Explore the Best Women-Led Restaurants in Germany for 2019

The OpenTable Team

In honor of International Women’s Day, OpenTable is celebrating the talented women on the front lines of the food scene in Germany. German cuisine has experienced a rebirth in recent years, which means it's time to dispel the myth that all Germany has to offer is wurst, turnips, and beer. Restaurants now offer a mix of traditional flavors in new and exciting ways. Cities like Frankfurt are enjoying a female revolution, with numerous top eateries now in the capable hands of experienced women. From Berlin to Hamburg, our list highlights the absolute best tables to book in German women-run restaurants!

Restaurants:Alpenstueck, Meatcut, Gasthaus zum Bären
Price Range:€€ - €€€
Cuisines:German, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Central Berlin, Offenbach, Frankfurt Messe and West

Alpenstueck

€€€€·German·
Central Berlin
117 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
  • Good for Groups
Frau Iris Schmied is the successful owner of the Mitte, Berlin Alpenstueck group: a restaurant, a bakery that serves daily lunch specials, and a tiny shop selling local produce. FrRead more
90% recommended
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Meatcut

€€€·Steakhouse·
Offenbach
213 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Anniversaries
As the name not so subtly suggests, this Offenbach restaurant is all about the meat. Boasting the best cuts from the best cattle, diners can expect beef grilled with coarse salt anRead more
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Frankfurt / Taunus
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Gasthaus zum Bären

€€€€·German·
Frankfurt Messe and West
415 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
Billed as traditional Hessian home cooking, this 18th-century inn and restaurant is a historic piece of Frankfurt’s Old Town. Lizza Wellert, who co-owns the guesthouse along with hRead more
100% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Frankfurt / Taunus
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Restaurant Opera

€€€·Modern European·
Downtown
207 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
One of Frankfurt’s most beautiful buildings, the old opera house, is home to a restaurant serving international classics, overseen by the Kuffler corporation. Kuffler owns over 40 Read more
96% recommended
Best Food in Frankfurt / Taunus
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Cron am Hafen

€€€·Mediterranean·
Gutleutviertel and Westhafen
293 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
  • Waterfront
Cron am Hafen, or Cron at the Harbor, is a delightful waterside restaurant and venue. A popular location for events from birthday parties to weddings, the menu is an ode to the MedRead more
88% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Frankfurt / Hessen
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Le Stollberg

€€€€·French·
Altstadt-Lehel
302 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Anette Huber has strong Bavarian roots and fond memories of ingredients fresh from the garden, which awoke in her a passion for food and cooking. She trained at Käfer then went on Read more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Munich / Lower Bavaria / Bavarian Swabia

Tschebull - Restaurant, Beisl, Bar

€€€·Austrian·
Old Town
1,347 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Great for Lunch
  • Creative Cuisine
Yvonne Tschebull is one half of the creative team behind Hamburg’s Restaurant Tschebull, a celebration of Austrian cuisine. Austrian food isn’t just about schnitzels and VeltlinerRead more
94% recommended
Most Booked in Hamburg / Hamburg Area
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Margarete

€€€·Contemporary German·
Downtown
858 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
  • Authentic
Urban, modern, and down to earth: that’s the motto of Downtown Frankfurt restaurant Margarete. Co-owner Rafaela Schobel helped create an ethos of openness and honesty, shown in theRead more
87% recommended
Healthy in Frankfurt / Taunus

Laube Liebe Hoffnung

€€€€·Regional German·
Bockenheim
415 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Dramatic flaming torches and the occasional spot of live music await diners at this charmingly named restaurant in Frankfurt. Part of the Frankfurt Europaviertel, the unusual woodeRead more
94% recommended
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