Restaurants

Top Choice French in Metz

L'Imaginarium

Decorated with one-of-a-kind artworks, this sleek, monochrome bistro by the river is one of Metz’ top foodie addresses. The season-driven menu emphasises clean, bright flavours in dishes such as salmon with pumpkin …
French in Nancy

La Maison dans le Parc

Shining with one Michelin star, this restaurant is Nancy's bastion of fine dining. Service is faultless and the ambience one of urban sophistication, with clean lines, monochrome hues and floor-to-ceiling windows. A…
French in Metz

Les Caves Saint-Clement

This caviste (wine merchant) is a delight, with bistro seating in a bright, open-plan, lavender-accented dining area. Market-fresh ingredients go into unfussy yet well-prepared dishes – homemade jambon persille (ham…
Gastronomy in Metz

Le Magasin aux Vivres

Conjurer of textures and seasonal flavours, chef Christophe Dufossé makes creative use of local produce at this sophisticated Michelin-starred restaurant. Moselle wines work well with specialities such as plump scal…
French in Verdun

L'Esprit Bistro

Such good old-fashioned, family-run bistros are a dying breed. No-nonsense L'Esprit goes for the classic look, with red-and-white checked tablecloths, tightly packed seating and day specials chalked on a board. Dish…
French in Metz

Les Copains d'Abord

Winningly fresh ingredients shine in regional cuisine, matched with an impressive array of wines, at Les Copains d'Abord. Dishes such as pike-perch with ravioli and morel sauce, and lamb cooked with spring vegetable…
International in Metz

Restaurant Thierry

Combining the historic backdrop of a 16th-century townhouse with the lighting, bohemian flair and subtly spiced cuisine of Morocco, this is one of Metz’ most coveted tables. An aperitif in the candlelit salon works …
French in Metz

Le Jardin de Bellevue

Worth the 3km trek out of town, Le Jardin de Bellevue is a class act. The backdrop is sophisticated, with white-linen-draped tables, shades of taupe and orange and fresh flowers. The food itself has a seasonal slant…
French in Metz

Le Petit Frontalier

Huddled away in an old-town backstreet, this bright, modern bistro draws on the best of seasonal, regional produce. Dishes like crispy suckling pig and lamb in a tangy Comté cheese crust are nicely cooked and presen…
French in Metz

Le Pampre

Housed in a listed building, with rich colours, wood floors and subtle lighting, this is a smart pick for a special lunch or dinner. The food tastes as good as it sounds on paper, simple as a sous-vide egg from a lo…