Relaxed, comfortable and culinarily accomplished, Hase ('Hare' in English) has become a Cologne institution in the 20-plus years it's been serving high-end cuisine, minus the pretentiousness that can sometimes accompany fine-dining. The menu changes from one day to the next at this classic bistro, depending on what's in season and available at the market. Diners are invited to check the restaurant's Facebook page for the day's dishes. Get there early. Hase fills up fast.
Sankt-Apern-Straße 17, Innenstadt, Cologne, 50667 Köln