Frankfurt

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From budget eats to five-star restaurants, Frankfurt’s dining scene has it all. The region’s cuisine is focused on meat (would you expect any less from the home of the frankfurter?), and tradition abounds. Pork with green sauce (similar to the Italian salsa verde) and wurst are king here.

Top Restaurants in Frankfurt

Haus Wertheym

Old-world Germany meets an English-speaking staff at this classic restaurant with traditional offerings like schnitzel, roasted pork with green sauce, and blood-and-liver sausage. Beersteins hang from the ceiling and Eisbock beer is on tap.

Between the Hauptwache and Konstablerwache,
Tags: moderate | german | austrian

Historix

Low prices and traditional apple-cider-cellar decor keep Historix a favorite among locals and museum-goers. Classic Hessian dishes like Frankfurter hacksteak (chopped beef) pair well with hard cider.

Saalgasse 19, 011-49-69-294-400, www.historisches-museum.frankfurt.de
Tags: moderate | local favorite | swiss | german | austrian

Holbein's

When locals go out to a nice meal in Frankfurt, they want anything but frankfurters. Holbein’s is a stylish spot in the courtyard of the Städel-Museum, with succulent dishes like lobster with vanilla foam. Get your fizz on with the Holbein’s-Freshness drink (fermented tea mixed with prosecco).

Holbeinstrasse 1, 011-49-69-660-566-66, www.meyer-frankfurt.de (German only)
Tags: expensive | trendy | asian

Paris Bar Cafe

International cuisine is the order of the day at Frankfurt’s most literary cafe. Once the Proust readings are over, hungry book lovers flock to the cafe for dishes like risotto, wild salmon tartare, and pumpkin quiche with candied ginger.

Schöne Aussicht 2, 011-49-69-210-859-85, www.paris-literaturhaus.de (German only)
Tags: international | moderate | trendy

Silk

Diners lounge in sleek white beds and DJ’s outnumber the chefs at this chic new restaurant where fresh, seasonal ingredients like lobster with mango or pumpkin-cornmeal ravioli will rev you up for the adjoining nightclub.

Nordenstrasse 30b, 011-49-69-90-02-00, www.cocoonclub.net
Tags: international | expensive | smart splurge | trendy

Snack-Point

More fast-food than sit-down, this extensive “currywurst” restaurant has a large selection of spicy sausages (some so hot you have to be 18 to order them!).

Sachsenhausen, Grüneburgweg 37, 011-49-69-72-11-29, www.bestworschtintown.de
Tags: family | budget | german

Zum Gemalten Haus

In the German tradition, every single item on the menu (except dessert) is meat. The simple wurst-fare comes with kraut and bread, and the cozy family atmosphere is beloved by locals.

Sachsenhausen, Schweizer Strasse 67, 011-49-69-61-45-59, www.zumgemaltenhaus.de
Tags: family | budget | great value | german

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