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.
L’ Imaginarium, 2 Rue de Paris, Metz, France, +33 3 87 30 14 40
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
Le Petit Mona
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.
Le Petit Mona, 8 Avenue Foch, Metz, France, +33 9 83 81 76 42
Jardin des Chefs
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.
Jardin des Chefs, 33 Quai Felix Marechal, Metz, France, +33 3 72 39 53 08
Le Jardin de Bellevue
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.
Le Jardin de Bellevue, 58 Rue Claude Bernard, Metz, France, +33 3 87 37 10 27
Au Coeur du Liban
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.
Au Coeur du Liban, 20 Rue des Jardins, Metz, France, +33 3 57 28 85 28
Le Magasin aux Vivres
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.
Le Magasin aux Vivres, 5 Avenue Ney, Metz, France, +33 3 87 17 17 17
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
Restaurant Thierry Saveurs et Cuisine
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.
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.
Le 4Vin3, 83 Rue Mazelle, Metz, France, +33 3 87 75 20 20