steventilly's Restaurant Tip
A carnivore's delight, a vegetarian's worst nightmare.
Favorite Dish: Oh my god! Alsacienne food!! Do these people eat anything other than meat? Strasbourg is a virtual desert for the vegetarian, the choice being limited to the one or two Italian restaurants that we came across and the simply delicious cake shops. How can one region make such great cakes and such disgusting meat dishes?
There are five great dishes of Alsace, and most restaurants serve them all. It soon becomes apparent that you don't need to look at the menu anymore when deciding where to eat, you just choose on location, ambience, etc. The menu will be the same as any other place (by and large, anyway). Here are the five Alsace dishes.
Choucroute (see picture below). Sourkraut (fermented cabbage) served with a variety of different meats (at one sittng) and boiled potatoes.
Baekoffe. A hearty stew made from several different meats, with a little bit of veg thrown in for good measure.
Flammekuche (tarte flambe). Thin, pizza-like base spread with cream cheese and covered in onions and - you guessed it - a variety of meat. We managed to get one of these in Colmar without the meat - it was OK.
Bibelskaas. Sautee potatoes served with fine herbs, fromage frais and crudities. The english translation called it 'cottage cheese and chips'! We had it and the sautee potatoes had - yes you guessed it again - meat in it. The menu never mentioned this! I picked the meat out, my wife just left her entire meal. It's bizzare, you get enough fromage frais to feed a family of four. And you get that each! You cover your potatoes with it (the potatoes are hot, the fromage frais is cold - so it all ends up lukewarm). The crudities turned out to be grated vegetables soaked in vineger. Yuk again. Sorry, we hated bibelskaas. And we were petrified the couple on the next table might be having the 'calves head'!!!!
Kugelhopf. A sort of brioche done on a muffin pan, comes in two varieties, sec, with almonds and sugar, or sel, with meat, naturellement.
Other delights included pieds de porc (pigs feet), tete de vache (cows head) and foi de poulain (foals liver).
As Marie Antoinette said, 'let them eat cake'. We did, often, and with some gusto!!
Salon De The Barthelemy.: Salon De The Barthelemy.
It's a lovely little Salon de The (Tea room), gentile and quiet inside, with polite and attentive service.
Favorite Dish: Tea and Cakes. Wow, what cakes they serve here! We ended up eating here on several occasions and it was a delight every time. They also do hot food, though I think it's only on an evening.
A few minutes drive outside...
A few minutes drive outside Strasbourg city there is a place called 'LE NOUVEAU CHALET', with one of the best discos in France, 4 restaurants, 4 bars and 1 karaoke. I have been for dinner at the 'Villa Cuba', greatly decorated an the dinner was excellent! They gave us a free entrance for the disco (which would have cost 100 FFR which is rather expensive, but it's a nice place).
Favorite Dish: Everything is excellent!
Season Sushi: Sushi
Enjoyed a sushi meal here, friendly and simple place a little way from the city centre. Great value and great food, well worth finding.
Au Canon: Out of the Old Town
There are some restaurants that belong to the same group, but this is the only one that is outside the city centre, therefore, less busy, maybe cheaper?
kammerzell: you cannot miss it, place de la cathédrale
almost always fully-booked on saturday night , up to 500 meals are served every day ; I have been working there during 3 years
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Ancienne Douane: Very Alsace
Ancien Douane means old Custom ...This restaurant is situated on the river with an excellent view and serves alsatians food.
You can enjoy also the wines of the regions
Favorite Dish: Choucroute
La Place: Fans on the street
I had never seen before fans outside a restaurant. Can you imagine how hot must be in July? But it's a very nice terrace anyway.
Petite France: Alsatian Choucroute
Alsatian Choucroute or "Sauerkraut" in German. A heap of sauerkraut, fatty pork ham, sausages, potatoes. Best eaten with strong mustard.
La Place: Popular among locals
It looked very charming and we tried to find a table, but no luck. Reservations of locals! We found out that it is very popular among locals, especially for lunch break.
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Restaurant La Victoire: Typical French Restaurant
Had there the menue of the day (speciality of the Alsace) including a starter and a bottle of beer for € 9.45 only. So this was very cheap and the menue was delicious.
That has been our restaurant...
That has been our restaurant for 2 days . It is beautiful located near the bridge ST MArtin , given the name to that restaurant .
AU PONT ST MARTIN.
There is a small street that...
There is a small street that conects the square in front of the cathedral and the chanel.. Try one of these restaurants. All offer typical alsacian food... Mmmmmmmmm I'm hungry......
Favorite Dish: Tarte Flambe
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