You like French cuisine, but don't know where to go in Berlin? French lifestyle is not only taught by the French cultural institutes in Berlin. A large selection of French restaurants offer exquisite wines, fine patisserie and simply savoir vivre from bistros to brasseries and elegant restaurants. In my book I have compiled the most beautiful French restaurants in Berlin. Until the book is published, I want you to get a taste of France in Berlin by introducing my "Top 5 French restaurants in Berlin". Bon appétite!
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Swiss natives Hans and Till have been running Richard since 2013. The gourmet restaurant is hiding in a beautiful historical building whose bohemian ambience reminds me of a Parisian brasserie: here you will find noble white tablecloths, wooden coffered ceilings, designer lamps and lots of art on the walls. Richard offers classic French cuisine with a modern interpretation and an excellent selection of wines.
Köpenicker Straße 174, 10997 Berlin (Kreuzberg), www.restaurant-richard.de, Station: U1, U3 Schlesisches Tor, Tue–Sat 19:00–24:00; pic by Lena Ganssmann
There are not many places in Berlin that have French flair, but the little shady Meyerinckplatz is such a place. Thick old plane trees stand between turn-of-the-century architecture. Here, Louis Laurent is cooking classics such as the delicious soup de poisson, hearty onion soup, typical brasserie dish ‘steak frites’ with salad as well as inexpensive tarte flambée for around ten euros. During the week you can enjoy a delicious business lunch and the Plats du Jour, always to be combined with exquisite wines.
Giesebrechtstraße 16, 10629 Berlin (Charlottenburg), www.louis-laurent.de, Station: U7 Adenauerplatz, Mon–Fr 12:00–23:00, Sat–Sun 14:00–23:00
In 2012 Bastien opened his crêperie on Zionskirchplatz. Here you can find galettes in all variations, with French goat cheese, thyme, honey from the church next door and much more. For dessert he serves you a sweet crêpe with caramelised apples and vanilla ice cream. Bon appétit! .
Zionskirchstraße 28, 10119 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg), www.labigoudene.de, Station: U8 Rosenthaler Platz, Mon–Sat 18:00–23:00, Sun 10:00–23:00
In this restaurant in Schöneberg you will feel like in Paris. Here you will find fresh, down-to-earth French cuisine with Mediterranean flair on its outdoor terrace under trees and marquees. In addition to stews with fish or meat, you can also enjoy classic French desserts such as crème brûlée or crêpes.
Vorbergstraße 10, 10823 Berlin (Schöneberg), www.lacocotte.de, Station: S1, S2, S25 Julius-Leber-Brücke, Mon–Sat from 18:00
Chez Maurice originally opened as a wine shop in 1997; today it is a restaurant in the wine shop. Here you find a piece of France in Berlin, in the good old ambience of an original French brasserie. For over 20 years they have been following their passion to contribute to the spread of French food and living culture in Berlin. For a simple tête à tête, couples can have an exquisite dinner served. The delicatessen shop offers a large selection of French cheeses, exquisite jams and over 200 French wines.
Bötzowstraße 39, 10407 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg), www.chez-maurice.com, Station: S8, S41, S42 Greifswalder Straße
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