CHAR­LOT­TEN­BURG– WILMERS­DORF

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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 Duke Restau­rant French. The Elling­ton Ho­tel’s sig­na­ture restau­rant is all about French haute cui­sine with mod­ern, cre­ative twists. Both the à la carte op­tions and the menu of monthly spe­cials il­lus­trate the restau­rant’s ded­i­ca­tion to top-qual­ity best meat, seafood, and re­gional pro­duce. €€€. Mon–Sat L&D. www.duke-restau­rant. com. Nürn­berger Str. 50-55. T: 030.683154000. U Augs­burger Straße. 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 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

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