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Asking for a little help on Cologne, Bonn, Frankfurt and Mainz

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Asking for a little help on Cologne, Bonn, Frankfurt and Mainz

barberinibee | Sep 3, 2013 03:06 AM

I have found reading past threads extremely useful. I am looking here for any updates, and any and all tips for enjoyable eating in these cities, and opinions on the following places specifally:

In Cologne

Wein am Rhein
Haxenhaus
Herings
Bosporus

In Frankfurt

Heimat
Salzkammer
Parthenon
Holbein
African House

(I am particularly interested in interesting places to eat in Frankfurt within a 20 minute walk of the Rossmarkt, the central train station, and Hamburger Allee)

Mainz

Bootshaus
FIsch Jackob
Weinhaus zum Beichtstuhl
(or anyplace in central Mainz, really could use some guidance about local cuisine)

Bonn

A good place for lunch near the train station or the Kunstmuseum (other than the museum cafe)?

I speak less than 20 words of conversational German and will be armed with a menu translator, but patient, kindly service will be a big plus, so please help steer me away from anyplace that can't accommodate me.

In Frankfurt and Cologne I will have time for at least one leisurely, upscale dinner, but otherwise, I will want simpler meals and informal settings that fit into a busy day. I'd like to mix in some salad meals and seafood meals. I really don't care for contemporary international restaurant cooking. Would rather eat well with traditional German or immigrant cooking.

Also, if any place you recommend needs a reservation, please let me know.

Thanks so much for any thoughts or tips you can share.

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