Frankfurt and Bacharach for 5 nights...where to eat????

We are looking for great places to eat in these two cities. All adults in our group, no allergies, and definitely not picky eaters. We are staying in Frankfurt near the train station and red light district and will not be able to travel across the city.

Please advise.

Posted by Ms. Jo
Frankfurt, Germany
5482 posts

Which hotel are you staying in? Why can't you travel across the city? You can easily walk into the city center, Zeil, Fressgasse, and Römer in under 30 min. or you can take a tram for 5 min. A group day pass for up to 5 people is only 9.90 €.

Recommended restaurants: Leib & Seele near the Hauptwache, Markt Stubb in the Klein Markt Halle (weekdays 10-1600, Sun. closed) Wein Stubbe on the Römer, Paulaner behind the Kaiserdom.

On the Kaiser Str. try Urban Kitchen, or the Fette Bulle. Saravanaa Bhavan is a vegetarian Indian place that I visit a lot.

On Münchener Str. there are any number of ethnic places, Indian, Turkish, Asian, Malaysian and Alim's Fish Market.

Head over to Sachsenhausen to Dauth-Schneider, Atschel, or FichteKranzi.

On Fridays, go to the Farmers Market on the Schiller Str. On Thur. & Sat. go to the one on the Konstablerwache

Posted by Laura
Rick Steves' Europe
8628 posts

In Bacharach, you can easily walk the whole length of the town to read the menus of all the restaurants. Rick's book describes several and gives the rating of "best top-end choice" to the Stueber Restaurant in the Rhein Hotel.

Posted by David
Florence, AL, USA
2918 posts

You can walk from one end of Bacharach to the other in 5 minutes. There are not that many restaurants to choose from, but they'll all be good. It's a great place to recharge your batteries going to and from other more lively places.

One different but good place is the restaurant in Hotel Kranenturm. Fatima's husband, Kurt, is the chef, and his food is very good. The building's been there since the late 1500's, and it's quite a sight. We stayed there on one of our two visits.

See Bavaria Ben for good info on Bacharach: http://www.bensbauernhof.com/accommodationsrhinemosel.html

Sorry, but I cannot help you with Frankfurt restaurants, as we've always prefer to stay off the beaten path rather in modern cities.

Posted by Brian
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
213 posts

Hotel Kranenturm has a very good restaurant. Just don't stay there. The LOUD screeching trains, about 25 feet from the hotel, come every 15 minutes or so it seemed, and kept us up all night. Worst night ever in Europe.

Posted by Nancy
Corvallis OR
2171 posts

I'll join in and also recommend the restaurant at Hotel Kranenturm, the dinner I had there was excellent. And if you stay there, don't worry, all the rooms aren't affected by the trains.

Posted by Ruth
Atlanta
223 posts

Love Atschel in Sachsenhausen in Frankfurt. (Just take a taxi.) I showed up with three more Americanas and no reservations on a full house night, and they couldn't have been nicer. Tables are long and tightly spaced, so you are guaranteed some German conversation with some new friends. Food is wonderful, in hearty portions, and the apple wine gets better the more you drink!