Berlin's Michelin-Starred Restaurants

With a total of 18 restaurants that have been awarded a much-coveted star (or two) from the prestigious Michelin food guide, Berlin is home to a gourmet food scene that is increasingly garnering global attention.

From high-rise panoramic views to snug turn-of-the-century villas, from understated elegance to lush opulence, each of the 18 starred dining spots has its own style and culinary wonders to discover.

Which will be your new favorite?

5 - Cinco by Paco Pérez

Catalan star chef Paco Pérez’s very first endeavor outside Spain is this Michelin-starred restaurant in Das Stue Hotel. His aim is to tickle all five senses with avant-garde taste experiences that take full advantage of the flavors and ingredients of his home country. €€€€. Tue–Sat D.

Skykitchen

Part of the andel’s Hotel, Skykitchen brings a welcome touch of luxury to the Lichtenberg district and was accordingly crowned with a Michelin star in 2014. Try chef Alexander Koppe’s four-course “From Berlin to the Sea” regional menu for modern takes on traditional favorites. €€€. Tue–Sat D.

Facil

Situated in a glass atrium of The Mandala Hotel and ringed by the courtyard’s trees, Facil has mastered understated elegance in both its décor and cuisine. Double-Michelin-starred chef Michael Kempf is particularly masterful with seafood when creating his fine menus. €€€€. Mon–Fri L&D.

Fischers Fritz

Sometimes, nothing but decadence will do. For a dining experience of unparalleled luxury, head to Fischers Fritz, the Regent Berlin Hotel restaurant that is one of the few Berlin locales to hold two Michelin stars, a title it’s held onto for the past seven years.

Frühsammers

Sonja Frühsammer is Berlin’s most celebrated female chef, and her culinary prowess was further confirmed when her restaurant received a Michelin star in late 2014. This gourmet getaway in a quiet, green corner of the city is much loved for its relaxed, approachable take on excellent cuisine.

Horváth

Austria-born chef Sebastian Frank has built himself a reputation – and earned a Michelin star – with his highly creative, oftentimes minimalist use of seasonal ingredients, from sunchokes to candied parsley root to spruce needles. Vegetarian options available.

Hugos

On the 14th floor of the InterContinental Hotel, Hugos offers breathtaking, panomaric views of the city along with stellar French-German cuisine. €€€€. Tue–Sat D.

Les Solistes

Refined yet bold top-notch dining has brought this restaurant in the Waldorf Astoria widespread renown. Under the leadership of star chef Pierre Gagnaire, the menu has clear French influences while daring to incorporate flavors from India, the Middle East, and further afield. €€€€. Daily D, closed Sun.

Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer

Like Fischers Fritz, the Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer has two Michelin stars and a well-earned spot in the upper echelon of Berlin’s finest restaurants.

Pauly Saal

Berlin has many stories of transformations to its name, and Pauly Saal is a shining example. The gourmet German restaurant in the heart of Mitte finds its home in a former gymnasium, in a building that was once a Jewish girls’ school. The very unique location is more than matched by the memorable Michelin-starred cuisine.

Reinstoff

Chef Daniel Achilles didn’t earn two Michelin stars by playing it safe. The two nightly dinner menus at Reinstoff – one focused on regional tastes, the other incorporating influences from further afield – are successful experiments in exciting, avant-garde cuisine. How about some licorice algae or miso praline?

Rutz

Wine bar, wine shop, and restaurant in one, Rutz offers perfectly paired meals by Chef Marco Müller, whose six-, eight-, and 10-course “Inspiration Menus” combine simple yet diverse ingredients into creative taste sensations. Tue–Sun D.

Tim Raue

From his humble beginnings growing up in Kreuzberg, Tim Raue has become one of the most known culinary names in Berlin, plumbing the Far East for his inspiration. His namesake restaurant serves refined interpretations of Asian cuisine, such as his famed personal take on Peking Duck. €€€€. Tue–Sun L&D.

Restaurant Richard

The indistinct street belies the splendor of Richard’s interior, which boasts carved wooden ceilings and stained-glass windows. The 19th-century architecture gets a modern boost with the décor, as does the menu, which combines Swiss and French influences with gourmet results. €€–€€€. Tue–Sat D.

Markus Semmler

Named “Restaurateur of the Year” in 2000 – amongst many other awards and distinctions – Markus Semmler's self-named restaurant is tucked away in the city's elegant west end. In his Michelin-starred restaurant, Semmler serves a frequently changing menu of French and German classics with a fine-tuned sense for quality.

Nobelhart & Schmutzig

Elevating the concept of eating locally and seasonally to exceptional gourmet heights, Nobelhart & Schmutzig serves impressive 10-course dinners highlighting the flavors and textures of the best ingredients they could get their hands on.

Bieberbau

There’s good reason to travel off the beaten track to the Bieberbau: it’s housed in a lovely 1890s cottage, now a protected monument, which still bears plenty of historic charm. The kitchen serves high-caliber regional dishes that take advantage of seasonal produce. €€€. Tue–Sat D.

Bandol Sur Mer

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie famously dined here, but this tiny, hip, and very trendy French restaurant deserves accolades for its food and not just its clientele. Enjoy expert yet unpretentious cuisine in a down-to-earth atmosphere. €€–€€€. Daily D.