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“Lively sommelier, interesting food, poor service”

Rutz Restaurant - Weinbar
Ranked #196 of 8,938 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $68
Cuisines: German, Central European, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mitte
Description: A michelin star restaurant with Marco Muller one of the best chefs in germany. From first impressions, our unimposing facade offers little of what lies within. From the moment you step inside, the RUTZ Restaurant opens up like an art gallery delivering a puristic rooms-within-rooms concept, Restaurant and Winebar. Elegant and yet simultaneously harmonious. The RUTZ Restaurant is located on the first floor. Here you enjoy a modern laid back atmosphere amongst natural materials and an exclusive ambience of high-end hospitality. Here you will find a perfect combination in every dish of flavor balance and creative inspiration. Our Head Chef Marco Muller is dedicated to delivering naturally sourced ingredients of only the highest standard and variety. His creative and yet well-balanced cuisine focuses on originality, naturality and aromatics. A great wine bar with a huge wine list. Our multi-award winning wine list offers over 850 unique bottlings with a primary focus on Riesling and German wines. On behalf of Michelin Star chef Marco Muller, Head Sommelier, Restaurant Manager and the whole RUTZ Team, we look forward to hosting you soon.
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We ate upstairs and had the 8 course menu. The sommelier was lively and knowledgeable. He was telling us how much residual sugar there was in each wine we were drinking and how each one was made. Very impressive. The food was nouvelle and we could see that brave attempts were made to push the frontier of taste with good results for 6 out of the 8 dishes. The remaining 2 dishes, we thought, did not achieve harmony in taste. The service was average with one disinterested waitress attending to three tables.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

I ate at the restaurant upstairs which lacked atmosphere mainly because it was very empty - only 3 tables were occupied on a Friday evening. They have a winebar downstairs which was almost full and very lively. Perhaps I was there too early (I had morning flight back home the following day and did not wanted to stay awake too late).

The food in the restaurant is good - nothing outstanding but of very high standards in any case. They only serve set menus and I had '6 experiences' menu which included, for example, yellow wild tomato marinated scallop & sheeps milk with bouillon cube; brittany sea bas; teppanyaki BBQ of beef & shiitake mushrooms with alga salad. The portions are very small - even for Michelin standards. Although the restaurant is very informal it is not cheap by any means - I paid more than EUR 200 for the menu with wine pairing, a class of champagne & a bottle of water.

The heart and soul of the place is the sommellier Billy Wagner who is exteremely knowledgeable, has selected excellent wines (and not the typical ones) and the most importantly is a real personality - I've never seen anybody to present wines such a relaxed way as he did. A real experience.

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Thank Heavytraveller73
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We ate in the wine bar rather than the restaurant upstairs (same kitchen). Fabulous place and great atmosphere, and a place to go to celebrate as it is not inexpensive after many wines (5 bottles) and much food for the 4 of us. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommendable

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1  Thank Shannon E
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Fantastic local brewed beers, amazing wine list and was very surprised by the food which was some of the best I've had in Germany. Highly recommend a visit!

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We were a little unsure of the place from it's first appearance, but what an amazing meal! The wine list is so extensive that we wanted to experience the recommendation of the sommelier. He asked if we would like to choose a wine, or if we would rather he poured a variety of wines for us to complement each course. This is exactly the service we were hoping for. He told us a little about each selection, what made it special, and why it was the perfect choice. We similarly accepted his recommendation on the entree choice, which was extraordinary.

When the meals arrived the waiter explained that the kitchen had prepared the wrong dish for her. He said she was welcome to eat what he brought while they were making the right dish. We answered that what he had brought would be sufficient, but he insisted that our selection was to be ready soon.

A very romantic evening with extraordinary food, wine, and service. Do not hesitate to visit this restaurant.

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Thank ah64ip
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