where to eat and sleep in Strasbourg

Where to eat and sleep in Strasbourg: the perfect choices for you

Every time I go to this amazing city, I try something new. Well, there are many excellent options where to eat and sleep in Strasbourg for all tastes and budgets. Using my experience, I would love to give you some tips to choose the best places for your stay and meals. I am sure you will have an unforgettable and pleasant experience in each of them. As you already know, I check the hotels with particular care. I take into consideration each detail before to recommend them.

Maybe you have read my guide about the city, but let me give you some more information.

Where to eat and sleep in Strasbourg: overview of the city

Strasbourg is the capital of France’s Alsace region. It is a city that effortlessly blends the charm of its well-preserved medieval architecture with a vibrant, modern atmosphere. Nestled along the Rhine River, people around the world know Strasbourg for its picturesque canals. But also historic neighborhoods and a rich culinary heritage that combines French and German influences are quite popular. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a business trip, Strasbourg has a diverse range of hotels and restaurants to cater to every taste and budget.

Where to eat and sleep in Strasbourg: hotels

I selected a wide range of options to answer to all tastes and budgets.

1. Hotel Rohan (Luxury)

Hotel Rohan is located in the heart of Strasbourg’s historic center. You can have an elegant and luxurious stay. This 4-star hotel boasts beautifully designed rooms and suites, some with views of Strasbourg Cathedral. The hotel’s central location allows easy access to major attractions. It represents an excellent choice for first-time visitors. Don’t miss the charming courtyard where you can enjoy breakfast or a glass of Alsatian wine.

2. Le Bouclier d’Or (Boutique)

For a boutique experience, Le Bouclier d’Or is a hidden gem. Set in a 16th-century building, this intimate hotel offers uniquely decorated rooms with antique furnishings. The warm and welcoming atmosphere, combined with its proximity to Petite France, makes it perfect for a romantic retreat.

3. Hôtel Graffalgar (Artistic)

Art enthusiasts will love Hôtel Graffalgar. It is a quirky and artistic hotel that features rooms designed by local street artists. Each room is a canvas of creativity, and the communal spaces are equally inspiring. This budget-friendly option offers a different kind of accommodation experience while still providing comfort and convenience.

4. Aparthotel Adagio Strasbourg Place Kleber (Extended Stay)

If you plan to stay longer in Strasbourg, consider Aparthotel Adagio. These well-appointed apartments come with fully equipped kitchens. Families find it perfect, as well those looking for a home away from home. The location near Place Kléber ensures easy access to shops, markets, and restaurants.

where to eat and sleep in Strasbourg

5. Hostel The People (Budget)

Traveling on a tight budget? Hostel The People offers clean and comfortable dormitory-style rooms and private rooms at affordable rates. Located in the city center, it’s an excellent choice for backpackers and solo travelers.

Where to eat and sleep in Strasbourg: restaurants

Now, we can discover where to have a delicious meal. Begin your culinary journey in the picturesque district of La Petite France. There you’ll find charming canalside restaurants. Enjoy classic Alsatian dishes like Choucroute (sauerkraut with sausages) and Flammekueche (thin crust pizza) at spots like Au Pont Saint-Martin or Le Clou.

1. L’Alsace à Table

L’Alsace à Table is cozy restaurant, local favorite. It offers a warm ambiance and traditional Alsatian cuisine. Try the Baeckeoffe, a hearty casserole of marinated meat and potatoes, for an authentic taste of Alsace.

2. Le Gruber

Located near Strasbourg Cathedral, Le Gruber is known for its welcoming atmosphere and regional specialties. Their Tarte à l’Oignon (onion tart) and Escargots (snails) are must-try dishes.

3. Au Crocodile (Michelin-Starred)

Au Crocodile has an original name, meanwhile the menu starts from the tradition with some innovative creation. Recipes offers delicious tastes obtained by selected local and seasonal ingredients. The elegance and the impeccable service are the elements that make the restaurant a must for who wants to have a unique gastronomic experience. In the desserts list there is a space dedicated to the cheeses, with a selection of Alsace and French best products. It has a Michelin star, so you can have high expectations.

4. Maison Kammerzell

This historic restaurant, housed in a stunning half-timbered building, is an architectural marvel. Maison Kammerzell offers both Alsatian and French cuisine. Don’t leave without savoring their foie gras and Alsatian wines.

5. Perles de Saveurs

A bit hidden from the street, in a Petite France courtyard, the restaurant Perles de Saveurs proposes a setting made by artworks. Some local artists made them. And it has a typical French menu. The tradition let the space to contemporary recipes, always connected to the country cuisine. The fish dishes are superb and in this case I suggest to taste the lemon cake (tarte au citron), in my opinion very delicious. Maybe you can skip the cheese.

6. La Cuiller à Pot

A small restaurant managed by a wife and an husband represent a small Alsatian jewel. La Cuiller à Pot offers regional cuisine with traditional dishes prepared at the moment. The quality of the ingredients is very high and there are homemade specialties. Among the special dishes there are the escargots, but since I do not like them I can not express any opinion about them. Anyway the various choice is able to delight every person. If you like cheese, just ask to them and you will taste some of the most delicious products of the Alsace.

7. Le Clou

Not far from the cathedral there is the restaurant Le Clou, a bistro typical of France with an old but elegant and characteristic decor and furniture. The regional recipes are served with professionality and the ingredients used are coming from a quality selection of the local products. They have of course a good cheese to be tasted after the second course and it is a must since it is one of the strenght of the French cuisine. The staff is very kind and the prices are quite cheap compared to what is offered.

Where to eat and sleep in Strasbourg: bars

I can not recommend specific bars, but going around Petite France you can find squares full of places where to drink something in the evening and have fun. The city has a lot of offers for all tastes and you can find also various types of music and entertainment, also because Strasbourg is a tourist destination and headquarter of the European Parliament, so open to people from all around the world with different cultures and age. I suggest you to try to enter in more bars, so you can experiment the different atmospheres.

Where to eat and sleep in Strasbourg: some tips

Let me give you a few advice before to wish you to enjoy the city.


Make reservations, especially at popular restaurants, to ensure you secure a table, especially during peak tourist seasons.

Local wines

Try the local Alsatian wines such as Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Blanc. They pair wonderfully with the regional cuisine.

Walking tours

Explore the city on foot. Strasbourg’s charm is best appreciated by strolling through its winding streets and picturesque canals.

Market visits

Visit one of Strasbourg’s bustling markets, like the Place de la Cathédrale Market, to sample fresh produce, cheeses, and artisanal goods.


While French is the official language, many locals also speak German. A few basic French phrases can be helpful, but English is widely understood in tourist areas.


There are no specific tips regarding the safety, it is a well protected city, of course it is good to pay attention, but it is full of young people quite open minded but at the same time serious and friendly, as people in general are, because they are used to meet foreigners.

Just an episode that happened to me during one of my visits to Strasbourg. Close to the cathedral a small group of drunk guys were trying to approach people and disturb them. In less than one minut the police, by bike and by walk, came and surrounded the group. They checked those guys and took them away. The police was not standing in the square, but somehow they are always around and ready to act.

Of course it is the main part of the city, the heart of Strasbourg, but in a very discrete way the police is always present, so be careful if you want to be drunk… hihihi

Where to eat and sleep in Strasbourg: start from a cheap flight

I have one more hint. If you are still planning to go to Strasbourg, follow my tip. You can easily fly there by plane without spending a huge amount of money. It doesn’t means that you need to renounce to comfort or services. I always use some travel agent secrets to reserve the best options at a very low rate. Discover more here.

Where to eat and sleep in Strasbourg: conclusions

Strasbourg is a city that offers a delightful blend of history, culture, and gastronomy. Strasbourg’s culinary scene is sure to tantalize your taste buds. It doesn’t matter if you ‘re indulging in a Michelin-starred feast or savoring traditional Alsatian dishes in a canal-side bistro.

When it’s time to rest, the city’s diverse array of accommodations. All of them ensure you’ll find the perfect place to relax. You will recharge for another day of exploration in this charming Alsatian gem. Enjoy your stay in Strasbourg!

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6 thoughts on “Where to eat and sleep in Strasbourg: the perfect choices for you”

  1. I like to joke a bit, but it was also to give some news about safety without ”pressure”. Anyway you should go there, it is really a lovely place, a nice city with a mixture of French and German styles.

  2. I like a lot of Strasbourg. I travel there sometimes for business reasons too and I find it cool. Great the architecture, nice to be there with people from different countries and cultures.

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