Académie de la Bière is by far the best place to go to get a taste of Strasbourg’s nightlife. You’ll find an impressive collection of beers, offering everything from local brews to Belgian artisanal brands. The menu offers a wide selection of the local specialty tarte flambée.
Académie de la Bière 17 Rue Adolphe Seyboth, Strasbourg, France, +33 3 88 22 38 88
If you want to experience the Alsatian countryside without actually straying far from the city, Buerehiesel is the perfect compromise. The restaurant is situated in the middle of Parc de l’Orangerie: the spacious park which features a waterfall and a miniature zoo. Buerehiesel is tucked away in the park’s forested area. The building was originally constructed as an Alsatian farmhouse and was brought piece by piece into the city in order to construct the restaurant. This attention to detail extends to the food, which has been awarded one Michelin star and features luxurious interpretations of French classics.
The French are masters of combining historic architecture with modern designs (see Strasbourg’s Gare Centrale, along with the Louvre and its pyramid), and Les Haras de Strasbourg is no exception. The building was constructed in the middle of the 18th century in the midst of the medieval ramparts of the town. The building’s exposed brick and high ceilings are complemented by a mesmerizing wooden spiral staircase, which provides a dramatic backdrop to the spacious, light-filled restaurant. The building’s impressive design has been recognized at The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards , where they took home the title of ‘Best Restaurant in Europe’ and ‘Best Restaurant in the World’.
For a picture perfect experience, visit Maison des Tanneurs. Situated in Strasbourg’s historic ‘Petite France’ area, the famous riverside building is decorated with the resplendent red geraniums which are typical of country houses in the region. It was originally built in 1572 and, as the name suggests, was used as a tannery before being renovated and converted into a restaurant in 1949. Inside, the menu offers a range of traditional Alsatian dishes at a reasonable price, including choucroute and spaetzele.
Part of the reason for a visit to Alsace is for the feeling that you have stepped into a Brother’s Grimm story, and nowhere in town feels more like a fairy tale than Maison Kammerzel. The multi-story building dates back to 1497 and overlooks the cathedral and its courtyard. While the building is at its most impressive from the outside, particularly when it is illuminated at night during the Christmas period, the Léo Schnug designed interior is also charming. There are a range of seating areas: choose between tables in the cellar, the alcoves, or the top floor, which provides spectacular views of the town center.
Maison Kammerzel, 16 Place de la Cathédrale, Strasbourg, France, +33 3 88 32 42 14
The Musée d’Art Moderne was inaugurated in 1998 and sits on the banks of the Ill, in the heart of Strasbourg’s historic neighborhood. The building was designed by architect Adrien Fainsilber, and provides an open space in a fresh, modern building with an opportunity to visit the impressive exhibition space, permanent collection and photography rooms. The restaurant itself was designed by Yves Taralon, who also designed the café at the Louvre, and offers views of both Ill and Petit France through its large bay windows. The menu consists of innovative cuisine, including a range of salads named after modern artists.