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Mar 31, 2014 01:31 PM

5 Nights in Berlin (w/ an 18-month old)

Hi -

My wife and I will be in Berlin for five nights in May (probably staying in Mitte), and our 18-month-old will be along for the ride. I'd love to hear about your favorite kid-friendly restaurants. We're going to get a sitter one night and head out to Reinstoff, but the rest of the meals (including breakfast and lunch) are open.

We'd like to try a variety of places and styles, but the priority is to get a good feel for the dining and culture of Berlin - what places do locals think of as "uniquely Berlin"? That's our speed here. We'd like to make sure we get some excellent food, but we can also get by on pretty good food if the sense of place is compelling. Price isn't too important, but we tend to prefer working a couple divey places into the mix. And we'll definitely want to try a more traditional german place and a biergarten or three, but I'd love to hear about your kid-friendly favorites, no matter the category.

Many thanks for your recommendations!

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  1. Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg are both pretty child-friendly -- PB perhaps slightly more than Mitte: it's not called pregnant hill for nothing '-)

    A lot of the outdoor places are obvious options, if the weather plays along: Pratergarten, Mauersegler.

    I don't know how much you're willing to travel, and maybe you could tell me a bit more about particular cuisines you're interested in.

    Here's a few blog posts I compiled (admittedly, a couple years ago, but most of those places have been around forever and aren't The Hip Place To Be for the Williamsburg visitor '-)):