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Pestalozzistrasse 88, Berlin, 10625 [Map]
Berlin’s very own little piece of Italy can be found at the Pestalozzistr in the Ristorante Biscotti, a delightful restaurant where the atmosphere is soothing, relaxing and well, positively humming with serenity. If you’ve always loved Italian food, then you can throw caution to the winds and continue your love affair there, amid the mellow and warmly lit interior, or outside if you prefer a more casual ambience with the wooden chairs, trellises and overflowing potted plants.
Ristorante Biscotti opened in 1993 and since then they have accumulated many admirers, some of them celebrities from the media and television, who have become regulars and keep coming back again and again to sample the delicacies prepared by the chef. The cuisine represents a cross section of the culinary specialities from across various Italian provinces, particularly the South.
Simple and concise, the menu begins with starters of carpaccio of beef, or tuna and squid and an unusual combination of beets and scampi. You could supplement this with a rocket or spinach salad, or maybe try the renowned caponata Siciliana, made with aubergines and celery.
The main course is another compilation of some delectable dishes such as potato gnocchi in pink sauce; spaghetti with garlic oil; linguine with scampi and rocket or tagliatelle with spicy sausages. Fresh ingredients are the key, lending an undoubtedly distinctive appeal to make it into a most marvellous meal.
Further down there are some luscious desserts that will make you forget your calorie counting resolutions. Tiramisu, pannacotta and sorbets make their presence felt alongside zabaglione with raspberries, ice cream in an espresso-Cointreau sauce and an assortment of cheeses.
The wine cellar is cosy and stylishly designed and you can hold small and intimate events there, or just relax while sipping on the fine wines and beers on offer. The selection is made up from a huge number of carefully chosen bottles from all regions of Italy and includes newcomers as well as classics.
Ristorante Biscotti represents everything that is well loved about Italian restaurants and food, from its easy going atmosphere, to its classy look, and of course the beautifully prepared cuisine. This is one place that notches top points for the simple but perfect execution of everything that you want.
Hohenzollerndamm 33, Berlin, 10713 [Map]
The Albergo can be described as a temple of luxury right in the heart of Western Berlin's Wilmersdorf district. Don't get confused by the name of this former Russian Orthodox cathedral that refers to a small guesthouse in Italian, for the handsome, dignified building has an interior that is in complete contrast to its rather austere Venetian red façade. Artists from Florence have transformed this unique hotel into a gallery and the rooms into works of art.
Every detail, from the Florentine murals and terrazzo floor to thirty-six stylish red and gold bedrooms, baroque wall mirrors and individually produced cherry wood period furniture pays tribute to Italian renaissance.
The charming atmosphere of the Albergo restaurant with its sumptuous breakfast buffet offers a wonderful start to the day.
Santini is often referred to as the culinary heart of Albergo. Whether you wish to enjoy a relaxing lunch in the terrace garden or dinner in the opulent interior of a gourmet restaurant, the venue represents Italy's love of life in its purest form.
After having fresh pasta or a delightful three-course meal, you could retire downstairs to the wine cellar and sample the large selection of Italian wines sitting by the fireside. Dining at Santini may well turn out to be an experience to remember.
Behrenstrasse 72, Berlin, 10117 [Map]
If you think you've visited all of Europe's hottest entertainment destinations and have not gone to Felix, think again. The club and restaurant situated in the Adlon Palais, just off Unter den Linden in the heart of Berlin Mitte, oozes with loads of style and substance. Set on two levels, the sleek and minimalist ambiance is inspired by New York of the 1940s, with white walls and ceilings, dark chocolate booths and banquettes that have hosted personalities like Robbie Williams, Bryan Adams and Nicholas Cage. Twenty ever changing light columns stretch from the floor to the ceiling, covering Felix in stunning gold for some of the time and hot pink at another.
The luxurious ground floor restaurant welcomes diners to linger on cosy white and brown seats, enjoying good company and sampling dishes from an international menu of popular favourites. Wild salmon tatiki with watermelon, wasabi caviar and ginger, and artichokes à la barigoule with ham and toasted brown bread, for example, have particular appeal leaving the flavour of the main ingredient enhanced rather than hidden.
For starters keep an eye open for fried duck rolls with Chinese barbeque sauce, Japanese mustard and mango, and prawns with rose jelly, cranberry sorbet and lovage, dishes that will make you fall in love with what Felix offers. Among meat main courses crispy shoulder of pork appears with smoked paprika jus, Catalan cabbage and sour paprika, while neck of calf comes to the table glazed with Worcestershire jus, soup vegetables, horseradish and shiso spinach. Fillet of cod is served with an unusual combination of nutmeg crumbs, celery salad and lemon.
To finish, go for jellied buttermilk with citrus fruits, pomegranate sorbet and coconut macaroons or strawberry compote with vanilla sour-cream and coriander-gratinée. Felix stocks a range of wines, champagne and cocktails that match the food and atmosphere wonderfully well.
An excellent sound system and some of Berlin's best DJs will prompt you to join some very stylish clubbers on the dance floor. The venue is transformed into a swanky nightclub after dinner every Thursday and can be rented for private parties from Sunday to Tuesday.
Service is cheerful, brisk and totally in keeping with the friendly nature of Felix. Think of them the next time you're in the mood to dine and celebrate in style.
Kurfürstendamm 27, Berlin, 10719 [Map]
Located directly on the famous Kurfürstendamm Boulevard, the lovely Kempinski Hotel Bristol Berlin is counted amongst the city's grandest destinations and is unmistakably eye-catching with its striking semi-circular swung façade. Guests from all over the world appreciate the comfort, service, cuisine and cultural highlights in the hotel. Placido Domingo thanked them after one of his stays because he felt so much at home there.
It is not surprising that the Kempinski feels the best way to fill a hotel with life is most certainly with excellent cuisine. Among the many delightful venues to enjoy a meal in, one place called Reinhards im Kempinski has remained special. Honey-coloured wooden shelves and chequered tablecloths welcome visitors in to the restaurant's lovingly designed brasserie like interior. The spacious summer terraces or the house café and espresso bar, filled with the aroma of fresh biscuits, chocolate and apple strudel, are other areas where you could relax and spend time.
The menu at Reinhards is inspired by regional as well as French and Italian culinary styles. Guests can begin their day with a country house cuisine buffet as early as 6:30am or take advantage of the a la carte breakfast that is served till 1pm. Classics such as a steak called 'mystery of the emperor' and 'Mata Hari' salad with fried chicken breast, bacon slices and fruits, have pleased palates for more than 15 years.
If you visit Reinhards at lunchtime, look out for starters such as smoked salmon with hash brown and apple horseradish, carpaccio of beef with Parmesan, basil and foam, or a straightforward fish soup with rouille sauce, to help you begin a wonderful meal. Among mains you could find grilled saddle of suckling pig on Bavarian cabbage with bread dumplings, steaks, chops and tafelspitz, an Austrian delicacy of well-aged rump boiled with root vegetables and potato.
Dinner is served till 1am and so is a very relaxed affair where marinated beef back with warm kohlrabi salad and tomato semolina gnocchi, or pike fillets with a lemon and caper risotto can be preceded by galantine of corn fed chicken with artichoke salad, or homemade quiche of quail.
Among desserts crème brûlée with cassis sorbet competes with the likes of strawberry and lavender tiramisu or dark chocolate mousse with fresh figs. Most dishes on the menu are paired with wines from a list that complements the food well, and if you do come across something which is not, the attentive Reinhard staff will wish to know.
Oranienburger Straße 33-34, Berlin, 10117 [Map]
Oranium is a café that mixes traditional and contemporary elements to provide a pleasant venue to enjoy, amongst other things, long idyllic brunches in the heart of Berlin. Set in the corner of the street in a stone building, the façade features large windows that allow guests to get a good view of the activities outside and allow ample sunlight. The interior houses plush leather settees and makes room for seating on two levels. Soft, warm lighting takes over in the evening providing a warm, relaxed ambience. The cuisine is international, the service friendly and unobtrusive.
If you visit there for breakfast the options include raw minced pork with onions and marjoram, pickles, fresh rolls and butter, fresh croissant with cream cheese, honey or jam, a boiled egg, garnished with fruit and butter, and small Spanish omelette with potatoes, fresh peppers and red onions served with Serrano ham.
More variations spring up in the form of Waldorf salad with smoked turkey, scrambled eggs with mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, Italian country ham, and cream cheese with fresh herbs, garnished with fresh fruits, jam, rolls and butter, and a wholesome Oranium brunch of grilled pork with tomato hollandaise. Smoked salmon with cream horseradish, Camembert baked in a sesame dough with cranberries, chicken peach salad with shrimp, a cream cheese ball topped with stewed apples, sugar and cinnamon, or scrambled eggs with bacon and sausages, served with jam, croissant and butter add to the fine range of options.
Among starters you can try an aperitif trio, black and green olives filled with cream and Corsican goats' cheese, served with fresh baguette and Norwegian smoked salmon served with creamed horseradish, butter and toast. A classic goulash soup with beef, onion and peppers could be a good accompaniment.
Salads are represented by Oranium salad, a crisp and fresh salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, boiled egg, corn, radishes, sprouts and a dressing choice which includes ginger-curry, honey-mustard-dill, yoghurt-basil-lime, vinegar and Caesar dressing, and a curry chicken salad of grilled chicken garnished with exotic fruits and mango chutney.
If you are in the mood for a quick snack order the tuna submarine sandwich with aioli, red onions, peppers, pickles and tomatoes and a fruity chicken wrap of chicken breast strips mixed with pineapple, orange, peppers and a hot, fruity curry sauce.
People who prefer pizzas can opt for crispy crust with flavoursome sour cream, au gratin with cheese topped with Parma ham and arugula, and shrimp and fresh mango. A range of tapas and finger food are also available.
Mains could consist of rump steak with glazed onions, capers and crispy fried potatoes and pork medallions in a spicy tomato and olive stew with a hint of Garlic, served with baked potato and sour cream. Fresh strawberries with mascarpone sweetened with brown sugar and amaretto and a homemade tiramisu serve to round off your meal with a touch of elegance.
Behrenstrasse 72, Berlin, 10117 [Map]
The most striking feature of Uma is probably its location; in close proximity to the majestic chariot horse topped Brandenburg Gate, one of Europe's most famous landmarks and the former entryway from East to West Berlin. A close second, is the fact that it is situated within the charming and elegant Adlon Kempinski Hotel that has been one of Berlin's most luxurious destinations for over a century.
Uma's luxurious interior is designed by renowned German lifestyle designer Anna Marie Jagdfeld; walls made of carved jade, ceiling high wooden elements by the window, dark stone floors and sleek sliding doors covered in silk - resembling ancient Japanese tea pavilions - welcome customers, and like the neighbouring Ma Tim Raue, you'll find the Chinese Han dynasty's clay horse there.
The menu presents contemporary Japanese cuisine, all created by using regional ingredients, and instead of the classical starters, main course and dessert menu, the dishes served at Uma are categorised according to the style of preparation. Culinary Director Tim Raue and Sous Chef Steve Karlsch ensure customers experience flavours that are new and different but at the same time absolutely fresh and flavoursome. Get set to sample interesting sashimi, yaki, salads, fish and seafood blended with homemade sauces and marinades.
Start with a salad of tomatoes in a passion fruit marinade with coriander and jalapenos or oysters with ponzu juice and young ginger. Proceed to sashimi of halibut with apple that comes to the table with rice wine vinegar and a vegetable salad; hot and spicy tuna tartar served with flying fish roe and cucumber wasabi sauce, or wild salmon that appears on frozen carrots in a mandarin marinade with caviar and spring leeks.
Grills or yaki dishes could include Japanese style beef with spinach and jus or codfish in soja marinade. Wheat soba noodles can be had either with truffle, cress and bonito flakes, or green tea powder, beetroot and heavy sour cream with herring caviar.
End your magical journey into the orient with a lemony dessert of exotic tofu cheesecake, lemon custard, lemon peel, lemon balm and yuzu fruit ice cream. The small but attractive wine list concentrates mainly on German wines and was made to complement the flavours of Uma's dishes.
Berlin Plaza Hotel, Knesebeckstr/Kurfürstendamm 63, Berlin, 10719 [Map]
The Berlin Plaza's recent face lift has transformed it into a posh and swanky hotel, and needless to say, the Restaurant Knese that is right next door, belonging to the same owners, has also changed in tandem. Located in the well known Kurfürstendamm, a haven of fashion and glamour, this restaurant serves a fascinating selection of renowned German specialities along with some local dishes which give their menu its much talked of twist.
The refurbishment performed on Restaurant Knese has created a marvellous and luxurious space where you could sit down and enjoy some great food. The décor is somewhat reminiscent of whisky enrobed chocolate, all dark woods and mellow lights while the service is as you would expect, friendly and helpful.
Typically expect to find dishes such as beef consommé with semolina dumplings; potato soup with sausages and baked black pudding ravioli on a ruccola salad amongst the starters. Other favourites in this section include loin of pork with wholemeal toast, buttered mushrooms with herbs, and pickled Scottish salmon with whisked horseradish and fried mashed potatoes.
If you're looking for a dish that is distinctive to Berlin, then you might wish to try the Koenigsberg meatballs with buttered potatoes and seasonal salad; knuckle of pork with sauerkraut or lamb stew with onions and green beans. An eclectic international section includes delicacies such as fried breast stripes of duck with sweet and sour root vegetables and ribbon vermicelli; pork and rump steak with roasted rosemary potatoes and mushrooms or veal schnitzel with warm chive and potato salad.
A meal at Restaurant Knese would be incomplete if you did not try some of their desserts such as baked camembert with cranberry-pepper pear and buttered toast, apple strudel, or summer pudding, both with fresh fruits, ice cream and whipped cream. A stein of cold beer to go along with any of the dishes seems the perfect accompaniment and you could choose from some of those on tap or a draught beer, while a selection of fine wines, fruit juices and other beverages are also present if you so prefer.
Meetings, business events or celebrations can be held in the restaurant and it seems to be an ideal spot, whatever the occasion.
Behrenstrasse 47, Berlin, 10117 [Map]
Berlin is a city of contrasts - on one hand it reminds people of art, culture, theatre, parks and museums, each with a fascinating history of its own - and on the other, it makes you think of the amazing nightlife, the shopping destinations, cafés and live music concerts. The success of Sagrantino, a welcoming wine bar and Italian restaurant, is proof of the fact that the people of Berlin love good food and wine as much as music, fine art and shopping.
If you're in Behrenstrasse and wishing to relax in quiet surroundings, at candlelit tables and over some of the best Sagrantino wine in the German capital, this stylish destination could prove to be just what you're looking for. Some of Italy's most flavoursome and popular dishes are served at prices that seldom fail to infuse a frisson of pleasure.
Owner Daniele travels back and forth between Berlin and Umbria to bring back fine Sagrantino - the most famous red wine of Umbria - rich, tannic, powerful and age-worthy with attractive soft bramble and savoury fruit notes. Diners enjoy sampling glasses of this Old World wine and small snacks of grilled meat, pasta, aged cheeses and truffles that are served from lunchtime onwards.
You could start your day with the breakfast that is served from 7:30am, and could include fresh croissants, fruit salad, cheese, salami, muesli, buttered toast, eggs, and cups of tea or coffee. At lunchtime, there are vegetable, fish, lentil, potato and barley soups, fresh salads and the day's pasta, all for 5.90 euros.
In the evening specials of tagliolini with tomato, basil and Parmesan, lasagne, and crêpes with salmon make pleasing appearances on tables. Starters encompass plates of cheese and salami; mozzarella and anchovies on toast; salted beef that appears with lemon oil and Parmesan, and veal pâté with Tabasco.
The classic Italian starter of carpaccio comes to you drizzled with olive oil or lemon juice and served with capers, red onions, rocket or mayonnaise. Fresh and colourful salads with ingredients such as pears, pine nuts, ham, walnuts, tomato and fresh basil are popular as healthy mains.
Desserts have a retro feel with favourites like crème brûlée, tiramisu and lemon mousse.
Sagrantino gladly makes arrangements for guests who wish to tour Umbria's fruitful vineyards.
Behrenstrasse 72, Berlin, 10117 [Map]
Ma is a Chinese word for horse and with a century old clay horse standing majestically in the middle of the room, made during the Han dynasty in China, you don't have to look too far to see how the restaurant got its name. Located at the rear of Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Tim Raue's new venture at this upmarket spot demonstrates that he has come a long way since his days at Restaurant 44 in Swissôtel Berlin, where he honed his culinary skills.
The Asian inspired interior of slate, bronze, jade and cashmere fabrics add character to the place; while the cosy brown and yellow sofas may help you linger a little longer. Look outside and you might notice an abundance of creepers descending down the glass windows, lending an earthy and bright feel.
Raue's passion for freshness and harmony of flavours is reflected in his food. He manages to achieve that delicate balance by combining the natural sweetness of fruit with a bitter note of fresh herbs and plants in meat, fish and vegetables dishes. To help guests understand how the tender Kobe-style beef comes only with a fork and spoon watch the chefs in the open plan kitchen slice the well-marbled meat, which is then slightly blanched and immersed in soy broth poured from a teapot.
There's foie gras with shiso herbs, red grapes and Sichuan pepper and soft shell crab with leeks and ginger amongst starters. Watch taste and textures combine in main courses of fish maw and scallops with green paprika and coriander; lobster with cinnamon blossom pink lady and apple jelly, and ox tongue with mustard, pear, kohlrabi and cumin. Pigeon is cooked Cantonese style with jus from dried mushrooms and green beans.
Sweet treats include raspberry tapioca with milk ice and tarragon foam and Mallorquin peach with passion fruit, basil and raspberry ice cream. The cordial service by Anne-Marie Raue and her team sustain the warmth and friendliness of this place, which could appeal to just about anyone - whether it is a guest at Hotel Adlon Kempinski, a tourist or just about any Berliner.
Köpenickerstraße 16-17, Berlin, 10997 [Map]
This uber chic supper club in Berlin is sleek, sexy and very modern with all the elements of a trendy hotspot prominently visible, making it a very happening place to head out to, once darkness sets in. But the magnificent views of the Spree River are best during sunny days, and so it's also the ideal spot for a leisurely lunch with friends and others of your circle.
The decor is minimalist and the attitude spunky, a combination that works remarkably well; no wonder you see all the fashionistas and trendy people there, sipping cocktails and nibbling on the delectable Asian inspired fare. In summer months, Spindler & Klatt is constantly busy on weekends with promoted events and celebrity parties that keep the buzz flowing.
The beach style loungers and bench type tables on the outdoor terrace are inviting while inside, there's a sense of vastness about the space, and the predominant white colour creates a soothing background. Apart from the central dining area, there's also a lounge and a freeform dance floor where nightly events take centre stage after 11 pm.
The gentle mix of Japanese and Thai cuisines lends their unmistakable nuancesto starters of chicken satay, skewered pieces marinated in coconut milk and peanut sauce. On a slightly different note is the gratinated goat cheese with chilli sweet potato, macadamia nuts, herb salad and watercress vinaigrette. But when it comes to the unusual, fillet of ostrich with lettuce, passion fruit dressing and pomegranates wins hands down.
The Japanese open kitchen brings a variety of exciting sashimi and tempuras; don't miss the tartar of salmon with Thai basil and ginger, or the marinated octopus with wild herbs and cilantro chilli salsa.
For the main event, the chefs delve into their repertoire and come up with the linguine with green asparagus, mascarpone cream and black truffle, whilst another choice could bring you grilled black guinea fowl with garlic gnocchi, root vegetables and ginger jus. Adding further to your dilemma is the Korean veal with wasabi mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach beef and ginger jus while the grill also beckons with the salmon or the rump steak atop wok vegetables with Thai basil and ginger. Rounding off this excellent meal are the fruity desserts, mango with vanilla brittle cream and yoghurt ice cream or the strawberry rhubarb cake with bourbon tinged mascarpone.
Cocktail choices run into the popular daiquiri, margarita, mojito and mai tais while those with a discerning eye will find the wine list to be an excellent compilation of European wines, whiskies and spirits. Beers, soft drinks, teas and coffees are some of the other drinks on offer and the extensive list seems to have something for everyone.
Berlin's night scene would be incomplete without a jaunt to Spindler & Klatt.
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