There are more than 30 restaurants in Riquewihr. Many people believe that in places with many tourists you can only find overpriced basic food. How wrong! Many restaurants means a tough competition. The restaurant that would overprice a poor quality offer would soon be out of business. The proof comes with the award of “Lauréat du Meilleur Rapport Qualité Prix Alsace” just earned by the restaurant l’Originel in Riquewihr: best value for money in Alsace (for their incredible lunch set menu)!
Here are some places where I like to have a lunch or a dinner and so do people living here in the area. Beside good food they offer excellent local wines at decent prices. The restaurants are listed in alphabethical order. All of those addresses are in the village, within easy walking distance from our apartments. In most of the restaurants you will be allowed to bring your dog with you. Just ask before.
Au Trotthus & Asian Tapas
Au Trotthus – 9 rue des Juifs in Riquewihr – Tel 03 89 47 96 47
Walk up to the Dolder tower and take the small lane beside the fountain, heading for the Tour des Voleurs. The restaurant ‘Au Trotthus’ is hidden at the end of this narrow street. The chef Philippe Aubron spent some 17 years in Japan where he was a well-known French chef. His gourmet cuisine, inventive and refined, will satisfy the most demanding palates.
Set menus at 32, 42 and 58 Euros.
Philippe and Rye (his Japanese wife) also run the Asian Tapas restaurant in their old wine cellar with some remarkable Japanese dishes. High profile set menus at € 45 and € 65. Alsace wines offer an ideal match for Japanese cuisine.
D’ Brendel Stub
D’ Brendel Stub – 48 rue du Général De Gaulle – Tel 03 89 86 54 54
Beautiful Alsatian Winstub restaurant in the main street combining modern flair with tradition. It is the second restaurant of a famous Michelin star restaurant (Jean-Luc Brendel, see further down La Table du Gourmet). Traditional Alsatian cuisine revisited in a modern style plus some exotic dishes.
Le Dolder – 52 rue du Général De Gaulle – Tel 03 89 47 92 56
Traditional Alsatian Winstub restaurant in the main street, just round the corner at the beginning of the rue des Cordiers. Here you can taste the wonderful “green” choucroute, a speciality of Riquewihr.
L’Ecurie – 16 rue du Général De Gaulle – Tel 03 89 47 92 48
In the lower part of the main street, in a beautiful historical courtyard. Traditional cuisine in a beautiful dining room where Alsatian style and baroque are harmoniously mixed. Another place where you can taste the wonderful “green” choucroute La Riquewihrienne, a speciality of Riquewihr.
(La) Grappe d’Or
La Grappe d’Or – 1 Rue des Écuries Seigneuriales – Tel. 03 89 47 89 52
In the lower part of the village. Traditional Alsatian and local specialties in a beautiful rustic interior (3 dining rooms) decorated with old utensils, winery tools and Alsatian pottery.
Le Grognard – 12 rue des Ecuries Seigneuriales – Tel. 03 89 22 35 75
THE meeting point for all those who work late and still want a good evening. Friendly atmosphere, gourmet and copious “tartes flambées” (Alsatian pies), collection of good burgers, beautiful wine list. Make a phone call before you move, because it’s not just you and me who know the address. They operate from 5:30 pm to midnight.
L’Originel — 2, rue de la Piscine — Tél. 03 89 73 28 90 – www.restaurant-originel.com
Set menus : 16 (lunch), 21 (lunch), 30 € — A la carte : 45 € — Hours : 12:00-13:30, 19:00-20:00 — Closed Monday all day, Wednesday and Saturday noon.
In March 2016 Marilyn and Cedric Laxenaire took over the former Schoenenbourg restaurant just outside the lower corner of the medieval ramparts. Cedric is a young but gifted cook. He first was an engineer. This means he knows what precision means. He is also a culinary enthusiast, a successful self-taught chef, an ex-Masterchef (a famous cooking show on the French TV) finalist. Marilyn is taking care of the guests. At l’Originel you will enjoy a tasty, fine and colourful cuisine in a bright dining room. After less than a year of activity they entered the famous Gault & Millau guide and were awarded the “Lauréat Meilleur Rapport Qualité Prix Alsace” by the Guide Pudlowski 2017, best value for money in Alsace (for their incredible lunch set menu)! And they would probably deserve a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin guide.
(Le) Relais des Moines
Le Relais des Moines – 21 rue du Général De Gaulle – Tel 03 89 86 04 74
In the main street of Riquewihr, a recently renovated restaurant with a beautiful woodden terrace and a comfortable room. Traditional Alsatian dishes served generously. Beautiful choice of game dishes in the Winter season. Interesting local wines by the Ziegler family.
(Le) Sarment d’Or
Le Sarment d’Or – 4 rue du Cerf – Tel 03 89 86 02 86
In a little street starting at the Christmas shop « Féérie de Noël ». A well established restaurant with a beautiful dining room. Gastronomy at a good value for money. Top wines.
(La) Table du Gourmet
La Table du Gourmet – 5 rue de la Première Armée – Tel 03 89 49 09 09
In the middle of the village, the Michelin star restaurant of Jean-Luc Brendel. Every season a new set of creative recipes comes to life together with new colours, flowers and herbs. According to us, would deserve a second Michelin star. Jean-Luc wants to be a “cook of emotion” and indeed he is. To match this wonderful cuisine you will also find the best wines of Alsace.
(Le) Tire Bouchon
Le Tire Bouchon – 29 rue du Général De Gaulle – Tel 03 89 47 91 61
Beautiful traditional Alsatian Winstub restaurant in the middle of the main street. The blue house with the fox in front of the courtyard. Traditional Alsatian cuisine with good value for money. Wines are those of Régine Zimmer, owner of the place. They are excellent.