Looking for the best restaurants in Grenoble? This lively French city sure packs a gastronomic punch.
Like many French cities, Grenoble has a wide selection of fabulous restaurants serving up everything from snails to soufflés. France’s carb-laden cuisine is one of my favourites – and let’s be real, the addition of red wine at every meal certainly helps to sweeten the deal.
During my last couple of visits to Grenoble, I just so happened to make it a personal mission to eat at the city’s best spots. Delicious and affordable, the city is a seriously underrated French foodie haven.
Hungry? These are the best restaurants in Grenoble.
Brilliant Grenoble Restaurants
Restaurant L’Ardoise is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Grenoble. With a vast menu offering a selection of traditional French food, European nibbles, and a range of vegetarian options, L’Ardoise is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat after a day exploring the city.
The prices are affordable despite the restaurant’s ongoing popularity – so there’s no need to think twice before ordering that crème brûlée. Although L’Ardoise has both indoor and outdoor seating, it’s usually worth booking in advance to assure you get a seat in this popular spot.
Top recommendations include the classic dolphin burger, served with fries and a rather ominous-looking steak knife, as well as the ravioli and dauphinoise gratin. Oh French carbs, how I love you so.
With a bold, modern interior and dishes blending French with Asian cuisine, Zakhang is another restaurant in Grenoble well-worth making a detour to visit.
While the menu is on the smaller side, the food at Restaurant Zakhang is almost too pretty to eat (but definitely pretty enough to instagram!). Try the vegetable onigiri to start and the Japanese beef main course and you will not be disappointed.
While the prices at Restaurant Zakhang are slightly higher than some other places, the relaxed, quiet atmosphere and tasty mains are worth the extra spend.
Perfect for date night or a special occasion, Restaurant L’Amélyss is one of the top restaurants in Grenoble – partly because of the stellar selection of French wines available to accompany the meals. Though the menu itself is brimming with delicious and traditional French dishes.
The Restaurant L’Amélyss has earned its five star rating for its elegant presentation of the appetisers, mains, and desserts. The restaurant is decorated with black and white tables and chairs that can seat from one person up to a large party of six or eight.
The Restaurant L’Amélyss offers a taste of French haute cuisine paired with red, white, or rosé wine guaranteed to hit the spot after a day wandering the cobbled, crumbling city of Grenoble.
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Le Tire Bouchon
If you’re after high quality food, affordable prices, and great service, Le Tire Bouchon is one of the best restaurants in Grenoble offering you just that. Le Tire Bouchon keeps things traditional yet homely with all French dishes, French decor, and French music playing in the background while you enjoy your meal.
Alongside the usual menu, Le Tire Bouchon also offers a range of specials that change daily. Nestled amongst bistros and cafes along the Rue de Turenne, Le Tire Bouchon is one of the smallest restaurants in this guide.
I highly recommend this cosy, quaint restaurant for its bustling and authentic atmosphere, hearty portions, and fairy light-lit interior.
Le Fantin Latour
Set in a nineteenth century townhouse, this restaurant boasts a menu offering many fine dining options with the choice of sitting inside or around one of the candle lit tables positioned in Le Fantin Latour’s well groomed, tree-shaded gardens.
Depending on how much you’re prepared to fork out, Le Fantin Latour has a selection of menus ranging from twenty euros up to around eighty five euros. Dishes include fried duck foie gras, slow-steamed cod, and Hokkaido squash soup.
Le Fantin Latour is also popular for its refreshing cocktails and calorific desserts such as the caramel and whisky soufflé, dark chocolate sabayon, and caramel poached pears.
La Petite Idee
La Petite Idee is a quintessentially French bistro serving up non-fussy dishes that really hit the mark.
The regional menu is particularly great value for money, costing just €20 for two plates or €25 for three. Dishes range from French onion soup (my favourite, FYI) to lamb shank with dauphinoise potatoes and fish of the day with seasonal veggies. All washed down with a classic glass of French red, of course.
Au Clair de Lune
Vegetarian food can be fairly hard to come by in France, but this little gem in Grenoble has got you more than covered. The adorable Au Clair de Lune boasts a seasonal veggie-friendly menu, using locally sourced ingredients.
The desserts on offer are fan favourites – try the rhubarb crumble and you will not be disappointed. If you’re after something a little bit heartier, the smoked tofu stew with zucchini fritters and Thai Jasmine rice goes down a treat.
Whilst strictly not a restaurant, this covered market is the best place to grab some tasty snacks throughout the day in Grenoble, so I think you’ll forgive me for including it in this guide.
Primarily a traditional fruit and veg market, plenty of traders selling pastries, cheeses, and hot dishes have popped up in recent years. I recommend arriving with an empty stomach and plenty of cash.
The quenelles – breadcrumbed fish – are particularly moreish. Though, spend an hour wandering through this market and you’re sure to discover some toothsome gems.