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“Stylish atmosphere...but the food is just ok.”

JOSEPH'S Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #331 of 2,451 Restaurants in Cologne
Price range: $18 - $38
Cuisines: Austrian, Diner, German
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Been to this restaurant for a business dinner.

Positive
The restaurant atmosphere is really nice, very stylish, suitable for business dinner but also for romantic dinner as well. More or less, you can notice that customers here are more just to dress up and show off for elegant dinner kinda things like that. So, if you come to this restaurant, you'd better a bit dress yourself up.

Negative
For the food, the choices are interesting but in the end, it is somehow very average taste towards the direction of disappointing (consider with the price you pay for). I had a pumpkin risotto, which I expected to be nice with pumpkin (as the name of the dish itself). In the end, i got a risotto with slightly orange color and barely found or tasted any pumpkin. Also, the waiting time was pretty long till we got our dinner (though the restaurant was more or less empty once we ordered). Another good point is that the service personnell is very good.



All in all, it does not worth the price, if you are there for the food. But if you are there for the atmosphere along river side, Joseph's is not that bad.

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Thank Pjjn
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Really nice restaurant in a renovated warehouse - really cool atmosphere. The staff were great and the food was really nice. I came here on a business trip to suss it out as a potential venue for group dinners - I would definitely recommend if you're looking for somewhere with a relaxed atmosphere and good food. If you want a nice wine you'll need to spend a little more as the house option wasn't the nicest in my opinion. Overall great place though.

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Thank CC1089
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

Really nice surprise! Restaurant in the old store house. Big space, many big tables, perfect terrace on the river Rhineig, friendly staff and pefect food.
We have different dishes from special carrot soup with shrimps, Vienner snitzel, big salad with everything, meat balls, salmon etc. and everything was really tasty and specially served. The wine was also good choice so I may say that we enjoyed our supper very much.
The atmosphere is very good, people are relaxed and just enjoy their meals around big tables with interesting light solutions. Maybe that's why everybody speaks loud and it sounds very busy.

The prices are acceptable so go there and enjoy!

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Thank Sanja1964
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Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

At Joseph's you get good value for money. The food and service were great. The ambiance good and the view over the river nice.

Thank JesseW78
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Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

We came to visit Joseph's on the strong recommendation of our host at Cologne B & B, who has high standards. It therefore came as something of a disappointment that our experience here was mixed.
Like the proverbially "curate's egg" Joseph's is good in parts. The converted warehouse is very stylish. Let me say from the outset we very much enjoyed the food. I had the trout which was beautifully cooked and my wife an excellent and filling pumpkin risotto.
I had room for a dessert and here things started to disappoint. There was a very long wait before being offered the chance to order a dessert (they were not busy - dispite this being the German reunification public holiday) . The menu warned that one item has a 25 min lead time but this was not ordered. It was at least 40 mins before it appeared with no explanation as to the delay.
No doubt on a summer's evening, the location next to the Rhine are v.pleasant, however late on a Thursday evening in October it felt a cold windy and lonely outpost in this thriving city.
Our lasting impression? Overpriced and style winning out over service and substance. A shame.

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