Explanation of the toques ratings system
Prices ($) indicate the cost of a three-course dinner per person, includingtax and tip-but not wine.
$$$$--$50 & up
60331, Schützenstr. 6
(69) 284238 or 2980070,
Fax (69) 296068
It is a vaulted-cellar restaurant dating back to 1926. The cuisine in this elegantly decorated joint exudes vitality, and every bite is pure enjoyment. Apart from a number of stellar Italian pastas, rustic German dishes, such as stewed beef cheeks with mashed potatoes or salmon-stuffed rolls with calf's head salad, are prepared delicately, and there are.
Restaurant Français (French)
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof Hotel
60311, Am Kaiserplatz
(69) 215138, Fax (69) 215119
Stroll along the old-fashioned corridors of the Frankfurter Hof hotel until you reach this timelessly elegant restaurant with its Parisian flair. Dishes include both the classic and the exotic, such as lobster in poppy-seed pastry baked on Chinese chard with chestnut-honey-vinegar jus.
60323, Staufenstr. 39
(69) 722828, Fax (69) 729715
Knoblauch is one of the most popular restaurants in Frankfurt. The duck breasts can't help being smoked in the clouds of Gitane fumes, but it's allpart of the atmosphere of this lively join. Bohemian charm is combined with Alsatian cooking-braised leg of goose, sauerkraut salad with sausage-that's succulent and savory.
Avocado--Le Bistro (International)
60313, Hochstr. 27
(69) 292867, Fax (61) 0346309
Flavorful Mediterranean cuisine and refined plain fare are harmoniously combined, with the emphasis on fresh seafood and vegetables in this lovely restaurant. The lovely terrace of this smartly decorated bistro seems like a mirage in the bustle of downtown Frankfurt.. Though the wine list has some extravagantly priced bottles, the service is friendly and helpful.
Bistrot 77 (French)
(69) 614040, Fax (69) 7240885
It's a relaxed and enjoyable restaurant. Classic French cuisine with a regional touch and simple dishes such as calf's liver Lyonnaise, characterizes this place. The restaurant also presents changing, regional prix-fixe meals at fair prices. The wine list offers modestly priced Alsatian house wines as well as fine Bordeaux and rarities.