wine list. The desserts were a bit expensive, but worth the money. Even the music was some nice jazz, a rarity in European restaurants.
LE RELAIS DE LA POSTE in LA WANTZENAU (North STRASBOURG Nord)
If you have a diner in this restaurant, you'll never forget it, good athmosphere, pleasant and relaxing ... and the meals ...Oohhhhhh. The Chef is very friendly ! UPDATE : This restaurant has now one star at the GUIDE MICHELIN
VERSION FRANCAISE: Si vous dînez (ou déjeunez) dans ce restaurant, vous ne l'oublierez jamais. Bonne ambiance, endroit relaxant, quant aux plats Ooooohhhh. Et le Chef est vraiment sympa !!! MISE A JOUR : Ce restaurant à maintenant une étoile au GUIDE MICHELIN.
Favorite Dish: Everything is more than excellent, but try roasted spring chicken granny's way (Poussin rôti grand-mère) Poussins is a LA WANTZENAU's speciality. Don't forget all the desserts !!! VERSION FRANCAISE Tout est plus qu'excellent, mais essayez le poussin rôti grand-mère (le poussin est la spécialité culinaire de LA WANTZENAU). N'oubliez pas non plus la rivière de desserts !!!
This is a big restaurant close to the place Kleber, with easy but rather cosy settings. Two candles were placed on each table , making the atmosphere very romantic, especially in a cold winter night.
Favorite Dish: "All you can eat - Carparicco"
Very flesh meat sliced in very thin slices. Put some Lemon, cheese powder, pepper and sault ---- and ---- you can eat as many as possible!!!
Fries was free as well.