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“New Year Bliss”
Review of Das Kleine Lokal

Das Kleine Lokal
Ranked #63 of 911 Restaurants in Bremen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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42 reviews
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“New Year Bliss”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

The restaurant is by far the best restaurant in Bremen. We live in London and whenever we are in Bremen, this is the restaurant we have to come to.

We have been to this restaurant 5 times over the past few years and each time we are never disappointed. In fact, each time we attend, the food gets more and more exceptional..
This time, we came for the new year's eve dinner, which was a six course spectacular.

As we are regulars - as one can be coming from London - they made an English version of the special menu for me. This was a lovely touch and shows the level of detail the front of house goes to.

The first course after the amuse bouche was the smoked eel soup and smoked fish. Simply divine. The second course was lobster with salsify and seafood foam. Delicious.
The third course of scallops, sea urchin foam, winter truffle and artichokes was perfect. The fourth course of fried foie gras with a dark beer reduction was impressive. The fourth dish of deer with artichokes, brussel sprout leaves and chestnuts, looked and tasted fantastic. The fifth course of melted Faleggio cheese, olive bread and tomato was a nice interlude before the delicious desert of a chocolate mousse tart with passion fruit ice cream.

The Chef Mr Ladenberger is a master of combining flavors and textures together.
The price maybe high compared to other restaurants in Bremen, but this is Michelin star quality without the kudos.

We have been to several one, two and three star restaurants around the world and this little restaurant on the back streets of Bremen is up there with them.

Go, you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank mr_gadget_london
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Hong Kong, China
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“Wonderful Restaurant”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

We booked the restaurant on a Sunday night for 27 people and they opened it specially for us which was really nice of them. We took their gourmet menu and ordered the wine from the wine list which showed the actual labels of the wines - a good idea as the labels contained all the information one wanted to know about the wine. Service was excellent and attentive and the food was delicious. We pre-ordered 27 servings, but only 23 of us showed up. At the end, they insisted on charging us for 27 persons.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Norman-Koo
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Soleuvre, Luxembourg
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“Nice deco, friendly and relax service, excellent food”
Reviewed 23 September 2012

Excellent menu, kind and relax service, perfect for business and private occasions, good wine choice, very nice and cosy deco.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Frank B
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“best restaurant in bremen”
Reviewed 28 August 2012

At last a gormet restaurant at affordable although not cheap prices. The food is adventurous, the wine choice excellent, the service almost impossible to improve upon. Whatmore can one say, pay a visit and at a max cost of approx 100€ per head enjoy a super evening.

Visited April 2012
2 Thank Nobod
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“Best food in Bremen”
Reviewed 18 June 2012

This is one of few fine dining restaurants in Bremen (or almost the only one). Been there twice and haven't disappointed so far...It's really small, hidden in the local neighborhood, but its definitely worth visiting. They have a choice of 3, 4 and 5 course menus and prices are quite reasonable. For example 3 course menu is 45 euros. I wouldnt call it typical "german experience", as somebody said (which is more like a sausage and beer), but i would call it nice fine dining with local, seasonal flavor. Another great thing is wine-list. Its put together showing labels (good idea, considering lot of people remember wine by the labels). Its not very long, but knowing Bremen's restaurants, its pretty decent. I definitely don't get any nice Napa wine from somewhere else in town!
Service is also really nice, one of the best I had so far in Bremen!!! I will go there again and I am not afraid to take my businesspartners with me.

  • Visited June 2012
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2 Thank Jana L
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