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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 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

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

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. The din­ing room is el­e­gant yet un­der­stated and this Aus­trian restau­rant di­vides its menu into two sec­tions: “mod­ern” and “clas­sic.” The for­mer means cre­ations like smoked veal tartare with el­der­flower; the lat­ter re­fined ren­di­tions of home-style dishes like

beef or sch­nitzel. €€. 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

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