CHAR­LOT­TEN­BURG– WILMERS­DORF

Where Berlin - - DINNING -

Hu­gos

On the 14th floor of the In­ter­Con­ti­nen­tal Ho­tel, Hu­gos of­fers panoramic views of the city along with Miche­lin- starred French- Ger­man cui­sine, with a well- earned rep­u­ta­tion as one of Berlin's go-to gourmet des­ti­na­tions. €€€€. Tue–Sat D. www.hu­gos-res­tau­rant.de. Bu­dapester­str. 2. T: 030.26021263. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4

Lorenz Ad­lon Essz­im­mer

The Ho­tel Ad­lon res­tau­rant boasts two Miche­lin stars and a well- earned spot in the up­per ech­e­lon of Berlin’s finest restau­rants. No de­tail is spared in the cre­ation of an un­for­get­table din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, presided over by chef Hen­drik Otto. €€€€. Tue–Sat D. www.loren­zad­lon- essz­im­mer.de. Un­ter den Lin­den 77. T: 030.2661196. S+U Bran­den­burger Tor. E3

Pauly Saal

The chic, hip dé­cor is matched by a menu of equally cre­ative Ger­man cui­sine, which was awarded a Miche­lin star in 2013. Meat dishes made from lo­cal game are a high­light. €€€. Daily L&D, closed Sun. www.paulysaal.com. Au­gust­str. 11–13. T: 030.33006070. S Oranien­burger Straße. E2

Re­in­stoff

Chef Daniel Achilles didn’t earn two Miche­lin stars by play­ing it safe. The two nightly din­ner menus at Re­in­stoff – one fo­cused on re­gional tastes, the other in­cor­po­rat­ing influences from far­ther afield – are suc­cess­ful ex­per­i­ments in ex­cit­ing, avant­garde cui­sine. €€€€. Tue–Sat D. www.re­in­stoff.eu. Sch­legel­str. 26c. T: 030.30881214. U Naturkun­de­mu­seum, S Nord­bahn­hof. E2

Rutz

Wine bar, wine shop, and res­tau­rant in one, Rutz of­fers per­fectly paired meals by Chef Marco Müller, whose six-, eight-, and 10- course “In­spi­ra­tion Menus” com­bine sim­ple yet di­verse ingredients into cre­ative taste sen­sa­tions. €€€€. Tue–Sun D. www.rutz-wein­bar.de. Chausseestr. 8. T: 030.24628760. U Oranien­burger Tor. E4

Tim Raue

From his hum­ble be­gin­nings grow­ing up in Kreuzberg, Tim Raue has be­come one of the best­known culi­nary names in Berlin. Plumb­ing the Far East for in­spi­ra­tion, his name­sake res­tau­rant serves refined in­ter­pre­ta­tions of Asian cui­sine, such as his famed per­sonal take on Pek­ing duck. €€€€. Tue–Sun L&D. www.tim-raue.com. Rudi- DutschkeStr. 26. T: 030.25937930. U Kochstraße. E4

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

Zille­markt

Ger­man. Zille­markt is steeped in old- school Berlin charm. For a taste, try the “Ber­liner Aller­lei” plat­ter for two, with cab­bage rolls, mushy peas, fried pota­toes, and no less than five kinds of meat. €. Daily B, L, D. Bleib­treustr. 48a. T: 030.8817040. S Sav­i­gny­platz. B4 stuffed

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