Tartines, s’il vous plaît!

From January 2017 CARLS Bistro will offer tempting tartines – in other words delicious French-style open sandwiches. Read more about the new concept here

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Our Elphi-menu

Are you the lucky recipient of Elbe Philharmonic Hall tickets? Perhaps you’d like to indulge in some pre-concert dining? Why not try our Elphi menu?

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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.

* Last orders for food
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Lunch menu (12.00 to 3.00 p.m. - weekends to 4.00 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.

Salon Privé
salon prive und bar

Salon Privé

CARLS Salon Privé with its view of the Elbe and adjacent bar with fireplace offer private spaces for birthdays, weddings and conferences of all types. You have direct access to the promenade, with seating and refreshments to suit your requirements.

Your contact:

Jennifer Merkens and Kiribai Suárez González

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



A bar with a unique view of the port – just for you and your guests should you wish. The CARLS Bar is a superb choice for a reception or nightcap.

Your contact:

Jennifer Merkens and Kiribai Suárez González

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



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



Duo Naranjo Weurlander

19th February — Duo Naranjo-Weurlander

Listening to these two ladies you may think they’ve known each other for all their lives. But in fact one of them has been born and raised in Santiago de Chile and the other in Finland – however, now both of them are based in Sweden. Tanja Naranjo plays classical piano and loves Chilean folk music. Minna Weurlander plays the accordion, strongly influenced by Russian tradition. So – what it is that unites this pair? It’s their love for Argentinian tango. Which is what you will experience at CARLS Kultursalon.

Entrance at 7:00 pm, admission €65 including aperitif, flying food and wine

Reservations: 040/822 55-535


With kind support of

Giovanni Weiss

26th March — Giovanni Weiss

Giovanni Weiss, guitarist and head of Django Deluxe has been named after the highly reknowned French-Belgian Sinti-guitar player Django Reinhardt. So it’s quite obvious that there is only one musical style for the double Jazz-Echo winner Giovanni Weiss and his band: Gypsy Swing, the most important Jazz music generated in Europe. Look forward to a jazzy and lively evening!

Entrance at 7:00 pm, admission €65 including aperitif, flying food and wine

Reservations: 040/822 55-535



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. Three 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 Friday

12:00 to 3:00 pm

5:30 to 11:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday

12:00 to 11:30 pm