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5 Am Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany
030 229 1661
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Cosy restaurant

We enjoyed a quiet evening meal here on the first night of our stay - good food and wine reasonably priced, pleasant staff

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a quiet evening meal here on the first night of our stay - good food and wine reasonably priced, pleasant staff

Thank packhorse2
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful intimate restaurants I have ever been in. The service was impeccable, cocktails good and the food, though not excellent, well presented. My beef roulade was a bit dry. My husband saurbraten could have been marinated longer. The plating, though, was excellent. I would definitely go back because on the whole it was an... More 

Thank RebeccaForster
Hong Kong, China
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177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The sign “Champagne & Curry Wurst” attracted our attention so we went for it. It turned out to be a very good choice. We enjoyed or champagne & curry wurst while sitting in the September sun and watch the kids play at the place called “Gendarmenmarkt”. We decided to stay longer and went for an early dinner there still sitting... More 

Thank Thomas_0608
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Ths feels like a real five star restaurant, a real treat to go to without the price tag exquisite meal, beautifully presented and very friendly polite staff. Highly recommend.

Thank emmrussell
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The location of this place was lovely, staff excellent and very attentive, wine Exceptionally expensive for OK wine, again food ok but nothing exceptional. But the overall experience was good.

Thank 2jcs
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Went to the Refugium last night for a special birthday dinner with my son. Everything was perfect, the food, the service, the ambience and decor. Although not inexpensive it is so worth it. The food is exquisite.

Thank Juliana3000
Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This was a beautiful meal and excellent service.. Te steak was cooked to perfection. Good wine selection.

Thank SallyK59
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very delicious dinner, we order the lamb and the salmon , the lamb main was perfectly cooked, and salmon also. Waiter spoke excellent English, location was wonderful and we were lucky enough to have a musician playing violin . Food was not worth the price but you were also paying for top quality service and fast. All in all it... More 

Thank RossDelany
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

the food was excellent and beatifully presented . Great staff who werre helpful and attentive . The venison is worth a special mention - perfectly cooked and soooo tasty . The wine was excellent too . Could not fault it and in a truly spectacular setting in the Gendarmenmarkt . Definitely worth a visit .

Thank AudreyFotheringham
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We ate outside as it was a hot summers evening,located in the Gendermenmarkt the whole experience was excellent. The service and staff were spot on. The menu is varied and comprehensive,it's not cheap but the quality is next to none and in my opinion worth it. The food arrived perfectly presented and cooked and in a reasonable time. There was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Am Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighborhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: 030 229 1661

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German


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The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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