CHAR­LOT­TEN­BURG– WILMERSDORF

Where Berlin - - DINING -

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

La­mazère Brasserie

French. Proof that fine din­ing needn’t break the bank is La­mazère Brasserie, a much-lauded din­ing spot that earned “Bib Gour­mand” sta­tus in the revered Miche­lin Guide, a cat­e­gory com­mend­ing great food at good value. The three- course din­ner menu for € 35 will al­low you to sam­ple var­i­ous French food musts, like oeufs co­cotte baked eggs, char­cu­terie plat­ters, duck con­fit, beef tartare, and tarte tatin for dessert. What­ever the kitchen has cook­ing that night, ev­ery del­i­cacy has that je ne sas quoi that has made French cui­sine so fa­mous. €€€. Tue-Sun D. www.lamazere.de. Stuttgarter Platz 18. T: 030.31800712. S Char­lot­ten­burg. B4

Wilson's – The Prime Rib Restau­rant

Amer­i­can. Juicy, high-qual­ity meats cooked the Amer­i­can way and served with sal­ads, pota­toes and ex­trav­a­gant desserts. €€€. www.restau­rant-wilsons. de. Crowne Plaza Ber­lin City Cen­tre. Nürn­berger Str. 65. T: 030.21007000. U Augs­burger Straße. 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

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