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Le Ciel

#225 of 2,776 Restaurants in Hamburg
#230 of 2,851 Places to Eat in Hamburg
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52-56 An der Alster, Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 21001170
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Description: Le Ciel restaurant et Bar is located in the Le Meridien Hamburg directly...
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 culinary department of Le Meridien Hotel Hamburg is serving a large assortment of international dishes and exclusive selection of wines. Le Ciel restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as different specials.
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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What you would expect from a Meridien Hotel

A reasonably typical Hotel restaurant in terms of pricing, menu a little limited but what they did have was very good ( Had the Sole ) There may well be better offers locally but on the night we stayed in the hotel we were both very tired and it was raining and our need to eat overcame our sense... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
keithromania
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Piatra Neamt, Romania
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sevenoals, Kent
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143 reviews 143 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Took some clients here for dinner. Great place to go for a panoramic view of the City. The restaurant it self is a little bland and plain (maybe modern & not to my taste) but otherwise it was all pretty good. Food quality was fine; menu a little limited but not really exciting and the service was efficient. Nothing wrong... More 

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Piatra Neamt, Romania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A reasonably typical Hotel restaurant in terms of pricing, menu a little limited but what they did have was very good ( Had the Sole ) There may well be better offers locally but on the night we stayed in the hotel we were both very tired and it was raining and our need to eat overcame our sense of... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Nov 23rd, i visited here for a business dinner. Very nice location and lesser crowd.Had a fruitful discussion, dayout party here.Staffs are great and helped to move around. Bar ambience was good. For food, we just moved the next door restaurant. Ordered some prawn items and looks good. We enjoyed the whole fun evening and most importantly, location is very... More 

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Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I visited this restaurant in September and ordered the soup of the day and the pan fried Salmon. First the restaurant was super noisy for 2100. There was a large group of young gentlemen who were basically partying it up. They were so loud that I couldnt even hear my wife next to me. The staff did nothing about it.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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105 reviews 105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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271 reviews 271 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52-56 An der Alster, Hamburg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hamburg
  • Phone Number: +49 40 21001170

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 37

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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 culinary department of Le Meridien Hotel Hamburg is serving a large assortment of international dishes and exclusive selection of wines. Le Ciel restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as different specials.

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