Where Berlin - - DINNING -

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. Hirten­straße 4. T: 030.278909555. U Rosa-Lux­em­burg-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. €€€. D. www.grill­ 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.kat­ 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.kat­zo­r­ 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-kae­ Platz der Repub­lik 1. T: 030 2262990. U Bun­destag, S Bran­den­burger Tor. D3/E3.

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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.cafeam­ 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- 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. de. Alt- Moabit 141. T: 030.3942081. S+U Haupt­bahn­hof. D3 Kur­fürsten­str. 58. T: 030.26391918. U Nol­len­dorf­platz. D4

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