The beauty of this historic building will capture your eye, and the chef’s exceptional skills will quickly entice your palate at one of the top restaurant-hotels in town. Take your lunch here after visiting the Unterlinden Museum or stop in for a romantic dinner set in a unique, centrally located 17th-century house. The elegant dining room is surrounded by aged-wood beams and paneling and lit by lovely Art Nouveau lighting fixtures. Dishes include homemade paté en croûte, soufflé pike quenelle with Riesling sauce, and a sophisticated version of traditional Alsatian Baeckeoffe, a casserole of sliced potatoes confit in a marinade of beef, pork, and lamb. Paired with Alsatian wines, it’s sheer culinary perfection.
They have also recently added the gastronomic Restaurant Girardin, presenting more refined contemporary dishes served in a slick designer dining room. Among their inventive menus is the “Journey in the Vegetable World” showcasing the region’s seasonal produce. Prices at their more stylish branch come with an appropriately higher price tag, though reasonable for the exquisite quality.
You can also stay in one of the 21 rooms featuring crisp modern furniture juxtaposed against the charming historic features of the building—the suites even have Jacuzzis. Rates are 190€ to 320€ for a double, 220€ to 360€ for a suite.