Germany

Restaurants in Germany

At Germany restaurants that specialize in the local cuisine, you will enjoy a bounty of hearty fare. The style of food is very meat-centric and savory roasts, like the traditional and delicious sauerbraten, a Bavarian Pork roast and hearty stews, like the meat and veggie-filled pichelsteiner. Traditional restaurants in Germany pair these substantial mains with equally robust sides, like potatoes or spaetzle, an egg noodle common in the country’s cuisine.

The country’s huge variety — there are thousands! — of sausages (known as wursts) are available at street carts and casual restaurants in Germany. Make it a point to try the currywurst, a delicious dish of curry sauce, fries, and sausage that is the country’s most popular street food.

Additionally, thanks to the country’s rich and very long history of brewing, some of the best restaurants in Germany for tourists to enjoy a laid-back afternoon of traditional eating and drinking are the beer halls. Different regions have their own beer specialties you can sample, and communal tables give you a chance to meet local residents.

The restaurant occupies the vaulted cavern of the city's royal stables, now encased within a modern complex built behind a Victorian-era façade. The salsiccia, however, is a little bit dry.

The canal-front restaurant spotlights regional dishes such as lamb with chanterelles, fresh tarragon, and apricots.

Located in the Hotel Adlon Kempinski are star chef Tim Raue’s twin restaurants. Uma is more low-key, with an open kitchen and a Japanese-inspired mix-and-match menu, and Ma Tim Raue veers more toward the eccentric (fish maw) and extravagant (diamond-label beef).

This vegan eatery was designed by Nitzan Cohen.

A long glass wall displaying hundreds of wine bottles from around the world—which you pass on the way to the second-floor dining room—makes a fitting entrance to this top-notch wine bar and restaurant.

Under a heavy timbered ceiling, tables of smartly dressed locals toast important occasions with rounds of schnapps and feast on crisp schnitzel smothered in creamed chanterelles. The sauerbraten—beef braised in vinegar, wine, and super-rich beef stock—can’t find anywhere else.

Surprisingly good soups and sandwiches, prepared by lauded restaurant Zimmes & Zores.

Bavaria is the heartland of simple, rib-sticking dishes heavy on the würstel, potatoes, and sauerkraut—accompanied, of course, by liter-size mugs of beer—and there's no better place to indulge in the cholesterol fest than alongside local residents in the mayor's basement.

Though nominally Turkish, the restaurant also smartly plays with the flavors of the Mediterranean. In other words, the greasy döner kebab that feeds Berlin’s workers and party people is blessedly absent from the menu.