The 10 Best Restaurants In Metz

Madeleine Bazil

The food scene in Metz, located near the tripoint of France, Luxembourg, and Germany, doesn’t disappoint. From quiche to local pastries to Moselle wine, Metz is home to a multitude of tasty treats. We save you the guesswork with our guide to the best 10 restaurants in Metz.

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1. L’Imaginarium

Restaurant, French

For a delightful and refined experience, head to this restaurant, which serves up reasonably priced and creative takes on French classics. Choose from the variety of menu options, and don’t skip dessert— the millefeuille with speculoos is mouthwatering.

2. Les Petits Zozios

Les Petits Zozios

Vegetarians and health-conscious diners will love Les Petits Zozios, where the entire menu is raw and is prepared with organic ingredients. The chef and staff are helpful and eager to offer advice or explanations and the food is delicious.

Les Petits Zozios, 35 Rue des Jardins, Metz, France, +33 6 29 71 49 14

3. Le Petit Mona

Cafe, Restaurant, Italian

Plan dEau du Saulcy, Metz
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For a scenic lunch facing the fountain in the Plan d’Eau park, look no further than this cafe/restaurant, which offers a menu of sandwiches and paninis, salads, and pastas, all set amidst an inviting and cheerful atmosphere.

4. Jardin des Chefs

Pub, Restaurant, Contemporary

Grab a table at this hip gastro-pub for a tasty and contemporary meal paired with excellent wines. From the artistically-plated Caesar salad to the magret de canard, it’s impossible to go wrong. Stick around for dessert: the macaroons are delicious.

5. Le Jardin de Bellevue

Restaurant, French

This cozy and welcoming restaurant provides a sophisticated and tasty dining experience. Order one of Metz’s local Moselle wines, which make a wonderful accompaniment to the pâté de foie gras, and choose from the three different fixed-price menus. From the bread basket and butter at the beginning of the meal, to the coffee at the end, Le Jardin de Bellevue pays attention to detail.

6. Au Coeur du Liban

Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

Lebanese Food
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For a break from French cuisine, order a Lebanese feast at this delicious restaurant, tucked away on a side street near the cathedral. From the addictive hummus and pita, to falafel, tabbouleh and the Lebanese red wines, this friendly and atmospheric restaurant is well worth a visit.

7. Le Magasin aux Vivres

Restaurant, French, European, Vegetarian

The onsite restaurant of the chic Hôtel La Citadelle, this Michelin-starred eatery is run by chef Christophe Dufosse, and is a gastronomic treat. Fusing traditional French fare with modern techniques and local flavors, a trip to this restaurant is sure to be memorable.

8. Le Petit Frontalier

Le Petit Frontalier

Serving fresh seasonal local cuisine, Le Petit Frontalier is a health-conscious and delicious place for a meal. Try the roe deer with sauteed vegetables, shallots in a fish and risotto curry, paired with a beer from the well-curated list.

Le Petit Frontalier, 3 Rue des Parmentiers, Metz, France, +33 3 87 37 31 49

9. Restaurant Thierry Saveurs et Cuisine

Restaurant, French

For delicious French and Moroccan flavors, head to this charming restaurant, which serves a mix of French classics as well as dishes with a North African twist. Opt for a tasty lamb tagine, which includes dates, nuts, and assorted vegetables, and finish off the meal with a pot of Moroccan tea.

10. Le 4Vin3

Restaurant, Italian, French, Contemporary

Approximately a third of Metz’s inhabitants are of Italian descent, and this restaurant showcases the Italian influence in its elegant renderings of the country’s cuisine. The dishes are simple and showcase the restaurant’s top quality ingredients, and the wine list is extensive and well thought-out.

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