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Käfer Dach­garten-Res­tau­rant of the Ger­man Bun­destag

Ger­man. The Re­ich­stag is much more than a sight­see­ing des­ti­na­tion. Thanks to the culi­nary team be­hind Käfer, it’s also a fine din­ing des­ti­na­tion. Lo­cated on the roof of the Re­ich­stag build­ing, the res­tau­rant boasts splen­did views in ad­di­tion to the re­fined, mod­ern Ger­man cui­sine. Reser­va­tions re­quired. Due to se­cu­rity pre­cau­tions, each guest must pro­vide of­fi­cial photo I.D. upon en­try. €€€. Daily B, L, D. www.feinkost-kae­fer.de. Platz der Repub­lik 1. T: 030 2262990. U Bun­destag, S Bran­den­burger Tor. D3/E3.

Katz Or­ange

Ger­man/Euro­pean. Housed in a for­mer brew­ery, the warm, stylish in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tion of this res­tau­rant is met with a menu of top-qual­ity, up­dated com­fort foods. The kitchen’s pride and joy is the “Slow Food” sec­tion of the menu, star­ring 12-hour, sous vide roasted pork neck, ribs, or lamb shoul­der. €€. Daily D, closed Sun. www.kat­zo­r­ange.com. Bergstr. 22. T: 030.983208430. U Rosen­thaler Platz. E2

Max­i­m­il­ians

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.max­i­m­il­ian­srestau­rant.de. Friedrich­str. 185–190. T: 030.20450559. U Stadt­mitte. E3

Sra Bua

Thai/Ja­panese.

Ber­lin’s home­grown star chef Tim Af­ter launch­ing sev­eral suc­cess­ful din­ing es­tab­lish­ments in his home­land, Cata­lan culi­nary mae­stro Paco Pérez earned yet another Miche­lin star for his Ber­lin res­tau­rant, which serves in­ven­tive seafood dishes. For those who can never de­cide what to or­der, Cinco (p. 47), his res­tau­rant lo­cated in the Das Stue Ho­tel, of­fers tast­ing menus that have been known to have as many as 30 cour­ses. 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 spe­cialty: cur­ries that are re­fined yet ex­plod­ing with fla­vor. €€€. Tue–Sat D. www.srabua-ad­lon.de. Behren­str. 72. S+U Bran­den­burger Tor. E3

I Due Forni

Ital­ian. The at­mos­phere hall is rau­cous and the ser­vice 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. www.lucky-leek.de. Koll­witzstr. 54. T: 030.66408710. U Sene­felder­platz. F2 seafood the tra­di­tional Turk­ish way. Whole fried sar­dines and grilled fil­lets of the catch of the day are served sim­ply with lush sal­ads, le­mon wedges, and warm Turk­ish bread. €€. Daily D. Lüneb­urger Str. 382. T: 030.3975737. S Belle­vue. D3

Café am Neuen See and Bier­garten

Ger­man/Euro­pean. A water­side lo­ca­tion in the mid­dle of the Tier­garten park makes this a lovely spot come warm weather or chilly. Be­sides sat­is­fy­ing meals, visi­tors can en­joy a seat in the beer gar­den in sum­mer or glow­ing fire­places and games of Eis­stockschiessen – a Bavar­ian ice game sim­i­lar to curl­ing – in the win­ter. Daily B, L, D. www.cafeam­neuensee.de. Licht­en­steinallee 2. T: 030.2544930. S Tier­garten. C3

Café Ein­stein Stammhaus

Ger­man/Aus­trian. The 1878 villa hous­ing this Vi­en­nese-style cof­fee house makes for a lovely spot for a meal or to while away the af­ter­noon with a cof­fee and some­thing to read. €€. Daily B, L, D. www.cafee­in­stein.com. Kur­fürsten­str. 58. T: 030.26391918. U Nol­len­dorf­platz. D4

Paris-Moskau

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. www.paris-moskau.de. AltMoabit 141. T: 030.3942081. S+U Haupt­bahn­hof. D3

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