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.
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.
Green Tea Café Mamecha is a Japanese tea-room style cafe that is often frequented by the artsy and tea-lovers of Berlin. The decor of the cafe is modern yet simplistic, with the patio being a good place to relax on a lovely sunny day. They have a variety of teas available, such as Hojicha, Kyo Bancha and Sencha, along with Japanese inspired fusion coffees, beverages and ice cream. One can also enjoy a light meal here, and order their salads and soups.
Craving for some Spanish delicacies in the middle of Berlin? Well, look no further. Las Olas at Karl-Liebknecht-Straße in the Mitte district, will satisfy your taste buds, like none other. Offering a combination of rustic ambiance and friendly service, the restaurant serves up a beautiful platter of authentic Spanish delicacies. A perfect place to have lunch or dinner, the food at Las Olas will take your palette on a tour to Spain. Call for reservations or for details on the menu.
The comforting warmth of a bowl full of soup is incomparable. Working on this insight, Soup Kultur Alexanderplatz has been delighting its patrons with their soulful broths and stews for a long time now. The soup bar has several options for you, from meat to cheese, select the one that warms your heart the most. This is a place where hungry tourists as well as locals stop by for a quick and wholesome lunch. They have plenty of space to sit either inside or on their extended patio. If you wish, you can take-out your order and enjoy the goodness of the soups in the comfort of your home. In addition, they serve pasta and rice dishes.
Burritos! Although an unlikely offering in the larger context of Germany, within its cozy Mitte nest, Dolores’ Cali-Mex flavor fits like a glove. It’s not exactly fast food, but it’s not really a sit-down meal either. It’s a quick, filling and delicious stop during an excursion in Mitte, but you might also grab a burrito to-go and eat it on the way to another destination. Apart from burritos, the menu serves quesadillas, salads and soups as well.
With a chain of restaurants across the globe, Wok to Walk is surely one of those eateries, where you can drop by for a hearty Asian meal. This particular branch of Berlin, is located at Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße, in the Mitte district. Popular as a take-away eatery, it has a range of dishes from noodles and rice to salads and other small bites. You can team up ingredients from their menu, to make a dish of your choice too. Gluten and lactose free options are also available on request. See website for more details.
Berliner Marcus Bräu is a microbrewery and German restaurant that specializes in two beer varieties. Guests can enjoy their original brews known as Marcus Bräu Dark and Marcus Bräu Pils, and specialty liquors like Himmlische Liebe made from grapefruit and Kräuter- König infused with herbal flavors. These beverages go well with European classics such as Flambéed Pork Filet, Budapest Schnitzel, Bauernbrot Bread and Apple Dream Tart. The ambiance is rustic and features checkered tiles, arched doors, dim lighting and wooden accents. Guests can also hire the pub and restaurant for private functions, along with a catering menu that includes wild boar and suckling pig dishes.
Ho Vang is a popular lunch spot in Mitte. This Vietnamese restaurant can be easily missed on the street dotted with shops. But patrons swear by their fare. The simple decor is highlighted by colorful carp artworks on the wall. The dishes include the likes of grilled pangasius filet, pho, sot curry and rice noodles. Please bring cash as they don't accept credit cards.