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L'escalier

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Bruesseler Strasse 11, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 2053998
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful gastronmic experience

My Colleague and myself had dinner here last week and the food was simply superb - one of the best dining experiences I have ever had - minus the service which was not so great.There were lots of foams and crazy flavour mixes but it worked and we were talking about this meal for many days. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
audist
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Sydney
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My Colleague and myself had dinner here last week and the food was simply superb - one of the best dining experiences I have ever had - minus the service which was not so great.There were lots of foams and crazy flavour mixes but it worked and we were talking about this meal for many days. I have attached some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Cologne fine dinning , choose from a 5 course or 7 course set menu. The chef creates interesting plates of food from a rather playful edible Zen garden to begin, mussels served hot and cold as an amuse bouche to expertly cooked beef cheeks. Pre desert , dessert and petit fours are all of a very acceptable standard. There is... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

I have been to L'escalier quite often over the years. It's fine dining at it's best. The food is always extraordinary and the service impeccable. The impressive wine list fits right in with the rest. It's equally suitable for a romantic dinner for two or a business dinner with important clients. I have done both multiple times and was always... More 

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Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great food, godd wine, very good service with good advices and an amazing experience, good balance between traditionnal and inventive food ! We visit already most of the restaurant which have some michellin stars in the region and this one is from our point of view much better.

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Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

A very nice restaurant offering a very original menu and Avery nice wine selection.the service is great timely .one can seat in side or out side the staff is doings great job. Presentation is like one star michlene although they have one but definitely deserving the star. The major obstacle for not having it is the age of the chef... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I booked lunch at L’escalier for Saturday 28th December on-line while in the UK. Somehow I failed to communicate successfully to the restaurant my mobile number. This meant that they were unable to tell me that on the day of our visit they were only offering a restricted menu – a traditional German Christmas goose and red cabbage. Unfortunately I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

A delight. Superb food of the highest quality. Very creative use of ingredients and flavours. Very caring multilingual staff who understood and anticipated our needs really well. A top class restaurant - think Club Gascon in London (only better value). If ever a restaurant deserves a Michelin star - this is it. Personal attention from the Chef/owner much appreciated. We... More 

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Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
527 reviews 527 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

A friend and I had dinner a saturday and the restaurant was full. The waitor was charming, and even though it took a while before we got the menu and our orders were take - it was soon forgotten. The food was wonderful with loads of taste - all the way from the mustard butter with the home made bread... More 

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Fairyland, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We went there with three people and our bill ran up to 83 euros without water or wine or dessert! Wehad to wait a long time before our meals came though the place was empty for lunch, but the waitress claimed the were always fully booked for dinner. If don't want to waste your money, go somewhere else to eat!

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Macomb, Michigan, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Went here with work on a business trip and must say it was the worst time at a restaurant I have ever had. Service - Arogant. Our French waiter refused to let me order a beer. He kept telling me that he was pairing wines for me with dinner. Last time I checked I was the customer. Not only that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bruesseler Strasse 11, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne
  • Phone Number: +49 221 2053998

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 286
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?