Restaurant Tips

Restaurant Tips

Amato Mio

Benesisstrasse 57
Tel: +49 (0)221 256104

Quaint Italian restaurant. Live music by the owner on some occasions.

 

Carpaccio

Lindenstraße 5
Tel: +49 (0)221 236487

This area is known for many small lively Italian restaurants and other bars and cafes nearby. Restaurant is located on the top floor of the very chic Wasserturm Hotel. Hotel is rated by Michelin. Excellent continental cuisine with superb wine list. Reservations suggested. Expensive but definitely worth the price. One of our favorites.

 

Hanse Stube

Trankgasse 1
Tel: +49(0)221 2701

Very formal traditional style hotel located in the Excelsior Hotel. Considered one of the best restaurants in Cologne. Excellent wine list. Restaurant is pricey. A good option for entertaining clients. Reservations suggested.

 

 

Holtmann’s Restaurant

Am Bollwerk 21
Tel: +49(0)221 2576330

Located on the banks of the Rhine in the heart of the old city. The owner of the restaurant is very North American friendly. Food is German/continental. Informal and moderately priced. Reservations suggested. Highly recommended.

 

 

La Vision

Kaygasse
Tel: +49 (0)221 20080

Restaurant is located on the top floor of the very chic Wasserturm Hotel. Hotel is rated ? by Michelin. Excellent continental cuisine with superb wine list. Reservations suggested. Expensive but definitely worth the price. One of our favorites.

 

 

Päffgen

Friesenstrasse 64-66
Tel: +49 (0)221 2573950

Traditional style brewery located near Friesenplatz.

 

 

Peters Brauhaus

Muhlengasse 1
Tel: +49 (0)221 2573950

Large traditional style brewery located in the heart of the old city.

 

 

Restaurant Dieter Muller

Tel: +49 (0)2202 204952

Restaurant is housed in Siemens family chateaux, which is now a deluxe hotel located 20-25 minutes by taxi outside of Cologne. Restaurant is rated ??? by Michelin. If you are entertaining foodies this is definitely the place. Food is superb, sommelier is extremely knowledgeable, and the service is impeccable without being stuffy. Part of the restaurant is glass enclosed. After dinner drinks can be taken in the hotel bar, which is very posh. Reservations highly recommended.

 

 

Restaurant Droppelmann

Tel: +49 (0)2202 32528
Restaurant is housed in a farm house dating back to the 16th century. Very cool. About 20-30 minutes outside of Cologne city center. Gorgeous but mellow ambiance. German and continental cuisine.

 

 

Scampino

Deutz-Muelheimer 199
Tel: +49 221 618544

Superb Italian food. Fresh fish, pasta and grilled meat. Not many tourists at this restaurant. Located on the other side of the river but worth the taxi. Prices are moderate and the atmosphere is informal. Reservations suggested.

 

 

Vintages

Pfeilstrabe 31-35
Tel: +49 (0)221 920710

Wine shop that now has a restaurant attached. Menu is French/German. Moderately priced and very informal. Excellent German wine list. Hip German crowd. Not many tourists. Reservations suggested. Highly recommended.