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Jacobs Restaurant - Fine Dining Hamburg

Jacobs Restaurant - Fine Dining Hamburg

It's worth to take a 20-minute ride down the Elbchaussee along the Elbe river for a culinary experience you won't easily forget.

Tasteful interior, fantastic staff, delicate fine food presented in a common theme throughout the meal - I agree with the critics from Michelin that the Jacobs Restaurant in Hamburg deserves two stars. Look at the pictures and believe me that the taste buds have been satisfied as the eyes have. Or better yet, go there to taste for yourself.

This post is actually the first one in a new series I call "Fine Dining". The reviewed restaurants will only be those of chef's that gained at least one Michelin star. The posts will contain photos of all the courses and the restaurant interiors, with little text - basically food porn with a review score at the end.

You can read more on my trip to Hamburg visiting a concert in the Elbphilarmonie and staying in the new Westin Hotel on my trip report post here.

 

Ambience

Light and understated interior

The terrace will be great in summer to get a first row for viewing cruise ships going by

The Menu

The natural theme was expressed throughout the whole dining experience

Contents of the wine menu

Amuse-bouche

1st Course - Arctic trout

2nd Course - Velvet soup of wild garlic

Do you recognize the tree?

I loved this: as they poured the soup, it was like summertime where all the leaves were growning on the tree!

3rd Course - Fried beef fillet

Without flaw

Cheese

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4th Course - Dessert: Pineapple and coconut

Wine

Instead of the wine pairing, we chose one bottle recommended by the sommelier: Rollan de By Médoc 2000. It was one of the best Bordeaux's I had until then - smooth as silk (though the sommelier warned us that not every Rollan de By is this good).

Summary

Restaurant Jacobs Restaurant
Brand LHW and others
Chef Thomas Martin
Michelin Two Stars
Gault&Millau 17/20 / 3 Hats
Verdict Impeccable all around without being too formal, more like Nordic simplicity and understatement
CT Points 98

The very cosy (fireplace in the back) lounge of the Jacobs Hotel and Restaurant

From the friendly greeting, the unpretentious service, the amazing food and sublime atmosphere, the Jacobs is easily among my favorite places to eat. I yet have to try the hotel facilities, but I expect it to be flawless as well. I'll try it next time I am in Hamburg and you should, too.

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