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5 – Cinco by Paco Pérez

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

Horváth

Aus­tria- born chef Se­bas­tian Frank has built him­self a rep­u­ta­tion – and earned a Miche­lin star – with his highly cre­ative, of­ten­times min­i­mal­ist use of sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents, from sun­chokes to can­died pars­ley root to spruce nee­dles. Veg­e­tar­ian op­tions avail­able. Warm, wooden in­te­rior and lovely out­door pa­tio for the warmer months. €€€. WedSun D. www.restau­rant- hor­vath.de. Paul- Linck­eUfer 44a. T: 030.61289992. U Kot­tbusser Tor. F4

Hu­gos

On the 14th floor of the In­ter­Con­ti­nen­tal Ho­tel, Hu­gos of­fers great views of the city along with the Miche­lin- starred French- Ger­man cui­sine of chef Thomas Kam­meier. Its rep­u­ta­tion as one of Ber­lin’s go-to gourmet des­ti­na­tions is well earned. €€€€. Tue–Sat D. www.hu­gos-restau­rant.de. Bu­dapester Str. 2. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4

Les Solistes

Re­fined yet bold top-notch dining has brought this restau­rant in the Wal­dorf As­to­ria wide­spread

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