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Refugium

#256 of 6,368 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Mitte
German, European, Central European
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Gendarmenmarkt 5, 10117 Berlin, Germany
030 229 1661
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Lafayette, California
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a lovely dinner at Refugium while an outdoor concert was taking place just next door in front of the concert hall. Asparagus soup, lightly smoked trout, Caesar salad and salmon three ways appetizer were all very tasty and well presented. Service was good. With 4 glasses wine, a cappuccino, a black cherry dessert (only so-so) and a large... More 

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Thank RJC113
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was nice, nothing overly special, but certainly good value when eaten outside with the beautiful views of the square and culture wrapped around every viewpoint. Staff were fabulous

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Thank Luke M
Budapest, Hungary
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1,772 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has a brilliant setting, and the food is also very good. You really feel like a guest here - the service is good. too. The prices are a little bit too expensive.

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Thank 545medva
England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Booked in advance of our trip to be certain of a place. We were not to be disappointed. We had excellent service and a great meal. being a nice evening we sat outside and were able to enjoy the air and the music from the buskers. a very enjoyable experience

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Thank johntravel2016
Marlow, United Kingdom
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405 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Great setting and great venue, but the food didn't quite hit the mark, given the price. The food was ok. Amouse Bouche of cauliflower panacotta was disappointingly bland. Starter of tuna carpaccio was good. Main course salmon a bit oily and asparagus over cooked. Tiramisu was bland but chocolate sorbet good. Overall did not quite hit the mark given the... More 

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Thank tanagogo1
Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Usually places with wonderful situations, the food is an after thought NOT SO HERE What a wonderful combination of venue and mouthwatering food Service was attentive and flexible, suggesting on a cool night to take in the delightful surroundings (with blankets over our legs) with a pre-dinner drink before moving inside for the exceptional dinner. I am so impressed by... More 

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Thank Lea32_11
Belgium
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Very nice place to sit, old chapel. Food was very tasty and well cooked. Portion size was OK. Friendly service. Although a bit overpriced for what you get.

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Thank ThomasFromBelgium
Titchfield, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Visited here as we were in the area and our guidebook recommended it. The ambience and setting is great -in an old cellar. Food is exquisitely presented and cooked just right. Not given 5 stars as the starter to share was very overpriced. Great place for a celebration.

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Thank maddiePortsmouth
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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192 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We really enjoyed having dinner at this restaurant. It is located on the cellar level of the Hugenoten refuge on the Gendarmen market. It is a round shaped dining room with actually two levels. The lowest level a (round) dining floor and one level higher a ring around that with tables. An interesting choice of courses is available. I elected... More 

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Thank AriedeG
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We stumbled on Refugium whilst wandering around Berlin and thought it looked worth a visit.. We did not book and the restaurant was pretty empty. The food however was surprisingly good. Beautifully presented dishes with a local flavour in interesting surroundings. A worthwhile find in a central location .

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$16 - $38
Cuisine
German, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gendarmenmarkt 5, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighborhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: 030 229 1661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mitte

Neighborhood Profile
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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