MITTE

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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– Sat D. www.res­tau­rant-volt.de. Paul-Lincke-Ufer 21. T: 030.61074033. U Kot­tbusser Tor. G4

AIGNER am Gen­dar­men­markt

Aus­trian/Ger­man. The Mitte res­tau­rant boasts an el­e­gant in­te­rior and a view on stately Gen­dar­men­markt. Styled af­ter Vi­enna's famed cof­fee­houses, AIGNER adds a lo­cal touch with dishes like Bran­den­burg roast duck. €€€. Daily L&D. www.aigner-gen­dar­men­markt.de. Franzö­sis­chestr. 25 T: 030.203751850. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. E3

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

Chicago Wil­liams BBQ

Amer­i­can. A culi­nary am­bas­sador for the Amer­i­can BBQ tra­di­tion, Chicago Wil­liams spe­cial­izes in meat and more meat. Or­der a combo of sticky ribs, pulled pork, or jerk chicken, and sides like coleslaw, mac­a­roni and cheese, or mashed pota­toes. €€. Daily D. www.chicagow­illiams­bbq. de. Han­nover­sche Str. 2. T: 030.28042422. U Oranien­burger Tor. E2

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

Crack­ers

Ger­man. Heinz “Cookie” Gin­dullis' lat­est en­try into the hy­brid club/res­tau­rant space fea­tures an in­no­va­tive bar that serves ex­per­i­men­tal drinks and a ro­tat­ing ros­ter of in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal DJs four nights a week from 9pm un­til late. www.crack­ers­ber­lin.com. Friedrich­str. 158. T: 030.680730488. 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

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 (and, in par­tic­u­lar, its cock­tails) at­tracts a deca­dent late-night scene. €€€. Mon– Fri L, Daily D. www.the-grand-berlin. com. Hirten­straße 4. T: 030.278909555. U RosaLux­em­burg-Platz. F2

Grill Royal

Ger­man/French. A beloved des­ti­na­tion of Mitte’s well- dressed cre­ative scen­esters. There’s more to the menu than just grilled meat, though the steaks are in­deed ex­cel­lent. Lob­ster cock­tail, ce­viche, and oys­ters are just a few other ad­di­tions to the fine menu. €€€. Daily D. www. grill­royal.com. Friedrich­str. 105b. T: 030.28879288. S 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

Nante Eck

Ger­man. With de­light­ful dishes from Berlin’s tra­di­tional cui­sine and a menu that changes ev­ery month, the Nante Eck res­tau­rant of­fers a refined cui­sine made with fresh lo­cal ingredients. Spe­cial­ties in­clude ex­tra- big cur­ry­wurst with potato and cu­cum­ber salad and Flammkuchen pies. Very long beer menu. €. Daily L&D in sum­mer. www.nante- eck.de. Un­ter den Lin­den 35. T: 030.22487257. U Franzö­sis­che Straße. F2

Kat­jes Café Grün-Ohr

Café. It’s heaven for the sweet-toothed. The shop and café by Kat­jes not only stocks the brand’s full line of vege­tar­ian-friendly, gelatin-free gummy candy, but also a rain­bow of ve­gan cup­cakes, cof­fee, and fresh­squeezed juices that can be en­joyed on site or to go. €. Rosen­thaler Str. 32. T: 030.97894702. www.kat­jes.de. F2

Katz Orange

Ger­man/Euro­pean. Housed in a for­mer brew­ery, the warm, stylish in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tion of this res­tau­rant is met with a menu of top-qual­ity, up­dated com­fort foods. The kitchen’s pride and joy is the “Slow Food” sec­tion of the menu, star­ring 12-hour, sous vide roasted pork neck, ribs, or lamb shoul­der. €€. Daily D, closed Sun. www.kat­zo­r­ange.com. Bergstr. 22. T: 030.983208430. U Rosen­thaler Platz. E2

Käfer Dach­garten-Res­tau­rant of the Ger­man Bun­destag

Ger­man. The Re­ich­stag is for more than sight­see­ing. Thanks to the culi­nary team be­hind Käfer, it’s also a fine din­ing des­ti­na­tion. On the roof of the famed land­mark, Käfer boasts splen­did views and refined, mod­ern Ger­man cui­sine. Ad­vance reser­va­tions re­quired. Due to se­cu­rity pre­cau­tions, each guest must pro­vide of­fi­cial photo I.D. upon en­try. €€€. Daily B, L, D. www.feinkost-kae­fer.de. Platz der

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