Berlins best Gourmet – Restaurants

Since the reunification Berlins Restaurant scene became tremendous good and is now the leading in Germany. Gusto – besides the Michelin and Gault Millau a reliable guide – published now his 2020 rankings of the best restaurants in Germany.

Sebastian Frank, Horvath

1. Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer, Berlin 10 Pfannen +
2. Horváth, Berlin (Kreuzberg) 10 Pfannen
3. Rutz Restaurant, Berlin (Mitte) 9 Pfannen +
Facil, Berlin (Tiergarten)
5. Tim Raue, Berlin (Mitte) 9 Pfannen
6. Ernst, Berlin (Wedding) 8 Pfannen plus
7. Cinco by Paco Pérez, Berlin (Tiergarten) 8 Pfannen
Frühsammers Restaurant, Berlin (Grunewald) 
Nobelhart & Schmutzig, Berlin (Kreuzberg) 
SKYKITCHEN, Berlin (Lichtenberg)
The NOname, Berlin Neu

Lorenz Adlon is a very expensive, classical French product kitchen. Small restaurant in the famous Adlon Hotel with a view on Brandenburger Tor.
Horvarth is a more intellectual kitchen, not the favorite of everybody. It is in Kreuzberg, an uprising area in West Berlin.
Rutz is also a modern, innovative kitchen with its own style.
Facil has a very light, aromatic kitchen. It’s a beautiful location at Potsdamer Platz.
Most other guides see Tim Raue first in Berlin. 50Best sees him since years as No.1 in Germany. His Asian kitchen has is slightly spicy and plays strong with aromas. If you are in food, you need to go there. Two month reservation recommended.
Ernst chef is a young guy from Canada. His team prepares one menu with plenty of small bites. As Tim Raue always booked out.
I have never been to Cinco as I heard so many different about the innovative kitchen they are doing.
Frühsammers is not so far away from Kudamm in a Tennis Club in Grunewald. Her – the chef is Sonja – food is a modern feelgood cuisine.
Nobelhart&Schmutzig is a very strict local kitchen. Extensive wine list.
Skykitchen is outside of any centre, almost in Poland. As I don’t have a car, I was not there yet. But I hear only good about it. Good value for money!
The NoName is a big surprise. No other guide has it so high ranked. It is also pretty new and it has a change of chef short time ago. I have not been there too.

In my eyes the following restaurants also should be in the Top 10 of the Best Berlin Gourmet Restaurants:
Hugos in the Intercontinental Hotel (near Memorial Church). A classic feel good kitchen, I was never disappointed there. Great views over Berlin.
Tulus Lotrek in Kreuzberg. I always left the restaurant happy!
Savu at KuDamm. Fantastic crossover of Italian/Spanish with Nordic. Good value for money. Take the big menu! Portions are small, but tasty.
KinDee is a Thai Restaurant that uses local products. Very interesting kitchen!
Christophers in Charlottenburg is also a good Gourmet place. The chef was the former Souschef of Andre Chiang in Singapure. Here he cooks in a Gin Bar what he likes.

The best German Food you will _not_ get in Berlin. The best German Food is made by two Berliners in their restaurant in Bangkok, the Sühring (see top photo). Not a joke, but still funny!