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“A Super Deal”
Review of Nord-Sud

Nord-Sud
Ranked #6,353 of 8,713 Restaurants in Berlin
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mitte
Reviewed January 18, 2012

This restaurant is a real mystery: 3 varied daily menu of three courses each (in general: appetizer, main course, dessert) at the unbeatable price of 7.50 euros each. Considering the remarkable quality of the dishes we do not understand how the owner proposed to make everything fit. One of the menu is usually based on fish, and, usually, there is a soup (we tried a delicate chicken soup) between the proposals. The dishes are not interchangeable from one menu to another, but you can do as we did: choose a different menu each and taste it all the proposals of the house. We were literally in love with the chicken accompanied by a sauce made from cream, we venerated the rhubarb pie and appreciated the proposal of the liver pate to start the meal. The clafoutis was pretty good. The portions are not very abundant, but after a meal you will get up from the table satisfied and happy, without being heavy. And if you die of hunger? Well, take 2 menu, you'll pay them just 15 euros!
Fantastic food, excellent quality!
The drinks (lots of French origin) are extra but the prices are fair.

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1  Thank lisa_elle13
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

For 7.50 euros, you get appetizer, main and dessert. I had soup then sausage and couscous then a rhubabrb pie. I alos had a french beer. Thow waiter and assume owner was friendly and was French so spoke French and English to me. I tried to go back but he had changed his hours and no long was open on Monday. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed July 21, 2011

It’s a bit hard to find, a couple of blocks away from the really big trendy places with the thumping music, and all the better for it.

The owner recites the three daily three-course prix-fixe menus in your choice of three languages (with a pretty strong accent in the two that aren’t French), then you just choose which of the three you want and let it all be brought to you. All for €7.50, a bit more when you add in soft drinks, beer, or wine, but still cheaper than any French restaurant I have ever been to, and just as good.

The décor is charmingly, shabbily eclectic, the atmosphere is casual and somewhat chaotic, sophisticated in its own way but not snobbish in the least. I will certainly return the next time I am in Berlin.

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2  Thank dougherucci
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Reviewed December 6, 2010

Staying in a nearby hotel and wanting to the avoid the hotel restaurant we passed this place a couple of times before venturing in – the reason being that one of our party has a real downer on French restaurants outside France!

A long days walking (and a packed house) persuaded them otherwise.

As can be seen from other reviews this little gem of a restaurant figures in the Lonely Planet guide books and represents amazing value for money.

There are no written menus although there is usually a choice of three set ones which are read/recited by the owner. The menus change (I think) on a weekly basis so it is possible for regular visitors to eat their way through the choices quickly.

When we went there was one chef (who didn’t speak French) with the owner and his nephew waiting on tables. Despite - or perhaps because of this – the food is good and the service excellent.

So much so that we ate there twice more and have already recommended it to other visitors to Berlin... who happen to be French!

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Reviewed November 24, 2010

We went there after the lovely review we found on Lonely Planet Guide. They mention it as one of those lovely hidden gems of the city...honestly we didn't find anything special.
Compared to other restaurants, bar and cafè on oranienburger strasse and tucholsky strasse, this is the worst and bleakest. I suggest you to pick for other better restaurant in the neighbourhood. Just have a walk around and pick based on your personal feeling.
We went there by 2pm...the owner a french guy, welcomes you and offers you a selection of 3 set menus..The food was decent, I admit, but nothing special..The price for 2 set menus and 2 bottles of water and 1 espresso was 20 euro...So if you're on a budget, definitely go there..but with the dozen of other places...you better go for a bratwurst or currywurst round the corner! The purpose of my review is just to advise other travellers that the description on the guide is very optimistic...and you may expect more than what really is...

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