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Bado La Poele D or

Komoedienstr. 50-52, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
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Ranked #16 of 1,605 restaurants in Cologne
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
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39 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I had a wonderful dining experience at La Poêle d'or. Very happy with the meals, which which boast unusual and innovative combinations. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin-star recently, so it should speak for itself. In particular, I would like to highlight and compliment the wonderful and highly professional staff. This high level of expertise and experience cannot be taken... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

French cuisine at its best and, up to me, one of the best restaurants in Cologne. Very calm, stylish and authentic ambiance. Intense flavor harmony and creative surprises in the menu. Very large selection of wines with a focus on French, but also a very nice German selection. E.g. the somewhat older dry Rieslings are better than most French one’s.... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Made a reservation, even though it was not the first choice of a restaurant in Cologne, however others were already full. The main doubt was the ambience in the restaurant, as wasn't able to find good pictures on the internet. From available material interior seemed slightly outdated, but wasnt sure. Went anyway, and was pleasantly surprised, the atmosphere was not... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

had the good fortune to be taken to the restaurant as part of a large group during a trade show in Cologne. I can only describe the meal as one of the best prepared/most refined dinners that I have ever had. The quality of the food, service and presentation were exceptional. Located a short walk from the central train station... More

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Helsinki, Finland
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Visiting La Poêle d'Or was an absolute perfection to our 4-person trip to Rhine Valley cities. Service was superb, even when our mixed group was too agitated to start lunch in best possible mood. Everything which was served gave impression of perfection both in taste and in (sometimes playful) appearance. My brother and mother found veal as main course to... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Yes, the prices are high. Yes, the portions are small. This is a wonderful little restaurant featuring absolutely wonderful haut cuisine, where high prices and small portions are the norm. The service is excellent, the selection is quite limited but very well done, and if those small dishes don't satisfy your appetite, make your last course the cheese selection. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This is a real hidden gem and I didn't find any problem with the street, it's perfectly fine and runs just parallel to the main street. The staff are really friendly & professional, the restaurant and the menu may not be large but the decor is well thought out and the dishes are seasonal, creative & of a very high... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Small but lovely restaurant in the centre of Cologne. Just five minutes walk from Hauptbahnhof and Dom in the Komödienstrasse. Prices are reasonable, thoud € 9.50 for a bottle of water and € 10,- for a single glass of wine is a bit too nusch I think. Lots of amuses in between. Almos too many. The chef de cuisine seems... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Allow me to dispel some misconceptions about the area. The restaurant is situated on a quiet tree lined street in a good area of Cologne, 5 minutes walk from the main railway station If the visitor cares to look up and wander along the street they will be impressed by some stunning architecture. The restaurant received three stars in the... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Interior is art deco with some nice paintings on the wall. The restaurant has a handful of tables providing a nice ambiente, knowing that you will only be a one of a few. And yes that is how you will be treated here - from the moment you walk trough that door past the bar into the dinning hall. The... More

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