“This elegant brasserie is at the New Elbe Philharmonic Hall. It serves up French cuisine with a North German slant alongside great views of the port.” So says the description in the Michelin Guide. Carl’s Brasserie does not have a Michelin star, but a listing in the Guide is still quite a recommendation. That listing and nearness to the Elbphilharmonie, a site we wanted to visit, were sufficient to make us decide to try Carl’s.
We made lunch reservations for the Salon Prive and Bar where many tables do indeed have a good view of the harbor. I would definitely recommend making a reservation if you wish to sit in this section of the restaurant.
Our overall impressions were quite positive. The wait staff was engaging and helpful and, at least the ones we dealt with, were fluent enough to let us order in English. The service was good and the food seemed reasonably priced, as did many of the selections on their extensive wine list. The restaurant was a comfortable place to relax and enjoy a good meal.
We enjoyed the restaurant so much the first time, we went back for another lunch a couple of days later. I cannot think of a more sincere recommendation.
Carl’s Brasserie is listed in the Michelin Guide. Their web site may be found by clicking here. Additional information about the restaurant may be found by clicking here and general Hamburg tourist information may be found by clicking here.