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Berlin recommendations?

#1 Post by Kevin Sidders » March 19th, 2019, 12:58 am

Heading to Berlin for a couple of days following ProWein. Have a few restaurant tips already, but would welcome the accumulated knowledge of the community here. Thanks!
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#2 Post by Russell Faulkner » March 19th, 2019, 1:59 am

Ernst. My best meals in years have been there.

Only 12 seats though. Plan ahead.

Plenty of other options but nowhere close to being as interesting.

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#3 Post by Joe W i n o g r a d » March 19th, 2019, 7:21 am

I had an epic night at Cordobar during a visit last fall.

The prix fixe dinner was excellent for what is essentially a geeky/natty and convivial neighborhood wine bar. Everyone in the place knew each other (or wanted to) and there was a lot of gregarious generosity going on.

(“Hey, you wanna try my rougeard?”)

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#4 Post by Russell Faulkner » March 19th, 2019, 7:48 am

Cordobar is now the restaurant Cordo.

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#5 Post by Barry L i p t o n » March 19th, 2019, 8:18 am

Tim Raue, Modern Asian influenced

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#6 Post by M.Kaplan » March 19th, 2019, 8:22 am

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#7 Post by Joe W i n o g r a d » March 19th, 2019, 8:29 am

Russell Faulkner wrote:
March 19th, 2019, 7:48 am
Cordobar is now the restaurant Cordo.
Yes - it had already become Cordo when I visited.

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#8 Post by Kevin Sidders » March 20th, 2019, 3:01 am

Thanks all -- great stuff and most helpful!
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#9 Post by Joshua Kates » May 23rd, 2019, 11:25 am

Reopening this thread, as I am visiting for a week end of June. I will probably be a solo diner, so Ernst apparently won't work for me, though very intriguing otherwise. I have a reservation at Facil, as well as Horvath, which is near where I am staying in Kreuzberg. Other recs are welcome, especially for place with good lists not necessarily so fancy. (Wine bar situation from what I could tell was a little challenged.)
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#10 Post by Russell Faulkner » May 23rd, 2019, 5:51 pm

Ernst will work fine. Just email them.

Personally I’d drop Facil and do Nobelhart.

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#11 Post by Lee Braem » May 26th, 2019, 4:38 am

Katz Orange restaurant. Or Facil. I posted about Katz earlier - hopefully the link is attached. Had a problem with a fill-in somm at Facil, but food is great.

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#12 Post by Kevin Sidders » May 30th, 2019, 9:57 am

Cordo was phenomenal -- great food, wine list and service. Casual/contemporary decor/vibe. Highly recommended!
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