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Refugium

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quiet place but good food

We were first to enter at the early evening. But no dissappointment. Interior is interesting with the ceilings, although the color scheme wont appeal to everybody. The staff is polite and were helpfull. We had no issues with their time management even when it got more busy. For the food it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert J
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were first to enter at the early evening. But no dissappointment. Interior is interesting with the ceilings, although the color scheme wont appeal to everybody. The staff is polite and were helpfull. We had no issues with their time management even when it got more busy. For the food it was good, tasteful and the chef did his best... More 

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Thank Robert J
woking
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

A wonderful restaurant in a beautiful setting, with a delicious choice of food and wines and very attentive and caring service. It is not a cheap restaurant but it is worth the visit for the experience. The choice of food is excellent with some unusual combinations which work very well when served together

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Thank guitarhero98
Surrey, England
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This is a smallish restaurant under the church but is easily spotted. We were there for lunch so the menu was somewhat limited in choice. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Would visit again. Traditional German dishes.

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Thank chrian
Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

we'd been to an organ concert at the church above the restaurant, and saw their €15 lunch menu - three courses, served quickly but not hastily. Excellent - far better than expected. Two nights later we went for dinner and were delighted with the food and especially the service which was friendly without being intrusive, and again the food exceeded... More 

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Thank Daneham1066
Airdrie
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Found this restaurant in trip adviser. Was 200 yards from out hotel Hilton Berlin. Great find. Location and decor was lovely. Selection and variety for food great. We had the mixed platter to share to start then 2x venison and 2x pheasant. Food was really well presented and delicious. My wife is pregnant and the waiter noticed(hard not to!!!) he... More 

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Thank Jnch3v16
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

nice vegetarian & non-vegetarian food choices. the staff is nice and very flexible - they let you chose & mix menue & à la carte. roughly 50m from Berlin Konzerthaus - brilliant choice for pre- or post-concert dinner (post in our case - we got food served w/o any pb despite the late hour).

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Thank Birgit M
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

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

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Thank packhorse2
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

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 

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Thank RebeccaForster
Hong Kong, China
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189 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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 

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Thank Thomas_0608
London
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

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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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Staying in Mitte

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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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