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 Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. F2
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. €€€. D. www.grillroyal.com. Friedrichstr. 105b. T: 030.28879288. S Friedrichstraße. E3
Katjes Café Grün-Ohr
Daily It's standard to tip around 10% in Berlin restaurants. 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
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 Italian.
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 Republik 1. T: 030 2262990. U Bundestag, S Brandenburger Tor. D3/E3.
I Due Forni
The atmosphere in this pizza hall is
Café am Neuen See and Biergarten
German/European. A waterside location in Tiergarten park makes this a lovely spot come warm weather or chilly. Besides satisfying meals, visitors can sit in the beer garden or a row on the lake in summer or by the fireplace in winter. €. Daily B, L, D. www.cafeamneuensee.de. Lichtensteinallee 2. T: 030.2544930. S Tiergarten. C3
The warm, wood- paneled spot with 1920s charm is very popular at lunchtime, thanks to affordable, tasty daily specials. €. Mon– Fri L&D. www.joseph-roth- diele.de. Potsdamer Str. 75. T: 030 26369884. U Kurfürstenstraße. D4
German/French. This rustic house, built in 1898 and lucky to survive two world wars, was a Russian restaurant in two of its past lives. Today, it seamlessly incorporates French, Russian, and German cuisines. €€€. Daily D. www.paris-moskau. de. Alt- Moabit 141. T: 030.3942081. S+U Hauptbahnhof. D3 Kurfürstenstr. 58. T: 030.26391918. U Nollendorfplatz. D4