My boyfriend and I checked this restaurant out on Friday night. This German/ French restaurant had been recommended to us by a few friends and as it is only around the corner from our apartment we reserved a table that week for Friday night.
First thing – you really need to book! Whilst in the restaurant I noticed a lot of people coming in asking for a table for 2 or more and the restaurant was fully packed out for the whole evening. It is really popular and in a busy location. Location wise, the restaurant is situated on the corner of Zionkirchstr (see below for full address) and overlooks the Church. Unfortunately the weather on Friday evening consisted of massive thunder storms after a humid and hot day but this place is lovely sit outside on a warm summer evening. The same goes for inside, the restuarant is really laid back with a floral theme to it.
The food here is good. The menu changes on a regular basis and is 4 courses. The menu on offer this time was a choice of 2 starters (sardines on a puff pastry with tomatoes and a parprika cream soup), then followed by a big bowl of fresh salad and lentils and a choice of vinegars and oils. The main was a choice of 4 dishes – coq au vin (this way my choice and did not disappoint), asparagus (of course!) with hollondaise and ham, fish baked in paper and rabit. Once you have managed to get through those courses a creme caramel is for desert. I am not sure if the prices vary depending on the current menu but this menu set was priced at 18EUR per person (drinks not included). All this can be washed down with a bottle of wine from their good wine selection.
This is a French restaurant with a German twist. It brings together the best of cuisine from these two Countries and forms a mixed menu of light starters with a thick sauced based (German influence!) main dish. I definitely recommend a visit – check out their latest menu and remember to book.
(Unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures: I was too busy enjoying the food and wine but check out their photo selection on the website below)
Zionskirchstr. 40, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
direkt an der Zionskirche