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Restaurants in Frankfurt

Thanks to its international reputation, and its status as a business hub, Frankfurt has an interesting and varied dining scene. As well as traditional German food, visitors will also find superb Asian and French dishes at restaurants that range from the cheap and cheerful to blow-the-budget expensive.

The Frankfurt restaurants below have been hand-picked by our guide author and are grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over €75)
Moderate (€30 to €75)
Cheap (up to €30)

These Frankfurt restaurant prices are for an average three-course meal for one person and for a bottle of house wine or cheapest equivalent; they include VAT, but not a tip. Some restaurants in Frankfurt might not accept credit cards and visitors should check before getting a table. Prices usually include 19% VAT. Normally, a tip of 5 to 10% is expected for good service.



Cuisine: French and Austrian

The Tigerpalast offers live music, song and even acrobats, but reservations need to be booked well in advance. It's onsite trendy Tiger-Gourmetrestaurant is Michelin starred. Complementing an innovative range of dishes, such as artichokes with experimental foam or fried lobster cannelloni, is a comprehensive wine list. On the same site, the more informal Palastbar-Restaurant is a great alternative for when the main restaurant is fully booked.

Address: , Heiligkreuzgasse 16-20, Frankfurt, 60322
Telephone: (069) 920 0220.



Cuisine: Spanish

Situated in the Bockenheim neighbourhood, Andalucia is one of those very rare places that serves traditional Spanish home cooking at its best. Its comfortable atmosphere and affordable prices attract students but also a wide range of clientele, from Spaniards and big families to business people. Within its atmospheric interior of wooden tables and landscape paintings, Andalucia serves traditional tapas and à la carte dishes.

Address: Bockenheim, Konrad-Broßwitz-Strasse 41, Frankfurt, 60487
Telephone: (069) 773 730.


Cuisine: German

Located in Frankfurt's city, the excellent Greek restaurant Ariston offers an extensive choice of traditional and fine Greek cuisine in elegant atmosphere. It's all excellent value. Forget gyros and suflaki and expect fine Hellenistic dishes.

Address: , Heiligkreuzgasse 29, Frankfurt, 60313
Telephone: (069) 9459 8522.

Chicago Meatpackers

Cuisine: American

This 1930s speakeasy-style joint now has two branches in Frankfurt. This one at its original location in the city centre and a second down by the river at Rotfeder Ring 13 (tel: (069) 2400 9796). Both serve up classic American food, from meaty hamburgers to slabs of steak. The dessert menu is massive and the cocktail list impressive too – ideal for a big feed after a day’s sightseeing.

Address: , Untermainanlage 8, Frankfurt, 60329
Telephone: (069) 231 659.

Die Leiter

Cuisine: French/Italian

Die Leiter, The Ladder, is one of Frankfurt’s swankiest restaurants and is a place to be seen as much as a place to eat. The food is a mixture of classic French and Italian dishes, with a long wine list to complement its vast array of dishes. There are German plates on the menu, but the grub is really about Latin influences. The wide selection of digestifs should round off an evening nicely too.

Address: , Kaiserhofstrasse 11, Frankfurt, 60313
Telephone: (069) 292 121.

Orfeo's Erben

Cuisine: German and Italian

Attached to the excellent cinema of the same name, this neighbourhood restaurant serves up exquisite food. The cooking verges on the experimental, with dishes like salsify soup with blood sausage wonton and cod steamed in red curry marinade, but diners can also find superb pizza and salads if they’re after something a touch more affordable.

Address: , Hamburger Allee 45, Frankfurt,
Telephone: (069) 707 69 100.



Cuisine: Austrian

Hidden in the Sachsenhausen quarter, this Austrian restaurant is not overloaded with Alpine kitsch but decorated in a genuine country-house style. As one might suspect, Wiener Schnitzel is served in this authentic Austrian 'Gasthaus', but there are also a few typical traditional dishes with a twist. The menu is not short of Austrian wines or its famously strong Schnapps.

Address: , Schweizer Strasse 96, Frankfurt, 60594
Telephone: (069) 61 96 96.

Lorsbacher Thal

Cuisine: German

A Sachsenhausen institution, Lorsbacher Thal serves up traditional, local dishes, such as goose leg with red cabbage and venison goulash with dumplings. As well as the hearty fodder, the restaurant is famed for its strong apple wine. This stuff is among the best in the city, and visitors can often be found sampling the different types after lining their stomachs. There are cosy tables inside and a pleasant courtyard that’s ideal in high summer.


Address: , Große Rittergasse 49, Frankfurt, 60594
Telephone: (069) 616 459.


Cuisine: Italian

Hugely popular with locals and tourists alike, Romanella is a great little budget Italian that covers all bases for those after pizza, pasta or super fresh Mediterranean vegetables. As well as its standard dishes, it also serves more creative Italian plates, including an impressive line-up of seafood. The monkfish is especially good.

Address: , Wolfsgangstrasse 84, Frankfurt, 60322
Telephone: (069) 596 1117.
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Maritim Hotel Frankfurt

Directly linked to the Trade Fair Centre, this very modern circular, glass hotel is most convenient for travellers visiting one of Frankfurt's numerous international fairs. The 5-star Maritim caters mainly for professionals, providing everything the sophisticated traveller expects, from extensive business facilities such wireless internet and digital fax machines to a laptop-sized safe. Excellent relaxation options are also available at the Maritim Sports Club.

The Pure

The Pure is one of the trendiest hotels in Frankfurt. Just around the corner from the main station this style haunt is decorated in a palette of white, white and white. The staff are warm enough to add a bit of colour and all rooms have flat screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi access, air conditioning and iPod docks. The lobby bar stocks an impressive range of single malt whiskies and there’s also a modest gym for more active types, as well as a sauna and steam room.

Pension Aller

This delightful guest house might be small in size but it offers great service and a homely atmosphere. Situated in the tranquil Gutleutviertel quarter, Pension Aller is ideal for visiting the busy city by day but offers a remote oasis of peace and quiet at night. Advance booking is required for this popular no-frills establishment.

Hotel Am Berg

This beautiful neo-romantic hotel is quietly situated in a private villa in the quarter of Sachsenhausen. Its special ambience and warm and quirky décor make every visitor feel at home and at ease. There are a small number of guest rooms and most are en suite. Wireless internet, tea- and coffee-making facilities, as well as newspapers and magazines, are always available.


Housed in a former mill building on the south bank of the Main about 4km (2.5 miles) east of the main railway station, this small boutique hotel is where Goethe is said to have met Marianne von Willemer, who he'd later write poetry about. With only 19 rooms and suites, the hotel has very high standard in terms of comfort and service, offering a refreshing alternative to the major chain hotels that are so prevalent in Frankfurt.

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

Destroyed during WWII and entirely rebuilt by hotelier Albert Steigenberger, this fantastic listed building combines historical glory and modern convenience. Despite the elegant furnishings, the discreet service and the majestic atmosphere, Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof retains character and intimacy. The facilities are fantastic, including a wellness club and business centre. For very important guests, who require extra special treatment, the Presidential Suite even has bullet-proof windows.