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“Totally deserves its bib gourmand”

Restaurant Bieberbau
Ranked #4 of 8,504 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $54 - $73
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Bieberbau at Durlacher Str. 15 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf is part of a former studio and dwelling house. Built 1893/94 by Wilhelm Walther for the sculptuor Richard Bieber, it was nearly completely destroyed by a firebomb during World War II. Only the rooms and decoration of what is now the restaurant survived. The stucco ornamentation you can admire here have been created by the most advanced students and trainedcraftsmen of the principal and owner. He maintained a plasterer's and sculptuor's studio. The decorations depict different motives from mythology and rural life. They show advanced technical skills. The premises in their organic design provide an insight into the stuccateurs' craftmenship unique for Berlin around the turn of the twentieth century. They offer a unique spatial experience the qualitiy and complexitiy of which were out of the ordinary. In the backyard of the house there were several studios, amongst others those of the expressionist work group ,,Die Brücke" (,,The Bridge"). Between 1910 and 1913 Max Pechstein and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner worked here.
Brussels, Belgium
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Totally deserves its bib gourmand”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Located in a somewhat strange (suburbia) neighborhood a bit outside of centrum Berlin (25 min by subway from Unter den Linden and then a 7 min walk). Try to combine dining here with visiting the nice park.

The menu consists of two five course menus from which you can get a 3 or 4 course subset if you are less hungry. I was hungry so I had the 5 course menu with wine, bubbles and coffee. The food was absolutely delightful. Style is modern german inspired food from a chef that obviously is aware of contemporary trends in the trade and uses then where appropriate. The bread was homemade and of good quality. And al the dishes had a near wow effect to them. I dare to say that the experience was all in all better than some of the 1 michelin star restaurants I have eaten at around the world and is comparable with similar price places in my hometown (reference is a usual Belgium/Brussels).

A small hint to the place from my side is that it might be nice to offer an menu with selected wines. although there were enough 1 glass options to choose from.

Oh yes, the price for all this: 5 course menu + aperitif + wine with each course + desert wine + coffee (with nice homemade biscuits) = 105 euro (a total bargain)

  • Visited August 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Excellent, Creative Food; Amazing Spot”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

Recently went to Bieberbau with our two sons at the recommendation of our hotel (we asked for good, modern German food, in an authentic spot). Although a bit out of the way, Bieberbau is definitely worth the trip. The restaurant is run by a husband and wife team and the menu is a very creative, modern take on German cuisine. There are 3-, 4- and 5- course menus -- all extremely reasonably priced given the quality. We opted for the 3 course and, taking into account the amuse-bouches, suprise offerings and cookies from the kitchen, was more than enough for us. An excellent, German/Austria focused wine list. The restaurant is in a stucco showroom from circa 1900, which is worth the visit alone.

  • Visited April 2012
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LA
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“crazy, very appealing, totally unexpected”
Reviewed October 5, 2011

if you wanna go for something totally different in Berlin, go to BIEBERBAU, in a quiet street in an area which is not hip at all, you'll find some of the best and most interesting food in Berlin, in a historic, typically oldstyle Berlin setup, the Bieberbau chef is giving you multifacetted, very unconventional taste adventures, very good attentative service and a well selected wine list are adding to the pleasure

  • Visited September 2011
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Oslo, Norway
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“First class cooking, attentative staff in beautiful location”
Reviewed August 8, 2011

Very nice restaurant - a "hidden" gem. First class food and service. Very nice premises in quiet neighbourhood. Good value considering quality. A bit off the tourist trap, you need a map to find the place. Will definately come again.

  • Visited June 2011
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