Would appreciate a recommendation for a restaurant in Strasbourg that serves authentic French cuisine.
(Not dinner, but...) "Patisserie Christian Meyer, Salon de The," 10 Rue de Merciere is a wonderful small patisserie near the cathedral, serving the most scrumptious cakes, tortes, and espresso. It will delight you with its wonderfulness, so pretty and cute. If you just look at it from the outside, you will see a table or two outside (maybe not in winter, though?) , but the pretty interior upstairs is something you will love.
You can either first choose your pastry downstairs, and then go up, or go up and find a table, then go downstairs to choose your pastry. They will give you a slip of paper with your choice on it. Take this back upstairs, and when someone takes your drink order, you give them the ticket. How wonderful to warm your fingers upstairs after a cold afternoon looking at the Cathedral!
DON"T try the pizza at the Place de Douane, although there is a bank next door that will give you Euros. It was really terrible.
Le Tire Bouchon serves authentic Alsatian cuisine. We loved it in 2015.
We had a fantastic lunch with exceptional service at Le Clou Winstub in Strasbourg.
In Strasbourg the cuisine is Alsatian and might be considered more Germanic than French. If you want Alsatian cuisine I'd recommend Au Pont du Corbeau on the Quai St. Nicholas to have choucroute garnie at this family run riverfront restaurant. A wonderful place that is open only for lunch is Porcus. There's a fantastic charcuterie on the ground floor and the restaurant is one flight up. It's located at 6 Place du Temple Neuf and I'd advise reservations.
Thank you all for your recommendations.