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L'escalier

Bruesseler Strasse 11, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 2053998
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Ranked #55 of 1,682 Restaurants in Cologne
Price range: $36 - $286
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
135 reviews 135 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

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
461 reviews 461 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Belgium
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321 reviews 321 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
334 helpful votes 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2010

Forget every cliché about the German kitchen. This place serves great quality food prepared in inventive, creative way. We all thouroghly enjoyed it and would happily go back. Excellent value for money and pleasant service!

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Hamburg, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

The restaurant's interior is plain, modern, and somewhat comfortable. The menu offers good, mainly French cuisine. Blameless ingredients are prepared equally flawless, but they somehow lack a certain "twist" of flavors and creativity. Very good wine list with exciting offerings. (3) Last visited: 08/2009 (My ratings: 1=No need to return soon; 2=good restaurant; 3=very good in its category; 4=excellent, worth... More

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