Where to Eat in Dresden: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 26, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

On the banks of the lovely Elbe River, the German city of Dresden is lush and green, filled with forests and gardens and parks. The city is rich with cultural and artistic history; the great operatic composer Wilhelm Wagner debuted a number of works here in the 1800s and, today, an independent light opera company keeps the classical art form modern and fresh. Culture vultures will love the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister and Grünes Gewölbe museums, and architecture buffs will salivate over the mélange of styles reflected in the cityscape.
Things to do in Dresden

1. Oma & Opa

Cossebauder Str. 15, 01157 Dresden, Saxony, Germany Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$110 +49 351 4222066
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

Oma & Opa

Reviewed By OldmanPaul - Great Dunmow, United Kingdom

Perhaps not surprisingly bearing in mind the name, the decor and setting reflected the early 20th century. However I would have expected that the food would be a little more inventive. The four of us had a selection of the specials, The meat ball in particular was pretty tasteless and the dumplings stodgy. Whilst this is meant to represent the cooking of a grandmother, not all grandmothers are good enough cooks to run a restaurant. Filling and adequate, not a great eating experience, but a great venue and friendly staff

2. Zum Schiesshaus

Am Schiesshaus 19, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol German, European, Central European, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +49 351 4845990
Excellent
48%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 228 reviews

Zum Schiesshaus

Reviewed By Katrin P - Cologne, Germany

The atmosphere on the first floor was a bit like a canteen, not very cosy. The brewpub on the ground floor looked very nice, though. We had to take the table upstairs because we did not have a reservation...
The food and beers we had were fine, nothing out of the ordinary, but that's what we expected.

3. Estancia Steakhouse Striesn

Fetscherstr. 30 | 01309 Dresden, 01307 Dresden, Saxony, Germany Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean, Grill Lunch, Dinner HK$126 - HK$628 +49 351 4416392
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 246 reviews

Estancia Steakhouse Striesn

Im "Estancia Steakhouse Striesen“ verarbeiten wir ausschließlich hochwertige und frische Produkte. Das Rindfleisch beziehen wir als Frischfleisch ausschließlich aus Argentinien oder Irland. Wir grillen die Steaks auf einem echten Holzkohlengrill, was den Geschmack unverwechselbar macht. Mittags bieten wir Ihnen ein monatlich wechselndes Mittagsmenü. Seit mehr als 10 Jahren erleben Sie in gemütlicher, rustikaler Steakhouse-Atmosphäre Speisen höchster Qualität. Ob nun Fleisch, Fisch oder pikant gewürztes Gemüse - unser geschultes Personal berät und bedient Sie gern. Wenn Sie möchten, können Sie unsere Griller durch ein großes Fenster beim Zubereiten Ihrer Speisen beobachten. Unser Steakhouse in Striesen verfügt zudem über einen großen Biergarten, umliegende Parkplätze und ist bequem mit den öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln zu erreichen

Reviewed By Mike M - Southampton, United Kingdom

Although we made no reservation for this restaurant we were accommodated immediately, luckily for us they spoke very good English because we spoke no German, we both ordered Tenderloin Steak, it was absolutely to die for, the food and service were so good that we returned to this restaurant the following night, the owner even took the time to come out and introduce himself to us and welcome us to the town.

4. Schmidt's Restaurant & Gourmetcatering

Moritzburger Weg 67, 01109 Dresden, Saxony, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol European, Central European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$141 - HK$283 +49 351 8044883
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

Schmidt's Restaurant & Gourmetcatering

Reviewed By gitiRoma - Roma

We came here because of the many positive comments about this place - and they were right! Very professional, very nice location, very good food and vine. We choose the 5-course set surprise meal - they won't tell you what they will bring, but trust me it as all delicious! And all this for € 35 (8-course-menu 45 €!) Come here as a couple or with friends: you will always like it.

5. Carolaschloesschen

Querallee 7 | Großer Garten, 01219 Dresden, Saxony, Germany Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol German, European, Central European, International, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$118 - HK$487 +49 351 2506000
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 802 reviews

Carolaschloesschen

The restaurant Carolaschlosschen in Dresden - an oasis of peace! The dreamlike Carolaschlosschen is located in one of the most beautiful parks in Dresden, the Great Garden. A real film set opens up to the viewer when he coming just a couple of steps from the Tiergartenstrasse over the old, arched wooden bridge and lets his gaze wander over the picturesque Carolasee. A taste of life!

Reviewed By Nadya T - Jerusalem, Israel

In case you are looking for something different, or maybe you have a special occasion - Carola restaurant will provide you this very unique experience. Situated in a very beautiful place, this romantic restaurant offers great meals and good wine. Bon Appetit!

6. Lila Sosse

Alaunstr. 70 | Im Hof der Fabelwesen, 01099 Dresden, Saxony, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$212 +49 351 8036723
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 440 reviews

Lila Sosse

Reviewed By Ernst K - Zurich, Switzerland

What a pretty place, friendly staff and excellent food. Highly creative menus card, nice wine selection and awesome scenery. Can highly recommend to spend a nice summer evening!!

7. Lloyd's Cafe & Bar

Martin-Luther-Str. 17, 01099 Dresden, Saxony, Germany Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol German, Cafe, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +49 351 5018774
Excellent
75%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Lloyd's Cafe & Bar

Reviewed By Julian S

Really nice place to get breakfast. The food is cheap (4.5 euros for scrambled eggs, bacon and toast), and excellent. Especially good coffee and milkshakes as well. Atmosphere is friendly, making it an excellent place to meet a friend or publicly break up with a crazy girlfriend.

8. Altes Wettbuero

Antonstr. 8, 01097 Dresden, Saxony, Germany Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
85%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 100 reviews

Altes Wettbuero

Reviewed By Andreas S

The location used to be one of Dresdens best spots for independent Hip Hop and Elctronic Music. It turned slowly into a healthy and yummy safe bid for local sustainable and ecological lunch and dinner. You can come here with your friends, family and casual business meetings. You will love the place with Dresdens best selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks which is unfortunate still rare in Dresden.

9. Restaurant Daniel

Gluckstrasse 3, 01309 Dresden, Saxony, Germany Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Diner, Healthy, Contemporary, German, Vegan Options Dinner HK$55 - HK$243 +49 351 81197575
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 255 reviews

Restaurant Daniel

A good meal creates more quality of life! For Daniel and his team, always the respectful and conscious handling of raw materials is the most important thing! The food for the kitchen in the Daniel restaurant is Daniel Fischer mainly from the region. He knows his producers and offers to his guests an important transparency in the cultivation and origin of the food. Daniel Fischer always serves the seasons adapted dishes, for which every product tastes for itself and does not require any flavor supporter. Because at a time when we are more and more saturated with all sorts of flavors, spices and glutamates, the restaurant Daniel offers you selected dishes and drinks and thus the way back to the original kitchen. The best basis for a good meal is the PURE own taste of the product! Restaurant Daniel is personality and honesty. A concept without schnick and schnack expands with offers from beers, wines and spirits from the region. The close co-operation with the producers from the region is made "experienceable" for the guest.

Reviewed By TomLizTravels - Melbourne, Australia

Having been to FACIL in Berlin two days ago this was an interesting comparison.
Daniel's is more straightforward, here the ingredients are the key, there is less theatre and more focus on the food.
It reminds me of Attica in Melbourne Australia before it became a "starred" restaurant. There is the same integrity, the same passion.
You MUST visit this restaurant before it becomes too popular to get in.
Bloom in the Park in Malmö is real theatre.
Daniel's is real food.

10. Restaurant Stresa

Augsburger Str. 85 | 01277 Dresden, 01277 Dresden, Saxony, Germany Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards German, European, Central European, International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$71 - HK$251 +49 351 65615730
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 391 reviews

Restaurant Stresa

In our special feel-good atmosphere of our restaurant Stresa we serveYou regularly changing dishes which will make you friends of our exceptional cuisine.We are glad to convince you of the quality of our house in Dresden and invite you to taste as a regualar guest the various creations. All meals at the restaurant combine the character of a modern regional cuisine with something special. The basis form fine ingredients from selected providers.Style and Perfection are the standards of the kitchen and the entire Restaurant team.

Reviewed By Matthew F

This place was such a great find!!!! Tripadvsor, thanks for the reviews. The food was simply exceptional. We both offered the tasting menu, one regular and one vegetarian. Every course was interesting and exciting. I hope they are after a Michelin star, pretty sure it's on its way. Priced very reasonably. Love it, love it!!!

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