Part of the andel’s Hotel, a.choice brings a welcome touch of luxury to the Lichtenberg district and was accordingly crowned with a Michelin star in 2014. Try chef Alexander Koppe’s four- course “From Berlin to the Sea” regional menu for creative, modern takes on traditional favorites. €€€. Tue–Sat D. www.vi- hotels.com. Landsberger Allee 106. T: 030. 4530532620. S Landsberger Allee.
5 – Cinco by Paco Pérez
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water. Catalan star chef Paco Pérez’s very first endeavor outside Spain is this Michelin- starred restaurant in Das Stue Hotel. His aim is to tickle all five senses with avant- garde taste experiences that take full advantage of the flavors and ingredients of his home country. €€€–€€€€. Tue–Sat D. www.5- cinco. com. Drakestr. 1. T: 030.3117220. S Tiergarten. C3
Situated in a glass atrium of The Mandala Hotel and ringed by the courtyard’s trees, Facil has mastered understated elegance in both its décor and cuisine. Double- Michelin- starred chef Michael Kempf is particularly masterful with seafood when creating his fine menus. €€€€. Mon– Fri L&D. www.facil.de. Potsdamer Str. 3. T: 030.590051234. S Potsdamer Platz. D3
Named “Best German Restaurant” of 2012, recipient of a Michelin star, and with head chef Matthias Diether named “Berlin Master Chef 2013,” First Floor has clearly earned its gourmet stripes. Part of the Hotel Palace Berlin, the fine dining spot serves inspired French haute cuisine. €€€€. Daily D, closed Mon. www.firstfloor.palace. de. Budapester Str. 45. T: 030.25021020. S+U Zoologischer Garten, U Kurfürstendamm. C4
Pure, straightforward luxury is the formula at this restaurant in the Regent Berlin Hotel. One of just a handful of Berlin restaurants to earn two Michelin stars, Fischers Fritz will not fail to impress with its elevated cuisine and finely honed service. €€€€. Daily B, L, D. www.fischersfritzberlin.com. Charlottenstr. 49. T: 030.20336363. U Französische Straße. E3
Sonja Frühsammer is Berlin’s most celebrated female chef, and her culinary prowess was further confirmed when her restaurant received a Michelin star in late 2014. This gourmet getaway in a quiet, green corner of the city is much loved for its relaxed, approachable take on excellent cuisine. €€€. Thu– Fri L, Tue–Sat D. www.fruehsammersrestaurant.de. Flinsberger Platz 8. T: 030. 89738628. S Hohenzollerndamm. A5 From filet mignon to Chateaubriand, T- bone to Porterhouse, the deliciously beefy selection at The Brooklyn (p. 49) has something for every kind of steak lover. Or try their juicy Black Angus burger, served on a homemade brioche bun.
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