TIER­GARTEN

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es­tab­lish­ment, this cen­tral restau­rant is bound to be­come a pop­u­lar desti­na­tion thanks to cre­ative dishes like tomato and ginger soup, Thai chicken salad, or mushroom risotto with car­da­mon. €€–€€€. Daily D. www.balt­hazar-spreeufer.de. Balt­hazar Spreeufer 2. T: 030.30882156. U Kloster­straße. F3

Bor­chardt

Ger­man/French. A fa­vorite hob­nob­bing spot of the rich and fa­mous, Bor­chardt is pop­u­lar for both its food (es­pe­cially the schnitzel) as well as the op­por­tu­nity to see and be seen. €€. Daily L&D. www.bor­chardt- restau­rant.de. Franzö­sis­che Str. 47. T: 030.81886262. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

Cook­ies Cream

Veg­e­tar­ian. A whole new kind of veg­e­tar­ian din­ing. First, there’s get­ting there, which feels more like go­ing to an un­der­ground club than a restau­rant. Then there’s the food, veg­e­tar­ian eat­ing gone haute cui­sine, thanks to celebrity chef Stephan Hentschel. €€–€€€. Tue–Sat D. www.cook­i­escream.com. Behren­str. 55. T: 030.27492940. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

Dót­tir

Scan­di­na­vian. Af­ter Dót­tir opened in the spring of 2015, chef Vic­to­ria Elias­dót­tir quickly be­came known as some­thing of a prodigy. The con­fi­dent and very tal­ented 20-some­thing Ice­landic chef creates min­i­mal­ist yet po­tently de­li­cious Nordic cui­sine, with an em­pha­sis on the fresh­est seafood avail­able. €€€. Tue–Sat D. www.dot­tir­ber­lin.de. Mit­tel­str. 40. T: 030.330060760. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3

Hum­mus & Friends

Is­raeli. Creamy, rich, and fluffy hum­mus with warm pita bread might just be Is­rael’s na­tional dish, and with the open­ing of Hum­mus & Friends, it’s easy to get in the Ger­man cap­i­tal too. Also on the menu are fresh, colorful sal­ads and side dishes like roasted whole cau­li­flower with tahini sauce. The bar even serves kosher Is­raeli wine. Daily L&D. www. hum­mus-and-friends.com. Oranien­burger Str. 27. T: 030.55471454. S Oranien­burger Straße. F2

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

The Grand

Ger­man. The so­phis­ti­cated sup­per club, with ori­gins reach­ing back to 1842, boasts an Amer­i­can grill that makes its in­ter­na­tional ar­ray of steaks among the best in town. The up­stairs lounge at­tracts a deca­dent late-night scene. €€€. Mon– Fri L, Daily D. www.the­grand-ber­lin.com. Hirten­straße 4. T: 030.278909555. U Rosa-Lux­em­burg-Platz. F2

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 desti­na­tio. On the roof of the famed land­mark, Käfer 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.feinkostkae­fer.de. Platz der Repub­lik 1. T: 030 2262990. U Bun­destag, S Bran­den­burger Tor. D3/E3.

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 or a row on the lake in sum­mer or glow­ing fire­places in the win­ter. €. Daily B, L, D. www.cafeam­neuensee.de. Licht­en­steinallee 2. T: 030.2544930. S Tier­garten. C3

Paris-Moskau

Ger­man/French. This rus­tic house, built in 1898 and lucky to sur­vive two world wars, was a Rus­sian restau­rant in two of its past lives. To­day, it seam­lessly in­cor­po­rates French, Rus­sian, and Ger­man cuisines. €€€. Daily D. www.paris-moskau. de. Alt- Moabit 141. T: 030.3942081. S+U Haupt­bahn­hof. D3 Kur­fürsten­str. 58. T: 030.26391918. U Nol­len­dorf­platz. D4

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