This intimate restaurant with white tablecloths is owned by Austrians from the small village of Ottenthal, and serves as an homage to their hometown—the wines, pumpkinseed oil, and organic ingredients on the menu all come from there. Interesting and delicious combinations might include pike perch with lobster sauce and pepper-pine-nut risotto, or venison medallions with vegetable-potato-strudel, red cabbage, and rowanberry sauce. The huge Wiener schnitzel extends past the plate's rim, and the pastas and strudel are homemade. Ottenthal opens at 5 pm, which makes it a good option for a leisurely meal before catching a show at Theater des Westens around the corner. This is also a good choice on Sunday evening, when many of Berlin's fine restaurants are closed.
Oct 6, 2008
arrived at 10 pm ( earlier was full) to a near full restaurant on a monday night.. service experienced busy but very good although did nt stick with same waiter and perhaps less interested in what I thought than they should have been; great range of austrian wine- a book full.. including a good range of wines by the glass. scallops divine with herb spice dressing mustrard seed red peppercorn tiny pancakes stuffed with cream cheese, cape gooseberries
radichio and chervil..mmm beutiful kidneys with osti style mix baby tomatoes and plum sauce. a beerenauslese made with sauvignon blanc was a new experience A lovely meal and plenty of other options on menu I could have tried. Nice atmosphere in a smiformal setting with white tablecloths and silverware but quite a relaxed style. Excellent
Mar 29, 2007
Slightly squashed restaurant but worth suffering the odd bump for food that is truly outstanding. Not cheap but you won't feel overcharged.