8 Best Restaurants in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg



This Italian pizzeria attracts an upscale, downtown set as much for its location in the historic center and its slick peach-and-brass decor as for its food, which is straightforward and reasonably priced. Wood-fired pizza and classic pastas are dependable choices. Reserve a seat in the tranquil courtyard, especially for lunch when this is a haunt for members of parliament.

Rue Marché-aux-Herbes 32, Luxembourg City, 1728, Luxembourg
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Rate Includes: Closed Mon., Credit cards accepted

Café Am Français


This Parisian-style café in the heart of the Place d'Armes serves French favorites, from onion soup to paté to pastries. The tuxedoed wait staff is friendly whether you order an elaborate three-course meal or linger over a cup of coffee. Sit outside and watch the pedestrian parade through the square.



Across the street from the train station, this lively establishment with vinyl booths draws a loyal local crowd. Many come for vast portions of mussels in a rich wine-and-garlic broth (available September through March), accompanied by frites and a bottle of sharp, cold, inexpensive Auxerrois or Rivaner.

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La Table du Pain


This working boulangerie-patisserie is decorated like a French country farmhouse, with pine tables to seat 2 or 20 and rustic sideboards lining the walls. Copious soups, salads, and sandwiches, as well as warm dishes, can be ordered from a waiter. Don't forget to buy a loaf of Luxembourg's best bread or one of the almost-too-pretty-to-eat cakes or pastries. The locally made jams, jellies, and wines on display are also for sale.

Le Sud


On the fourth floor of a former brewery, this top-class establishment stands above the brasher bars of Rives de Clausen that surround it. The open kitchen at the back of the spacious industrial chic (read high ceilings and bare brick walls) dining room leaves chef Christophe Petra and his team nowhere to hide, but that's no problem for them since their mouth-watering creations are something to shout about. Don't miss out on the superb signature dish: pigeon fillet en croute, with foie gras and cabbage stuffing, and truffle mash. You're welcome to visit the bar on the floor above and enjoy the view from the terrace without a dinner reservation, if dressed smartly.

8, Rives de Clausen, Luxembourg City, L-2165, Luxembourg
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Rate Includes: Closed Sun.--Mon., Credit cards accepted, Reservations essential, Jacket required



Palais de Chine


There are lots of theories as to why Luxembourg has so many Chinese restaurants, but there's little argument that Palais de Chine is one of the best. The menu, like the decor, has a touch of French flair. Duck, in all of its variations, has a national following.

Restaurant Arpège


A serene refuge near the busy train station, this quaint neighborhood spot is hidden on an easily missed side street. The menu changes every few months, but always includes fresh seasonal ingredients, including beef, pork, and lamb, all prepared in simple country style. The 20-table dining area is decorated with rattan furniture and soothing original art.

Rue Ste-Zithe 29, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Rate Includes: Closed Weekends, Credit cards accepted