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“RUDE!”
Review of Das Speisezimmer - CLOSED

Das Speisezimmer
Price range: $10 - $61
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mitte
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Wanting to take a break and have lunch during a visit to the Hamburger Banhoff gallery, my friends and I visited Sarah Wiener out of lack of other choices. After being seated we waited about 15 minutes to even be served. After ordering our food and tap waters (could not afford drinks along with the expensive food...) we waited almost an hour, and when asked where not only our food was, but our DRINKS, we were told in an unfriendly manner that they were on their way. 15 minutes later our food came, small portions, not great for the money it costs.
When we received the bill we contested having to pay so much for what we considered terrible service and mediocre food. The English speaking manager came over and used the following excuses for his terrible restaurant:
In German restaurants food always takes this long to arrive
Tap waters aren't proper drinks so the waitress just forgot about them
If we were that annoyed about waiting we should have just left
The restaurant was at full capacity

None of the above excuse the bad service, and some are frankly, pathetic lies. As the conversation went on he got angry, raised his voice, and THREATENED TO CALL THE POLICE! We stayed calm and eventually paid just so we could leave the damn place.

Anyway, a terrible experience that ruined our day and left us shaking with anger vowing never to go back and try and spread the word about how bad the staff are.
DO NOT VISIT!

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4  Thank harassarah_13
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

After a trip to the adjacent art gallery, we had a Sunday lunch at this restaurant. The food was inventive and well prepared and the service was first class. In a city of pretty average restaurants, this one is a real stand out. I would love to have come back for dinner if we had time.
I would highly reccomend this as a place for a great lunch, if not dinner.
If you have time look around the adjacent gallery done up in an old train station. While we were there'd, a contemporary sculpture exhibit was on and it was great.

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Thank JPDBC
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

I was in Berlin on a business trip for a couple of days and was looking for a nice restaurant to have dinner in. The restaurant had a nice menu and prices were decent! The atmosphere was really nice and the staff was helpfull and very enthusiastic. I can recommend the Schnitzel, as its huge and tasty. Will for sure come back as soon as I am back in the city.

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Thank Valentin1989
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Usually as a rule food near a museum (except d'Orsay, Paris) is terrible but this takes the cake. Crap food and even worse service. Yes, it was busy, but that is no excuse for terrible service and rotten food. Waiter forgot our order when he finally got around to serving us. Waiter didn't even wipe our table down or clear it from the last order. Lazy, sloppy service of pathetic food. Avoid like the plague.
I would rather stick bamboo under my fingernails than eat here again

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5  Thank Urbandon
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

We had no idea how famous Sarah was. We only wanted a break from the fabulous art in the gallery. Tables left uncleared, disorderly staff and a forgotten order left us less than impressed.

3  Thank Denise L
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