Where Berlin - - DINING -

pro­vide of­fi­cial photo I.D. upon en­try. €€€. Daily B, L, D. www.feinkost-kae­ Platz der Republik 1. T: 030 2262990. U Bun­destag, S Bran­den­burger Tor. D3/E3.


Ger­man. Max­i­m­il­ians recre­ates the feel of a cozy Bavar­ian beer hall with hearty food and plen­ti­ful beer to match. Meaty spe­cial­ties in­clude pork knuckle served with dumplings and sauer­kraut, freshly baked pret­zels, and the tempt­ing “Mu­nich sausage pa­rade.” From the four kinds of Paulaner beer on tap to the warm hos­pi­tal­ity, Max­i­m­il­ians goes to great lengths to trans­port a piece of Bavaria to the heart of Mitte. €–€€. Daily L & D. www.max­i­m­il­ian­srestau­ Friedrich­str. 185190. T: 030.20450559. U Stadt­mitte. E3


In­ter­na­tional. This rustic house, built in 1898 and lucky to sur­vive two World Wars, was a pub and a Rus­sian restau­rant in two of its many past lives. To­day, it’s a fine restau­rant that seam­lessly in­cor­po­rates French, Rus­sian, and Ger­man culi­nary in­flu­ences. €€€. Daily D. AltMoabit 141. T: 030.3942081. S+U Haupt­bahn­hof. D3

Sra Bua

Thai/Ja­panese. Ber­lin’s home- grown star chef Tim Raue has done it again. Sra Bua, in the Ho­tel Ad­lon, is his lat­est restau­rant to show off his love for the cuisines of Asia. Guests can ex­pect only the high­est cal­iber Thai and Ja­panese cooking, and the Raue

I Due Forni

Ital­ian. The at­mos­phere at this ex­pan­sive pizza hall is on the rau­cous side and the ser­vice is no­to­ri­ously surly, but that doesn’t keep the pizza-lov­ing crowds at bay. The gen­er­ously sized thin- crust con­coc­tions are famed around the city. €. Daily L&D. Schön­hauser Allee 12. T: 030.44017333. U Sene­felder­platz. F2

Lucky Leek

Veg­e­tar­ian. It’s not luck that makes Lucky Leek so good, but rather a ded­i­ca­tion to cre­at­ing top­notch gourmet cui­sine that is also 100- per­cent ve­gan and in­cor­po­rates in­ter­na­tional tastes. The small but com­pre­hen­sive menu changes reg­u­larly. €€. Wed–Sun D. Koll­witzstr. 54. T: 030.66408710. U Sene­felder­platz. F2

The Bird

Amer­i­can. The hefty burg­ers here have a real cult fol­low­ing, and many swear they’re the best in the city. The menu also in­cludes steaks, chicken wings, and a mean club sand­wich – veg­e­tar­i­ans will leave hun­gry. €. Daily L&D. www.the­birdinber­ Am Falk­platz 5. T: 030.51053283. S+U Schön­hauser Allee. F1

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