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renown. Un­der the lead­er­ship of star chef Pierre Gag­naire, the menu has clear French in­flu­ences while dar­ing to in­cor­po­rate fla­vors from In­dia, the Mid­dle East, and fur­ther afield. €€€€. Daily D, closed Sun. www.wal­dor­fas­to­ri­aber­lin. com. Har­den­bergstr. 28. T: 030.8140000. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten, U Kur­fürs­ten­damm. C4

Lorenz Ad­lon Essz­im­mer

Like Fis­ch­ers Fritz, the Lorenz Ad­lon Essz­im­mer has two Miche­lin stars and a well- earned spot in the up­per ech­e­lon of Ber­lin’s finest restau­rants. No de­tail is spared in the cre­ation of an un­for­get­table dining ex­pe­ri­ence, and the mas­ter­ful hand of chef Hen­drik Otto is ev­i­dent in ev­ery taste. €€€€. Tue–Sat D. www.loren­zad­lon- essz­im­mer.de. Un­ter den Lin­den 77. T: 030.2661196. S+U Bran­den­burger Tor. E3

Pauly Saal

Lo­cated in the gym­na­sium of a for­mer Jewish girls’ school, Pauly Saal’s chic, hip dé­cor is matched by a menu of equally cre­ative Ger­man cui­sine, which was newly awarded a Miche­lin star in 2013. Meat dishes made from lo­cal game are a spe­cial high­light. €€€. Daily L&D, closed Sun. www. paulysaal.com. Au­gust­str. 11-13. T: 030.33006070. S Oranien­burger Straße. E2

Re­in­stoff

Chef Daniel Achilles didn’t earn two Miche­lin stars by play­ing it safe. The two nightly din­ner menus at Re­in­stoff – one fo­cused on re­gional tastes, the other in­cor­po­rat­ing in­flu­ences from fur­ther afield – are suc­cess­ful ex­per­i­ments in ex­cit­ing, avant­garde cui­sine. How about some licorice al­gae or miso pra­line? €€€€. Tue–Sat D. www.re­in­stoff.eu. Sch­legel­str. 26c. T: 030.30881214. U Naturkun­de­mu­seum, S Nord­bahn­hof. E2

Tim Raue

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 such spe­cial­ties as 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.beef­grill­club-hasir.de. 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- ber­lin.de. Fasa­nen­str. 23. T: 030.8825414. U Uh­land­straße. C4

Gold­horn Beef­club

Steak­house. This meat­lover's restau­rant of­fers its guests prime cuts of meat from the finest cat­tle breeds around the world, in­clud­ing Black An­gus, Gal­loway, and Charo­lais, cooked on a first class char­coal grill. Ibe­rian pork, French Mi­ral- poul­try, and fresh fish and seafood, com­ple­mented by fine wines and cre­ative cock­tails, round- off the menu. Book­ing re­quired. €€. Daily L&D. www.gold­horn­beef­club.de. Momm­sen­str. 12. T: 030.31806370. U Ade­nauer­platz. C4

Restau­rant Le Faubourg

Mediter­ranean. This classy restau­rant fac­ing the famed Ku’damm fea­tures mod­ern art and a crisp, stylish in­te­rior along­side its menu of both clas­sic and up­dated French cui­sine. Housed in the Ho­tel Sof­i­tel Kur­fürs­ten­damm, this is the per­fect spot for ei­ther a posh busi­ness lunch or a ro­man­tic din­ner. A siz­able se­lec­tion of starters, de­signed for shar­ing, will tempt as much as the sump­tu­ous main dishes and desserts. €€. Daily L&D. www.sof­i­tel.com. Augs­burger Str. 41. T: 030.8009990. U Kur­fürs­ten­damm. C4 Spargel (as­para­gus) sea­son ends on 24 June, the feast of John the Bap­tist. From his hum­ble be­gin­nings grow­ing up in Kreuzberg, Tim Raue has be­come one of the most well-known culi­nary names in Ber­lin, plumb­ing the Far East for his in­spi­ra­tion. His name­sake restau­rant serves re­fined in­ter­pre­ta­tions of Asian cui­sine, such as his famed per­sonal take on Pek­ing duck. €€€€. Tue– Sun L&D. www.tim-raue.com. Rudi- Dutschke-Str. 26. 030.25937930. U Kochstraße. E4

Vau

Man­ag­ing to be both lux­u­ri­ous and min­i­mal­ist at the same time, the Miche­lin- starred Vau is 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. www.paris­bar.net. Kantstr. 152. T: 030.3138052. S Sav­i­gny­platz. C4

Zille­markt

Paris Bar

Ger­man. Zille­markt is steeped in old- school Ber­liner charm. For a taste, try the “Ber­liner Aller­lei” plat­ter for two, with cab­bage rolls, mushy

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