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“Cold food”
Review of Zuem Strissel

Zuem Strissel
Ranked #236 of 1,512 Restaurants in Strasbourg
Price range: $0 - $29
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mairie Sud
Reviewed February 16, 2012

We expected more from such a good location. Our food was cold and chicken dry.

Thank Ragnhild L
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Reviewed October 29, 2011

We usually try to avoid restaurants in the high tourist zones, but this one was great. The atmosphere was charming & food delicious.

Thank AustinRoam
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Reviewed July 5, 2011

we wanted to eat a good choucroute in a cosy restaurant, picked by luck the Zuem Strissel and it was very good meal, tasty and plentyful. Since it was the asparagus season, I tried this Alsacian variety and they were very well good cooked. Only one minor point : the side dish with ham turned to be very small,only two small slices, but overall everything fine. The service is rather friendly and correct. You can eat there if you don't expect the fine cuisine,it's also a cosy place.

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Thank GwennyOostende
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Reviewed September 16, 2008

We love to travel for the food and to eat where the locals eat avoiding if we can the tourist traps, usually around main squares. This is one of the places we like to find when abroad. While the restaurant attracts tourists (just like us), there are also plenty of locals coming to eat there 7 nights a week, which for us is always a good indication. It’s a busy spot and worth making a reservation. The location is very handy to Cathedral Square.

The building, like a lot of others in Strasbourg, is very old and there has been a restaurant, brewery or winstub there since 1395! The food now is traditionally Alsace – hearty, delicious and plenty of it. My partner and I ate there and liked it so much we went back a second time. I also had my first encounter with escargots – they were swimming in such a bath of yummy garlic butter I couldn’t taste them (I'll have to try them again)!!

Alsatian cooking tends towards the rustic with plenty of meat and choucroute – pickled cabbage and anything described as à la Alsacienne is generally served with heaps of the stuff. Choucroute with three, five or six trimmings (depending on your appetite) is a mound of pickled cabbage with different types of bacon and sausage. They serve good steaks, super tasty poussin and for the more adventurous, veal head and horse meat – not for us though! Don’t miss out on a tarte flambée, which is the local pizza, the dough is even thinner and topped off with cream, bacon and onions or gratinée – with cheese. Great for sharing as a starter or a midday snack.

There is a decent wine list, but the locals will often share a jug of the house wine, which is great value, so why not go for that. Or better yet, as my partner drinks only white, having a jug of red and white each is a great way to go.

The desserts are yum. Don’t miss out on homemade ice cream with chopped fruit in season and then a liqueur of that fruit poured over the top. It’s fantastic! I had the mirabelles (small green plums or greengages) in ice cream with Mirabelle liqueur over it. Avoid the squirty canned cream though, its not very nice and it amazes me for such a huge dairy producing country. They serve good coffee too.

The restaurant itself is wooden panelled and comfortable - busy and buzzy. The staff are very friendly and speak good English and switch easily between French, English and German. This place is definitely worth a visit and I’ll be heading back there for another feast next time I’m in Strasbourg.

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