Around Berlin in 80 Restaurants

My recommendations for tasty meals in Berlin


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Le Saint Pierre, Metz, France


stpierre (1)Le Saint Pierre is a restaurant-bar in Metz, in the district Le Sablon, not very far away from the rail station. I went there when I first arrived in Metz for a family visit. My parents go from time to time for lunch to this nice place. The staff is extremely friendly, the food is tasty, we had a beef carpaccio to share for starter, really nice, I had the burger which was real tasty, with the beef patty cooked rare as I asked, my sister liked her beef steak and the sea food risotto was apparently quite nice too. For dessert, I had the chocolate mousse which comes with chocolate ice cream, delicious. Prices were fair, quite a nice place indeed.

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Auberge de Varize, Varize, France


IMG_3863Last time I was in France, we went to L’Auberge de Varize for a family dinner. It is located at the exit of a village called Varize, about 20 km East of Metz, on the road towards Boulay and Saarlouis. You need a car to get there but they can also arrange accomodation in the village.

The place is quite cozy, the staff is very friendly and the menu is very interesting. They have very nice formulas for very fair prices, most of us had the Menu Gourmet, with starter, main, cheese and dessert for only €35. I first had the home made foie gras which was excellent, those who had the smoked salmon or the scallops were also satisfied. Then, I chose the beef filet, the meat was very tender, delicious and cooked rare, just IMG_3868as I wished, it went with a nice roquefort sauce and fries. Other guests had kidneys with potatoes, crayfish ravioli or another fish dish, everyone was satisfied. The small cheese plate was very nice, with a munster not too strong. For dessert, I had a Dame Blanche (vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, hot chocolate sauce), it was nice but too big, the crème brûlée, the profiteroles and the Café Gourmand (coffee with mini sized desserts) were also much appreciated.

They also do home made burgers that look very tasty, maybe I’ll try them if we ever go back. They also have a nice menu for kids, little ones can choose between burgers, nuggets or poultry vol au vent with a variety of sides to choose from, plus a choice between different desserts.

All in all, it’s a very nice place where you can eat very good food for a very decent price.

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La Cave des Trappistes, Metz, France


cave-des-trappistes-la-metz-1346158824I went there for lunch with my parents while we were walking around close to the market, the place is not very big and it can be recommanded to book in advance. Luckily, we could get the last not reserved table.
I had first the terrine which was quite tasty, for the main course, my parents had the poultry dish with potatoe gratin and were both quite happy with it. I had a very nice entrecote with fries, nothing mind blowing but the meat tasted good and was cooked as I wish. The apple pie for dessert was also not bad at all. Staff is quite nice, service good and fair prices.
All in all, a nice restaurant.


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Aux 3 Petits Cochons, Metz, France


IMG_2580During my last stay in France, I went with my parents to Aux 3 Petits Cochons. This cute restaurant is located in the Sainte Thérèse district, not very far away from Metz’s city center. The staff is very friendly, the service can be a bit slow when it’s crowded but that’s understandable.
One of their specialities is meat cooked on hot stone. Some days of the week you can get an all-you-can-eat formulas. You get raw meat and cook it yourself, you get also fries, bread and tartare as much as you want. Both the beef and chicken are delicious, very high quality for the meat. Nice sauces and tasty tartare.
For starter, we had a Flammenküche to share and it was quite good.
It’s really a nice adress.

 

 

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San Lorenzo, Metz, France


IMG_2556This nice Italian restaurant is conveniently located in the city center of Metz.
I went to San Lorenzo a couple of years ago and remember tasty pizzas. I went back recently and it was quite nice. Friendly staff, service quite quick, I had the beef carpaccio with foie gras and fries, it was very nice, although the bread served isn’t the best to go with foie gras. For dessert, I had home made profiteroles, they were excellent. My friend had salmon pasta and amarena ice cream cup and was happy about it.
The prices are ok.

 

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Les Filles du Boucher, Metz, France


boucher (5)While on visit to my family in Metz, I went with a friend to Les Filles du Boucher, a place my parents highly recommanded. It’s not located in the center but not too far either, funny for me as I used to go to the primary school on the other side of the road.
We were warmly welcomed, the staff is very friendly. I went for all duck, foie gras for starter, with fleur de sel, home made, delicious! Then a nice duck breast, cooked (like all meat) on wood fire, very interesting flavour, I loved it! My friend had beef carpaccio and a piece of beef (which I tasted and can tell it was good) and was very happy about it. For dessert, I went for the chocolate cake, really tasty.

It’s a very nice place with reasonable price, I might go back on my next visit in Metz.

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Buffalo Grill Jouy-aux-Arches, Metz, France


IMG_2453It had been a long time I had not been to a Buffalo Grill restaurant, during my last visit in France, I went there for lunch to take a break from Christmas Shopping. We had to wait a bit to get a table, waiting time to order and get our food was a bit long, service was kinda sloppy with forgotten items we had to ask for a couple of times. But the waiter was very nice and friendly.

The beef is excellent, sauce is tasty and crispy fries which are supposed to be as much as you want but one portion was enough to me. They seem to have nice desserts but I was too full to try them, the mix plate of starters is quite nice to go with cocktails at first.

Organisation could be improved but food is tasty, so overall not quite a bad place.

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