Immerse yourself in a place of exceptional charm…
A magnificent half-timbered building dating from 1676, Lohkäs takes its name from the activity of tanners particularly developed in this district of Strasbourg.
In fact, the craftsmen used vegetable tanning composed of oak and chestnut bark. When the residue used to tan the leather no longer contained enough tannin, it was dried in cheese molds and sold as fuel in many households in Strasbourg. This product was called ‘lohkäs‘ and was sold by the ‘Lohkästreppler‘. The floor of the restaurant is lower than the street as it was once used as a storage place.
The restaurant sign represents the brewers’ emblem, the star around the mold.
As soon as you walk through the door, you are in a cozy Alsatian room with an old tiled stove that still heats the place today.
Let yourself go and taste our delicious typical dishes prepared in a Henri Loux service on a “kelsch” tablecloth.
In the rooms on the first floor, you will find all the elements of the “Stube“, the main room of the Alsatian house with its corner piece of furniture, in which the richest objects of the household were placed.
Welcome to the Lohkäs, and as they say in Alsace “A’Gueter! »