CHEAT SHEET TO FRANKFURT'S TOP RESTAURANTS
Next time you are in the financial hub of Germany, make sure you dine at these eater ies. Smaller European cities such as Amsterdam have been si dling up to big wigs London and Paris to be come culinary destinations in their own right. Here's a whirlwind food tour to find the best places to eat right now in Frankfurt.
The Ivory Club
The centrepiece of the lifestyle group headed by Christian Mook brings exotic faux-Indian surroundings and top-rate fare.
In a city that is moving towards eradicating its post-war blandness, either with elaborate reconstructions of 18th-century squares or super-modern towers, a bit of 1950s retro becomes welcoming. Heimat looks like a concrete spaceship but feels like a modern European bistro, with plated small dishes, excellent wine service, and the best service in town. It seats only 20, so post-work tables are difficult to secure, but you can always wait.
Mario Lohninger worked with David Bouley in New York, perfecting Mittel-European fare at Danube. He then wandered down the molecular path and has come back to earth in his own spot. Have the Wiener Schnitzel.
Frankfurt is a lunch town, and if you want to see the movers and shakers of the European Central Bank, this is the place .