GA short list: Ten restaurants for meat lovers in Bonn and the region

GA short list : Ten restaurants for meat lovers in Bonn and the region

Whether sirloin or filet, medium or well-done: Bonn and the Rhine-Sieg region both have lots to offer when it comes to steak houses. Here are some places where you can go for a good steak.

Abacco's Steakhouse

In June, Abacco’s opened a third location - in Bonn-Beuel not too far from the Kameha Hotel. The prime beef comes from the Morgan Ranch in Omaha, Nebraska. It is served on a hot stone: The guest can determine how long the meat gets cooked on a 300 - 400 degree hot stone plate.

Also on the menu is an American beef tenderloin and rib eye steak, Spanish Iberico steak and corn-fed chicken breast filet. Served on the side are “Chop’t Salads” where all the ingredients are diced to the same size. Extra wide “House Fries” are included in the price. The sides are charged for only once even if you ask for seconds.

Adress: Konrad Zuse Platz 5, 53227 Bonn

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 11:30 pm; Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to12:30 am

Contact: 0228/608-77-088, www.abaccos-steakhouse.de

The ASH

This Troisdorf restaurant was inspired by the U.S. of the 1920’s. As a reaction to the stock market crash and prohibition, so-called supper clubs were established, in which food and entertainment was offered, and of course the prohibited alcohol.

ASH, promises American classics with a flair from days gone by. The menu includes sirloin steaks, rump steaks, rib eyes or beef tenderloin from the grill, oven-baked potatoes, fries and sweet potato fries, as well as specials such as burgers, spare-ribs or dry aged cuts.

Adress: Luxemburger Straße 1, 53842 Troisdorf-Spich

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 11:30 am to midnight; Sundays and holidays from 10:30 am to midnight

Contact: 02241/87-82-544, www.ash-steakhouse.de

Maredo

One of a total of 46 Maredo restaurants is located in the heart of Bonn city center. Black Angus and Hereford cattle from Argentina and Uruguay are the meats of choice. T-Bone, rib eye, filet, rump and sirloin are prepared in the traditional way: with a little salt and oil.

Here you have the passion of South America and the claim to a top steak house. A wide selection of side dishes such as corn on the cob or vegetable skewers from the grill complement the meats.

Adress: Wesselstraße 5, 53113 Bonn-Zentrum

Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 11 pm; Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 11:30 pm

Contact: 0228/636-512, www.maredo.de

El Tarascon, Elements of taste, Chaka's und Braddy's Laredo's

El Tarascon

The Argentinian steakhouse in Poppelsdorf has been run as a family business for nearly 30 years. The meat is served directly from a charcoal grill. Classics such as filet and rump steak are complemented by specialties such as "Asado de Tira" (oxen rib) and "Mar y Tierra" (king prawns combined with beef filet).

Appetizers include escargot in garlic and hearts of palm in cocktail sauce. Based on user reviews in Trip Advisor, El Tarascon takes first place in the restaurant category in Bonn.

Adress: Clemens-August-Straße 2-4, 53115 Bonn-Poppelsdorf

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 12 to 2:30 pm as well as from 6 pm to 11 pm; Saturday from 6 pm to 11 pm; Sunday from 12 to 2:30 pm as well as from 6 pm to 10 pm

Contact: 0228/658-727, www.eltarascon.de

Elements of taste

Live-cooking is part of the concept here with an open barbecue grill, a separate event-cooking area and a cafe called “Kaffee-Kultur.” The menu boasts Argentinian Black Angus beef, Irish Hereford rib eye and burgers - the kind that “separates the men from the boys.”

Fish lovers can also get their money’s worth thanks to the salmon and swordfish. If one places an order in advance, Wagyu or Kobe beef is also available.

Adress: Kölner Straße 161, 53840 Troisdorf

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 2 pm and from 5:30 pm to 11 pm; Friday from 11:30 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 1 pm; Saturday from 5 pm to 1 am; Sunday from 9:30am to 11pm

Contact: 02241/89957-20 oder -21 (reservation), www.elements-of-taste.de

Chaka's

Here you will find seasonal dishes as well as classics which are permanently on the menu. The steaks are cooked on a lava stone grill.

Adress: Beethovenstraße 26, 53332 Bornheim-Merten

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 5:30 pm to midnight; Sunday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm as well as from 5 pm to 10 pm

Contact: 02227/82707, chakas-restaurant.jimdo.com

Braddy's Laredo's

Roast beef from the U.S. or rump steak from Argentinian Black Angus are grilled here on a lava stone. The restaurant is named after the Texas city of Laredo on the Rio Grande and it brings a little southern flair to the region. Rib fans can look forward to 400 grams of Texas-style ribs.

Not everyone has this: "Lomo de Res", beef filet sautéed in coffee-rum sauce and "o'Brady's Platter", suckling pork with chili-coriander sauce. And American-style ice tea and lemonade are made here daily.

Adress: Wahnbachtalstraße 23, 53721 Siegburg

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 4 pm - midnight; Friday and Saturday from 3 pm - to 1 am; Sunday and holidays from 11 am - midnight

Contact: 02241/62590, www.braddys-laredos.de

Alte Schmiede, El Loco, El Posado und Leser-Empfehlungen

Alte Schmiede

The "Alte Schmiede" is located in one of the oldest half-timbered houses in Mehlem. It advertises beef from cattle of the Argentine Pampa: 20,000 square meters of grassland full of fresh grass providing natural feed, which should result in particularly lean and delicate meat. The restaurant is open for lunch with meat from "La Morocha", the best-known Argentine slaughtering and processing company.

Adress: Mainzer Straße 173, 53179 Bonn-Mehlem

Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday from 6 pm to 11 pm

Contact: 0228/5388-1733, www.alteschmiedebonn.de

El Loco

In the middle of the Bornheim tennis and squash park is the Argentinean steakhouse El Loco. Argentine steaks and lamb are on the menu, but also Spanish cuisine, tapas, fish specialties, and Spanish and Argentinian wines.

For guests who smoke, an extra area is set up. All meals can also be ordered to take away.

Adress: Wallrafstraße 10, 53332 Bornheim

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday and on holidays from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and from 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Contact: 02222/97-74-17, www.restaurant-el-loco.de

El Posado

All the grilled dishes here come from a hot lava stone. The beef is from Angus beef, whether sirloin, rump, rib eye or tenderloin. Pork, chicken and lamb are also on the menu.

Adress: Kamillenweg 22, 53757 Sankt Augustin-Niederpleis

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 5 - 11 pm; Friday and Saturday from 5 pm - 1 am; Sunday from 5 - 11 pm

Contact: 02241 2018045, www.el-posado.de

GA reader recommendations

Die Leser und User des General-Anzeigers empfehlen außerdem folgende Restaurants:

- Heisser Stein in Siegburg, Holzgasse 51.

- Zur Grünen Gans in Wachtberg-Niederbachem, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 71.

- Blumenhof in Sankt Augustin, Mendener Straße 48.

This is an arbitrary listing from Bonn and the surrounding area, which is not intended to be complete and has not followed any objective criteria. It is also not a ranking. The order is arbitrary and the establishments are subjectively selected. Is there anything missing on the list? Please send us an e-mail toonline@ga-bonn.de.

Orig. text: Katharina Weber

Translation: ckloep

Fotos: Expensive premium meats are finding increasing popularity in Germany.

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