Berlin

Restaurants in Berlin

A long glass wall displaying hundreds of wine bottles from around the world—which you pass on the way to the second-floor dining room—makes a fitting entrance to this top-notch wine bar and restaurant.

For lunch, order the signature Knödel (German dumplings).

Surely the coolest vegetarian restaurant in the world; the restaurant is also a club. Menu changes weekly.

A grocery store in the front, and a deligthfully boisterous neighborhood restaurant in the back.

This eclectic eatery, located in Mitte, is housed inside a building that was once home to a Chinese restaurant, and much of the original furnishings still remain.

This quaint café on Wiener Strasse is a popular Berlin gathering spot and welcomes diners with a distinct, neighborhood haunt feeling. The dining room walls are painted in reds and greens, and the space is decorated with everything from beer signs to palm trees.

A Berlin institution and hot spot for the city’s elite, Café Einstein is housed inside a villa that once belonged to silent movie star Henry Porten. The café’s stylish interior recalls the opulence of a bygone era with parquet floors, red and gold curtains, and crisp, white tablecloths.

Enjoy the monstrously sized schnitzel perched atop a tangy potato salad made with onion and vinegar inn this folksy, low-ceilinged, crimson setting.

Uma

Designed by Anne Maria Jagdfeld, Uma, an upscale Japanese and sushi restaurant, exudes a modern, Asian feel. The dining room is decorated in shades of gold and black, and the restaurant’s logo, a horse, appears in various incarnations, including statues and embroidered details on napkins.

Nocti Vagus is the city's famous dark restaurant. Based on the idea that depriving a person of one sense with strengthen the others, Nocti Vagus serves diners their meals in complete darkness in the hopes that a lack of sight will enhance the sense of taste and the culinary experience.

Housed inside the Swissôtel Berlin, Restaurant 44 is a strikingly modern eatery. The upscale, contemporary dining room has dark wood floors, off-white chairs, modern art adorning the walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows.