If you’ve always wanted to go on a trip around the world, you can now do this without leaving Berlin – at least in terms of cuisine. The newly opened Bond is a real multi-talent that not only offers high-quality crossover cuisine, but also has fanciful furnishings, with golden ornaments and a clever lighting system, that complete the taste sensation.
›› Charlottenburg, Knesebeck Str. 76, Tel. 50 96 88 44, www.bond-berlin.de
The stylish avant garde look of this new fashion bar invites guests not only to enjoy the first-class cocktails. There are also original large and small bar food specialties and à la carte dishes such as Tagliolini with truffle butter and chervil.
›› Mitte, Marriott Hotel, Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1, Tel. 2 20 00 54 41
Simple elegance determines the character of the interior of this trendy restaurant in the Ellington designer hotel. The light, exquisite dishes are served without a great deal of fuss and they are always freshly prepared. If you try the Sunday “creative brunch” with chilling live jazz music in the background, the food tastes even better. The summer terrace is attractive on warm days with its large, comfortable couches as well as concerts and special events.
›› Schöneberg, Nürnberger Str. 50-55, Tel. 68 31 54-000, www.duke-restaurant.com
This restaurant reinvents international classics, complemented by the aesthetic interior.
›› Kreuzberg, Yorck Str. 83, Tel. 78 09 88 09, www.restaurant-e-t-a-hoffmann.de
Situated on the 5th floor of the Mandala Hotel, customers can enjoy excellent gourmet food against an elegant, purist backdrop under a glass roof.
›› Tiergarten, Potsdamer Str. 3, Tel. 5 90 05 12 34, www.facil.de
Felix - Dinner & Dance
In this club restaurant, you can experience a combination of bar, restaurant and lounge in a stylish but still Berlin-casual atmosphere. The first-class cuisine of head chef Michael Liebing offers modern Italian and international dishes until late in the night.
›› Mitte, Behren Str. 72, Tel. 3 01 11 71 52, www.felix-clubrestaurant.de
This gourmet restaurant is on the first floor of the Berlin Palace Hotel. It was awarded a Michelin star in 1997. The elegant restaurant is one of the top culinary addresses in Berlin.
›› Charlottenburg, Budapester Str. 45, Tel. 25 02 10 20, www.firstfloor.palace.de
Wilmersdorf’s hot spot for 20 years, very close to the Ku’damm, has now reopened. Hamlet’s artistic atmosphere is contemporary chic and at the same time invitingly casual, making guests feel at home at any time of the day, from breakfast to evening dinner. Foodies love the new French-German menu, which also has Oriental flavors and sparkles with creations such as scampi with plum-curry sauce, served with Mediterranean vegetables and couscous. Last but not least is the good selection of wines, long drinks and specialty coffees.
›› Wilmersdorf, Ludwigkirch Str. 6, Tel. 8 82 13 61, www.hamlet-restaurant.de
Kreuzberg’s gourmet temple tempts with its unique design as much as through the creative, German-Mediterranean cuisine. The former vaulted cellar with brick walls and open fire creates just the right space for a romantic candlelight dinner for two.
›› Kreuzberg, Fichte Str. 31, Tel. 61 20 10 03, www.hartmanns-restaurant.de
Great interior and a unique view of Berlin Cathedral. European cuisine as well as exotic and oriental dishes baked in a Tandoori oven. All food is prepared in the show kitchen. Also a beautiful terrace.
›› Mitte, im Radisson Blu Hotel, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 3, Tel. 23 82 80, www.heat-berlin.de
Renovated restaurant, decorated in the style of Viennese cafés, plain wooden tables and chairs, friendly service, European food.
›› Mitte, Borsig Str. 28, Tel. 28 44 55-12, www.honigmond-berlin.de
First-class and particularly stylish restaurant, characterized by favorable prices for very exquisite food.
›› Kreuzberg, Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44a, Tel. 61 28 99 92, www.restaurant-horvath.de
This award-winning luxurious, trendy restaurants is on the 14th floor of the Intercontinental Hotel. Here you enjoy harmoniously created Mediterranean and light cuisine and a large selection of wines while enjoying a breath-taking panoramic view of Berlin.
›› Tiergarten, Budapester Str. 2, Tel. 26 02 12 63, www.hugos-restaurant.de
Named after cosmopolitan French author Jules Verne. Large selection of creative dishes from Wiener Schnitzel to couscous to different tarte flambée variations.
›› Charlottenburg, Schlüter Str. 61, Tel. 31 80 94 10, www.jules-verne-berlin.de
Lei e Lui
Truly international, fine food made from organic ingredients. The dishes range from Italian to Caribbean and they are served in a plush, comfortable atmosphere. The meals are freshly cooked by the female chef.
›› Moabit, Wilsnacker Str. 61, Tel. 30 20 88 90, www.lei-e-lui.de
Chef Andreas Lochner prepares creative, light food with seasonal ingredients, ranging from Mediterranean to southern German.
›› Tiergarten, Lützowplatz 5, Tel. 23 00 52 20, www.lochner-restaurant.de
Mädchen ohne Abitur
Not only girls without a high school leaving certificate (Mädchen ohne Abitur) like the imaginative dishes of this cozy restaurant with a plush 1950s style. You’ll also find a colorful mix of Kreuzberg students and trendy new Berliners. Tempting dishes with names like Unbezähmbare Angelique (Untamable Angelique) and Das große Liebesspiel (Wonderful Love Play). For dessert, you might have to take Nachsitzen (Detention).
›› Kreuzberg, Körte Str. 5, Tel. 61 62 58 60, www.maedchenohneabitur.de
Cuisine from classic French to modern exotic food is served on two levels of a beautiful neo-Gothic building. The elegant interior, decorated with modern art, complements the innovative food creations.
›› Mitte, Berg Str. 22, Tel. 2 80 71 21, www.mxwl.de
If you’re looking for an idyllic spot away from the city hustle and bustle that’s still in the heart of things, then this new café-restaurant could be the ideal place. Guests can while away the time from early until late at this chic trendy meeting place sitting in heavenly quiet in the middle of the Heckmannhöfe, and enjoying a generous breakfast or a delicious multi-course menu.
›› Mitte, Oranienburger Str. 32 (Heckmannhöfe, 2. Innenhof), Tel. 66 40 84 27 www.restaurant-neu.de
This restaurant, with its magnificent view of Potsdamer Platz, manages to create a symbiosis of Eastern and Western cuisine. The wine list includes many wines from all over the world including France, South Africa, New Zealand and Chile.
›› Mitte, Leipziger Platz 10, Tel. 20 64 28 64, www.oktogon-berlin.de
The little half-timbered house dating from 1898 with a lush summer garden is a popular meeting-place for Berlin’s gourmets and celebrities. European specialties ranging from tasty to mild, first-class service and great selection of wines.
›› Moabit, Alt-Moabit 141, Tel. 3 94 20 81, www.paris-moskau.de
Small portions at small prices are served to excite as many taste buds as possible. For hungry customers dishes such as crispy duck with red cabbage or grilled sea bass can be ordered as a large serving. Just try it!
›› Tiergarten, Dortmunder Str. 9, Tel. 3 99 69 69, www.nola.de
Guests can dine in a high-class atmosphere with a view of the Brandenburger Tor and Pariser Platz. Culinary delicacies from around the world are prepared by top chefs. On Sundays, the discerning guest can enjoy a large gourmet brunch.
›› Mitte, Unter den Linden 77 ( Hotel Adlon), Tel. 22 61 15 55, www.hotel-adlon.de
The impressive architecture of the Gendarmenmarkt is mirrored in this luxurious restaurant. Customers can eat in style in the vaults of the Französischer Dom (French Cathedral). Regional and international cuisine, accompanied by German and European wines.
›› Mitte, Gendarmenmarkt 5, Tel. 2 29 16 61, www.refugium-bln.de
This restaurant seems like a 1920s-style French bistro. The interior and many photos of actors, paintings by famous artists, such as Liebermann or Kandinsky as well as jazz, swing and chansons, take customers back in time. The international dishes, influenced by French cuisine, are also served on the terrace or in the chestnut garden in the summer.
›› Mitte, Post Str. 28, Tel. 2 42 52 95, www.reinhards.de
Despite being recommended by Germany’s Große Restaurant und Hotel Guide, the Remake is still considered an insider’s tip among Berlin fans of fine dining. Imaginative top-quality creations, mainly German cuisine, spiced with a Mediterranean touch. A pleasure!
›› Mitte, Große Hamburger Str. 32, Tel. 20 05 41 02, www.restaurant-remake.de
Restaurant Tim Raue
Berlin diners are pampered in Tim Raue’s new gourmet temple with Asian-inspired cuisine that the master chef says gives “energy and joie-de-vivre.’’ Guests are introduced to exotic sounding creations such as “red prawns with rose schnaps and shiso.’’ Appropriate wines as well as the urbane-looking ambience create a thoroughly warm atmosphere.
›› Mitte, Rudi-Dutschke-Str. 26, Tel. 25 93 79 30, www.tim-raue.com
Probably Germany’s best wine bar, offering 1,001 kinds of wine. Chef Marco Müller creates food that complements the wine perfectly.
›› Mitte, Chaussee Str. 8, Tel. 24 62 87 60, www.rutz-weinbar.de
You can unwind in style in the different rooms here. Whether in the restaurant or the bistro, in the chic Berlin room or the rustic trophy room. Sachs has the right room for all occasions, as well as excellent food.
›› Charlottenburg, Knesebeck Str. 29, Tel. 88 91 08 25, www.sachsberlin.de
This chic restaurant has its own special charm, which – due to its unusual location in a former factory hall – is almost church-like and radiates a heavenly airiness. The atmosphere is exactly right for the dishes that head chef Joe Pommering serves his customers. Unusual dishes such as saltimbocca with cabbage in Champagne are just as successful as hearty parma amaro pizza and the many tasty tapas. A mouth-watering feast!
›› Kreuzberg, Köpenicker Str. 18-20, Tel. 75 54 94 07-1, www.sage-restaurant.de
A glass elevator transports customers directly into the skies of Berlin – this popular trendy restaurant is located on the 16th floor of a 1970s skyscraper. Once you have arrived at the top, a roomy atmosphere offers a breathtaking panorama over the city and you can enjoy international cuisine and a first-class selection of wines. If you want to finish the evening with a cocktail, you can simply go to the 17th floor lounge and make yourself comfortable on one of the stylish sofas.
›› Kreuzberg, Stresemann Str. 76, Tel. 01 63/7 65 27 00, www.solarberlin.com
Spindler & Klatt
This great club lounge on the Spree in a stylishly renovated factory has a special atmosphere. Enjoy high-class food while relaxing on designer divan beds.
›› Kreuzberg, Köpenicker Str. 16-17, Tel. 3 19 88 18 60, www.spindlerklatt.com
TV Turm Aleanderplatz
In the spectacular revolving restaurant in the Berlin TV Tower, diners candiscover the culinary highlights of the city as well as enjoy a panoramic view. Every half hour the restaurant rotates once around its axis – enough time to choose your favorite dish from the large selection of international and Berlin cuisine with the help of the professional staff.
›› Mitte, Panorama Str. 1a, www.tv-turm.de
Very obliging service as well as fresh, seasonal ingredients are a matter of course in this tasteful restaurant. Scampi with mango chutney, chorizo sausage with salad or créme brûlée are just a few dishes from the international menu that promises a first-rate dining experience.
›› Charlottenburg, Giesebrecht Str. 19, Tel. 30 83 14 18, www.restaurant-thiels.de
Dinner show in a former Berlin power station that now serves as a location for culture and entertainment.
›› Friedrichshain, Palisaden Str. 48, Tel. 42 80 94 97, www.umspannwerk-ost.de
This Baroque style restaurant in the Schlosshotel in Grunewald forest serves international cuisine with a Mediterranean influence in a classic romantic atmosphere.
›› Wilmersdorf, Brahms Str. 10, Tel. 8 95 84 0, www.schlosshotelberlin.com
Top-class restaurant inside the Hyatt Hotel. Open view of the kitchen and sushi bar. Mainly gourmet food, ranging from Mediterranean to international, with an occasional Asian touch.
›› Tiergarten, Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2, Tel. 25 53 17 72, www.vox-restaurant.de