Look no further than this little joint under the U-Bahn tracks for some of the best hamburgers in town. The burger masters behind the grill are clad in starched white uniforms and billowy chef's hats, providing a tongue-in-cheek, visual contrast to the fact that this little green kiosk was years ago a public toilet. If you don't opt for one of the delicious normal hamburgers, give the spicy chili-cheeseburger a try. The seating is outdoors and surrounded by three different streets and train tracks. So if you're looking for a quieter place to enjoy your food, buy a take-away and find a seat on the nearby River Spree.
In 1999 Heinrich Fassbender and Wilhelm Rausch established Fassbender & Rausch Chocolatiers, one of the biggest chocolate houses in the world, offering premium chocolate creations in every conceivable form. The delightful facility also displays scale models of famous landmarks and crafts cherubs, models, houses and other sculptures, made using chocolate of course.
The name Marjellchen doesn't roll easy on the tongue, but wait until you taste some of the offerings here. The menu at this Wilmersdorf eatery is dominated by traditional German dishes. Although the menu is slightly more geared towards meat and poultry preparations, there is also a good selection of vegetarian fare available as well. The restaurant sports a relaxed yet elegant vibe, thanks to soothing, earthy hues that dominate the decor. The service is nice and friendly, whereas the delicious food is fairly priced. Top picks here include the Fillet Pot, which is beef and pork incorporated with potatoes smothered in drool-worthy, East-Prussian sauces, and any of the pizzas.
If it’s American meat you're after, then this self-described American steakhouse and bar has got you your fix. The Bird prides itself on three things: the quality of its beef, its straight-forward American atmosphere, and its uncompromising attitude towards making the best food with the freshest ingredients available. Run by a couple of New York expatriates, the menu here is filled with sassy commentary and is dominated by imported American-beef steaks and tangy burgers, such as The Filthy Harry (bacon and Cheddar cheese). Rolls of paper towels sit on the tables to indicate that things might get a little messy, as the food is so delicious.
As you walk in through the doors of Grill Royal, you are greeted with the elegance that this steakhouse is renowned for. The wood furnishing, artworks on the wall and hues of brown and cream that this place is covered in gives it a sophisticated look. Located on the northern banks of the Spree River, the terrace offers beautiful views of the gently flowing waters as you dine. Delicious steaks come complemented by wines, beers or cocktails of your choice. The prices are on the steep side, but a dinner here is sure to be a trendy and memorable one.
Extremely cozy and utterly charming, Café am Neuen See, one of Berlin's largest beer gardens is idyllically located on the banks of the lake in the heart of Tiergarten park. It is a traditional Bavarian beer garden that serves up southern German specialties like pretzel, white sausages, roast pork, and meatloaf, as well as classic European dishes such as pasta, pizza and barbecued meat and fish in its warm and welcoming space. Seat yourself in its enchanting sun-drenched outdoor patio shaded by the lush trees and pair your hearty meal with a cold beer for a memorable time. Illuminated by hundreds of candles flickering on the tables, Café am Neuen See is a visual treat at night.
Fish and Chips made in Berlin? It may not sound like a good match, but it is. This place has the tastiest fish and chips in the German capital. And were it in England, it would compete with the best there, too. Digging into your battered cod, you close your eyes and imagine you are in Yorkshire. But then a tram races by, bells ringing. You open your eyes, see the crystal chandeliers and burgundy red walls, and the passers-by on Oranienburger Straße, and your are in the heart of central Europe.
Take a break from bratwursts and schnitzels and head to Sapori Di Casa for some delectable Italian food. A popular culinary spot among locals as well as travelers, this place has a disarmingly simple interior with plenty of seats to accommodate larger groups and families. As evening draws closer, dimly lit chandeliers and candles create a romantic ambiance thus making the place an ideal date night destination too. A family-run establishment, Sapori Di Casa's menu is father Angelo Monterosso's brainchild while son Mario oversees hospitality. The food reflects Italy's quintessential offerings with spaghetti, pork fillets, fresh seafood dishes taking center stage. A succinct wine to accompany the dishes and there you have a little piece of Italy in Berlin's Tiergarten!
Treat your taste buds at the Tônis, a restaurant that specializes in Vietnamese cuisine. Guests can choose from a large variety of rice, gravy and noodles dishes which are prepared from the locally sourced and fresh ingredients. Patrons praise the place for the delicious dishes served pocket-friendly prices.
Start your day with delicious breakfast options at the Schönes Café while in the city. This little place offers dishes like pancakes, fried eggs, bacon and other baked goods like croissants that can be complemented with tea/coffee. The ambiance is a perfect setting if you want to catch up with friends or to read a book.
A coffeehouse that also doubles up as a sweets shop, Süßkramdealer is visited by local patrons and tourists alike. A snug and homely place, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee enraptures the unsuspecting passers-by and an assortment of baked goods such as brownies, cakes, and croissants complement the coffee well. From dark chocolate to milk ones, Süßkramdealer boasts of a variety of confections that are sure to leave you asking for more. Apart from that, it also sells local wines and souvenirs.