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3 Sch­west­ern

Ger­man. Housed in an im­pos­ing 1845 build­ing that was once a hos­pi­tal and is now an art space, 3 Sch­west­ern gets the best of both worlds: a bright din­ing room with soar­ing ceil­ings, plus seat­ing in a lovely green court­yard. Break­fast, lunch, and din­ner are all cov­ered by the Ger­man­in­flu­enced menu. €€. Mon– Fri L&D, Sat–Sun B, L, D. www.3schwest­ern- ber­ Mar­i­an­nen­platz 2. T: 030.60031860. U Gör­l­itzer Bahn­hof. F4

Am­rit and Mirchi

In­dian and Sin­ga­pore-style. Ber­lin’s most iconic In­dian restau­rant, Am­rit boasts a to­tal of four lo­ca­tions across the city, serv­ing aro­matic cur­ries, tempt­ing meats siz­zling off the tan­doori grill, and an all- day happy hour of­fer­ing cock­tails for less than € 5. Its sis­ter restau­rant, Mirchi, serves Sin­ga­pore- style cui­sine in Kreuzberg (Oranien­str. 202) and Mitte (Oranien­burger Str. 45). Other Am­rit lo­ca­tions in Mitte, Schöneberg, and on Pots­damer Platz; check web­site for ad­dresses. €–€€. Daily L&D.­ Oranien­str. 202-203. Book­ing hot­line, T: 030.28045481/82. U Gör­l­itzer Park. F4


Ital­ian/Si­cil­ian. The pleas­ant mar­ket square in the heart of Kreuzberg’s Bergmannkiez neigh­bor­hood is home to An­tillo, serv­ing rus­tic yet re­fined Ital­ian food in­spired by the owner’s Si­cil­ian home­town, which also gives the restau­rant its name. The menu is kept small to en­sure each dish is given the kitchen’s full at­ten­tion. Look for­ward to a va­ri­ety of pas­tas, piz­zas, and spe­cials like vitello ton­nato and grilled baby cala­mari. €€. Daily L&D.­ Marheineke­platz 3. T: 030.69807895. U Gneise­naus­traße. E5


Span­ish. Sa­vor the best Spain has to of­fer, from orig­i­nal paella, fish and meat dishes grilled on lava stone, as well as a large se­lec­tion of im­ported wines and home made tapas. Lunch served daily from 11:30am to 3:30pm. €€. Daily L&D.­lin. Friedrich­str. 211. T: 030.70228336. U Kochstraße. E3/4

Der Gold­ene Hahn

Ital­ian. A cozy at­mos­phere, adept chefs, and oc­ca­sional celebrity sight­ings make this a pop­u­lar spot. The chang­ing menu of cre­ative daily spe­cials el­e­vates Der Gold­ene Hahn well above the run- ofthe- mill Ital­ian restau­rants that abound in Ber­lin.

€€. Daily D.­en­er­ Pück­ler­str. 20. T: 030.6188098. U Gör­l­itzer Bahn­hof. G4


Ger­man. This beloved clas­sic dates back to 1908, and its charm has only grown over the years. The house spe­cialty of this gas­tro- pub is a crispy half chicken, and – veg­e­tar­i­ans be­ware – there’s very lit­tle else on the menu. That means the kitchen pours its en­ergy into per­fect­ing the chicken, which is de­li­cious. €. Tue–Sun D. www.henne-ber­ Leuschn­er­damm 25. T: 030.6147730. U Moritz­platz. F4

Kim­chi Princess

Korean. “Let them eat kim­chi,” im­plores the web­site for this hip, pop­u­lar Korean restau­rant. The house spe­cialty is the meaty table­top bar­be­cue to be split between two or more din­ers, which comes with all the tra­di­tional side dishes in­clud­ing, of course, kim­chi. €€. Daily D.­ Skalitzer Str. 36. T: 0163.4580203. U Gör­l­itzer Bahn­hof. F4

Restau­rant Richard

French/Swiss. The in­dis­tinct street be­lies the splen­dor of Richard’s in­te­rior, com­plete with carved wooden ceil­ings and stained-glass win­dows. The 19th-cen­tury ar­chi­tec­ture gets a mod­ern boost with the dé­cor, as does the menu, which com­bines Swiss and French in­flu­ences with gourmet re­sults.

€€–€€€. Tue–Sat D. www.restau­ Köpenicker Str. 174. T: 030.49207242. U Sch­le­sis­ches Tor. G4

Sale e Tabac­chi

Ital­ian. A stone’s throw from Check­point Char­lie, an area that’s some­thing of a culi­nary waste­land, lies this el­e­gant Ital­ian restau­rant known for at­tract­ing celebri­ties and jour­nal­ists from the Tageszeitung news­pa­per of­fice up­stairs. Try the ri­cotta- and mint- stuffed zuc­chini blos­soms, a pop­u­lar starter. €–€€. Daily L&D. e-tabac­ Rudi- Dutschke-Str. 23. T: 030.2521155. U Kochstraße. E4

Sch­le­sisch Blau

Ger­man/French. Lib­er­at­ing din­ers from the tyranny of choice, Sch­le­sisch Blau serves nightly set din­ners with just a cou­ple mains to choose from, one of which is always veg­e­tar­ian. A four- course menu, draw­ing from Ger­man and French culi­nary in­flu­ences, goes for around € 20. Reser­va­tions a must. €€. Daily D. Köpenicker Str. 1. T: 030.69814538. U Sch­le­sis­ches Tor. G4

Wel­trestau­rant Mark­thalle

Ger­man. The land­mark mar­ket hall that gives this restau­rant its name, as well as its lo­ca­tion, was first opened in 1891. Draw­ing upon this his­tory, the menu pays homage to Ger­man fa­vorites like Spaet­zle noo­dles, roast pork, and fresh fish caught just north of the city. €€. Daily L&D. www.wel­trestau­rant­mark­ Pück­ler­str. 34. T: 030.6175502. U Gör­l­itzer Bahn­hof. G4

White Trash Fast Food

Ger­man. This mem­o­rable eatery re­lo­cated in spring 2014 from its orig­i­nal Pren­zlauer Berg lo­ca­tion, but re­tains its trade­mark campy, rockand-roll feel in the new venue. The Amer­i­can­fo­cused menu goes be­yond fast food – the burg­ers are a par­tic­u­lar draw. Be­sides food, White Trash has an on­site tat­too par­lor and con­cert area host­ing shows in ev­ery­thing from rock­a­billy to garage rock to swing and soul. €. Daily L&D. www.white­trash­fast­ Am Flut­graben 2. T: 030.50348668. U Sch­le­sis­ches Tor. G4

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