Restaurants in Germany

Tim Raue's status as one of Germany's top chefs is incontestable. With many successful restaurants in the city, Raue's rise from the rough streets of Berlin-Kreuzberg, where he grew up, to a gastronomic powerhouse, is the stuff of legend.

With its hyper-modern twist on the French fine-dining tradition, Bandol Sur Mer is fresh, playful and classy. The overall bistro experience is Michelin quality, with a quirky elements that lend to its distinct personality.

Avant cooking techniques and distinctively personal, professional service distinguish reinstoff, winner of two Michelin stars and 18 Gault&Millau points.

Pauly Saal ranks among the best restaurants in Berlin. Located inside the former Jewish Girls' School in Mitte, the kitchen has agreements with small, local producers, farmers, fishermen and hunters who deliver fresh ingredients directly to Pauly Saal.

'Stunning' only begins to describe Industry Standard, the new kid on the block in the increasingly gentrified district of Neukölln. One of the hottest restaurants of the year, the young team at Industry marry rustic French cuisine with delightful Mediterranean elements.

Nobelhart & Schmutzig has been perhaps the single-most talked-about Berlin restaurant opening of the decade. Its founder, Billy Wagner, was previously the sommelier at Rutz, a one-star Michelin restaurant and wine bar. Its chef, Micha Schäfer, hails from Frankfurt's two-star Villa Merton.

World-class chef Sebastian Frank presides over the kitchen at HORVÁTH, located on the Spree, the river that slices through Berlin. The recipient of multiple Michelin stars, Frank is no stranger to culinary greatness.

Pantry is a glittering gem among the otherwise touristy eateries in the Oranienburger Tor area of Friedrichstraße. A mecca for business-class Berliners, the elegant but comfortable Pantry serves classic dishes prepared with foods grown within a 100-km radius.

Berlin hasn't historically been a foodie haven, but that is quickly changing thanks to restaurants like FrŸhsammers.

The Neukölln district has shed its roughshod image in recent years--thanks, in large part, to restaurants like eins44.

Owned by two of Berlin's most-successful restaurateurs, dóttir head chef Victoria Eliasdóttir lends this Nordic-style, Mitte-district eatery its name. Born in Denmark and raised in Iceland, Eliasdóttir oversees Nordic-inspired cuisine made from hyper-local ingredients.

Crackers has quickly become a top restaurant, because it brings together all of the right elements: haute cuisine, intimate exclusivity, a daring hint of sexiness and pure joy.

The German culinary tradition is not universally revered, but the young, modern kitchen at Lokal is poised to prove the naysayers wrong.

The Store is a small concept mall on the ground floor of Soho House Berlin. The Store Kitchen is the brainchild of star U.K. chefs Johnnie Collins and Tommy Tannock.