Berlin Film Festival attendees have a chance to sample the diverse cuisine of a foodie city. Some of the top pics for a pre-film repast:
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A hugely popular Turkish restaurant in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district, Adana Grillhaus now has a second location right around the corner.
+49 30 6127790
Skalitzer Str. 105
+49 30 82409600
For seekers of traditional regional fare, Alpenstück in Mitte offers mouthwatering southern German cuisine. Alpine dishes are prepared with fresh local products from surrounding farms.
+49 30 217 516 46
Berlin star chef Tim Raue presents French cuisine classics with a modern twist at his hip restaurant in Schöneberg, located opposite the famed KaDeWe department store.
Passauer Str. 5-7
+49 30 21 99 21 74
Notoriously hard to find but all the more fun when finally located, Cookies Cream in Mitte is one of Berlin’s most popular and creative high-end vegetarian eateries, boasting original and locally sourced wonders.
+49 30 27 49 29 40
A Kreuzberg institution for more than 25 years, Jolesch offers fine Austrian cuisine, including some of the best Wiener Schnitzeland Kaiserschmarrn in town. The restaurant is also open for lunch.
+49 30 612 35 81
A new addition to Prenzlauer Berg’s gastronomical scene, Simsim offers authentic Levantine dishes, with a menu inspired by traditional Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese cuisine, in a contemporary setting. The tapas-style dishes are best shared.
+49 30 484 910 35
Located in Charlottenburg near Richard-Wagner-Platz, Bar Brass offers internationally influenced French cuisine in a modern setting located in a welcomingly bright and open high-ceilinged space. Open for both lunch and dinner.
Am Spreebord 9
+49 30 383 032 00
Oderberger serves fine regional cuisine with a focus on specialities from Berlin and Brandenburg. Located at the site of Prenzlauer Berg’s historic town baths and swimming pool, it boasts an industrial-chic design spread across three levels.
Oderberger Str. 57
+49 30 780 089 768 11 restaurant-oderberger.berlin
Kreuz + Kümmel
Indian-German fusion dishes include Quesadilla el Indio, Schweinebauch Vindaloo and Barbecue Shortribs Jardalu.
+49 30 308 867 15
The upscale Grosz in Charlottenburg on Berlin’s premiere shopping boulevard regularly offers such traditional dishes as Brüsseler Poularde and Lobster Bellevue.
+49 30 652 14 21 99
The lively restaurant in Mitte offers a weekly changing seasonal menu that offers creative and delectable dishes from locally grown ingredients.
+49 30 284 495 00
Neumond in Mitte likewise prides itself on its seasonal cuisine, described as modern European and cosmopolitan. The menu includes meat, seafood and vegetarian dishes with unique twists.
+49 30 285 75 05