Where to Eat & Drink in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf is the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Düsseldorf on the Rhine is one of the cities with the highest quality of life in Germany. 

Düsseldorf is the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Best wine bars

The day at ProWein is, as the name suggests, all about wine. In the evening, assuming you have the energy, it's time to enjoy yourself. 

  • Rocaille
    The cuisine is characterised by Tuscan classics, but you can also get a well-made cassoulet and other heart-warming French dishes here. The wine list is second to none, and the pâtisserie is also masterful.
    Weißenburgstraße 19, 40476 Düsseldorf
    T: +49 211 97711737
  • Saittavini
    Michelangelo Saitta's elegant ristorante has been a Düsseldorf institution for its fine Italian culinary delights and the best, exquisite wines for more than 20 years.
    Luegallee 79, 40545 Düsseldorf
    T: +49 211 57797918
  • Eiskeller
    Winner of several awards for its extensive wine list, even the most discerning palate will be happy in this atmospheric place.
    Eiskellerberg 1–3, 40213 Düsseldorf
    T: +49 211 20052686
  • Nine O Five
    Yes, you can eat very good pizza here, with selected ingredients from suppliers that are nearly all known by owner Sebastian Georgi. But the real highlight is the spectacular wine list with hundreds of items, all of which are also available to take away.
    Ackerstraße 181, 40233 Düsseldorf
    T: +49 211 94218181
  • Finns Wine & Kitchen
    The small restaurant, located in a residential area, stands for unpretentious cuisine and an equally unpretentious wine list. This is where evenings end on a relaxed note.
    Tannenstraße 23a, 40476 Düsseldorf
    T: +49 211 20081860

Best fine dining

Düsseldorf's best restaurants achieve a balance between quality and informality.

  • The Duchy
    Philipp Ferber has established a centre of attraction for gourmets here, which is already well frequented by lunchtime. At the centre of his cuisine is an upgraded bistro cuisine with regional ingredients.
    Königsallee 11, 40212 Düsseldorf
    T: +49 211 160900
  • Phoenix Restaurant & Weinbar
    The ground floor of the Dreischeibenhaus is already a good place to dine at lunchtime, and in the evening the star-awarded cuisine expands to two menus –one of which is vegetarian.
    Dreischeibenhaus, 40211 Düsseldorf
    T: +49 211 30206030
  • Im Schiffchen Kaiserswerth
    Jean-Claude Bourgueil keeps on cooking and cooking. Even at 75, he is behind the cooks almost every day, a true old master among chefs – and a delight for gourmets.
    Kaiserswerther Markt 9, 40489 Düsseldorf
    T: +49 211 401050
  • Nagaya
    Yoshizumi Nagaya fuses traditional Japanese cuisine with European elements in his restaurant. In addition to good wines, there is also a range of sakes to choose from.
    Klosterstraße 42, 40211 Düsseldorf
    T: +49 211 8639636
  • The Paradise Now
    The new hotspot at the Medienhafen impresses not only with its tailor-made, fantastic interior, but also with its playful fusion cuisine. Aperitifs should be drunk directly at the bar.
    Hammer Straße 27, 40219 Düsseldorf
    T: +49 173 7637964

Best bars

If it's dimly lit or has a view, an aperitif is always a good idea.

  • Bar Alexander
    Time flies by quickly here thanks to the good whisky selection and wonderfully classic bar atmosphere.
    Düsselstraße 71, 40219 Düsseldorf
    T: +49 211 8763759
  • Square Bar
    David Rippen vouches for quality and also brings his expertise to bear outside his own bar – those who put themselves in his hands almost always learn something new.
    Collenbachstraße 57, 40476 Düsseldorf
    T: +49 211 93078770
  • The Paris Club
    As the name suggests, the bar on the 17th floor of the 25hours Hotel focuses on France. Only French spirits are used in the drinks and highballs, and the view over the city is expansive.
    Louis-Pasteur-Platz 1, 40211 Düsseldorf
    T: +49 211 900910263
  • Bar Ellington
    An institution in the Düsseldorf bar scene. Even when it gets crowded, the team around Robert Potthoff doesn't get ruffled.
    Scheurenstraße 5, 40215 Düsseldorf
    T: +49 172 2903451
  • Beuys Bar
    Located in a quiet side street of the lively old town, this small bar honours its namesake with the quote: "Everyone is an artist. Try the 'Beuys in the Hood' with bourbon and maple syrup.
    Neubrückstraße 2, 40213 Düsseldorf
    T: +49 173 7633337
  • Bar im Breidenbacher Hof
    Fine materials define the ambience of this bar on the first floor of the luxury hotel. Behind the counter, award-winning bar manager Carsten Möller ensures quality.
    Königsallee 11, 40212 Düsseldorf
    T: +49 211 160900