Marco Müller’s Berlin restaurant Rutz is number 1 among the best German restaurants for the first time
Restaurant Rutz in Berlin-Mitte takes over the top position in the restaurant rankings for Germany for the first time at the start of 2024. This is thanks to an update to “Restaurant-Ranglisten”, which determines a ranking of the current 4,766 restaurants in Germany based on the ratings of the leading restaurant guides.
For the first time, the Berlin restaurant Rutz has achieved first place in the restaurant rankings for Germany. Together with the Schwarzwaldstube in Baiersbronn, Rutz shares the top spot in Germany with 120.1 points. An update on restaurant-ranglisten.de at the start of 2024 will see a change in the highly competitive group of top restaurants in the restaurant rankings for Germany. In particular, the top score for Rutz in the ratings published by Falstaff magazine at the beginning of December 2023 led to the decisive difference in points.
“Restaurant-Ranglisten” determines its rankings for Germany based on the ratings of leading restaurant guides such as the Michelin Guide, Gault & Millau, Gusto, Der Feinschmecker, Falstaff and several others. International rankings are also compiled.
“Naturally, we are delighted with this wonderful news at the start of the year,” says Executive Chef Marco Müller, emphasizing the importance of the consistent team performance of the kitchen and service. With this success story, Restaurant Rutz is following on seamlessly from the previous year. At the end of the year, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS), under the leadership of gastronomy expert Jürgen Dollase, named Marco Müller “Chef of the Year National” in its Culinary Darlings of the Year awards. Sommelière Nancy Großmann had previously been awarded Der Feinschmecker Sommelière of the Year 2023, Rolling Pin Awards #1 at 50 Best Sommelier 2023 and at the Falstaff Wine Trophy 2024. Restaurant manager Falco Mühlichen was in the spotlight as Berlin Host 2023 at the “Berliner Meisterköche” and at the FAS Culinary Favorites of the Year as “Host of the Year”.
The concept of a wine bar with restaurant and wine sales, which opened in 2001 with Lars Rutz († 2003), developed into today’s top restaurant Rutz, which is still family-run by owners Anja and Carsten Schmidt. The restaurant is completely independent and does not belong to any hotel or other sponsor. Executive chef Marco Müller has been in charge of the kitchen since 2004, with Dennis Quetsch as head chef. In 2020, the Michelin Guide awarded Rutz three stars as the only restaurant in Berlin to date, as well as the green star for particularly committed sustainable gastronomy. All other restaurant guides also award top ratings. Since 2022, Rutz has also had a new, timelessly purist and elegant look following a major redesign under the direction of Berlin architect Prof. Gesine Weinmiller.
Restaurant Rutz: rutz-restaurant.de
This article was first published in GOURMET REPORT, the oldest online Magazine for Gourmets worldwide!
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