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Carls an der Elbphilharmonie

Am Kaiserkai 69, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 300 322 400
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
French, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Am Kaiserkai 69, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are on the patio, facing the beautiful philharmonie building The Sole was fantastic ( accompanied by cucumber salad an potatoes )!!!

Thank Nuri P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There weren't any free chairs at the bar so we sat outside on the terrace. Turned out we weren't allowed to order drinks from there. When a friend did it for us, they weren't allowed to be taken out to the terrace. We were told...More

1  Thank RedDuvet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in for a short stop in the bistro for a beer this evening. Good beer by the way. I was to pay for my 4.80€ beer with a credit card, having no cash € as I am in business travel transit. They charged...More

Thank cepe00
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Great service, we sat outside and even though there are many tourists around it was quite nice. Service was great and quick. My husband got one of the "plate of the day" dishes Veal meatballs and I got the curried sausage. I probably wouldn't recommend...More

Thank Katerina S
Reviewed July 27, 2017

We often go to Carl's when in town. Lovely Brasserie, excellent food ,though quiet pricey. Can highly recommend to try the sole. Good choice of wines and very friendly service. Keep going Carl's , please ! Booking highly recommended , especially now after the opening...More

Thank Riverelbe
Hotel_Louis_C_Jacob, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Carls an der Elbphilharmonie, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thank you for this nice Feedback! Best regards

Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic location by the harbor opposite the Elbphilharmonie. Fantastic food, salmon and fennel soup to start and both fish main course with a bottle of grüner veltliner. So many layers of flavor! And the service was great, thank you Niklas! Very cosy Brasserie, great views,...More

Thank AstridTimmerhuis
Hotel_Louis_C_Jacob, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Carls an der Elbphilharmonie, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thank you very much for your nice Feedback! Best regards

Reviewed June 23, 2017

This restaurant is directly across from The Westin (where i stayed). Food was terrific and the service amazing. Nice seating indoors or out. right on the river with very nice views. the North sea sole was delicious. went two nights in a row

Thank dannyindc
Hotel_Louis_C_Jacob, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Carls an der Elbphilharmonie, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Thank you for the great feedback. We are glad you enjoyed it. Best regards your CARLS - Team

Reviewed June 20, 2017

Great selection of light and healthy foods right opposite the Philharmonic buidling. Try the chicken curry.

Thank Paul_travelling
Hotel_Louis_C_Jacob, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Carls an der Elbphilharmonie, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2017

Thank you for your Feedback!

Reviewed May 24, 2017

Location is fantastic, food was very good. We had dinner with set menu and I was not able to get instead of desert a fruit salad. Thus service I rate low.

Thank mchour1
Hotel_Louis_C_Jacob, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Carls an der Elbphilharmonie, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2017

Thank you very much for your Feedback!

Reviewed April 22, 2017

Carls is a bit like posh Cafe Rouge from the UK. Before you go to Carls have a drink in the Westin Hotel bar - a great view! We went to Carls on a Saturday night, service was excellent, fish soup is a must, then...More

Thank HalloButlers
Hotel_Louis_C_Jacob, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Carls an der Elbphilharmonie, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2017

Thank you for your nice Feedback. Best regards

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Response from Andrea Z | Reviewed this property |
I will try to answer: 1) Carl's offers two restaurant: Brasserie and Bistrot. They are close and communicating. 2) only brasserie is suited for a U-shaped table. However it officially starts serving at 19:30. Asking... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$36 - $60
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Am Kaiserkai 69, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hamburg
  • Phone Number: +49 40 300 322 400
  • E-mail
Description
Carls is situated right next to the Elbphilharmonie. It is the gastronomic offshoot of the Hotel Louis C. Jacob. The interior of the restaurant also has a harmonious feel. Its colourful appearance makes it look rather like a harbour office or a corner shop. You sit on red chairs or on red leather couches, and enjoy the view of Hamburg harbour. In fine weather, of course, you can also sit out and enjoy the terrace. The Brasserie can seat 120 people, the Bistro can seat 40 and the venue is therefore ideal for events. The Carls offers North German cuisine refined with French influences that the chef Michael Rinkert has introduced from his native Alsace.
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