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Berlin - Margaux or Vau?

livetotravel Aug 22, 2009 08:38 AM

Hello - which would you pick for your one blow-out dinner in Berlin? Thanks much for your responses. (Not interested in Ma this time around)

Also, any opinions on Dressler in Mitte and on Altes Zollhause in Kreuzberg would also be appreciated.

  1. linguafood Aug 23, 2009 08:54 AM

    Margaux, hands down. Fischers Fritz and Reinstoff might also interest you.

    Altes Zollhaus is solid, Dressler uninteresting. I'd probably take Traube (Mitte) over Zollhaus, tho.

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    1. re: linguafood
      livetotravel Aug 23, 2009 10:36 AM

      Thanks linguafood - I enjoy reading your posts on this board. I was asking about Dressler because we were looking for something close/walkable to Arcotel John F in Mitte, and we will have completed a walking tour at around 6:30PM - so in the neighborhood and not too dressy as we're up next morning and out @ 0430 to Vienna. So do you think Traube is a good replacement for Dressler?

      We then return to Berlin for 5 nights after Vienna and right now I have booked Margaux, Renger-Patzsch, & Altes-Zollhaus - Reinstoff looks great - on the other end of the spectrum, what about Henne, should we go for the fun of it?

      Also considering Cookies Cream.

      Thanks for your help.

      1. re: livetotravel
        linguafood Aug 23, 2009 10:46 AM

        Henne is one of my faves in Berlin. Sometimes, you just gotta have that fried chicken, potato salad or slaw, and Bavarian beer. Make sure to call at least 3 days ahead, I had a _very_ hard time getting a spot for just 2 people almost all summer. And see if you can sit outside, weather permitting.

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          makotot Aug 31, 2009 02:09 AM

          If you like more classic French food and the presentation, Margaux. If you prefer more modern great food, Vau. Actually I enjoyed both very much.

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