FINE DIN­ING

Where Berlin - - DINING THE GUIDE -

For a com­plete list of Ber­lin's Miche­lin-starred restau­rants, visit wheretrav­eler.com/ber­lin.

5 – Cinco by Paco Pérez

Cata­lan star chef Paco Pérez’s very first en­deavor out­side Spain is this Miche­lin- starred res­tau­rant in Das Stue Ho­tel. His aim is to tickle all five senses with avant- garde taste ex­pe­ri­ences that take full ad­van­tage of the fla­vors and in­gre­di­ents of his home coun­try. Tue–Sat D. www.5- cinco.com. Drakestr. 1. T: 030.3117220. S Tier­garten.

Facil

Sit­u­ated in a glass atrium of The Man­dala Ho­tel and ringed by the court­yard’s trees, Facil has mas­tered un­der­stated el­e­gance in both its dé­cor and cui­sine. Dou­ble- Miche­lin- starred chef Michael Kempf is par­tic­u­larly mas­ter­ful with seafood when cre­at­ing his fine menus. Mon– Fri L&D. www.facil.de. Pots­damer Str. 3. T: 030.590051234. S Pots­damer Platz.

Fis­ch­ers Fritz

Pure, straight­for­ward lux­ury is the for­mula at this res­tau­rant in the Re­gent Ber­lin Ho­tel. One of just a hand­ful of Ber­lin restau­rants to earn two Miche­lin stars, Fis­ch­ers Fritz will not fail to im­press with its el­e­vated cui­sine and finely honed ser­vice. Daily B, hu­muD. www.fis­ch­ers­fritzber­lin.com. Char­lot­ten­str. 49. T: 030.20336363. U Franzö­sis­che Straße.

Horváth

Aus­tria- born chef Se­bas­tian Frank built a rep­u­ta­tion – and earned a Miche­lin star – with his highly cre­ative, of­ten­times min­i­mal­ist use of sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents, from sun­chokes to can­died pars­ley root to spruce nee­dles. Wooden in­te­rior and lovely out­door pa­tio. Wed–Sun D. www.res­tau­rant- hor­vath.de. Paul- Lincke- Ufer 44a. T: 030.61289992. U Kot­tbusser Tor.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Barist

Ital­ian. Health­ful, fill­ing break­fasts, quick busi­ness lunches, happy- hour cock­tails, and dinner with friends in the red- bricked arches un­der the trains at S Hack­escher Markt sta­tion. €€. Daily B, L, D. www. barist.de. Am Zwirn­graben 13. T: 030.24722613. S Hack­escher Markt. F2/F3

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

Beef Bull Club

Steaks. Juicy, de­li­cious steaks and high- qual­ity meats on the bustling, lively Platz at Hack­escher Markt. €€. Daily B, L, D. www.beef­bull­club.de. Neue Prom­e­nade 7. T: 030.27582849. S Hack­escher Markt. F2/F3

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

Grand Rocka

In­ter­na­tional. In­side, the res­tau­rant takes over the his­toric arched space un­der S Hack­escher Markt sta­tion, fea­tur­ing a grand old wooden bar that lives up to the res­tau­rant’s name, and out front, the ter­race spills out across the busy Platz. The large in­ter­na­tional menu ranges from steaks to piz­zas to burg­ers. €€. Daily B, L, D. www.grandrocka.de. Am Zwirn­graben 6–7. T: 030.24638606. F2

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. 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. €€€. 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

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.

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

Max­i­m­il­ians

Ger­man. Max­i­m­il­ians recre­ates the feel of a cozy Bavar­ian beer hall with hearty food and plen­ti­ful beer to match. Meaty spe­cial­ties in­clude pork knuckle served with dumplings and sauer­kraut, freshly baked pret­zels, and the tempt­ing “Mu­nich sausage pa­rade.” From the four kinds of Paulaner beer on tap to the warm hos­pi­tal­ity, Max­i­m­il­ians goes to great lengths to trans­port a piece of Bavaria to the heart of Mitte. €–€€. Daily L&D. www.max­i­m­il­ian­srestau­rant.de. Friedrich­str. 185–190. T: 030.20450559. U Stadt­mitte. E3

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

Neu­mond

Ger­man. The sight of Neu­mond’s his­toric and re­fined counter gives a hint of the res­tau­rant’s sim­ple el­e­gance in both in­te­rior de­sign and menu. This in­cludes a vast se­lec­tion of cour­ses rang­ing from clas­sic to spe­cial and a va­ri­ety of drinks to choose from. Sweet tooth? do not miss the white choco­late mousse. €€. Bor­sigstr. 28, Mitte. Daily L and Tue-Sun D. www.of­fice@neu­mond-res­tau­rant. de. T: 030.2857505. S Nord­bahn­hof. E2

Res­tau­ra­tion 1840

Ger­man. An el­e­gant, old-timey res­tau­rant dec­o­rated in the style of Ber­lin’s Golden 1920s. Think curved brick ceil­ings and lots of warm wood ev­ery­where, plus an out­door ter­race. The menu: clas­sic Ger­man meets mod­ern Euro­pean. €€. Daily B, L, D. www.ber­lin-1840.de. Am Zwirn­graben 10. T: 030.24727401. S Hack­escher Markt. F2/F3

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