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a.choice

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

Ger­mans pre­fer sparkling wa­ter over plain

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

Facil

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

First Floor

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

Fis­ch­ers Fritz

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

Früh­sam­mers

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.

Alc ( Prices are per per­son for three cour­ses (excl. drinks) €: un­der €15. €€: €15–€40. €€€: €40–€80. €€€€: over €80.

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