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Having read some great things about Vince’Stub on TripAdvisor, we decided to drop by for dinner during our stay in Strasbourg.

The restaurant is tiny – seating maybe 20 people max. Needless to say, reservations are a must at this popular restaurant. It’s located on a quiet nondescript street near the touristy Petite France. The restaurant has a cozy feel to it and is run by a husband/wife team.

Complimentary Pretzels

Homey Alsatian fare is offered at reasonable prices and the menu changes daily. The menu is written on little chalkboards which they bring to your table. The menu is only available in French so the hostess did her best to answer our questions.

We started off with the Foie Gras de Canard (8). It was a very generous serving so I’m glad we only ordered one appetizer. It came with some salt, sliced strawberries, apple slices and what tasted like a sweet chutney. Delicious!

Foie Gras de Canard

Earlier in the day, we went to the farmers market and noticed that almost every stall was selling these enormous white asparagus (aka asparagus on steroids). Many restaurants in the city seemed to be serving them too. Since it was our last meal in Strasbourg, we decided to give them a try… Les Asperges d’Alsace – with cured meat (14€).

Les Asperges d’Alsace

What a mistake. I’m not sure if this is how they’re traditionally served but they appeared to be simply boiled and the asparagus just had a soft and unpleasant stringy texture to them. Perhaps they were a little overcooked? But I don’t really have a frame of reference…

Les Asperges d’Alsace

The other dish we ordered was the L’entrecôte de Veau (16€). To say this dish fared a lot better is an understatement. A large piece of tender veal was topped with a hearty portion of fried potatoes, mushrooms and a sauce that was packed full of flavour. We loved everything about this dish. If you see it on the menu, I highly recommend ordering it.

L’entrecôte de Veau

Since I didn’t make much of a dent in my asparagus dish, I had room for dessert. We decided to go with the Meringue – served with ice cream (5€). Other options included a homemade lemon meringue pie and chocolate cake.

I’ve only had small bite-sized meringues before so I was surprised to see the dessert comprised of one large meringue. I later realized that they’re very popular in France – they sell these large meringues everywhere!


The large meringue sat on top of a scoop of vanilla ice cream, sliced strawberries and whipped cream. It was a simple dessert but it definitely hit the spot!

Despite the big miss with the asparagus dish, I still enjoyed my experience at Vince’Stub and would still recommend it to those visiting Strasbourg. Just make sure to steer clear of the asparagus.

At a glance:
• Quaint and cozy little restaurant located near Petite France
• Serving up hearty, homey Alsatian fare; menu changes daily
• Enjoyed the food except for the Alsatian asparagus dish
• Tiny restaurant which seats approximately 20 people – reservations recommended

Ratings (out of 5):
• Food: 3.5 stars
• Service: 4 stars
• Atmosphere: 3 stars

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