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“surpassed all expectations - well worth a detour”

Hotel Restaurant Frankenbourg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed two nights in the (perfectly comfortable) hotel purely in order to be able to try as much of the food as possible in the short time we had. The first night we chose the 'gourmet' menu and we opted to have a glass of wine included with each course (not the cheapest way to drink wine but each wine they had picked was the perfect complement to the course it was chosen to go with). After 'nibbles' (buttered and peppered radishes, a beetroot foam in which was enclosed a cube of raw salmon and something heavenly based on foie gras - all conveniently speared on cocktail sticks) we embarked on the first of the five courses, seared foie gras which was served with a warm fig and a rich duck 'gravy' (the waiter thoughtfully left the jug on the table ...) The liver was meltingly tender beneath a crisply seared and salty outside layer. The second course of céleri rémoulade and a carpaccio of scallops didn't work quite so well as the delicate taste and soft texture of the oh-so-fresh scallops were completely overwhelmed by the strong and nutty celeriac. A case of the whole not being quite as good as the sum of its parts.
The second night we had the cheaper (but possibly even better) 'temptation' menu (again with wine) which I believe changes each day. Three courses, with two choices for each. Without going into too much detail, the main course of pork was possibly the best I have ever eaten. No. Make that definitely.

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Reviewed April 11, 2012

The restaurant is in a new building that has been built in the traditional Alsace style: big beams make an imposing dining room. We ate the 5 course menu. Each plate was well cooked and nicely presented. But we were looking for vegetables: of the three starters there was only one which contained a vegetable (half an asparagus) and the main only had a tiny carrot and a spring onion accompanying the lamb ( which was very tender) . Also that something extra which makes a dish special was lacking. Nice to go if you are staying close by but not to make a detour for.

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Reviewed October 7, 2008

This hotel is very basic. The rooms are really just there for the convenience of restaurant patrons. They are completely clean and perfectly adequate, but the walls are decorated with "The Blue Boy" and suchlike. Our rating is based on the totality, meaning great food and service.

But the food, the food was glorious. We gladly put up with the simple accomodation for that experience and I'd like to go back someday.

Michelin and Gault Millau should increase their ratings in our view. It was by far the most creative and interesting food we had this trip to France - not to say delicious.

The owners and staff were friendly and easygoing, very little formality. In all it was delightful.

The double room was 53 euro, dinner, 3 courses with coffee, was 86 euros for 2 people and breakfast was 19 euros for 2.

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