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FACIL

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Charlottenburg
International, Eclectic
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Potsdamer Strasse 3 | The Mandala Hotel, 10785 Berlin, Germany
030 59 005 12 34
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This restaurant is at The Mandala Hotel
Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The FACIL, Berlin's oasis of culinary culture, offers a refreshing...
The FACIL, Berlin's oasis of culinary culture, offers a refreshing combination of elegant lightness and pure luxury, modernity and understatement. The restaurant treats diners to the very best cuisine and it has an easygoing feel. The service is excellent and you have the chance to relax and escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life. The core of the FACIL philosophy is the lightness of being. In culinary terms, the food will melt on your tongue. The restaurant offers a selection of natural cuisine which is both unpretentious and ingenious.
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Visitor rating
  • 199
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely lunch

Had lovely lunch here during weekend in Berlin for family birthday. The setting is lovely with a garden like feel even though you are on upper floor of central Berlin hotel. The service was attentive without being intrusive and we found the sommelier charming and happy to recommend a bottle that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
NickDavis
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London
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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London
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Had lovely lunch here during weekend in Berlin for family birthday. The setting is lovely with a garden like feel even though you are on upper floor of central Berlin hotel. The service was attentive without being intrusive and we found the sommelier charming and happy to recommend a bottle that matched our meals and budget which was off the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Our friends who traveled to Berlin recently recommended this place. We tried it and it turned out to be a really nice lunch. Elegant and pleasant decor, delicious and rich meals. Service was so professional. My waitress was lovely and friendly.

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Hong Kong, China
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Booking was easy at their website and response was quick. The restaurant was close to major attractions (it's right opposite to the Sony Center) so it was a good stop for a meal. We tried their business lunch. Food was beautifully presented, a good selection of wines, great professional service, and a nice and bright dining room. Although the food... More 

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Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were a group of 6 people who visited Facil April 13th. We had a great overall experience. We had eight exquisite dishes and wine that complimented the dishes in an excellent manner. Recommended if you are looking for a little luxury.

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Thessaloníki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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119 reviews 119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I visited that restaurant yesterday for dinner.The dishes are delicious.The staff very helpfull and polite.If you can afford it (the price was 248 euro with a bottle of wine),you should give it a try.

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Amman, Jordan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Our friend recommended we go to this restaurant and I had also found it on top Berlin restaurants. After being here for a few days I realized that Berlin has many 'underground' eateries which offer a much better experience than this. The food was good, not superb and the waiters and sommelier were attentive and quick to respond. The menu... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

As my professors always said, start your criticism with the good. The food tasted good and the service was extremely attentive. I would say it's a strong 3 1/2 stars. For the bad, how does a two Michelin star restaurant have a sommelier who doesn't seem to know much about wine? Additionally, the wines offered by the glass were not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My friend and I booked dinner here as it is one of the finest Michelin-starred restaurants in Berlin - the fact is was in the same hotel we were staying in was a bonus. As would be expected service was excellent. The amuse bouche were delightful. My main course of vension with yellow plums is one the I will never... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Outstanding desserts - what actually made it worthwhile ... slow service (although the waitresses were extremely attentionate) ... overrated (and undersized - sometimes ridiculously so) food (nouvelle cuisine is sort of dépassée).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

a great experience the service, the location the atmosphere. ... everything was just perfect, i highly recommend

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Potsdamer Strasse 3 | The Mandala Hotel, 10785 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Charlottenburg
  • Neighborhood: Charlottenburg
  • Phone Number: 030 59 005 12 34

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 144
  • Cuisine: International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

The FACIL, Berlin's oasis of culinary culture, offers a refreshing combination of elegant lightness and pure luxury, modernity and understatement. The restaurant treats diners to the very best cuisine and it has an easygoing feel. The service is excellent and you have the chance to relax and escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life. The core of the FACIL philosophy is the lightness of being. In culinary terms, the food will melt on your tongue. The restaurant offers a selection of natural cuisine which is both unpretentious and ingenious.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Staying in Charlottenburg

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Charlottenburg
Breathe in Berlin’s royal past while walking through the gardens of beautiful Charlottenburg Palace, which lends its name to this well-heeled neighborhood. Here you'll find some of the oldest homes in the city: upper-class apartment buildings with ornate facades and marble-floored foyers line the cobblestone streets. Stroll by sophisticated restaurants, through little parks, or around Lake Lietzensee. Window shop down Kurfürstendamm, the most renowned high-end shopping street in Berlin, where you can find all the big designer names. In the evening, visit one of the old theaters close by Zoo Station which were nightlife hot spots in the 1920s, or dine in one of the many international restaurants around Savignyplatz before heading to other parts of town for a night out.
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