CARLS Brasserie combines typical French brasserie style with a fantastic view of Hamburg’s port. Chef de cuisine Michel Rinkert is an expert in the classic French dishes of his home country and north German dishes with that certain something.

The view over the harbour adds a flavour of Hamburg.

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Lunch menu (12.00 to 3.00 p.m.)

Never a dull lunch! Why not choose our plat du jour or one of our classic dishes? And by the way: Wednesdays are our curried sausage days.

You can receive the lunchtime menu by e-mail conveniently every week.


Evening (7.30 to 9.30 p.m.)

Choose from our evening à la carte menu from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. Reservations are possible from 7.30 p.m. at the earliest.

Elphi set menu

(5.30 to 7.30 p.m.)

You can enjoy our pre-concert Elbe Philharmonic Hall menu from 5.30 to 7.30 p.m. Please note that it's only possible to make reservations for 5.30 p.m.

Night time menu

(9.30 to 11.30 p.m.)

You'll find classic dishes on our night-time menu from 9.30 to 11.30 p.m. to whet your appetite. In this case reservations are only possible for 9.30 p.m. at the earliest.



Carls Bistro has its own unique French charm with plenty of light pine, an open-plan kitchen and floor-to-ceiling shelves. Our CARLS Bistro tartines are made from tasty rustic organic bread with select ingredients and a tantalising mix of tastes.


12:00 – 11:30 pm

Please note, that we do not accept table reservations.


Exclusive use

Are you seeking a room with that certain something for your event or party? At CARLS we have three different spaces to suit any occasion.

Click here to have a look at the CARLS in amazing 360° panorama photo spheres.



A French brasserie with a maritime feel. Turn your private or professional event into an occasion that your guests will never forget.

Your contact:

Jennifer Merkens and Kiribai Suárez González

Tel.: +49 (0)40/300 322 415



Are you looking for a relaxed venue with uncomplicated charm? Our bistro combines a cosy ambience with French joie de vivre and the unique Hanseatic flair of HafenCity.

Your contact:

Jennifer Merkens and Kiribai Suárez González

Tel.: +49 (0)40/300 322 415



More information on CARLS events to come soon.


At CARLS an der Elbphilharmonie in the midst of HafenCity it’s a case of laissez-faire mingled with a vibrant atmosphere. In fact, similar to French brasseries and bistros. Enjoy this little piece of France in a wonderful setting with three separate areas – Brasserie, Bistro and Salon Privé & Bar. Four people also define what makes CARLS special.

Francesco Potenza

Italian-born, Francesco has been part of CARLS and the Jacob family since his time as head chef on Elbchaussee from 1996 to 2000. He gained experience as a host in renowned hotels in Paris, Munich and Hamburg.


Michel Rinkert

He inherited his passion for cooking from his grandmother and cultivates his love of superb ingredients each and every day. Born in Alsace, this chef de cuisine likes to add a touch of France to North-German cuisine.

Kiri and Jennifer

Jennifer Merkens and Kiribai Suárez González

Weddings, family parties or conferences are some of the many reasons to celebrate at CARLS. Jennifer and Kiribai are taking care of your event with a lot of accurateness and with an eye for every detail. They make sure that your event will be unforgettable.


“My top priority has always been to look after my guests' every need.”

Francesco Potenza



Yellow Line U3 to the stop „Baumwall“, from there it’s a 5 minutes walk crossing the Niederbaumbrücke


Line 111 in direction of Shanghaiallee to the stop “Am Kaiserkai”, from there it’s a 2 minutes walk


Line 72 from Landungsbrücken to the stop “Elbphilharmonie”


You can park on the Hanseatic Trade Center (HTC) car park (between Niederbaumbrücke [Kehrwiederspitze] and Mahatma Gandhi Brücke), in the adjacent Elbe Philharmonic Hall multi-storey car park and in the Am Sandtorkai 6-8 multi-storey car park.

Am Kaiserkai 69

20457 Hamburg

Opening times:


Monday to Sunday

12:00 to 11:30 pm


Monday to Sunday

12:00 to 3:00 pm

5:30 to 11:30 pm