Wednesday, 16 April 2008



One of Berlin's well known elite restaurants

Here, too, we had several satisfied clients. One couple has specifically noted the huge steak served, which was good and big enough for two to share (which is what the waiter has in fact recommended, and made the meal not as expensive as one might think).

Fodor's also have several raving reviews of the place, we will quote only a little of:
"The menu changes daily at this fashionable celebrity meeting place. The high ceiling, plush maroon benches, art-nouveau mosaic (discovered during renovations), and marble columns create the impression of a 1920s café. The cuisine is high-quality French-German, including several dishes with fresh fish, veal, and some of Berlin's best (and most tender) beef classics." [...] two other Fodor's users have written about the local and political celebrity factor.

And more celebrities: "Patrick Dempsey And Michelle Monaghan Hit Berlin Hot Spot" at the Hollyscoop: "Founded in 1853 by A.F.W. Borchardt this hot spot is known for its great French and Italian specialties. Dishes such as filet of beef with herb butter and potatoes are great choices. Patrick and Michelle were spotted dining on the outside patio, which is a perfect spot for summer." ; "Selma Blair leaving Borchardt" here.

Painter Edward B Gordon
depicts Borchardt in his painting blog: "This is the hand of Philippe Lemoine. Philippe is the chef at the famous Borchardts Restaurant in Berlin. Last night I was a guest in his kitchen for about 5 hours. That is an honour, a very special honour indeed. His hands reminded me of the hands of a conductor, but then again that is hardly surprising, as he was in a way conducting an orchestra - an orchestra of cooks." (beautiful painting!)

The Basics
Französische Str. 47, 10117 Berlin, Germany (S/U Französische Strasse)
+49 (0)30 81 88 62 62




Related Tours/Sites:
Mitte, near the Unter den Linden avenue, the Gendarmenmarkt
Could be integrated with "Berlin's Top Sites Tour", with a Cold War Tour and Berlin Wall Tour, or with customised Berlin tours

Nearby Hotels/Accommodation:

Adlon Kempinski
(5 *****)
Hilton Berlin (5 *****)
The Regent Berlin (5 *****)
Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt (5 *****)
Westin Grand Berlin (5 *****)

CityHotel am Gendarmenmarkt
(City Partner), (4 ****)
Clipper City Home (suite hotel/ serviced apartments) (4 ****)
The Mandala Suites (suites/serviced apartments) (4 ****)
Maritim ProArte Berlin (4 ****)

Apartments am Brandenburger Tor/Apartments at Brandenburg Gate (apartments/holiday rental)

More hotels and accommodation in Mitte near Bocca di Bacco restaurant

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