Best Berlin Restaurants

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    This gastronomic jewel pegs its inception back to 1853 when August FW Borchardt opened a delicatessen and wine store and quickly became a caterer to the...

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    Restaurant Ross

    'Ross' translates as 'horse' which is an appropriate name given that one of Berlin's newest culinary hot spots (since August 2015) occupies a former horse...

    Photo courtesy of Restaurant Ross
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    Restaurant Le Faubourg

    Following an extensive makeover, the Restaurant Le Faubourg at the Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm now presents itself with cosmopolitan flair and such...

    Photo courtesy of Le Faubourg Restaurant
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    Restaurant am Steinplatz

    At Restaurant am Steinplatz, the glamorous 1920s get a 21st century makeover both in the kitchen and the decor. Black-and-white photographs of cabaret...

    Photo courtesy of Andrea Schulte-Peevers
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    Restaurant Richard

    Since opening in 2013, it was clear that the young chefs at Richard deserved a Michelin star and in 2015, the vaunted restaurant inspectors finally agreed....

    Photo courtesy of Restaurant Richard
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    Weinbar Rutz

    Wine lovers and fans of hearty German cuisine cherish the Weinbar Rutz, helmed by Marco Mueller who's also the mastermind behind the gourmet restaurant Rutz...

    Photo courtesy of Wienbar Rutz
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    Pauly Saal

    It took Pauly Saal only one year to enter the pantheon of Michelin-starred food emporia in 2013. Its chef, Michael Höpfl, is known for his bold...

    Photo courtesy of Stefan Korte
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    La Soupe Populaire

    Berlin star chef Tim Raue has a knack for capturing the city's culinary zeitgeist. In his latest venture, he has ditched his Michelin-starred Asian...

    Photo courtesy of Andrea Schulte-Peevers
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About Berlin Restaurants

When ranking the average German’s favorite pastimes, “enjoying a fine meal” should appear near the top of the list. For Berliners, dining out is a particularly serious business, especially in light of the city’s ever-evolving roster of chic European and quality ethnic eateries. Along with classic city delicacies like rouladen (beef rolls with bacon, onions, and pickles) and schlachtplatte (a plate of cold meat and sausage), die einheimischen incorporate cuisine from India, Japan, and Thailand into their weekly regimens. In fashionable Mitte and Schöneberg, fare from Italy and France is strongly represented, and restaurants like Charlottensburg’s Alt Luxemburg and Paris-Moskau near Tiergarten herald Berlin’s status as a city with a knack for the gourmet. Oenophiles, meanwhile, happily discover that wines from the Rhone Valley and abroad have an esteemed place in most restaurants and street-side cafés. Turkish food, too, plays a prominent role, especially in Kreuzberg, thanks to corner stands that specialize in falafel and döner kebabs (flat bread-wrapped grilled lamb).

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