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“Great steak but over priced” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Grill Royal

Grill Royal
Friedrichstrasse 105b, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
+49 30 28879288
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Ranked #608 of 6,035 Restaurants in Berlin
Price range: $0 - $110
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mitte
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great steak but over priced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Very expensive. €200 euros for a couple: starters, mains and one bottle of wine. For this type of money I do not expect Bernaise Sauce delivered in a chipped jug nor a small chip in the rim of a red wine glass. If you go skip the starters (very mediocre artichoke dish for €13) and go straight for the kill with the steaks. The Temmener Queen fillet was delicious as was the Bernaise. Tables close together. If you have to move your table to allow guests at the next table to stand up and leave their table to visit the powder room then surely they are too close together?? Overall style over substance.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Service need improvement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Short of waiters and with lack of training. Personally this was enough to ruin the experience. When a waiter discusses if the meat I have been served is red or medium,, when you ask for another bottle of wine and you need to repeat it three times before it arrives, when you have to wait 20 minutes to get the bill.... Something is wrong
The rest of the experience could have been perfect. The place is great, location on the riverside, the decoration nice and atmosphere is trendy-crowdy.
The food quality is OK but we came with high expectations.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Trendy, Modern, Excellent Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Very trendy restaurant, with lots of locals and great vibe. Very popular in the evening, so make reservations ahead of time. Great location next to Friedrichstraße.

The setting is modern and functional and you can see the wine cellar with a great selection. The place is very busy with locals and tourists alike, specifically with the young well-off German crowd.

The menu offers a selection of cuts from Argentina, Germany and the US. There are the usual fillets and chateaubriands and also some more prime cuts such as porterhouses.

For starter, I had the steak tartare, which is rare fillet steak with raw egg yolk on top. It was excellent quality and highly recommended. My wife had the green salad, which was very tasty. For mains, we had the fillet steak and french fries from regular and sweet potatoes. Both were excellent.

Overall, for steak tartare, green salad, two fillets and two glasses of wine, we paid 150 Euro. Not cheap, but well worth it!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great Meat Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Went for a business trip to Berlin and came accross this Gem. Having visited a steak house on the previous night was expecting good things of this place and was not disappointed. Service was spot on, meat selection and taste was phenomenal and the atmosphere was everything that you would want from a top restaurant. Will definitely be paying this place a visit when next in town!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fine, classical service in a modern setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Really an experience. Possibly the best service I've ever had in a restaurant. Escorted tour of the aging, yet to be ordered beef offerings. I ordered the salmon and they switched out my steak knife for a proper seafood knife, which doesn't happen often these days. Really loved the place. A beautiful river view, also. Not inexpensive, but worth it for a splurge.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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