Oben Restaurant and Skybar gives you a perfect view of Frankfurt’s unique and beautiful skyline as it sits perfectly nestled high up amongst the soaring rooftops.  With undeniably breathtaking views over the city and the vibrant Mediterranean colours and flavour, it makes for a visual feast both on and off the plate.

The Story behind Oben Restaurant and Skybar

So, whilst Oben may not feature the famous Urrechu calling card, Iñigo Urrechu’s philosophy and style are unmistakably stamped all over Oben Restaurant and Skybar!  Drawn to the German culture and cuisine, this marks Urrechu’s first venture outside of Spain!

The Vibe

Iñigo Urrechu is famously quoted as saying, ‘I don’t have restaurants, I have houses where I welcome friends’.  And having met Urrechu, his right-hand man Javier Barros, and the staff, this very much rings true!  As they all not only seem to embrace this philosophy but embody it.  So, forget pretentious posturing and overpriced food; instead, find food that’s designed to be shared and created to connect!

Equally important as the staff are the ambience and setting!  As mentioned above, the view is absolutely phenomenal!  And with the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, you can truly immerse yourself in it!  Now, steal yourself away from the skyline and drink in the pop art that drips from the walls!  Without a doubt, Nathali von Kretschtmann’s artworks make for a worthy opponent battling for your attention.

The Menu

Of course, as you would expect, the menu features Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. But let’s not forget we are in Frankfurt; the chefs have added definite German ‘touches’ to many of the dishes to remind us! For instance, they add a dash of Grüne Soße here and a splash of Reisling there; however, this never comes at the expense of balance!

Some dishes exhibit a wonderful playfulness, while others possess a depth that one expects from a restaurant of this calibre. Some of our favourite dishes were the Beetroot tartare as an appetiser. Oh my goodness, this elevated beetroot to a level I never thought possible, balancing the bitterness perfectly with the richness of the avocado! For the main course, the chefs top the beef fillet with grilled avo and vine tomatoes! Admittedly, I hold my hands up here because if beef fillet is on the menu, I rarely choose anything else! Having said that, the chefs cooked it to perfection, with the vine cherry tomatoes serving as the perfect pop of deliciousness to cut through the richness of the avocado!

Finally, for dessert, the Mango Cake! Now, I am not a dessert person! But this was quite literally a mouthful of sunshine with a twist of sour that left me considering another!

The Bar and Mixology

With Eddy O’Brien at the helm, the bar and restaurant are in very safe hands.  And the wine list and cocktail menu was developed as rigorously as the food menu!  So whether you are after a perfectly paired 3-course meal or cocktails overlooking the beautiful skyline, Oben definitely delivers!

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Located in Meliá Frankfurt City
Senckenberganlage 13,
60325 Frankfurt am Main


Tuesday – Saturday:  6pm – 12am
Sunday & Monday:  Closed

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