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henri cat May 9, 2009 09:29 AM

I haven't been to Berlin for 10 years and am returning tomorrow for a few days. I am pining for old-fashioned German food served in a restaurant that I might have gone to with my grandparents in the 1960s for Sunday lunch (not looking for a specific restaurant; that's just to give the idea of what I mean). I have heard that Lubitsch is like that. I believe I will be mostly in Kudamm area, maybe in Charlottenburg. Is it good? Any suggestions appreciated.

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    Marc RE: henri cat May 9, 2009 01:16 PM

    Maybe http://www.zillemarkt.de/eng/indexe.php is what you are looking for.
    If you dont like that one, there are within a 200 m radius dozens of todays places.

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      henri cat RE: Marc May 9, 2009 10:56 PM

      Thanks so much. I have made a note of it. It looks good.

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      medorand RE: henri cat Jul 1, 2009 04:46 AM

      I wish I had seen your post sooner. I just went to Berlin last weekend and had the best German food of my life at Englebecken in Charlottenburg. Here's the menu: http://www.engelbecken.de/menu.pdf. I actually wound up eating there twice in 3 days after a disappointing dinner at Dikeman, so we tried most of the menu and could not fault it. My favorites were the white herring served with a really creamy potato/apple/pickle salad, and the wiener schnitzle (it's HUGE) with a totally different but equally as divine potato salad. The beer and wine lists are fantastic as well. Please go, EVERYONE! It's incredible.

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        linguafood RE: medorand Jul 1, 2009 05:23 AM

        Wow. You seem really impressed with that place.

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