Tel: 49 30 6120 1003
Concierge.com's insider take:
Hartmann's is a semiformal spot just below street level. The restaurant is a few discreet rooms lit by candlelight, where starched linens and heavy silver are offset by friendly, well-informed service (English is no problem here either). The tasting menus, from three to seven courses, are the way to go. Tiny, delicately prepared Nouveau German dishes include deliciously rich smoked pork belly with langoustine and celeriac, two lamb choices (saddle or shoulder, the latter served with tall upright mushrooms that look like something out of a Lewis Carroll story), and an amazing poached pear dessert. The restaurant's suggested wine pairings include elegant French and German vintages that might otherwise escape notice.—Ralph Martin
Open Mondays through Saturdays from 6pm to midnight.