The Cube Restaurant is located on the top floor of the Stuttgart Art Museum, guaranteeing a unique perspective: Wherever you turn your head, you are sure to have a fantastic view of the city centre, since the Cube is not only high but also entirely glassed-in. The architecture of the façade is so impressive that designer Heinz Witthöft concentrated on the essential in the interior. Noble restraint, a lot of style but little colour. The motto? An unforgettable dining experience in a spacious and unique urban setting. The cuisine is upscale and so are the prices. On the other hand, the grilled shrimp with avocado cream, colourful summer salads with strawberry-pepper vinaigrette and turkey breast, the potato gnocchi in cream cheese sauce and braised rabbit legs in white wine sauce are just unbeatable. Tip: If you want to enjoy the great view for cheaper, you can come in the afternoon for coffee and cake.
The Bohnenviertel (beans district) is the oldest and perhaps most charming neighbourhood of Stuttgart. Although some things have changed here, you'll still find three very original wine taverns - in the rustic restaurant "Zur Kiste" (At the box). Whence the name? We don't know. Maybe because almost everything here is made of wood, because the three little taverns are stacked like boxes onto one another, or because there is so little space that you almost feel like you are stuck in a box. Never mind, it only makes it more cosy. As a base for the wine you get Maultaschen (Swabian ravioli), meat fritters or briskets of beef. The wine is slightly overpriced, in order to sell more of the beer from the in-house brewery. However, if you come for the traditional Viertelesschlotzen (Swabian vernacular for drinking quarters of wine), you might have to bite the bullet. In any event, you are not alone: There are artisans, politicians, professors, directors, artists, the talkative and the quiet.
In the Middle Ages, the Wilhelmplatz was a stage for executions. Today not much worse could happen than that you walk past and don't enter the Cibo Mato with a hungry stomach. The Lounge Bar is one of the most urbane restaurants in Stuttgart - it might as well be sitting in New York or Paris. Purists will just settle down in the summer lounge, on one of the white sofas. And if you prefer it a bit more playful, you can look for a space in the orient lounge and enjoy the smoke of the shishas under a violet velvet sky. The food in the restaurant, tapas and finger food from all over the world but with a primarily Asian touch, is very tasty. We recommend, above all, breakfast and steak. The former can be had until 11 p.m. (on weekends only until 2.30 p.m., then as a buffet). The latter is available as Rib Eye, bison, Frisian or dry-matured beef.