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Le Ciel

52-56 An der Alster, Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 21001170
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Ranked #59 of 2,670 Restaurants in Hamburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $37
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Le Ciel restaurant et Bar is located in the Le Meridien Hamburg directly at the "Aussenalster" and in the city center . The fastes way to the restaurant is to take the unique glass lift which is on outside of the hotel. Le Ciel Restaurant et Bar is stylish, casual and has a 28 metre long and 6 metre high window front overlooking the man-made Alstersea and the Hamburg skyline. Up here on the ninth floor the chef Marco Grützner serves a large assortment of international dishes and choice wines. Le Ciel restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as different specials.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The breakfast at "Le Ciel" is the perfect combination of great food, good service and an amazing view. Try to arrive early to secure one of the tables along the huge windows to have an unobstructed view onto the Außenalster. Then just take your time and watch the sailboats while enjoying your breakfast.

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Like my title said, amazing view! Cocktails 12-15 eu not so worth because I didnt like them, i said this to the bar tender and he changed it for another one, altough he didnt take it very well, oh well!. Had breakfast in Le ciel and it was a great varierty!

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Sarzana, Italy
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162 reviews 162 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Very posh bar/restaurant with an amazing view on Hamburg lake. I spent there a couple of quick dinners during my business stay. Food variety is fair (I got a club sandwich and a cheese burger), portions are huge and beer is fine. But the best part of the menu is about whiskeys: the paradise if you’re an enthusiast, I found... More

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Monheim am Rhein, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We ate twice in the restaurant, once with a 4-course Christmas menu and once with the regular ala carte menu and had a lovely experience both times. Excellent service, spectacular food and wine. There is a bar section that we did not try, that apparently serves more modest menu items including burgers, but the restaurant is haute cusine. Both enjoy... More

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Heinsberg, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

After an exhausting day of shopping or sightseeing is this the place to "Chill out". The beautiful view over the Außenalster lake with a delicious cocktail is a wonderful mix to start an evening. You can chat along while soft music plays in the background. Trendy, airy design invites you to linger and the minutes fly by. Helpful but not... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

A large group of us had dinner here, the service was riddled with attitude, the food was overpriced and over salted, and basically not great. The only bonus was a good view for a lightening storm. Would not recommend.

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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Breathtaking views over the Alster from our table were accompanied by a four course treat, with wine accompaniment. Definitely a recommendation for special occasions. Staff were helpful and friendly, and the food was delicious. The set menu cost 80 € pp, which may be steep for some budgets, but since this was a birthday/new job celebration, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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cape town
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We went to Le Ciel for a milestone birthday dinner. We booked through Bookatable and when we were in Hamburg my husband called in to ensure we had a good table for the evening's birthday dinner. He didn't need to do this as they were expecting us and had a great table in the window all ready for us The... More

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LeCielRestaurant, Manager at Le Ciel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are very happy about your fantastic feedback of your dinner at the Le Ciel We would like to thank you for that and we will pass on your impressions to the team. Hopefully we are able to welcome you back one day in Hamburg at the Alster Lake. With Kind Regards, the Management More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The service is excellent, and the waiters are working hard - The breakfast/brunch is perfect, but for dinner, you shouldn't order the steak. We ordered two medium steaks and had two well done steaks - The price was OK - EUR 29.00 per person... Anyway, the waters compensated with free dessert and made us forget this bad food experience. Still... More

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LeCielRestaurant, Manager at Le Ciel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for visit at the Restaurant Le Ciel and your stay at the Le Royal Méridien Hamburg. We are always trying to take your comment as an impulse for change and improvement. I am very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the breakfast. Nonetheless I would like to apologize for the bad dinner experience with your... More

Hamburg, Germany
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85 reviews 85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I saw that this establishment was highly rate in the year's listings and I was truly surprised. Initially I did not want to write a negative review because I was invited to dine by my partner, but feel compelled to have my say in the light of the ratings published. I was singularly underwhelmed by both service and food. In... More

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LeCielRestaurant, Manager at Le Ciel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for the time and effort you spend to write this comment. Please be sure that we always take complaints seriously and try to use them as an impulse for change and improvement. I am truly sorry that you couldn’t enjoy your evening in the way it was planned. Please be assured that I will speak with... More

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