Wednesday, 13 August 2008


Eclectic and Fusion

Come for the view and the atmosphere: a combination of a club (17th floor) and stylish restaurant. Mid-priced to expensive.

Catherine Hickley writes in "

The clientele at the restaurant is noticeably older than the crowd upstairs. Most tables have a window view, though it's worth asking for one when booking to be absolutely sure. The food is competent -- less spectacular than that view.

Tuna carpaccio squares rolled in black and white sesame seeds were bland, though they were accompanied by delicious curried lentils that perked up the dish. A huge portion of beef tartare with quail egg was dauntingly rich, yet the blinis, cream cheese and caviar that went with it were a smooth, delicate delight.

The main courses are fish and meat standards. A salmon filet with mushrooms was wrapped in a fine, crispy pastry that helped concentrate the flavors and keep it succulent. A perfectly cooked lamb filet was rolled in mint leaves -- surprising to me, as Germans generally find it hilariously bizarre and typically eccentric that the British eat mint sauce with lamb. (They don't know what they are missing.)


On a previous visit, a main course of Iberico pork with chicory, rocket and a scallop disappointed because the meat was overcooked and dry. At 22 euros ($33), that shouldn't be the case. The desserts, though, are always a hit: this time we had an amaretto pavlova and a variety platter, all served with plenty of fresh fruit and lots of flavor."

More: in TheLobby

The Basics: Stresemannstrasse 76, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg (S Anhalter Bahnhof)

URL: Solar Berlin

+49 163 7652 700



Related Tours/Sites:
Kreuzberg, Anhalter Bahnhof

Could be integrated with the Kreuzberg Tour, the Cold War Tour or with customised Berlin tours

Nearby Hotels/Accommodation:

5 *****

Berlin Marriott Hotel

4 ****
Mövenpick Hotel Berlin
relexa hotel Stuttgarter Hof
Casa Boardinghouse
Winter's Hotel Berlin Mitte

3 ***
Suitehotel Berlin Potsdamer PlatzHotel Bel Ahr
Express By Holiday Inn Berlin City Centre

2 **
Ibis Hotel Berlin Potsdamer Platz

Hotel Putinn


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