Little Otik, Berlin
Tel: 49 30 5036 2301
Concierge.com's insider take:
Berlin meets Portland meets Brooklyn in this farm-to-table oasis in south Kreuzberg, itself home to thousands of expats. French- and Italian-accented takes on local (and seasonal) goodies may include meltingly tender pork shoulder with parsnip and chard or what's described as a "sauerkraut pancake" with beets, arugula, and crème fraîche. Dishes tend to be either massively meat-oriented (the "hunter's plate" is various cured cuts of venison and wild boar) or vegetarian. Prepare to see a few parents treating their twentysomething American kids to a politically correct night out: The parents are the ones wearing the ties.—Ralph Martin
Open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 7 pm.