It’s a dress-up affair at the Restaurant Francais (men are requested to wear coats and ties) but that seems in keeping with the dining experience at this stylish and well heeled eatery in the grand Steigenberger Frankfurter hotel. Does it have the best French cooking in Germany? Many think so and we’ll say that the Chef Patrick Bittner’s food is creative, delicious, and beautifully presented. To sample the full range of flavors, go for the seven-course tasting menu (you can also order three-, four-, five-, or six-course fixed-price menus). Your starter might be Alsatian goose liver with apricots and artichokes or a cream of celery soup with scampi, followed by Scottish partridge with grapes and raddichio, or Breton turbot with celery red onions. (The menu changes weekly.) Desserts are refined and delectable—which is how you might describe the entire experience. An expert sommelier is on hand to recommend the perfect wine accompaniment.
- Frommer's Staff