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Bado La Poele D or

Komoedienstr. 50-52, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
0221-134100
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Ranked #10 of 1,669 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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91% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Attractive dining room serving excellent French cuisine with creativity; the best we've eaten outside of France! A variety of menus and a la cartes with a wide selection of wines. The service was flawless. It was a very memorable dining experience! Definitely worth a trip!

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Landstuhl, Germany
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152 reviews 152 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on a Sat. Their 2 course menu was only for weekdays. We also had our 2 kids with us 13 & 10. The meal lasted over 2 hours. Don't take kids unless they are used to exotic tastes - truffles, wild mushrooms, pigeon, the routine was veal or sole on couscous. Lots of little specials... More

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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