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Span­ish. This Sav­i­gny­platz es­tab­lish­ment is the place to go for au­then­tic Span­ish ta­pas and food, in­clud­ing paella, tor­tilla, zarzuela, as well as tasty meat and fish grilled on hot lava stone. Well­stocked wine cel­lar and very help­ful staff. €€. Daily D only.­dalu­ Sav­i­gny­platz 2. T: 030.54710271. S Sav­i­gny­platz. B4

Beef Grill Club by Hasir

Steak House. Car­ni­vores will think they’ve died and gone to heaven. Be­sides a thor­ough se­lec­tion of fan­tas­tic steak cuts from around the world, pre­pared just how you like it, The Beef Grill Club also fea­tures spe­cial­ties like rack of lamb, ten­der veal, and Cana­dian lob­ster, served up in a warm, el­e­gant space at the re­cently opened Mall of Berlin. Sec­ond lo­ca­tion at Kur­fürs­ten­damm 72. €€€. Daily L&D. www.beef­grill­

Leipziger Platz 12. S+U Pots­damer Platz. T: 030.20644390. E3 B4

Café Win­ter­garten im Lit­er­aturhaus

Ger­man/Aus­trian. Clas­sic el­e­gance per­me­ates the high- ceilinged rooms of this café, which is rem­i­nis­cent of turn- of-the- cen­tury lit­er­ary sa­lons. Snag a ta­ble in the green­house-like vestibule, or set­tle down by one of the grand win­dows to en­joy break­fast, bistro- style meals, or just a glass of wine. €. Daily B, L, D. www.lit­er­aturhaus- Fasa­nen­str. 23. T: 030.8825414. U Uh­land­straße. C4

Cross Finest Deli

Ital­ian. In the firm belief that any time of day is time to spoil your taste buds, this Ital­ian spot right at Sav­i­gny­platz makes for a de­li­cious pit stop for break­fast, lunch, or din­ner. The evening menu ranges from home­made pas­tas to hearty clas­sics like os­sobuco veal shanks and tagli­ata steak. www. cross­finest­ Tue–Sun B, L, D. Else- UryBo­gen 597. T: 030.31013100. S Sav­i­gny­platz. B4


Mediter­ranean/Con­tem­po­rary. A 2013 ad­di­tion to the west- end gourmet scene, Glass is the baby of Is­raeli chef Gal Ben Moshe. Guests in the sleek, mod­ern space get wowed with an in­no­va­tive tast­ing menu that changes daily and the show- stop­ping “Candy Box” dessert, which in­cludes a choco­late mousse frozen ta­ble­side with liq­uid ni­tro­gen. €€€. Daily D, closed Sun and Mon.­ber­ Uh­land­str. 195. T: 030.54710861. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C3

Le Faubourg

Mediter­ranean. This classy brasserie fac­ing the famed Ku’damm fea­tures mod­ern art and a crisp, stylish in­te­rior along­side its menu of both clas­sic and up­dated French cui­sine. The re­cently revamped brasserie in the Ho­tel Sof­i­tel Kur­fürs­ten­damm is the per­fect spot for ei­ther a posh business lunch or a ro­man­tic din­ner. Try the flam­béed shrimp for a fiery cook­ing per­for­mance right at your ta­ble. €€. Daily L&D. www.sof­i­ Augs­burger Str. 41. T: 030.8009990. U Kur­fürs­ten­damm. C4


Mediter­ranean. From its lo­ca­tion in a glass pent­house atop the 25Hours Ho­tel, ca­sual-hip Neni of­fers panoramic views and a fresh, cre­ative fu­sion of Medit­er­an­nean, Mid­dle East­ern, and North African culi­nary fla­vors. Many dishes on the di­verse menu can be or­dered in var­i­ous sizes, with the goal of mak­ing shar­ing a part of the meal ex­pe­ri­ence. €€. Daily L&D. www. 25hours- ho­tels. com. Bu­dapester Str. 40. T: 030.120221200. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4


Aus­trian. Aus­trian cui­sine with a lib­eral dash of mod­ern cre­ativ­ity. Clas­sics like Wiener schnitzel and ap­ple strudel are rep­re­sented, plus in- house cre­ations like veni­son pâté paired with chilled cran­ber­ries and goose liver dumplings served with stewed red cab­bage. €€. Daily D. www.ot­ten­ Kantstr. 153. T: 030.3133162. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. B4

Paris Bar

French. A long-time West Berlin in­sti­tu­tion, Paris Bar has seen such celebri­ties as Madonna, Sophia Loren, and Robert de Niro as pa­trons over the years. The bistro- style menu in­cludes French musts like oys­ters and steak-frites, though the legend alone is enough to draw many guests. €€€. Daily L&D.­ Kantstr. 152. T: 030.3138052. S Sav­i­gny­platz. C4

Rudolfs Wein­bar

Ger­man. This new wine spot off Sav­i­gny­platz serves a lo­cal se­lec­tion of wines, paired with re­vis­ited Ger­man dishes and in­ter­na­tional spe­cial­ties. €. Open Tue–Sun 5pm–1am. www.rudolfs-wein­bar. de. Kne­se­beck­str.16. T: 030.50968844. S Sav­i­gny­platz. B3


Ger­man. Zille­markt is steeped in old- school Ber­liner charm. For a taste, try the “Ber­liner Aller­lei” plat­ter for two, with cab­bage rolls, mushy peas, fried pota­toes, and no less than five kinds of meat. €. Daily B, L, D. Bleib­treustr. 48a. T: 030.8817040. S Sav­i­gny­platz. B4

Zwölf Apos­tel

Ital­ian. The in­te­rior of this Char­lot­ten­burg restau­rant is fres­coed like a Re­nais­sance church, and the famed piz­zas are named after each of Je­sus’s 12 apos­tles. Re­li­gious in­flu­ences aside, the thin- crust, wood­fired oven- baked piz­zas are sin­fully de­li­cious (as are the other Ital­ian menu items). Sec­ond lo­ca­tion: Ge­or­gen­str. 2, Mitte. €€. Daily B, L, D. www.12-apos­ Bleib­treustr. 49. T: 030.31 21433. S Sav­i­gny­platz. B4

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