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“Ok for one cocktail” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Solar

Solar
Stresemannstrasse 76, 10963 Berlin, Germany (Kreuzberg)
+49 (0)163 765 27 00
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Ranked #1,457 of 5,978 Restaurants in Berlin
Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Kreuzberg
Dublin, Ireland
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Ok for one cocktail”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I came here for a post dinner cocktail while visiting Berlin last year. We had a decent experience ( unlike several other reviewers). The cocktails were decent, a little overpriced. Given the view and the ambiance and the slightly retro feel, I suppose it was worth the visit.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, Nederland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“nice athmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Service was very quick and after 30 minutes we finished already our maincourse, The dessert menu was not according our wish, so we thought we had a very short supper, but luckily there was an additional cheeseplatter that made our evening very godd wine. Food was average and athmosphere very nice.
Just a must-have-seen, but we don't know whether we will come back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, Scotland
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“Extremely average....”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

After what seemed like an eternity we eventually found Solar by going through a dodgy looking underpass, not realising there was a much more straight forward route. First impressions were good, surprisingly fancy coat check with very nice lady on the desk. Trip up in the lift is amazing and was quite excited by what we would find at the top. Unfortunately we were a bit disappointed. Of course the view is fantastic, but there was really not much atmosphere. I like a dark bar as much as the next person, but when it is so dark that you can't read the cocktail menu then that is a problem. Music playing was rather generic chill out music (could easily have been a chill out ibiza mix) and the cocktails really were not all that great. I ordered a watermelon coctail which was nice enough but far to much ice and served in what i can only describe as an ikea glass! I was a bit surprised as I expected a posher experience. I am absolutely not a bar snob and quite happy in an old dive bar, but when a place tries to position itself as a sophisticated cocktail bar then it needs to at least get the drinks right. Most of the drinks were around the 10/11 euros mark which for the quality was not good. I think the management here need to visit milk and honey to see how proper cocktails are served.

Although i am giving this place a bad review, i would actually think about coming back for dinner with a group as i think it would be a nice place to spend an evening with friends. However i would firstly warn them that the food and drink probably won't be that great and we would pay over the odds but we would have a nice view over the city. If you come with that attitude you will be okay. If you are looking for something special this isn't the place. All in all quite a dated place considering it thinks it is so hip.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Nice view, OK food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Decent welcome/coat check and a cool ride up the glass elevator on the outside of the building. Extensive cocktail list, but very limited beer selection. Nice view of the city, which helped to somewhat make up for the slow yet courteous service and rather mediocre food (and an excess of truffle foam on one dish). And while it may have been where our table was located, we could smell the smoke coming from the smoking area located on the floor above. Would go back to have a drink on the upper floor bar and take in the view, but not likely to return for dinner.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Terrific view, good place for couples and friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This restaurant/bar is situated on the 15th or 16th floor due to which, you get amazing views of the whole city of Berlin. The atmosphere is extremely nice and as per the location, the price is also worth it, may be a little expensive. The crowd is polished and the staff is well-behaved. Ideal place for a romantic evening or friends get-together. Food as per the price, is disappointing.

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