Le Provencal's cuisine is an interesting mix of French and German food and culture. This gem is nestled directly on the Spree river, which makes for picturesque views. The staff are very kind and friendly, and the prices are fair.
Local Expert tip: The classical french dishes are very good; in particular, their lamb as well as the traditional onion soup.
This Michelin star-rated Brasserie is well-deserving of this accolade. While small and sometimes spartan feeling, the food, desserts, and wines are all very good. The ambience is very typical french and the attentive staff go out of their way in order to make you feel very comfortable.
Local Expert tip: The "boudin noir" with apples and potatoes and the "loup de mer" are good tips.
In short, Entrecôte is fantastic. The meat in particular is of the highest quality and the service is exquisite. It's best to reserve in advance as it is a popular place. The price range, which could perhaps be considered pricey in Berlin terms, is actually very reasonable on a Parisian scale, considering that you're getting a top Parisian brasserie in return. French music and French staff all complement this prime location in Mitte.
Local Expert tip: The shrimp starter, the entrecôte steak, and the crêpes suzette are all excellent tips.
This lovely French restaurant with German influences is a great place for a light lunch or a full meal. The seasonal menu features such entrées as oysters and lobster. The interesting ambience and first-rate service make this a perfect choice for a business lunch. U-BAHN: Friedrichstrasse
This high-end French restaurant is considered one of the best places to eat in the theater district after a show. There's a good traditional French dining menu and an extensive wine list to salute the actors who drop by after performances. The menu changes daily and a lighter menu fare is available. This is a classic dining experience that even offers piano music to serenade you during the meal. Excellent service. Reservations recommended. Business dressy attire.
This wildly popular French eatery in the heart of the chic new city center is a draw for artists and a slew of celebrities. Try the popular French seafood specialties, including deliciously prepared fish or the delightful foie gras. A fixed price menu is also available. The ambience is classic café, with plush interiors and four storied columns. First-rate service and atmosphere. Reservations required. Business dressy attire. U-BAHN: Französische Strasse
This restaurant serves up a good French dining menu and is well-known for the parade of international celebrities who come through the door. Try the oysters, lamb chops or coq au vin. The cozy dining room is a popular place to see and be seen, and the service is strong. Good wine list. Reservations recommended. U-BAHN: Uhlandstrasse; S+U-BAHN: Zoologischer Garten
Signature restaurant of Berlin's most refined boutique hotel, Vivaldi serves exquisite Franco-inspired fare in a setting that befits royalty. Opulent red drapes frame floor-to-ceiling-windows in the regal, Baroque-style dining room, and elements like antique stools for ladies' handbags have endeared the place to the high society crowd. Prix fixe dinners of four and six courses are available, as is a brief but creative à la carte menu. Reservations are strongly encouraged. S-BAHN: Grunewald
Recipient of a coveted Michelin star after only seven months of operation, this Central Berliner has soundly served notice to older, more established competitors. Classic design elements (black marble floors, gold-leaf ceilings, and well-appointed tables) meet headfirst with a sleek, uptown attitude. The result is an interior that impresses even the most critical of eyes. Make no mistake, though: owner-chef Michael Hoffman's traditional French fare is Margaux's forte, thanks to dishes like venison with foie gras and ravioli "von Kürbis." It's little wonder that his culinary classes have become near legendary with jetsetters! Reservations are necessary. S-BAHN: Unter den Linden