Top ChoiceGastronomy in Colmar


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...

Top ChoiceFrench in Colmar

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...

Gastronomy in Colmar

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,...

French in Colmar

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...

Mediterranean in Colmar

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...

French in Colmar


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...

French in Colmar

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...

Alsatian in Colmar

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...

Pastries in Colmar

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.

Alsatian in Colmar

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...

French in Colmar


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...

French in Colmar

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...

Seafood in Colmar

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...

French in Colmar

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...

Middle Eastern in Colmar


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...

Bistro in Colmar


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.

Cafe in Colmar

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.

Cafe in Colmar

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.