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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

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 mod­ern takes on tra­di­tional fa­vorites. €€€. Tue–Sat D. www.vi- ho­tels.com. Landsberger Allee 106. T: 030.4530532620. S Landsberger Allee.

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

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 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

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