For old-world elegance with a side of classic continental European cuisine, look no further than Brasserie 1806. This glamorous restaurant is located in the charming Breidenbacher Hof hotel and offers charming views over Düsseldorf’s Altstadt (old city). Designed in a Louis XVI style, this brasserie features all the trappings of old-school luxury, from ornate chandeliers to marble pillars to plush furnishings – though the menu is anything but staid. Chef Philipp Ferber and his team create regional and French specialities, ranging from trout tartare to monkfish ceviche. Be sure to try a regional delicacy, Rheinischer Sauerbraten, a roast marinated in red wine and vinegar for several days, then slowly braised. Brasserie 1806 offers a decadent dining experience through and through, including an extensive wine list paired with impeccable service.
Where to eat in Düsseldorf? Everywhere, in a word, but this modern metropolis is home to several restaurants that are absolute must-visits. Michelin stars have rained down on the city for years now, but the best restaurants in Düsseldorf have kept their feet firmly on the ground, serving up world-class cuisine free of pretension and accentuated by delicious Altbier. Modern Düsseldorf has developed alongside its business travellers turned expats and is home to Europe’s third-largest Japanese community, and diners can expect delicious food and innovation in equal measure. Whether you’re after a hearty bowl of ramen or a traditional Westphalian Blutwurst (blood sausage), you’re in for a treat.
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