Café Wintergarten im Literaturhaus
German/Austrian. Classic elegance permeates the high- ceilinged rooms of this café, 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 a glass of wine. €. Daily B, L, D. www.literaturhaus- berlin.de. Fasanenstr. 23. T: 030.8825414. U Uhlandstraße. C4
Japanese. This upscale Japanese restaurant makes fried finger-food taste gourmet. The specialty is kushiage, skewers of delicate morsels like steak cubes, quail eggs, or shiitake mushroom caps that are lightly breaded and fried using a special nongreasy technique. www.kushinoya.de. Bleibtreustr. 6. T: 030.31809897. S Savignyplatz. B4
French. Proof that fine dining needn’t break the bank is Lamazère Brasserie, a much-lauded dining spot that earned “Bib Gourmand” status in the revered Michelin Guide, a category commending great food at good value. The three- course dinner menu for € 35 will allow you to sample various French food musts, like oeufs cocotte baked eggs, charcuterie platters, duck confit, and beef tartare.
Balthazar 2 Spreeufer
International. The new branch of the Charlottenburg