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Grand Cafe und Restaurant im Coselpalais

An der Frauenkirche 12, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany (Innere Altstadt)
0351 / 496 24 44
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Ranked #12 of 682 restaurants in Dresden
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: French, German
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Innere Altstadt
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218 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Chino, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Beautiful atmosphere and great presentation but the food was just ok for us. It wasn't cheap either by any means. So maybe our expectations were too high.

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228 reviews 228 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was a most stylist dinner we had, in ornate surroundings. We arrived early so had no delay in getting a good table. For mains we had Dresden meat loaf filled with cheese and trout meunière, both first-rate. For dessert we couldn’t resist their delicious cakes. We finished with cappuccino and tea. Throughout the service was friendly, helpful and prompt.... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great restaurant, nice wine. Started outside but when it got dark I went inside. Was really happy to find a perfect English speaking German waiter (found out he lived in Australia for some time). The restaurant looked like the emperor of Austria could enter any time. However the pricing was more western then the other restaurant I visited.

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Milan, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Cafe had a varied selection of cakes, which looked delicious and the desserts that we had chosen were divine. Great value for money; the price of the generous piece of cake was only 3€. A beautiful terrace with views of the Frauenkirche on a warm sunny day is truly enjoyable. Friendly and professional members of staff took good care... More

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The restaurant looks grand from the outside, beginning with a nice courtyard and continuing inside. The food is well presented and the waiting staff are very knowledgeable and professional in their approach. Despite all that the prices are very reasonable. My only slight criticism would be that they could turn the heating down a bit - it was very warm... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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523 reviews 523 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
436 helpful votes 436 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stop for sweets at the Coselpalais on every trip to Dresden. Each time we try different treats. My favorite is still the Porcelain Torte, but this time we tried (and shared) the Mousse au Chocolat-Torte, the Cosel-Haustorte and the Erdbeer-Limetten-Sahnetorte. Still, nothing matches the Porcelain, but all still rate the 5 Points that the Cafe always earns. This trip,... More

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170 reviews 170 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Based on the rave reviews we had put this restaurant on our “must-eat” list and were delighted to have stumbled upon it during our lunch break. Perfectly situated just across from the entrance to the Frauenkirche with a beautiful outdoor eating area, we were lucky to find a table on a glorious August midday. Our light lunch was delicious in... More

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Arlington, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We enjoyed this place so much that we actually ate here twice out of three day visit! Loved the Fischtopf (Fish soup) and the crepes. My husband ordered Gluhwein and enjoyed it. The wine selection is a tad expensive, and the cheaper glasses are only so-so. Luckily, they usually have wine by the glass specials. The waiters/waitresses are very kind... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

First we waited ages for our first course, so long in fact that we were about to just get up and go. It took so long in fact that a couple arrived near us and were on to their main courses before we received ours. And my lord was it disappointing and so strange. Three small cold balls of goats... More

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Fort Bragg, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I have eaten 3 times in this restaurant in the past several years. Every meal has been great. Salads or main courses are very tasty and well done and not the heavy fare served in some restaurants. Desserts are delightful. The location is just steps away from the Frauenkirche so the view is nice when sitting in the courtyard. Reasonable... More

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