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Apr 3rd, 2013, 01:09 PM
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Restaurant suggestion in Frankfurt and Stuttgart

My dh is traveling to Stuttgart and Frankfurt next week for business. I will be tagging along and doing day trips while he's working. Then we will travel on to Amsterdam for vacation. I have researched various restaurants, but would like input from Fodorites. My dh especially loves Sauerbraten, so would be thrilled to obtain a recommendation for that. And as long as I'm asking, any recs for a café with good espresso, nice atmosphere, people watching, where locals might go - for me, while he's working
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Apr 5th, 2013, 05:14 PM
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gabrielle - cup your hands around your mouth and shout "MAINHATTENGIRL !!!!" as loudly as you can.

Or, keep topping this request.

All your Frankfurt questions will be answered.
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Apr 6th, 2013, 08:56 AM
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Thanks for the tip, Aramis!
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Apr 6th, 2013, 02:17 PM
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3 days and no response from her.

I wonder if she is away........
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Apr 6th, 2013, 04:51 PM
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Gabrielle - you should say what part of the cities you'll be staying. You may not want to go to the opposite end of Frankfurt for a cafe.

Here's a thread with some restaurant recommendations. I ate at Paulaner twice and enjoyed the food. Get there early as they get very busy.

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...night-only.cfm

You can search for Mainhattengirl's posts and get some other ideas.
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Apr 7th, 2013, 08:50 AM
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Hi all. Just have been really busy and frankly, I don't know of any restaurants in Frankfurt that serve Sauerbraten. I can recommend typical Frankfurt places though:

http://www.dauth-schneider.de/english/history.htm

http://www.zursonne-frankfurt.de/index-d.php

http://www.schoene-muellerin.de/rundblick.htm

http://www.solzer-frankfurt.de/engl/

http://www.fichtekraenzi.de/geschichte.htm

also Atschel, but they don't have a website.

For people watching, just a cafe along the Römer or the Paulsplatz. I like Cafe Stern across from the Paulskirche. If you are there on Thur. Fri. or Sat. go to one of the open markets. The Klein Markt Halle has a little restaurant upstairs too, called the Markt Stubbe that offers pretty good food in a very traditional atmospher.

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Apr 7th, 2013, 06:59 PM
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Okay, If MG can't think of one - you will have to rely on me for a start. I Googled "sauerbraten Frankfurt" and came up with a whole bunch of weird results except;

http://www.zumstorch.de/engl.htm

I have no idea if it is considered a "good" restaurant, but at least you are past "GO" now. Here is the Home page blurb in English, followed by the menu list for Sauerbraten;

Welcome to the website of one of the oldest restaurants in the heart of Frankfurt am Main.

Even the famous poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a frequent guest of our place. We offer the original Frankfurt cuisine as well as delicate German specialities as there are: prime boiled beef with “Frankfurter Grüne Soße” (cold herbal sauce made of 7 different herbs) or the wonderful “Sauerbraten” (marinated beef) served with red cabbage and potato dumplings.

True hospitality, distinguished service and a friendly atmosphere await you!

Our location “Zum Storch” was first mentioned in 1317, only 2 years after the construction of the famous Frankfurter Dom which is the biggest cathedral in town. Since 1704 it is a restaurant and was destroyed during world war II. It was rebuild in 1953 and since 1960 the Hahn-family is taking care of the wellbeing of their guests.

The interior of the restaurant is genuine rustic and during summertime you can enjoy our summer terrace below the Frankfurter Dom.

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 6 pm to 0 am
Sundays and public holidays 12pm to 3 pm & 6 pm to 0am
Closed on Saturdays (except international fairs or on request)

Alexander Hahn and the Storch team wish you a great time on our website!


Rheinischer Sauerbraten mit Apfelrotkohl und Klößen
Sauerbraten (marinated beef) with red cabbage and dumplings € 13,00
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Apr 7th, 2013, 08:33 PM
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Thanks Aramis! I didn't think to look at Zum Storch. Have never eaten there, but they have a good reputation. If the weather is nice, they have a nice terrace out in front. It is located right between the Kaiserdom and the Main river.
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Apr 7th, 2013, 10:58 PM
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In Stuttgart, I highly recommend that you try the local swabian dishes like maultaschen (giant stuffed tortellini), zwiebelrostbraten (braten with sauteed onion sauce) and kaesespaetzle (cheese pasta). They are all great and easy to enjoy.  

FRANZISKANER:
I have been to Stuttgart several times and the one place that I always go to is the large outdoor terrace restaurant FRANZISKANER just outside of the Markthalle (indoor food hall) southern door and across the alley from the ARCHE restaurant (which also serves decent traditional german swabian food and good steaks). I always prefer the Franziskaner for its  convivial outdoor atmosphere, great price/quality ratio and  the service is better and more german proper than at the ARCHE (which can be a good alternative to Franziskaner):
http://www.arche-stuttgart.de/Arche_...2_Indernet.pdf

ZEPPELIN STUEBLE#160;
My other favorite place is the Graf Zeppelin hotel (very personable service & staff) right across the street from the train station. The hotel has 3 good restaurants including a fancy gourmet restaurant OLIVO, but I also enjoy the simpler restaurant Zeppelin Stüble:
http://media.steigenberger.com/image...in-Stueble.pdf

http://www.steigenberger.com/de/stuttgart.restaurants
I used to make a point to eat there (especially if I'm staying at the hotel) because I really enjoyed their typical german fare and the servers always remembered me and treated me like family from year to year.  However the last time I was there (17 months ago) the food was just OK not as great as in the past and they have different servers.
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Apr 8th, 2013, 07:36 AM
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By the way, FRANZISKANER is located on Sporerstrasse between Markthalle and the men's clothing chain store Hirmer, very close to Breuniger which is a very good department store in Stuttgart.

Another good place that I have gone for brunch/lunch is AMADEUS, it's located just north east go the Markthalle in a nice traditional building, good food and nice atmosphere. They also have a good brunch buffet on weekends. http://amadeus-stuttgart.de/mittagessen/

Upon the recommendation of another Fodorite I once ventured out of the downtown into the Bohnenviertel area which is just across the freeway like Hauptstaetterstr/Konrad-Adenauerstr from Amadeus (if you dare cross the busy highway), it is supposed to be a good place to eat cheap old fashioned German food, however it is also the red light district which means the alleys are populated by aggressive dark ladies of the night from Africa even in the afternoon when I was there, so stay clear off the alleys. I was rather turned off by the area but there were a couple places worth looking at if an old traditional cafe appeals to you. One place is this : http://www.zur-kiste.de/speisen-getraenke/
The satelite interactive map on their "lage/location" button will at least give you a good idea of where all the restaurants are.
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Apr 8th, 2013, 07:38 AM
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Typo: Another good place that I have gone for brunch/lunch is AMADEUS, it's located just north east OF the Markthalle (entry from Dorotheenstr).
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Apr 8th, 2013, 11:26 AM
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The Bohnenviertel area is safe, but the ladies are out like DAX said. They are more obvious closer to that one church on the corner. I ate one time at a restaurant that is part of a former tower, the Weinstube Schellenturm, http://www.weinstube-schellenturm.de/. The food was delicious and the outdoor patio wonderful in the evening.
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Apr 9th, 2013, 06:01 PM
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If you wish to cross Konrad-Adenauer Straße to visit the Bohnenviertel there is an Ubahn Station where Planie -> Charlotten Straße intersects Konrad-Adenauer. You cross the busy street underground in the station. We are returning to Stuttgart ourselves and are likewise thankful for the restaurant recommendations.
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