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“Wonderful Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lochner

Lochner
Luetzowplatz 5, 10785 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
+49 (0)30 23 00 52 20
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Ranked #25 of 5,660 restaurants in Berlin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Mitte
Afton, VA
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Not much to offer other than superlatives! Ate with my 19-year old daughter. We each had a 3 course meal with wine pairings. They offer 2 "menus" of up to 5 courses each, but you can choose whatever you'd like from either menu. The venison was especially noteworthy. Also, the wines were perfect with generous pours and even an occasional topping off (something I have not seen before with a pairing). In all, not cheap, but an excellent meal with pleasant, unobtrusive service in a contemporary but comfortably elegant setting.

Visited November 2013
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

After a few days in Berlin, we wanted to eat something different from cabbage, apple and sausages. This restaurant is a gastronomic experience. We discovered refined plates created with local products and excellent German wines. The service was attentive. The restaurant is cosy. We thanked the chef who is also the owner.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naperville, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food and Great Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I knew at the end of our 10 day trip in Germany that we would have had enough sausage to last a few months so I searched for a restaurant that offered food beyond Weiner schnitzel and found Lochner. WOW! We took a German friend there who is hard to get a compliment out of and she raved about it. My husband and friend had the lamb and I had the special of the night. The plates could have been put back in the cabinet they were so clean. Service was outstanding and wine recommendation were spot on!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A very special restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

I was staying at the Intercontinental and Lochner was strongly recommened. It was a short walk. What a rare find. Incredible modern German cuisine. Fresh, sophisticated and outstanding cooking. A well planned and well priced wine list which totally worked ith the food. It was a joyous find. It is a must repeat on my next visit. Do have the tasting menu. Outstanding!

Visited June 2013
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Manila
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“A faultless dining experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We had high hopes for Lochner, after reading all the great reviews. We both love to cook and we dread those dining out experiences that leave us saying "We could have done this better at home" so we can be hard critics. Lochner lived up to all our expectations. The setting is stylish in an understated way and the service was stellar, from the moment we walked through the door till they bid us farewell after calling a taxi for us. Nothing was too much trouble and all the staff went out of their way to offer advice, interpretation, any assistance we wanted - we didn't have to ask for it but we never felt pushed. We opted not to have the wine pairings on offer, rather to buy a single bottle of wine. Our knowledge of German wines is limited but when we explained to our lovely wait person Dahbea the type of red we enjoy, she explained the selections so we were able to make a choice we were very happy with. Since we chose a wine that was actually on offer in the menu pairings, she even let us taste from the open bottle before we committed to our choice.

The menu works very simply: there are two 'sets', each comprising five courses; I think they change each month. Prices are given under each dish if you wish to order only one or two. Otherwise you can choose 3, 4 or 5 courses at fixed prices (cheaper than the sum of the individual dishes). If you want wine pairings, they too are priced by the 3,4 or 5 course rates. You can dip in and out of either menu with your choices.

If we thought the service was good, the food was simply amazing - one of the best meals we've enjoyed anywhere, absolutely world class. The taste blitz began with a wonderful amuse bouche: a shot glass with a parfait of black lentils, topped with beautifully flavoured chopped veal tongue, and crowned with a creamy and delicate carrot puree - a perfect marriage of flavours and textures. We both chose the marinated trout for starters, which was fabulous and for mains we had the Brandenburger saddle of venison, which was cooked to perfection (I'd say medium-rare) and practically melted in the mouth. We tried both the desserts on offer and were as impressed with them as we were with the rest of the meal.

Lochner isn't cheap but we considered it to be good value as it really was a wonderful dining experience. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it and hope we get back there some day.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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