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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kastenmeiers

Ranked #6 of 935 Restaurants in Dresden
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Central European
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Innere Altstadt
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Even with no reservations, the four of us were seated immediately albeit in what appeared to be an overflow room. Nonetheless, the staff was attentive, professional and courteous, the food was absolutely outstanding, and the prices reasonable for the quality!
The tuba steak was delicious and its accompaniment of Asian salad and jasmine rice made for a well balanced theater of delightful tastes.
Give it a try, you'll be glad you did; but call for reservations.

Thank TravelinSteve2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Dinner at Palace Kurlander-Restaurant Kastenmeiers”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Kastenmeiers a "top class" restaurant in Dresden, was recommended to us for fine dining from one of the staff working at the Reception of Hotel Louis Jacob in Hamburg where we were staying in December. Reservations were made for us for dinner from Hamburg before we left for Dresden. We were fortunate and thankful to get this tip, as the dinner turned out to be an excellent dining experience.
Kastenmeiers Restaurant is in Palace Kurlander, an impressive building in Rococo style. Upon arrival at the Palace I noticed how busy and full the restaurant was ...so full that we were not able to get a table in the main dinning room , which I imagine must be quite something. Wish I could have been in there to be able to describe it . Nonetheless, we were lucky to get 2 counter seats situated in the passageway quite close to the main entrance. The signs of a good restaurant serving excellent food are 1) if mainly locals patronize it and 2) if it's hard to get reservations. The seafood is of excellent quality. My husband started with some oysters which he said tasted wonderfully fresh, followed by a snapper fish . I had a mixed seafood platter which was delicious. I liked the lightness of my food , none of the heavy creamy stuff. With good food there must be good wines and here Kastenmeiers did not disappoint. We had a very good bottle of white wine with our meal. Price range for food and wine is, to my personal assessment " Moderate " not overly expensive and worth every Euro spent for what we got, good service thrown in . Chef/Owner Gerd Kastenmeiers is someone you cannot miss seeing. He is a good looking impressive figure who walks around the restaurant and chats with his guests. On our way out of the restaurant he treated me to a glass of pink champagne and my husband an expensive schnapps...an unexpected, lovely, charming gesture that made a perfect ending to our dining experience at Kastenmeiers.
I hope to be able to return there someday, and next time hopefully dine in the main dining room :)

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank lotus_kun
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Great Food, Service and Restaurant!”
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

The outside of the restaurant is as beautiful as its historical surroundings. Food is great! We had the 4 dish "surprise-course" and every dish was as amazing as the other. Good service and charming inside.

Thank Guilherme C
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“Very pleasant restaurant”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We had a very nice meal in this restaurant. The interior of this palace is very elegant and contemporary. Every course of the surprise menu was delicious. The waitress was a great help to choose the right wine. A very pleasant experience we would like to recommend.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Frank V
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“surprisingly top fish in inland Germany”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Surprisingly a top fish restaurant in inland Germany. high quality of fish -but you pay for it-, nice atmosphere in a modern decorated Palace in the historic old town of Dresde. Very expensive wines. I wonder why wines in Germany get so pricy in restaurants.The service has much to learn, very little professional. They brought us dishes ordered by other table; interrupted while other waiter was showing the wine, etc...

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank claraval
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