One of my favorite parts of traveling to any new place is indulging in the delicious cuisine that is unique to that culture. It is important to know the top places to see in Frankfurt, but knowing the best places to eat and drink can ensure you get the best out of your time traveling. Trying the best food and restaurants can give you a whole new perspective on the lifestyle of the people, the culture, and invites you in to try new things and meet new people. In Germany, the foods that are traditionally thought of are bratwurst, bread, and beer. The main varieties of cuisine in Germany are Pork, beef, and poultry, so when you’re in Frankfurt, don’t miss out on indulging in some of their most classic dishes. However, Frankfurt is a culturally diverse city, with many international influences. When in Germany, don’t be afraid to try some new things, and treat yourself!
Good Eats: Best Restaurants in Frankfurt
1. Villa Rothschild- Kempinski Königstein
Take your German experience to a whole new level by fine-dining at Michelin-rated restaurant, Villa Rothschild. This high-class restaurant features some of the most delicious and beautifully prepared dishes I have ever been served. With an elegant ambiance, creatively crafted and one-of-a-kind menu options, and white-glove service, Villa Rothschild is the perfect spot to splurge for your last night out, or for a romantic date in Frankfurt. Don’t be afraid to treat yourself with dessert at this fine-dining experience. Not only did they served us the dessert of our choice, but a sample of all the other dessert menu options for free, and they were all to die for!
2. Moriki Sushi, Taunusanlage 12
Dining at Moriki Sushi is an indulgent experience for all your senses. Not only is their sushi deemed by most to be the best in all of Frankfurt, but their rolls are like a piece of art, aesthetically pleasing and served in a trendy, modern atmosphere. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time, this hot spot fills up quick! We sampled a variety of dishes, and they were all delicious. The Fried Mandu, were our favorite!
3. Café & Bar Celona – Holzgraben 31
Typically when I travel, I try to experience as many different restaurant as possible and never go to the same place twice. Yet, when I found the Cafe & Bar Celona, I couldn’t help but dine there 3 times! This place was perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a delicious and wide variety of menu options. This cafe has lots of personality and a cozy atmosphere, and is near the water with nice views.
4. Mainnizza – Untermainkai 17
If traveling in Frankfurt has got you seeking the full German experience, then check out Mainniza. It’s located right on the River Main with great views, a relaxing atmosphere, and serves a variety of authentic German dishes. Their menu is short, but with all delicious decisions and reasonably priced options, you really cant go wrong. This is a perfect spot for lunch or dinner.
Going Out: Best Bars & Drinks in Frankfurt
After a long day frolicking through the streets of Frankfurt, sightseeing and indulging all that the city has to offer, make sure you enjoy the nightlife, half the fun begins after dark. Check out my favorite places to grab a drink and to go out with friends when in Frankfurt.
1. Breeze by Lebue – Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, Am Kaiserplatz
With so many Biergartens and a culture revolving around their beer selections, grabbing a drink in Frankfurt is easy, but if you want an exciting and trendy atmosphere and an excuse to dress your best, then you’ve got to try your hand at Breeze by Lebua. This spot is very exclusive, but is the best address for cocktails in Frankfurt, and brags a sultry atmosphere that reflects its Asian roots.
2. 22nd Lounge & Bar – Neue Mainzer Straße 66
After spending all day shopping, dining and touring the streets, take a stroll to the 22nd Lounge & Bar for a rooftop view of the city. This bar features unique cocktails and a fantastic skyscraper view. The atmosphere is quite posh and very popular for people to enjoy a nice evening out, so dress your best and make a reservation if possible.
3. Pearly Gates Bar – Kleine Hochstraße 20
Pearly Gates Bar is a perfect spot for anyone craving a cozy atmosphere with a rock-n-roll vibe. Pearly Gates serves a unique and high-quality selection of cocktails, wines, and spirits amidst a warm, gently lit classic bar scene. Mixing a classic NYC 1920s with a modern, industrial style make this bar one that stands out from the crowd. Live music and specialty cocktails are the norms, so you’re always in for a unique and exciting experience at Pearly Gates.