While Hugo steers away from traditional German cuisine, it is a real trip to the French Mediterranean with the Michelin-starred chef, Thomas Kammeier. Kammeier prepares each dish to perfection, specializing in wonders from the sea. The restaurant offers four to six course meals from two classic menus as well as a vegetarian option. You can enjoy superb panoramic views of the city while sipping on a glass of wine, selected from the impressive wine bar to complement the culinary palette. There are multiple dining rooms for private parties, group celebrations or even a wedding.
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Another Michelin-starred establishment, the upmarket wine bar, Rutz, offers lively dishes from all over Europe and down to local German specialties. The modern environment and creative twist on the food ensures a unique and exquisite experience. Some of the signature dishes take inspiration from the different seasons, nature and eccentric aromas. The chef, Marco Müller, sources all his ingredients from local farms around Berlin. In addition to the exclusive wine bar, Rutz also offers a diverse selection of local and foreign beers.
LUTTER & WEGNER
For a more authentic experience, stroll on over to the beautiful and historical building that houses the renowned restaurant, Lutter &Wegner. You'll be stepping into the past with a chance to dine among the high society aristocrats, so dress as an empress. Lutter & Wegner started as a wine retailer in 1811 and shifted into a culinary establishment that serves classic Austrian cuisine wine connoisseurs will appreciate the wine menu alongside the kitchen specials. Try the famous wiener schnitzel with potato salad and the marinated boiled beef with onions. On warm, sunny days you can dine on the sunny terrace overlooking the Gendarmenmarkt.
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Lode & Stijn
Opened in 2016, Lode & Stijn quickly rose to the top, securing a spot as one of the trendiest, most popular restaurants in Berlin. The two Dutch chefs built a fan base after two years of pop-up restaurants across the city. Now, you can enjoy one of their five course meals and taste everything from beef tartar with oyster and chicory to their veal artichokes and sage. The menu changes seasonally allowing the duo to come up with new ideas and continuously surprise their following's palette.
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If you are feeling especially adventurous, book a table at Dottir, an upscale Icelandic restaurant. Danish born and Icelandic-raised chef, Victoria Eliasdottir, attended culinary school in Reykjavik and \her exposure to Nordic cuisine inspired her to experiment. The restaurant offers one exclusive 5-course menu that Eliasdottir completely recreates every week. Many of her dishes revolve around seafood, with regular seafood imports from the Baltic Sea. Not only is she an artist in the kitchen, Eliasdottir leverages Instagram as another outlet of expression, and her personal account showcases meserising dishes while priding herself on very specific and unique ingredients. Reservations recommended and required.
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