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Is any central restaurant open on Sunday evenings?

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Is any central restaurant open on Sunday evenings?

I am planning our trip to Colmar next June. The hotel restaurant is closed on the Sunday evening, and so are all the other nice recommended restaurants I have looked up.

Please can you recommend to me a central Colmar restaurant which is open on a Sunday evening?

Thank you for your help.

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1. Re: Is any central restaurant open on Sunday evenings?

A lot of things can happen between now and next June ....

What type of restaurant are you looking for, and what amount are you envisaging spending ... is this the moment for a splurge? What type of cooking do you want to taste (French, Alsacian, Vietnamese, Japanese, German?), how many of there will you be, and would you like to pay by credit card (some restaurants don't take them)? You might also like to advise at what time you'd be thinking of eating as not all restaurants stay open very late.

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2. Re: Is any central restaurant open on Sunday evenings?

Hi Alsacienne

We are staying I think at the Hotel les Tetes and want somewhere within a 10 minute walk, that is open on a Sunday evening - preferably french / Alsace, preferably taking credit cards? What do you think?

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3. Re: Is any central restaurant open on Sunday evenings?

These restaurants currently open on Sundays, but you would be wise to check nearer the time, and perhaps even reserve a table. I've included websites where applicable to help you get some idea of what awaits you. They are in no particular order ...

Brasserie L'Auberge at the Hotel Le Bristol, opposite the railway station.

www.grand-hotel-bristol.com - same kitchen as the Michelin rated Rendezvous de la Chasse - cheaper, but with good service.

Wistub Brenner, 1 rue Turenne, www.wistub-brenner.fr - very small but friendly with simple tasty dishes. Given the size, I'd recommend you book in advance, plus it's in the heart of Petite Venise.

Caveau St Pierre, 24 rue de la Herse, www.lecaveausaintpierre-colmar.com, again small and in the heart of Petite Venise. Book in advance. Possibly a bit pricer than the Brenner but has riverside terrace.

JYs - 17 rue de la Poissonerie, www.jean-yves-schillinger.com. Michelin rated and quite smart with prices to match. Central to Petite Venise. You should definitely book here.

Restaurant Meistermann, 2a Avenue de la Republique www.meistermann.com - a stone's throw from the Hotel des Têtes.

Winstub Unterlinden, opposite the museum; www.unterlinden.com - throw the stone in the other direction, and you'll end up here! Also owned by the Meistermanns, in this case Mrs Meistermann who originally hails from Scotland. Good hearty fare.

Aux Trois Poissons, 15 quai de la Poissonerie, contact email auxtroispoissons@calixo.net (no website). Despite its name, it does offer some meat dishes too! Very high class but reasonably priced small restaurant - where all the good burghers of Colmar come - and where I've enjoyed a delicious meal. DEFINITELY a place to book well in advance. Smart dress required - it's like being in a real French front room - but excellent dishes, careful and attentive service. Definitely an 'occasion', so do treat it as such and relax and spend your whole evening here.

A la Ville de Paris, 4 place Jeanne d'Arc www.sparisser-restaurant.com. Good Alsacian and French food, served quickly at reasonable prices.

There are more restaurants, especially in the Ancient Douane area, but you are unlikely to have to book for these, albeit if you arrive at a period where they are full, you might have to wait ... no hardship with a glass of wine from the bar!

Hope this helps get you started and whet your appetite. Don't forget to enjoy a Tarte Flambée during your stay in Alsace .. though you are unlikely to find them on the menu at the above restaurants ... and if you are around on a Friday, Saturday (and don't want to eat French) or Monday, I strongly recommend the Meze at the Lebanese/Syrian restaurant Le Palmyre - 1 rue des Canards ... and the delicious Chateau Ksara red wine!

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4. Re: Is any central restaurant open on Sunday evenings?

Where would one get the Tarte Flambee?

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5. Re: Is any central restaurant open on Sunday evenings?

Nearly any 'Alsacian' restaurant. Do you want to specify a town or village?

As regards Colmar, try any of the restaurants on the Place de l'Ancienne Douane, the Winstub Unterlinden, and the A la Ville de Paris in Colmar, also the Amandine Café on the Cathedral square.

Edited: 1:10 am, September 13, 2011
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6. Re: Is any central restaurant open on Sunday evenings?

You had said earlier it would be unlikely to find this at the above named restaurants. Aren't they Alsacian restaurants?

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7. Re: Is any central restaurant open on Sunday evenings?

"You had said earlier it would be unlikely to find this at the above named restaurants. Aren't they Alsacian restaurants?"

There are Alsacian restaurants and Alsacian restaurants. Some serve relatively fast food - Quiche Lorraine or Onion Tart and Salad, Tartes Flambées, Knacks (Frankfurter-type sausages) and sautéed potatoes, and others like the Bartholdi and Têtes mentioned above are 'silver service' restaurants with different clientele with different expectations about the length of their meal and the complexity of the dishes served.

Certainly you should find Tartes Flambées at the restaurants on the Place de l'Ancienne Douane, or in the adjacent Place au Vieux Marché des Fruits, in the heart of the old town.

From local information and the original poster's question I assumed that this person was intending to spend his/her evening in the restaurant as the major feature of the evening, and not simply have a quick main course and move on to some other activity.

When I mentioned Alsacian restaurants, I intended to make a distinction between 'Alsacian restaurants' as in restaurants situated in the region of Alsace and 'Alsacian restaurants' as in restaurants specialising in the preparation of Alsacian classic recipes. It wasn't clear from your post sjde as to whether you were continuing the question asking specifically for tarte flambée restaurants in Colmar or somewhere else ... from what I understand from other posts you are touring Alsace, and some of the villages you mention in other posts would be particularly good for tartes flambées ...

Can I help you any further? I'm sorry if my replies caused doubt or confusion for you.

Edited: 3:42 am, September 13, 2011
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8. Re: Is any central restaurant open on Sunday evenings?

Thank you - this is all good and I think we will go to the Unterlinden restaurant

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9. Re: Is any central restaurant open on Sunday evenings?

Thanks for clearing that up Alsacienne. Most of our time will be spent in Colmar and I'm sure we'll even enjoy the "quick" Alsace food.

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