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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
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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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  • 12
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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
Good food & excellent waiting staff

Food was as good as what you expect at any michelin star quality restaurant. Some exceptional dishes in tasting courses. But my top mark goes to the friendly waiting staff!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

we dressed and looked like tourists, thus, the manager kindly told that the restaurant was fully booked despite the first waiter received us believed there were seats in the quite empty restaurant; lesson learnt -- have to dress more properly for this fine-dining restaurant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Food was as good as what you expect at any michelin star quality restaurant. Some exceptional dishes in tasting courses. But my top mark goes to the friendly waiting staff!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Dinner here was a birthday gift during our visit to Berlin. Compares well with other Michelin starred restaurants I have visited in other countries. Service was just right, friendly and efficient. The food was innovative well presented and flavoursome. The matching wines were non common well chosen and mostly German wines and the sommelier was most obliging. An overall memorable... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Service was fast and the food was inventive as expected from a Michelin star chef. The flavours were toeing the fine line between subtle and bland. Nevertheless, it was an interesting experience to see an interpretation of French modern by one of the youngest Michelin star chefs in Berlin. Lunch closes at 2 pm. Arrive before 1 PM if intending... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

we were in Berlin to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary and spontaneously booked this restaurant based on its reviews. We loved the concept of "easy" and felt that they truly live by it. the ambiance was beautiful the dishes, or shall is say art, was amazing and the service was great. We felt very well looked after and so comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The breakfast is a mix of cold cuts, cheeses, fruits, and pastries with bubbly served on weekends. The lunch was great! We tried the rock octopus, ceviche, wooly pig, and one of the chocolate desserts. All of the flavours were well matched and everything was cooked to perfection.

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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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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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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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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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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