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Zarges

Zarges (Kalbaecher Gasse 10, Frankfurt) – this restaurant, which serves French Mediterranean cuisine, offers a break from the heavier German dishes typically found in Frankfurt and elsewhere. Dishes there range from appetizers like lobster brisque soup and escargot to entrees like roasted goose breast and grilled venison chop with brussel sprouts, quince and baked semolina […]

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Vinaiolo

Vinaiolo (Steinstrasse 42, Munich) – with a name like “Vinaiolo” (which is Italian for “wine merchant), it’s natural that this restaurant will not only serve lots of wine, but have one of the largest cellars in town. Of course, it serves Italian cuisine (mainly dishes from northern Italy, including Venice). With a steady flow of […]

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Vau

Vau (Jägerstrasse 54, Berlin) – this high-end bistro-like Michelin-starred restaurant in the Gendarmenmarkt area (near the center of Berlin) serves a variety of local and French dishes, such as brawn and rillette of rabbit with chicory, walnut and orange cream; fried veal tongue with watercress, beetroot and horseradish; crispy pikeperch with savoy cabbage and bacon; […]

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Restaurant Mark’s

Restaurant Mark’s (Neuturmstrasse 1, Munich) – for those in a mood to splurge on a French dinner, this Michelin-starred restaurant (located within the Mandarin Oriental Hotel) goes as far as shipping in fresh produce from Brittany and Normandy to serve its guests exquisite meals. The chef regularly changes the menu. However, some of the dishes […]

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Nomiya

Nomiya (Wörthstrasse 7, Munich) – a Sushi bar and a Bavarian beer hall under the same roof? Yep – that seems to be the idea behind this “fusion” restaurant. Here, patrons can have their sushi and wash it down with handcrafted Bavarian wheat beer (from the reputable brewery Bürgerbräu).

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Max und Moritz

Max und Moritz (Oranienstrasse 162, Berlin) – for those in the mood for old world German cuisine, this Kreuzberg are restaurant is the place to go, which has been serving traditional dishes like Wiener Schnitzel and Eisbein (pork knuckle) for well over 100 years. Wash it all down with the house lager, Kreuzberg Molle. Having […]

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Main Tower Restaurant & Bar

Main Tower Restaurant & Bar (Neue Mainzer Strasse 52-58, Frankfurt) – for those who want to eat 187 meters above the city of Frankfurt, this restaurant (located in a skyscraper) attracts its share of both businessmen and tourists. International dishes are typically served here. Be warned: lunch here runs at least €30 per person.

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Hey Luigi

Hey Luigi (Holzstrasse 29, Munich) – this affordable (often candlelit) Munich restaurant has an international menu. However, as its name implies, its strong point is Italian (in this case, pasta dishes – which are very good here). One such recommended dish here is the Tagliatelle with salmon, zucchini, and dill (cooked in a vodka-based cream […]

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Grill Royal

Grill Royal (Friedrichstrasse 105b, Berlin) – this high-end riverside restaurant serves mainly grilled foods (as its name strongly implies), such as lobster, salmon, rack of lamb, steaks (with cuts from USA, Argentina, Australia and Germany), as well as a variety of salads, soups, and tasty desserts. Celebrities like George Clooney, Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio […]

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Depot 1899

Depot 1899 (Textorstrasse 33, Frankfurt) – housed in a historic building (a former tramway station), this restaurant is known for its regional delicacies, from Hessian tapas to pork roast with crackling. Depot 1899 also serves patrons its own beer.