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“Facil Berlin - Best meal in a decade!”
Review of FACIL

Ranked #12 of 9,059 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $42 - $234
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Charlottenburg
Description: The FACIL, Berlin's oasis of culinary culture, offers a refreshing combination of elegant lightness and pure luxury, modernity and understatement. The restaurant treats diners to the very best cuisine and it has an easygoing feel. The service is excellent and you have the chance to relax and escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life. The core of the FACIL philosophy is the lightness of being. In culinary terms, the food will melt on your tongue. The restaurant offers a selection of natural cuisine which is both unpretentious and ingenious.
Reviewed August 29, 2012

My wife and I went to Facil on a short break without kids. It's probably not the place to take children, and in fact although we are in our mid-40s, we were among the youngest diners.

DON'T let that put you off.

It was a really wonderful dining experience. We went for the 4-course menus, and (with several amuses geules and complimentary bits and pieces) that was plenty. Of course that's a little subjective, and if you're looking for hearty portions on simple food, you should look elsewhere. However, if you like fairly complex food, focused on intense flavours and excellent ingredients, Facil will be a meal to remember.

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Thank Simon_of_Henley
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Oustanding setting, special styled deor and great service from front door to last plate of the menu. Waiting staff were attentive, engaging and informed. Food was marvellous, not too heavy, an explosion of tastes and textures. We had the classical menu and the innovative menu.... My fave dish was the desert - an array of sweet, salty, smooth and crusty bite size delights. My partner's fave dish was from the classic menu was the sardines.

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Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

We came for lunch in August. We had a 3 course lunch menu. The lunch menu is unusual in that you can choose a 4 or 8 course from the left side of the menu, or a 3, 4, 5 or 6 course from the right side. To us all dishes on the menu looked great. We were not in the mood for a long degustation so we chose 3 savoury (ie no dessert) items from the right. The food was so great. My partner had a chanterelle cream soup which was really outstanding. The standout of my 3 courses was the venison - so tender! My partner's lamb's heart was delicious and tender also. All of this, plus we shared a dessert, and we had a bottle of wine and some dessert wine, for €250 total!!! (ie for both of us). This value for money is really unusual for a restaurant of this calibre. I should also mention the service - impeccable yet not stuffy (compare to Fischers Fritz at which we dined the night before which is impeccable but quite stuffy - I have to say I prefer the more natural, easy manner of the staff at Facil). Highly recommend!!!

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Reviewed August 14, 2012

You arrive in this restaurant through a glass wall elevator, and from there a 20 meter long corridor takes you to the restaurant reception desk. You are greated by smiles from the waiters as you approach, and you are welcomed to a spacious room, with a glass ceilling and a few tables on an outside garden. The modern and confortable setting already makes you feel good.

The first impression is confirmed as the knowledgeable staff helps you with the menu and the wine selection, and brings delicious home made bread and butter, plus a couple of appetizers offered by the chef.

We sampled the fillet of bison and the black cod. For both, the cooking was perfect, and the sauce was a delight. Both side preparations contained original tastes and were very tasty.

The wine menu was enticing and reasonably priced, with bottles from many different places and about 5 white and 5 red wines by the glass to choose from.

You can choose a la carte, or courses with 4, or 8 items from the carte. The portions are reasonable so with an average appetite, we were fine with the 4 course menu. The breds and butter are so delicious they feel like a desert.

The coffee is served with excellent mignardises and chocolate. In case you dont finish them, a small box will be offered to take them home.

A excellent surprise from a hotel restaurant as the creative chef takes risks, however the tastes worked perfectly for us and it was a delightful moment from start to finish.

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Thank MDS854
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

A sublime experience! There is absolutely nothing aggressive to your senses, but it is a very multi-layered interplay of subtle flavours and scents. Facil deserves all the stars.

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