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Restaurant recommendations

n my searching I've turned up a few restaurants so far that we may want to try. Can anyone comment on these?--

Winstub Rosti

Chez Hansi

Palmyre

La Maison Rouge

JYS

Winstub de la Petite Venise

Winstub Brenner

Thank you.

Sue

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1. Re: Restaurant recommendations

Winstubs are usually 'no-nonsense' but charming eateries where you can get simple dishes or one dish meals if you wish.

I don't know Rosti, but have eaten at Brenners - can be rather cramped inside if the weather is bad but food is good. The other two, de la Petite Venise and Chez Hansi have ok reputations but haven't been there. La Maison Rouge is a 'proper' restaurant, serving a wide variety of dishes, but good Alsacian staples. JY's is top end fine dining with prices to match, and you'd need to reserve here in advance. JY is Jean-Yves Schillinger whose dad was killed in tragic and somewhat dodgy circumstances in a fire in Colmar about 10 years ago. JY returned from America to open this restaurant (in a different location from the family restau that burned around his father) and continues the tradition. You'd need to wear smart clothes for here!! Le Palmyre is one of my favourites! It's a tiny restaurant of about 8 tables serving Lebanese and Syrian food. Service can be slowish, but that's understandable as there is just the owner who cooks everything fresh and a nice lady who serves. Do try the Meze! Delicious - ok and the Lebanese red wine.

I can also suggest Les Trois Poissons on the Quai de la Poissonerie - but do reserve in advance. Excellent cooking and full of well-heeled locals, so do dress appropriately! Also La Taverne Alsacienne in Ingersheim (you said in another post that you were thinking of hiring a car) which you should book in advance, Le Chambard in Kaysersberg and Le Vieux Porche in Eguisheim.

All those restaurants you mention are within easy walking distance of the hotels you asked about in another post, and there are plenty of other nice restaurants around for you to try.

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2. Re: Restaurant recommendations

Does Les Trois Poissons ONLY have fish?

Do you know anything about these--

Winstub La Krutenau

La Caveau St Pierre

Gastronomique a L'Echevin (in Le Marechal hotel)

I had considered restaurants in the other 3 towns we plan to visit, though we may only be there for lunch and not sure they're open for lunch on the weekend.

One was Le Sarment d'Or in Riquewihr.

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3. Re: Restaurant recommendations

I suspect you are reading either Gault Millau or Michelin with gusto and getting that hungry feeling!!!

I think you can get meat dishes at Aux Trois Poissons so that wouldn't be a problem. I think its name derives from the fact that it was on the Fisherman's Quay (Quai de la poissonerie) which handled the fish that were caught in the adjacent River Lauch. And they do specialise in fish ... their fish salad plate entrée is SO tasty!!

Winstub la Krutenau is just next to Winstub Brenner, separated by a small alleyway! Same type of food - rustic local dishes and probably what the Brenner doesn't have, Tartes Flambées.

I have heard that the restau in the Maréchal is supposed to be good, but have never had either the cash or a personal invitation to dine there!

Same applies to the Caveau St Pierre, but I think you might find that the prices are a little bit higher than expected because of its waterside location.

Never eaten at the Sarment d'Or but have heard good things.

If you want to eat well outside Colmar, I could add the Auberge de l'Ill at Illhaeusern but it does sometimes get booked up months ahead. There's the Bouc Blanc at Beblenheim, the Maximilien at Zellenberg, the Chateau d'Isenbourg and the A la Ville de Lyon at Rouffach ... and in the middle of the Neuland forest just a couple of kilometres south east of Colmar there's the Auberge de Neuland.

One of my personal favourites is in the traditional but non touristy village of GUEBERSCHWIHR, and it's the TAVERNE MEDIEVAL. A traditional but charming interior, a wide choice of local dishes and classic French dishes, prepared with the freshest ingredients and served by charming staff! The husband and wife team, M and Mme Ringenbach, have welcomed me over the years both in a personal and professional capacity, and I've never had a duff meal or indifferent service! It ISN'T 'fine' dining where 'nouvelle cuisine' means you only get a few cubic centimetres of food on your plate, but you will taste delicate flavours and feel comfortably replete after your dinner. The wine list is good and reasonably priced and the restaurant is spotlessly clean. Park on the main square and walk up to the top of it. Turn left away from the church and it's approximately 100 m on your left.

Many of the restaurants close midweek - say Tuesday evening and all day Wednesday, so you may strike lucky at the weekend.

Edited: 11:02 am, April 16, 2011
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4. Re: Restaurant recommendations

Marechal emailed this--does this mean we have to--are expected to if we stay there?--

"As we are Hotel Restaurant, we assume that you also would have at least one lunch or dinner in our gastronomic restaurant. Please let us know which day you wish to reserve a table. "

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5. Re: Restaurant recommendations

They are trying to encourage you or perhaps even force you to have half board on one day at least of your stay. Either tell them firmly NO you want bed and breakfast only - logement et petit déjeuner seulement - and if they press the point, look elsewhere unless you specifically like the restaurant's menu. Of course you could always ask if, as a resident, you would get a discount on your restaurant bill or a free bottle of wine. I don't think it will wash but it might be worth a try if they are insistent!!

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6. Re: Restaurant recommendations

We are staying 2 nights at Hotel Riquewihr in Riquewihr. Can you recommend the hotel and good food places (perhaps one gourmet) for both evenings?

Edited: 6:54 pm, June 06, 2011
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