Photo courtesy of Le Faubourg Restaurant
Restaurant Le Faubourg
Cuisine: European, French
Price Range: $$
Following an extensive makeover, the Restaurant Le Faubourg at the Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm now presents itself with cosmopolitan flair and such eye-catchers as Bauhaus-inspired furniture,... Read More
Following an extensive makeover, the Restaurant Le Faubourg at the Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm now presents itself with cosmopolitan flair and such eye-catchers as Bauhaus-inspired furniture, avant-garde Portuguese copper lamps and a wall-sized painting by German artist Junior Toscanelli. The cuisine too has been revamped, or rather ramped up, thanks to chef de cuisine Felix Mielke's inspired takes on seasonal, French-inspired cooking. At the heart of the menu are just five main courses that can be ordered either prepared in classical or in contemporary style. Think sautéed turbot vs sousvide confit turbot with chorizo. Meals kick off with a selection of two soups and 10 creative and deliciously plated appetizers like caramelized goat cheese and confit of Duroc pig that are meant to be shared. For the perfect wine pairing, Germany's youngest sommelier, the 21-year-old Mathias Brandweiner, stands capably at the ready. Together with Mielke, Brandweiner also hosts bi-monthly wine evenings called "Mein Wein by Mathias" that give guests the chance to meet winemakers and to sample less familiar or not as widely available vintages.
- Best Restaurants: "If you want a more casual meal, come at lunchtime. In summer, the terrace is the place to sit."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Le Faubourg is a hotel restaurant that has seriously stepped out of the shadows and deserves a place among Berlin's culinary hot spots.