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Refugium

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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent but slow

It took them almost 1 hr to bring the starters..but the dishes were excellent . The steak was one of the bestvi ever had

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Los Angeles
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169 reviews 169 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We liked the look of the restaurant in the Gendarmenmarkt and decided to eat there without looking at the menu very closely. It's at atmospheric location, in basement of the church with slightly old world furnishings. The menu is

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Excellent set menu with choices soup/entree/starter/main/dessert. Foods in season including woodruff - very German. Efficient and friendly service. Portions a good size with nice addition of amuse bouche to begin! Would recommend. We sat outside in the lovely square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It took them almost 1 hr to bring the starters..but the dishes were excellent . The steak was one of the bestvi ever had

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São Paulo
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Nice ambiance. Quiet and good service. Menu, although short, is complcated and the descriptions do turn quite a few clientes away right at the door. Good cost-benefit ration. The restaurant is in the cellar of the Old Huggenot Chrurch and museum.

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Dublin, Ireland
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31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Great food, well presented with impeccable service. The atmosphere, both inside and out on the terrace is lovely and well worth a visit for a special meal.

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Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Located on Gendarmenmarkt, in the crypt of the French dome, the location of this restaurant is perfect. The service is always very friendly and knowledgeable. The kitchen strives to be innovative, which sometimes delivers excellent results, more often however the combinations, specially the sides, are a bit too creative. The meat and fish are usually very well prepared, the vegatable... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have dined here several times and I think this may be my favorite restaurant in Berlin. The service is excellent. The food is wonderful both innovative in presentation, well balanced in flavor and truly amazing in taste. They have very expensive wines, but we actually had a reasonably priced German Riesling with a variation of soups and a Tedeschi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Unusual setting in the crypt of church, but beautifully decorated and very warm and welcoming atmosphere. We booked, but it wasn't busy for a Saturday night. We only had one course, but it was sensational. I had roast lamb and my friend had roast venison. Both were cooked to perfection and well presented with a selection of fresh vegetables.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Located in the crypt of the old French Church in central Berlin, the atmosphere and service were excellent. Lovely food too, French in style, well presented, although I probably didnt make the best choice and ended up with posh fish and chips. Helps to know something about German wines to get the best experience, as they don't venture too far... More 

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Brighton
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by other guests in our hotel. So pleased we went. It is situated in the cellar of an old Church - very atmospheric indeed. First class service. The food was very nouvelle, but substantial enough and very interesting and tasty. Presentation excellent. To be honest, we honestly couldn't fault the place at all. A... 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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Mitte
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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