On a recent visit in the Deutsche Hauptstadt I sought advice of the concierge on a good restaurant. Skeptical of such advice (often motivated by kickbacks in some countries) I took a friend there for dinner, nonetheless.
After a few bad meals in Berlin I was getting discouraged and did not want to visit some of the once great places just to be disappointed again.
We took a taxi to Lutzowplatz, more a small park that a platz, a 5 min drive form the hotel, where we fond a cluster of nice restaurants on the far side behind the trees. With fresh snow fall on the tree and the sparkling lights reflecting from the top of the buildings, the view was magical.
Being this a weeknight and just after a minor snow storm, there were quite a few tables available, and were soon seated.
The menu was simple and it seemed made up mostly of the "daily specials".
We chose one suggested menu with wine pairing and one meal a la carte. One of the wines was a wonderful 2008 Lemberger from Württemberg which I had never tried before. It was paired with a delicious Swabian 3 cuts of Lamb served with potato slices and vegetables. The fish was a pike perch with puree of peas and vegetables and it was so good!
The severs were a bit too subdued but very helpful and professional.
We liked this restaurant so much we came there again the following weekend and enjoyed it even more!
This is a gem of a restaurant for anyone tired of the ubiquitous Mediterranean or French cuisine, yet not a fan of the so called "German" beer garden cuisine (fired schnitzel, fried potato, and a hearty salad with beer). We highly recommend it!
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