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“Slightly disappointing”
Review of Lochner - CLOSED

Lochner
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Charlottenburg
Reviewed July 20, 2013

We were really excited about visiting Lochner because of all the amazing reviews. However, although the setting was quaint, we were a bit disappointed all round. Firstly, the menu was quite confusing as we weren't sure whether or not we could mix and match from different options, so we had to ask the waitress to explain it. Secondly, we were expecting the food to be out of this world, but I'm sorry to say that we found it quite average, considering the cost. It also felt a little like the waitress was trying to hard sell things at times, including dessert, which we didn't want. We also had an interesting debate about German cheese, which she said was fantastic but then couldn't name or offer us any!

Sorry - I wish we could give it a higher rating.

1  Thank elu42f
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Great service, relaxed atmosphere. Excellent food and wine. A bit pricier than we usually do for dinner, but the quality definitely warrants it. On the fixed price menu, for under 40 euro, got a three course meal, with wine pairings for each course, including dessert!

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Thank K_Q_10
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

My friends and I enjoyed a good night there. The service is good and just right. They have English menu, but if we had any questions, the staff can explain in English without problem. The food was delicious. And we can chose a good wine at a reasonalbe price from their wine list. That night we ordered a bottle of Pinot Noir from Germany. It was suprisingly good and we all enjoyed it. Will recommend friends to go there when in Berlin.

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Thank claracs
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

This restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel, which was our main reason for choosing it. We are so glad we did!

It is not the cheapest of eats, but anyone wanting to get beyond wienerschnitzel and currywurst will find an excellent example of German cuisine. The menu appears to be unique every night, based on local produce that is in season (when we visited at the beginning of May, asparagus featured heavily).

You can choose to have 3, 4 or 5 courses - 48 euros for 3. We decided on this, and were glad we did as we didn't think we'd be able to eat much more! The food is delicious, not too much, not too little, and we also went for the wine-matching, which really accents the flavours.

Our waiter was amazing - he told us all about the different German wines we were sampling and associated anecdotes in perfect English. Attentive, but not overbearing. The main room is only fairly small, so they don't appear to do many covers, but this allows staff (including the chef) to talk and socialise with the diners, which you may or may not like (we loved it).

I would definitely recommend it to anyone staying in this part of Berlin.

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3  Thank boybandsrockmyworld
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a great restaurant in short! We've visited twice now, and it has proven consistently very good, This is not a high-end restaurant with lots of fancy stuff, nor is it groundbreaking new cuisine - mainly a very professionally run, warm and welcoming place with great tasting food and wine to go with it.

We'd definitely recommend it, regardless of the occasion, and we look very much forward to the next time we'll be able to dine here - and make it a proper tradition!

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Thank Lasse1973
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