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45 Budapester Strasse, 10787 Berlin, Germany
030 25021020
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Ranked #392 of 6,051 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $44 - $217
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The gourmet restaurant „first floor“ with Michelin-starred Chef Matthias Diether interpret classic haute cuisine in a refreshingly modern way and have great appeal to connoisseurs and the young scene. Sophisticated, precise and often subtle, every dish is a small work of art with a love of detail – taking the Chef and his team up to 40 steps to prepare each dish. What the guest then receives is pure enjoyment. The international award-winning wine list with more than 1,500 wines complements the fine food creations brilliantly.
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New York, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The buffet breakfast is excellent. So many choices of rolls, cheeses, fresh fruits, fersh eggs.... good variety and they change it daily.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had booked into the Hotel Palace and it was only later on that we discovered that this restaurant was in the hotel and had a Michelin star. So, as we were in Berlin for a weekend to celebrate my birthday I booked us in as a special treat. It certainly was a treat and we will talk about this... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Good location, nice menu, but the waitress was too eager to sell the set 6 course menu. She recommended this at least three times, and gave the menu only as requested. I agreed to have the menu, but with some small changes. Didn't work quite well. I would expect that in this kind of restaurant, your presonal requirements would be... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We usually are reluctant to eat in the hotel where we stay. Dejan Urosev, the concierge, frankly told us it was one of the best in Berlin. He was not exaggerating and our Canadian friends enjoyed a marvelous dinner there with us.

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little rock
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

An absolutely amazng meal I can't quit telling people about. In fact two couples I told have already been there and said the same thing. They kept bringing us "surprises" throughout the meal . I didn't think I'd eaten alot but by the end of the meal I was totally packed.It's worth going just to see the presentation alone. Do... More 

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

The food is exceptional, the serving staff are excellent and the sommelier is very, very good. The ambiance is agreeable for a hotel restaurant so overall it's a 5 but the whole experience was too slow. This was the last night of our trip to Berlin. We arrived a little early and were given our amuses bouche on the sofa... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The food is very good and innovative. Service was almost perfect. We especially appreciated that they offered a wide range of complimentary appetizers before the dinner. The decor is nice but could perhaps be more exciting.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I went to the First Floor restaurant with my friend and it was a lovely experience. The food was amazing, Jean the Restaurant Manager was very friendly, attentive, polite and couldn't do enough for us. He explained all the dishes to us. I can't wait to come back again, a top quality restaurant. Very happy customer :)

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I wonder if I have ever tasted better prepared food. We didn't have the tasting menu but so many delicious surprises were offered in addition to are main course that it felt like a special occasion . The beef cooked in two ways was extraordinary. You don't have to choose wine at a ludicrous price as the 60 euro bottle... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The food was very good but they took centuries to bring it. Service is not their strenght, even though the check was very high.

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Additional Information about First Floor

Address: 45 Budapester Strasse, 10787 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 030 25021020
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 44 - 217
Cuisine: European, French, Contemporary, International

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