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www.gold­horn- beef­club.de. Momm­sen­str. 12. T: 030.31806370. U Ade­nauer­platz. C4

Glass

Mediter­ranean. A 2013 ad­di­tion to the west-end gourmet scene, Glass is the baby of Is­raeli chef Gal Ben Moshe. Guests in the sleek, mod­ern space get wowed with an in­no­va­tive tast­ing menu that changes daily and the show-stop­ping “Candy Box” dessert, which in­cludes a choco­late mousse frozen ta­ble­side with liq­uid ni­tro­gen. €€€. Daily D, closed Sun– Mon. www.glass­ber­lin.de. Uh­land­str. 195. T: 030.54710861. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C3

Kushi­noya

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

La­mazère Brasserie

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. €€€. Tue-Sun D. www.lamazere.de. Stuttgarter Platz 18. T: 030.31800712. S Char­lot­ten­burg. B4

Paris Bar

French. Many celebri­ties – in­clud­ing Madonna, Sophia Loren, and Robert De Niro – have pa­tron­ized this West Ber­lin in­sti­tu­tion over the years. The bistro- style menu in­cludes French clas­sics like oys­ters and steak-frites, though the leg­end alone is enough to draw guests. €€€. Daily L&D. www.paris­bar.net. Kantstr. 152. T: 030.3138052. S Sav­i­gny­platz. C4

Restau­rant Le Faubourg

Mediter­ranean. This classy restau­rant fea­tures mod­ern art and a stylish in­te­rior along­side clas­sic and up­dated French cui­sine. Inside Ho­tel Sof­i­tel Kur­fürs­ten­damm, this is the per­fect spot for a posh busi­ness lunch or ro­man­tic din­ner. A siz­able se­lec­tion of starters tempts as much as the sump­tu­ous mains and desserts. €€. Daily L&D. www.sof­i­tel.com. Augs­burger Str. 41. T: 030.8009990. U Kur­fürs­ten­damm. C4

Zwölf Apos­tel

Ital­ian. The in­te­rior of this Char­lot­ten­burg restau­rant is fres­coed like a Re­nais­sance church, and the famed piz­zas are named af­ter each of Je­sus’s twelve apos­tles. The thin- crust, wood-fired piz­zas are sin­fully de­li­cious, as are the other Ital­ian menu items. Sec­ond lo­ca­tion: Ge­or­gen­str. 2, Mitte. €€. Daily B, L, D. www.12-apos­tel.de. Bleib­treustr. 49. T: 030.31 21433. S Sav­i­gny­platz. B4 Sch­neeweiss serves up­scale takes on tra­di­tional Aus­trian cui­sine, such as sch­nitzel and goulash with Servi­et­tenknödel dumplings. Ro­tat­ing sea­sonal of­fer­ings. €€. Mon– Fri D, Sat–Sun B, L, D. www.sch­neeweiss- ber­lin.de. Sim­plon­str. 16. T: 030.29049704. S+U Warschauer Straße. H3

Tran­sit

Asian Fu­sion. The long menu of tapas- style Thai and In­done­sian dishes, each just a few euros, al­lows din­ers to cob­ble to­gether a meal en­com­pass­ing a wide range of tastes and in­gre­di­ents. Sec­ond lo­ca­tion in Mitte at Rosen­thaler Str. 68. €–€€. Daily L&D. www.tran­sitrestau­rants.com. Son­ntagstr. 28. T: 030.26948415. S Ostkreuz. Off Map

Brauhaus Süd­stern

Ger­man. The Brauhaus Süd­stern is part brew­ery, part restau­rant, part beer school – brew­ing cour­ses are of­fered on site. Dine on hefty Ger­man spe­cial­ties like beer goulash and blood sausage in the midst of enor­mous brew­ing ket­tles. The house- brewed beer is, of course, a must-try. €. Mon–Sat D, Sun B, L, D. www.brauhaus- sued­stern. de. Hasen­heide 69. T: 030.69001624. U Süd­stern. F5

Hasir

Turk­ish. The lit­tle Turk­ish grill house ru­mored to be the birth­place of the döner ke­bab in the 1970s has since ex­panded to six lo­ca­tions around the city. The orig­i­nal restau­rant, near Kot­tbusser Tor, is a very pop­u­lar spot for try­ing the full spec­trum of what Turk­ish cui­sine has to of­fer – far be­yond the ke­bab. €€. Daily L&D. www.hasir.de. Adal­bert­str. 10. T: 030.6142373. U Kot­tbusser Tor. F4

Jo­lesch

Aus­trian. This el­e­gant spot di­vides its menu into two sec­tions: “mod­ern” and “clas­sic.” The for­mer means cre­ations like smoked veal tartare with elder­flower; the lat­ter re­fined, homey dishes like Tafel­spitz beef. €€. Daily L&D. www.jo­lesch.de. Muskauer Str. 1. T: 030.6123581. U Gör­l­itzer Bahn­hof. G4

Kim­chi Princess

Korean. “Let them eat kim­chi,” im­plores the web­site for this hip, pop­u­lar Korean restau­rant. The house spe­cialty is the meaty table­top bar­be­cue to be split be­tween two or more din­ers, which comes with all the tra­di­tional side dishes in­clud­ing, of course, kim­chi. €€. Daily D. www.kim­chiprincess.com. Skalitzer Str. 36. T: 0163.4580203. U Gör­l­itzer Bahn­hof. F4

Spindler & Klatt

Asian-Euro­pean fu­sion. Restau­rant, lounge, and club in one, Spindler & Klatt makes full use of its prime river lo­ca­tion. In the sum­mer, the water­side ter­race is a mem­o­rable spot to en­joy the menu of Pan-Asian dishes, from fine sushi to siz­zling tuna steaks and dry-aged Ir­ish steaks hot off the grill. Even in colder months, the chic, post-in­dus­trial in­te­rior – built in the 1800s as an army bak­ery – is un­for­get­table too. On Fri­days and Satur­days, the spot trans­forms into a club from 23pm. €€€. Daily D. www.spindlerk­latt.com. Köpenicker Str. 16–17. T: 030 319881860. U Sch­le­sis­ches Tor. G4

Volt

Ger­man. The name of this restau­rant and the edgy, post-in­dus­trial in­te­rior re­mind din­ers that the space was once an elec­tric­ity sta­tion. Chef Matthias Gleiss has edge, too – he was named New­comer of the Year in 2011 by a jury of top Ber­lin chefs. Re­fined yet ex­cit­ing Ger­man food is his call­ing card. €€€. Mon–

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