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

Ryan Kalb

By , Local Expert, Berlin
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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...  Read more »

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    Florian has a leading reputation for being one of the best traditional German restaurants in the city.

    Local Expert Tip: "The kitchen is open until 1 am, and smaller dishes are available until 2 am."

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    Hackescher Hof

    At Hackescher Hof you can enjoy a delicious selection of dishes that range from trendy to traditional.

    Local Expert Tip: "This restaurant is in the thick of it all and is surrounded by designer shops, the theater, and popular pubs at the crowded Hackesche Höfe. "

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    Lutter & Wegner

    The sauerbraten (marinated pot roast) with red cabbage at Lutter & Wegner has been a national prizewinner.

    Local Expert Tip: "Lutter & Wegner is one of the city's oldest vintners (Sekt, or German champagne, was first conceived here in 1811 by actor Ludwig Devrient). Try some of their speciality Sekt! "

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    Alt Luxemburg

    My friends all highly recommend Alt Luxemburg to friends that are in town for a bit of fine German fare.

    Local Expert Tip: "The sweatbreads are otherworldly - you must order a plate of them."

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    Restaurant Quarré

    At Restaurant Quarré, you get the singular opportunity to dine with views of the Brandenburg Tor.

    Local Expert Tip: "When making a reservation, request a table close to the window."

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    Zur Letzten Instanz

    Zur Letzten Instanz merits a visit because its the oldest restaurant in Berlin.

    Local Expert Tip: "This is one of the most reasonably priced establishments serving Fine German cuisine. "

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    The cool interior of VAU is thoughtfully decorated in contemporary style and designed by one of Germany's leading industrial architects.

    Local Expert Tip: "The lunch entreés are bargains at €18 relative to the four-course €100 dinner menu."

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    Alepnstück is one the best restaurants in Berlin specializing in Swabian cuisine.

    Local Expert Tip: "The tender Wiener Schnitzel is an absolute must-try here."

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    First Floor

    Local German friends of mine rave about the wines at First Floor.

    Local Expert Tip: "First Floor has an excellent sommelier, make sure to help him/her bring out your inner oenophile."

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    Altes Zollhaus

    Altes Zollhaus serves modern, delicious food in a historical and lovely location.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try one of the tasting menus for a comprehensive introduction to German cuisine!"



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