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Carls an der Elbphilharmonie

#74 of 3,044 Restaurants in Hamburg
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Am Kaiserkai 69, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 300 322 400
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12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank mchour1
Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 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 I had steak which was very good. Not the cheapest and it's not food that... More 

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Hotel_Louis_C_Jacob, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Carls an der Elbphilharmonie, responded to this review

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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The location is nice, the inside was homely, staff was friendly and the wine was very good. I liked it.

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Thank saka2012
Hotel_Louis_C_Jacob, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Carls an der Elbphilharmonie, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the nice Feedback! Kind regards CARLS Team More 

Bengaluru, India
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The view is stunning looking out on the harbor. The rooms takes you back to a more relaxed time where also the bar and the plush couches helps.

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Hotel_Louis_C_Jacob, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Carls an der Elbphilharmonie, responded to this review

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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic location right next to the Elbphilharmonie, we arrived 5 minutes before the booking and a flustered Head Waiter asked us to return on time. When we returned he couldn't actually find our booking but still found us a table for 4. Great view out of the picture windows of the Port. We had starters and main course, it took... More 

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Hotel_Louis_C_Jacob, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Carls an der Elbphilharmonie, responded to this review

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Munich, Germany
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Carls is the place in Hamburg where everything comes together: quality food, good wines, and an unbelievable setting.

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Hotel_Louis_C_Jacob, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Carls an der Elbphilharmonie, responded to this review

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Vienna, Austria
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332 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I had dinner at Carls with colleagues who had been there before and really liked it. That was before the Elbphilharmonie had opened so we were curious whether there had been a decline in quality and service. I cannot comment on that as it was my first time, but the others also did not feel so. I really enjoyed food,... More 

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Hotel_Louis_C_Jacob, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Carls an der Elbphilharmonie, responded to this review

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Hamburg, Germany
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Carl's is a steady value restaurant. What I mean by that is that although it is a bit pricey it will always be worth it. Quality of food is good to excellent and so is the service! Best enjoyed in the warmer days when you can order the fresh French oysters on the terrace with a nice Chablis.

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Hotel_Louis_C_Jacob, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Carls an der Elbphilharmonie, responded to this review

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Leipzig, Germany
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220 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A nice selection of wine and other drinks, just opposite the concert hall. Also serving tapas style food. One drink and tapas about 20€. Nice atmosphere. The veggie food was very dull.

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Thank Philiph S
Hotel_Louis_C_Jacob, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Carls an der Elbphilharmonie, responded to this review

Dear Phillip, thank you very much for your nice feedback. Best regards CARLS Team More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a stunning medium sized jewel overlooking the Philharmonie Hamburg and the harbor area. The menu features local delicacies in an upscale fashion. Lovely food and great wines. The service is especially attentive and friendly. Visit this restaurant if you fancy some class along with great food and drinks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$34 - US$56
Cuisine
French, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Am Kaiserkai 69, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hamburg
  • Phone Number: +49 40 300 322 400
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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