Best restaurants in Colmar

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    JY'S

    Jean-Yves Schillinger runs the stove at this two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Petite Venise. Behind a trompe-l'œil façade lies an urban-cool, lounge-style restaurant, with flattering lighting and chesterfield sofas. Every flavour shines in seasonal dishes cooked with imagination and delivered with panache, be it barbecued oysters with algae butter and chorizo or Alsatian pigeon breast with bitter chocolate and Moroccan spice.

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    L’Atelier du Peintre

    With its art-slung walls and carefully composed cuisine, this Michelin-starred bistro lives up to its ‘painter’s studio’ name. Seasonal masterpieces such as roast quail-breast fillets with hazelnut cream, fricassee of wild mushrooms and quince, salsify and oregano jus are cooked with verve and served with panache. The two-course lunch is a snip at €29.

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    Le Caveau Saint Pierre

    Squirrelled away in the canal-laced heart of Petite Venise, this half-timbered restaurant is enticingly rustic, with low beams, stone walls and checked tablecloths. Choucroutes (such as with fresh fish or cider apples and blood sausage) and tartes flambées (thin Alsatian-style pizzas) are bang on the money, as are specialities like pork cheeks in beer sauce. There's a €10.50 children's menu.

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    Le Quai 21

    This canalside restaurant on the edge of Petite Venise is a winner, with its trad-meets-contemporary decor of exposed stone, clean-lined bistro furnishings and pops of electric blue. The succinct menu has a Mediterranean slant – a nod to the chef's native Italy – and is underscored by simplicity in dishes like line-caught pollock with spinach, nuts and Jerusalem artichoke.

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    L'Arpège

    Discreetly tucked away at the back of a courtyard in a 15th-century house and with pretty garden seating when the weather is fine, L'Arpège places the accent on well-balanced, organic food. It's a convivial spot for dishes ranging from salads through to roast lamb with thyme jus and rabbit cooked in red wine. There's also a separate vegetarian menu.

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    Le Petit Bidon

    What a delight this nouveau-rustic bistro is, with its friendly welcome and bright interior sporting bare wood tables and milk-pail-lined shelves. The menu puts a refined spin on seasonal flavours in dishes such as smoked trout with lentils, white cheese and truffle, cod loin with leek carbonara and lamb rump with Mauritian spices.

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    La Soi

    A winstub (wine tavern) in the best of Alsatian traditions, La Soi whips up mighty fine Flammekueche (tarte flambée) with just the right amount of crunch in cosy, wood-lined surrounds. You might, say, opt for a 'Forestière', with cream, onions, Tomme cheese, diced bacon, mushrooms and wild garlic.

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    La Table du Brocanteur

    Tucked down a backstreet, this half-timbered house is decorated with milk pails, clogs and an attic’s worth of other rustic knick-knacks. Bright flavours like scallop carpaccio and tender beef steak with confit shallots marry well with local wines.

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    Pâtisserie Gilg

    Bitter-chocolate cake, desserts with fresh fruit, nuts or caramel, rainbow-hued macarons, magnificent millefeuilles – however will you choose? Gilg is Colmar's patisserie par excellence.

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    Fleur de Sel

    With its terrace perched above the canals of Petite Venise outside and cheek-by-jowl seating inside, this staunchly Alsatian bistro is known for its perfectly thin and crisp tartes flambées and belly-filling numbers like choucroute garnie (sauerkraut with bacon and smoked sausage) and Bibeleskaes (white cheese with garlic, chives and potatoes). Save space for a scoop of mirabelle plum sorbet.

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    L'Épicurien

    Hidden in a Petite Venise backstreet, this is a wine bar/bistro in the classic mould, with cheek-by-jowl tables and a good buzz. Whatever's fresh at the market goes into the pot, often with a generous pinch of spice – from fillet of beef in red-wine sauce with frites to wild gambas poached in ginger and lemon with wok vegetables and fettuccine.

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    L'Un des Sens

    Lodged in a half-timbered house, this red-walled wine bar keeps the mood intimate and mellow. It speaks volumes that the owners know their suppliers by name, and regional charcuterie, cheese, pâté and tapas are expertly paired with wines (250 to choose from) that begin at a modest €3.50 per glass.

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    Aux Trois Poissons

    Oil paintings on the walls and Persian carpets on the floor give this fish restaurant a hushed, elegant atmosphere. The chef’s signatures include sandre sur lit de choucroute (pike-perch with sauerkraut) and flavoursome bouillabaisse.

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    La Cocotte de Grandmère

    Good, honest food and a warm ambience attract hungry locals to this sweet bistro. The three-course €15 menu hits the mark every time, with deeply satisfying home cooking from hearty casseroles to roast duck leg with creamy mash.

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    Palmyre

    A sweet, simple choice, with stone walls and bistro tables, Palmyre does a roaring trade in Syrian and Lebanese cuisine. Take your pick from mezze, herby tabouli (bulgur-wheat salad) and slow-cooked, nicely spiced mechoui lamb.

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    Sézanne

    Buy local wine, pâté and charcuterie in the downstairs épicerie (specialist grocer) or dig into tartines (open-face sandwiches) and daily specials in the upstairs bistro.

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    Bistrot Gourmand

    A chilled spot for breakfast, lunch or brunch, Bistrot Gourmand is the go-to place for coffee, crêpes, salads and yummy homemade desserts.

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    Au Croissant Doré

    With its gramophone and art nouveau flair, this candyfloss-pink tea room is a nostalgic spot for tarte flambée (thin Alsatian-style pizza topped with crème fraîche, onions and lardons) or a slice of fruit tart.