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“Good times in the Ancien Douane.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brasserie Des Tanneurs

Brasserie Des Tanneurs
12 Rue des Tanneurs, 68000 Colmar, France
+33(0)389418805
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Ranked #77 of 216 Restaurants in Colmar
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Good times in the Ancien Douane.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

When you visit Colmar, it is always enjoyable to have your meal served out in the open air. The atmosphere in this part of Colmar off the ancient Douane is one where you want to eat out in the open. The Brassarie des Tanneurs offered traditional Alsatian dishes, which is what we wanted. It has always been my contention that when you go somewhere different you want to try their regional dishes rather than expect them to deliver American food fixed the American way, with American tastes. If that is what you want, you will be disappointed. If you want pizza, go to Pizza Hut or its equivalent. If you go wanting Alsatian food, then you will find this brasserie a very good place to eat. The portions were very generous. The atmosphere was enhanced by the liveliness of the Ancien Douane (nearby local square) and the local musicians who were performing. It was like stepping back into old Alsace. On some Tuesday evenings, there are locals who dress up in traditional Alsatian costumes and do the old dances.

With their wide selection of local dishes, you could have many taste experiences. Yes, they also have pizza if that is what you want. This is wine and beer country. When you dine hear, you also have a good selection of local wine, beer and other beverages. We even enjoyed an "Alsace Cola" while dining here.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Belmont, CA
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Pretty spot and a pleasant meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We spent a week in Colmar without having a meal that we would rate any higher that Des Tanneurs. The food just wasn't off the charts memorable. Then again, what's not to like about sitting under a large tree on a pretty afternoon listening to music and eating a crisp thin-crust pizza? The outdoor seating offered a pleasant place to stop for lunch and people watching between museums and our food was served hot out of the oven. The dishes being served around us all looked good too. We appreciated the carafe of water that appeared on our table without a request, unlike many restaurants.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Disapointment!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

This place has changed so much since we were last there three years ago!! The seating in the sqaure is in a delightful location surrounded by historic Colmar but the food was profudly disapointing. Meals were served "cold"! and the Beakaoffa which is a local speciality had been cooked by someone who had not got a clue what it should tatse like. Drinks that were ordered had to be chased.
There are some fine restaurants in Colmar and this is no longer one of them!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Bangkok, Thailand
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere - okay food for the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Great place to relax for an evening. When the weather is right they set up a large outdoor seating area across the street from their restaurant. During our evening, they had entertainment, with 4 guitarists banging out good tunes. The menu is mostly pizzas, fire cakes, and these cheese potato dishes (not like rosti) that are done in the oven with large potato slices, sharp cheese and a whatever other ingredient you wish to add. Recommend the pizza and fire cakes over the potato dishes.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Friendly service. Decent food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Lots of local people in the restaurant. Always a good sign when you go to a new place. The staff was very friendly.

We went there with 2 kids and they gave us a nice cozy corner. The Pizza Flambé and the flammekuche were great. Lots of veggie options(we are Indians). The staff were very friendly and made good recommendations.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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