Best Restaurants in Frankfurt
Frankfurt''s diverse restaurant scene reflects the multicultural
make-up of the city. Whether you''re looking for German classics
such as schnitzel and Eisbein and sauerkraut, local legends like
Frankfurter Hacksteak, or the very best of international cuisine,
you will find it here. Most traditional German restaurants are
located in the Fressgasse pedestrian street, and in the
Sachsenhausen area. The best Frankfurt restaurants serving modern
and international cuisine tend to be in the city centre or Westend,
while Nordend boasts some great cafĂ©s and a few ethnic restaurants.
Frankfurt restaurants have various trading hours and it is best to
call ahead and make reservations. Some Frankfurt restaurants
include a service charge in the bill but if this is not the case,
10% is customary. Prices include a VAT charge of 19%.
This popular Spanish eatery has earned a reputation as one of
Frankfurt's most popular restaurants with both young and old. The
terrace affords patrons the opportunity to dine
and the friendly waitstaff are attentive and
helpful. The tapas served here is delicious! Try the Spanish
omelette for breakfast or the tagliatelle with mozzarella and parma
ham for a heartier meal. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Address: BergerstraĂ?e 65
Jewel of India
One of Frankfurt's favourite Indian eateries, Jewel of India
prepares traditional Indian cuisine and does not disappoint. The
warm interior with burnt orange and yellow tapestries adorning the
walls, juxtaposed by the cream linen tablecloths creates a warm and
cosy dining environment. With favourites such as the Chicken mango
curry, Rogan Josh and lamb Vindaloo, lovers of classic Indian
cuisine will find themselves returning again and again. Open Monday
to Friday for lunch and dinner, and Saturday and Sunday dinner
only. Reservations recommended.
Address: Wilhelm-Hauff-Str. 5
Located on the first floor of the Old Opera House, there's no
need to guess where this restaurant gets its name. With a
wonderfully historic and ornate dĂ©cor and exciting and traditional
cuisine, this restaurant has become one of Frankfurt's most
popular. Diners can sample delicious Asian fare such as the
Teriyaki from Yellowfin tuna on fried vegetables with Asian egg
noodles or a traditional German MilchkalbrĂĽcken wiener schnitzel
served with fried potatoes or potato salad and fresh leaf salad.
Open daily for lunch and dinner. Reservations recommended.
Address: Opernplatz 1
Located in the Westend, the Alte Kanzlei is one of those
restaurants that evokes a deep sense of history, and the deep
mahogany wooden interior coupled with the crisp linen tablecloths
and fine silverware creates a sophisticated, yet romantic ambience.
Established in 1974, this classic Italian eatery specialises in
serving authentic Italian fare from the region of Calabria. The
menu changes daily, but highlights include the spaghetti with
prawns and lobster sauce or the veal fillet in pepper crust served
with a chive sauce. Open Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner.
Saturday dinner only. Closed Sundays. Reservations essential.
Address: Nidenau 50
The aptly named Silk is a 'bed restaurant' where patrons
semi-recline on white leather beds and are served magnificent food
in a setting of harmonious colours and soft lighting. Enclosed
inside the CocoonClub, Silk pulls out all the stops to
revolutionise the dining experience and is most likely the only
restaurant in the world where the DJs outnumber the chefs. The
restaurant features a waterbed, which is arguably the best 'table'
in the restaurant, surrounded by a virtual aquarium. The fusion of
high-class experimental cuisine, architecture and electronic music
makes for a unique experience. Guests dine together with reception
at 7.30pm and dinner service at 8pm, lasting for most of the
evening. Dishes served up include such fare as lobster spiked with
mango, Serrano ham, and lemon grass, as well as a rack of lamb with
a sauerkraut risotto. The prix-fixe menu consists of several
courses encouraging diners to make an evening of it. Silk is open
Tuesday to Thursday until 3am and Friday and Saturday until
CUISINE: Modern Eclectic
Address: Hordend Strasse 30B, the Westend
This stately Michelin-starred restaurant is very conscious of
upholding the high standard of the five-star hotel that it
complements. It is an ideal venue for a formal, discreet occasion
with a quiet and sophisticated atmosphere, elegant furnishings,
attentive service and high quality food that is beautifully
prepared and presented. The menu offers international fare that is
light and French-inspired with delicacies such as quails in
champagne and grape sauce. Open Monday to Friday. Reservations
Address: Frankfurter Hof Hotel, Am Kaiserplatz (City
This upmarket restaurant is presided over by chef Werner DĂ¶pfner
who serves contemporary dishes in a candlelit setting. Maingau
Stuben is famous for its fresh fish and game meat that is carved at
the table, and the cellar is full of rare German wines. Closed
Monday. No lunch Saturday, and no dinner Sunday.
Address: Schifferstrasse 38-40 (Sachsenhausen)
Erno's is one of the best restaurants in town and something of a
Frankfurt culinary institution offering classic French cuisine such
as lobster broth, quail spit and fresh fish dishes. There is an
excellent wine list to make the meal even more memorable, as well
as some sensational desserts. Erno's is a chic gourmet rendezvous
that is always busy, so reservations are essential. Closed
Address: Liebigstrasse 15 (Westend)
This huge, wood-panelled old apple wine tavern is a classic that
produces hearty German dishes, which are better than the many other
similar taverns in the popular Sachsenhausen area. Dishes like the
pork shoulder with sauerkraut, and liver dumpling can be enjoyed
with a slow glass of apfelwien, or a choice of beer or cider. There
is also a Menu of the Week with a special dish of the day each day.
The atmosphere is fun, boisterous and crowded; seating is at
communal tables with a mix of locals and visiting German
businessmen. Open daily from 11am until midnight.
Address: Schweizer Strasse 71 (Sachsenhausen)
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