Gourmet Restaurant 1* in Strasbourg
A renowned gourmet restaurant
In a building dating back to 1659, the restaurant Au Crocodile testifies to more than 200 years of history. It all started at the beginning of the 19th century, when Captain Ackermann, an aide de camp of General Kléber, brought back from Napoleon’s Egypt campaign a crocodile that he had hunted on the banks of the River Nile and had stuffed.
Upon his return in 1801 he opened a little inn in which he exhibited his trophy. News got around the town and everybody was keen to discover this exotic and intriguing animal. The success was such that the inn naturally took over the name of Crocodile. With a length of more than three metres, the historical saurian is still dominating the main dining room of the restaurant.
From a simple inn, Le Crocodile gradually turned into a renowned gourmet place. Members of parliament, heads of state and other influential people have negotiated and decided about the fate of Europe and the world at the tables of the restaurant. Artists, writers and stars from all over the world came to taste the cuisine of the restaurant.
Dozens of chefs worked successively in the kitchen, reaching for the Guide Michelin® stars, with 3 precious ones being awarded to Chef Émile Jung in 1989. Today, Ludovic Kientz runs the kitchen. He has a perfect knowledge of the restaurant because he honed his skills under Chef Émile Jung.
In April 2015, a page was turned and Le Crocodile has discovered new embankments. Maître-Restaurateur and already owner of the 1741, a starred restaurant in Strasbourg, Cédric Moulot took over the Crocodile and gave its former prestige back to this not-to-be-missed French restaurant.
At a glance
Au Crocodile :
- gourmet restaurant 1* Michelin at the centre of Strasbourg
- 2 dining rooms on the ground floor: Salon Ackermann (30 seats) and Salon Grison (70 seats)
- 1 dining room on the first floor: Salon Rohan (40 persons)
- An exceptional wine cellar with around 65,000 bottles.
- Languages spoken: French, English, German
- Carparks nearby: Broglie-Opéra and Kléber-Homme de Fer at 5 minutes on foot
The restaurant opens its doors from Tuesday to Saturday:
- Lunch from 12 noon to 2.00pm
- Dinner from 7pm to 10pm
The restaurant is exceptionally open on the following public holidays: Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Advent and Christmas market Sundays.Reserve
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