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FACIL

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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
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 24
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  • 12
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  • 3
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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
One of Berlin's finest

It's 2 M stars are well deserved - we enjoyed the classic, elegant atmosphere; waiters were helpful and competent, cuisine was delightful. So if you're around Potsdamer Platz, this fine dining place is a must.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
aaronmarko
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's 2 M stars are well deserved - we enjoyed the classic, elegant atmosphere; waiters were helpful and competent, cuisine was delightful. So if you're around Potsdamer Platz, this fine dining place is a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went here for the business lunch which was an amazing deal. Food is world class. Nice wines and great service. One of Berlin's best dining destinations.

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New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Facil is on the 5th floor of the Mandala Hotel, near Potsdamer Platz. We went for lunch during asparagus season. The lunch menu is 39 Euros for a 3 course meal. We had amazing food - a mushroom risotto beyond belief, a vegetable dish with white and green risotto, spectacular fish, great desserts. An affordable half bottle of pullgny montrachet.... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Facil was the first start restaurant i ever visited in my life - years ago. At that point it still had one star and I came coming back and enjoyed it. Now that I has gotten the second star I took my wife for special dinner - what a disappointment. While setting and service were great, did the food simply... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I visited Facil to celebrate my birthday. It was the perfect choice. We were not that hungry so we settled on for courses. They were all fresh, gorgeous and just experimental in the way we like it where you still can recognize the ingredients. We did not order dessert but instead got 4 small desserts for free. All in all... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Dined on the terrace on a perfect Berlin evening. Attentive staff and little surprises from the kitchen kept on coming. The sommelier was very attentive even though we were drinking only a few wine by the glass portions. Dinner was delicious and so beautifully presented one almost didn't want to disturb the plate. A world-class experience at a world class... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I wanted to take my friend to someplace special, as we don't see each other often enough. She currently lives in Singapore and I live in Switzerland and we both love good food experiences and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent and not overbearing as sometimes a Michelin starred restaurant can be. Food was superb and well timed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We found this place to be so peacefully and calm with the most helpful and competent staff. The meals and deserts were amazing works of art. Facil has certainly changed our opinion about dinging in Berlin.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We enjoy dining in at least one highly rated/michelin starred restaurant in each city we visit as we love to compare the experiences between cultures and country. Facil was a very nice way to show the sides of German cuisine that is not just all about sausages (although we do love a good bratwurst from a street vendor!) Attentive and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The food is very good. Innovative and delicious. The service was par excellence. Absolutely top notch.

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Additional Information about FACIL

Address: Potsdamer Strasse 3 | The Mandala Hotel, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 030 59 005 12 34
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Charlottenburg
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
Average Prices: USD 36 - 144
Cuisine: International

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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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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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