10 Best: Top 10 Fine German Restaurants in Berlin That Deserve a Visit

Sometimes, the urge to have Fine German food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. When that happens, count on 10Best to point you in the direction of Berlin's best Fine German restaurants. Berlin is an especially interesting example - as this international cosmopolis is certainly the place to go to eat virtually any other type of cuisine as well. Nevertheless, its important to bear in mind that Berlin's culinary chops are gaining traction and receiving attention from the international find-dining community. Indeed, Berlin now sits undisputed atop the heap of German cities with the most Michelin-starred rated restaurant city in Germany, besting perennial favorites Hamburg, Munich, and Frankfurt. Berlin has certainly arrived - and its fine German cuisine is some of the very best on its home turf. Accordingly, the restaurants selected here represent this cuisine. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Restaurant Quarré or tell you that Zur Letzten Instanz gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. Some of our choices also include other types of German regional specialties, such as Swabian cuisine at Alpenstück. No matter type of German cuisine you're looking for or budget you're working with, we'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best. 

Altes Zollhaus

Housed in a timber customs house that overlooks the Landwehrkanal, Altes Zollhaus specializes in organic, nouvelle fare. Indeed, the restaurant, adorned with rustic furniture and set amid tall trees, recollects the charm and elegance of a bygone...  Read More


Located in the Hotel Palace, this notable restaurant features traditional German fare. The menu changes seasonally, which ensures use of the freshest ingredients. Among the list of choices provided are arugula-flavored butter, cassoulet of...  Read More

In the south of Germany and west of Bavaria lies the Schwäbische Alb (or Swabian Alb), a high plateau known for its harsh living conditions over the centuries. Alpenstueck offers a contemporary take on the cooking traditions of this region,...  Read More


Trendsetter VAU defined hip in the Mitte district when it opened and continues to age well. Business people enjoy this boutique restaurant for its refreshing decor, creative cuisine, and extensive wine list. Large wooden umbrellas set the scene...  Read More

How many restaurants can claim to have served Napoleon and Gorbachev? Moreover, Chancellor Gerhard Schröder treated French president Jacques Chirac to a meal here in 2003. Zur Letzten Instanz has been a mainstay in Berlin since 1621 in a...  Read More

Restaurant Quarré

Located on the ground floor of the Hotel Adlon, this elegant restaurant gets high marks from locals and travelers alike, thanks to outstanding, globally-influenced German cuisine. Of course, impeccable service and spacious, well-appointed...  Read More

Intimate. Elegant. Historic. These adjectives perfectly capture the ambiance and charm of the Charlottenburg restaurant Alt Luxemberg, which is located in a renovated customs house. Attractive décor, antique furnishings, an attentive waitstaff,...  Read More

Originally off the beaten path, Lutter & Wegner has returned to its historic location across from Gendarmenmarkt, the beautiful square housing two churches in the centrally located Mitte district of Berlin. The dark-wood-panel walls, parquet...  Read More

This huge and yet cozy German restaurant is in the middle of the action at bustling Hackesche Hófe, and one of the best places to munch on internationally flavored German food while doing some fascinating people-watching. The Hackescher...  Read More

Charlottenburg - Wilmersdorf

Swabian cuisine may be something you're not familiar with...yet. Once you dine here, you'll want to know more about traditional Swabian food, which is a type of cuisine taken from medieval Germany. Here, it's French influenced and served in a...  Read More


Meet Ryan Kalb

Originally from NYC, Ryan completed his BA at New York University and then promptly abdicated in 2007. Since then, he hasn't looked back. After an inspiring, year-long tour through Southeast...  More About Ryan

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