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#109 of 1,948 Restaurants in Cologne
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German, European, French, International, Central European
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Bruesseler Strasse 11, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 2053998
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The restaurant has a humble but cozy ambiance and a very friendly and easy going staff. The cuisine by Maximilian Lorenz is most excellent and refined. Although expensive the taste experience warrants the price..., almost. The one thing that this restaurant really lacks is a sommelier and wine arrangement that can match Maximilian Lorenz's cuisine. They have a great wine... More 

Thank Evb007
Hyannis, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Food here is done to the highest standards. Each plate has a design element and works with color, texture, temperature and taste. Helpful comment is given as needed. Expensive, and a great spot for a special night out.

Thank Mark S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

A more than friendly welcome with a glass of special sekt that had a hint of liqueur and anise. Both waitresses introduced themselves and took great care of us. The surprise menu with accompanying (German) wines for each course was a real treat. Taste, colours, and presentation was wonderfully designed. Even the bread was carefully selected, presented, and of fair... More 

Thank V7251DDpeter
Muiden, Holland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

From the moment you walk in (or sit on the terrace) this is an experience which will not be forgotten! Superb, excellent, unbelievable and simply impressive!

Thank Willem v
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

I'm not sure eating will ever be the same again! My boyfriend and I booked into L'escalier for New Years Eve in Cologne upon recommendation from a friend. Although their website said they were fully booked they made an exception for us, so we were already onto a good start! We arrived for 7pm sharp where we were greeted by... More 

Thank Louise W
Loeten, Norway
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196 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

The food here was tasty, varied, and mostly successful. Fantastic bread and dessert. Fish slightly undercooked. One of the small starters had a rather salty sauce. Quick service, quiet and comfortable.

Thank fanoffrance
Munich, Germany
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015

We had dinner here a couple of days ago! The staff was very friendly and the food was excellent. We came a little late so we could only eat the 5 course menu instead of the 7 course menu. Every course was perfect and we will definitely be back here soon!

Thank MilanBluue
Rheinfelden, Aargau, Switzerland
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167 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

You would not expect such a restaurant at this place in Cologne - like a perle in the ocean. It is a rather small restaurant with service outside on the street as well, getting inside your are welcome not only by very polite, knowledgable and efficient waiters but as well by a nice and not too exclusive atmosphere. The course... More 

Thank GerhardCH
London, United Kingdom
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279 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2015

This apparently inconspicuos restaurant, relatively small, is ambitious in terms of the offering: the chef is creative and knows what he is doing. We chose the nine course menu, which came in small portions allowing us to fully enjoy each, all different and excellent. Service was very good (though we were the only ones in the restaurant), the waiter scrupolously... More 

Thank marcellos375
Sydney, Australia
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224 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2015

My Colleague and myself had dinner here last week and the food was simply superb - one of the best dining experiences I have ever had - minus the service which was not so great.There were lots of foams and crazy flavour mixes but it worked and we were talking about this meal for many days. I have attached some... More 

Thank roosterman2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$36 - $286
German, European, French, International, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bruesseler Strasse 11, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne
  • Phone Number: +49 221 2053998

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?