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Cuisine: European, French, German
Price Range: $$
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 bourgeoisie, the aristocracy and even the royal... Read More
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 bourgeoisie, the aristocracy and even the royal court. With such an illustrious pedigree, it's not surprising that today's incarnation, open since 1992, is again regularly invaded by a mob of A-listers like George Clooney, Madonna, Leonardo DiCaprio and Barack Obama. Fortunately, thanks to a sterling kitchen team, there's plenty of substance behind the buzz. You can't go wrong with yummy cuts of aged steaks matched by a choice of such soulful sides as horseradish-laced red beet salad, creamy celery puree or thyme-infused savoy cabbage. The fragrant bouillabaisse is a dependable staple, as is Borchardt's most popular menu ambassador: the Wiener schnitzel. Served with a side of warm potato salad, it's reportedly the best in town.
- Best Restaurants: "Budget gourmets should swing by for the daily changing three-course business lunch costing a mere 15 Euro."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Like a fine wine, this place has gotten only better over more than two decades in business and remains the quintessential VIP-sighting spot in Berlin.