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Where Berlin - - DINING -

Lorenz Ad­lon Esszimmer

The Ho­tel Ad­lon res­tau­rant boasts 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- 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. Au­gust­str. 11-13. T: 030.33006070. S Oranien­burger Straße. E2


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 far­ther afield – are suc­cess­ful ex­per­i­ments in ex­cit­ing, avant­garde cui­sine. How about some licorice al­gae or miso pra­line? €€€€. Tue–Sat D.­in­ Sch­legel­str. 26c. T: 030.30881214. U Naturkun­de­mu­seum, S Nord­bahn­hof. E2

Tim Raue

From his hum­ble begin­nings grow­ing up in Kreuzberg, Tim Raue has be­come one of the best­known culi­nary names in Ber­lin. Plumb­ing the Far East for in­spi­ra­tion, his name­sake res­tau­rant serves re­fined in­ter­pre­ta­tions of Asian cui­sine, such as his famed per­sonal take on Pek­ing duck. €€€€. Tue– Sun L&D. Rudi- Dutschke-Str. 26. T: 030.25937930. U Kochstraße. E4


Man­ag­ing to be both lux­u­ri­ous and min­i­mal­ist at the same time, the Miche­lin- starred Vau is one of the high­est cal­iber restau­rants in the city. Headed by star chef Kolja Klee­berg, who has since ex­panded upon his fame with a TV cook­ing show, the Vau kitchen com­bines the best of French and Ger­man culi­nary tra­di­tions. €€€€. Mon–Sat L&D. www.vau- ber­ Jäger­str. 54-55. T: 030.2029730. U Hausvogteiplatz. E3 What are all these fab­u­lous berries flood­ing farm­ers’ mar­kets this time of year?

are the sweet-tast­ing straw­ber­ries we all know and love. (blue­ber­ries), (rasp­ber­ries), and (black­ber­ries) are also a fa­mil­iar sight. But lesser-known among the berry bunch are two other va­ri­eties you should watch for: (cur­rants, found in red, black, or white), and plump

(goose­ber­ries). Sweet or sour, all of these fleshy lit­tle fruits make for the per­fect sum­mer snack – gob­bled up quickly, baked into cakes, mixed with milk and sugar, or turned into juice and en­joyed with cold sparkling wa­ter (a mix­ture known as

on a hot day. You can even pick your own right off the bush at Ber­liner Beeren­garten (www.berliner­beeren­, which has sev­eral lo­ca­tions across Ber­lin and its sur­round­ings. Daily D.­dalu­cia.ber­lin. Sav­i­gny­platz 2. T: 030.54710271. S Sav­i­gny­platz. B4

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 to your lik­ing, 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.beef­grill­ 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- ber­ Fasa­nen­str. 23. T: 030.8825414. U Uh­land­straße. C4

Enoiteca Il Cal­ice

Ital­ian. A place to re­lax and en­joy a care­fully se­lected glass of wine from their well- stocked shelves to­gether with an in­no­va­tive cre­ation from the kitchen, like ravi­oli with egg­plant, feta cheese, and sword­fish. You can also take home a bot­tle of wine from their shop next door. €€€. Mon-Sat L&D. www.enoiteca-il- cal­ Wal­ter- Ben­jamin- Platz 4. T: 030.3242308. U Ade­nauer­platz. B4

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, or­ganic poul­try, and fresh fish and seafood, com­ple­mented by fine wines and cre­ative cock­tails, round- off the menu. Reser­va­tions re­quired. €€. Daily L&D. www. gold­horn- beef­ Momm­sen­str. 12. T: 030.31806370. U Ade­nauer­platz. C4


Mediter­ranean. From its lo­ca­tion in a glass pen­t­house atop the 25Hours Ho­tel, ca­sual-hip Neni of­fers panoramic views and a fresh, cre­ative fu­sion of Medit­er­an­nean, Mid­dle Eastern, and North African culi­nary fla­vors. Many dishes on the di­verse menu can be or­dered in var­i­ous sizes, with the goal of mak­ing shar­ing a part of the meal ex­pe­ri­ence. €€. Daily L&D. www. 25hours- ho­tels. com. Bu­dapester Str. 40. T: 030.120221200. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4

Paris Bar

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.­ Kantstr. 152. T: 030.3138052. S Sav­i­gny­platz. C4

Res­tau­rant Le Faubourg

Mediter­ranean. This classy res­tau­rant 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,

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