The top 10 list of the best restaurants in Dresden

Dresden is a city with a rich culinary tradition and diversity. Whether you are looking for regional specialties, international cuisine or vegetarian options, you will find something to suit every taste here. In this blog post we introduce you to the top 10 best restaurants in Dresden that you should definitely visit.


1. Alte Meister
The Alte Meister is an elegant restaurant in the heart of the old town, housed in a historic building. Here you can enjoy classic German dishes with a modern twist, such as beef roulades with red cabbage and potato dumplings or pike-perch fillet with asparagus and hollandaise sauce. The wine list offers a selection of regional and international wines that go perfectly with the food.

2. Villandry
Villandry is a cozy bistro in the Baroque Quarter that serves French cuisine with Mediterranean influences. The menu changes depending on the season and features fresh, high-quality local ingredients. Try, for example, the duck breast with orange sauce and potato gratin or the ratatouille tart with goat cheese and salad. For dessert, you can look forward to homemade cakes and crepes.

3. Caroussel
The Caroussel is one of the most renowned restaurants in Dresden and has been awarded a Michelin star. The restaurant is located in the Hotel Bülow Palais and offers exquisite French cuisine with Asian accents. Chef Benjamin Biedlingmaier creates innovative and sophisticated dishes that appeal to all the senses. For example, let yourself be tempted by the scallop with carrot, ginger and coriander or the saddle of veal with pointed cabbage, morels and potato mousseline.

4. Genuss-Atelier
Genuss-Atelier is a modern restaurant in the Striesen district that offers creative fusion cuisine. The concept is based on the principle of sharing plates, where you can order different dishes and enjoy them together. The menu is varied and offers meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. For example, try the lamb shank with couscous, yoghurt and mint or the aubergine with pomegranate, tahini and pine nuts.

5. Kastenmeiers
The Kastenmeiers is a fish restaurant in the Kurländer Palais that is known for its fresh and high-quality seafood. The restaurant has an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs prepare the dishes. The menu offers a wide selection of fish and shellfish, which you can order either raw, fried, steamed or grilled. Among the highlights are the lobster Thermidor, the sole Müllerin style or the oyster platter.

6. Sophienkeller
The Sophienkeller is a rustic restaurant in the vault of the Taschenbergpalais that offers you an authentic Saxon atmosphere. Here you can try typical dishes from the region, such as sauerbraten with gingerbread sauce and dumplings or quark legs with apple sauce. The restaurant also has its own brewery where you can taste different types of beer.

7. Elements
Elements is a stylish restaurant in the Hotel Innside by Meliá that combines international cuisine with local products. The restaurant has an open show kitchen where you can watch the chefs prepare the dishes. The menu offers a selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, all freshly and seasonally prepared. For example, try the beef fillet with mashed potatoes, green asparagus and red wine sauce or the risotto with mushrooms, parmesan and rocket.

8. PulverTurm
The PulverTurm is a historic restaurant in the Zwinger, which offers you medieval themed gastronomy. Here you can feel like you are in an old fortress and enjoy rustic dishes prepared according to old recipes. The menu offers, among other things, roast pork with sauerkraut and dumplings, chicken legs with potato salad or tarte flambée with various toppings. The restaurant also has its own knights' chapel, where you can experience medieval music and drama.

9. Acheron
The Acheron is a Greek restaurant in the cityeil Neustadt, which offers you authentic Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant has a cozy and familiar atmosphere and offers both traditional and modern dishes. The menu offers a variety of starters, salads, meat, fish and vegetarian dishes, all fresh and homemade. For example, try the dolmades with rice and minced meat, the moussaka with aubergines, potatoes and béchamel sauce or the salmon fillets with lemon sauce and rice.

10. Schwerdtner
The Schwerdtner is a cozy café; and restaurant in the Blasewitz district, which offers home-made German cuisine. The restaurant has a family atmosphere and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu offers a selection of soups, salads, schnitzels, roasts and vegetarian dishes, all of which are fresh and delicious. For example, try the goulash soup with bread, the Wiener schnitzel with French fries or the vegetable casserole with cheese.

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