Trendsetter VAU defined hip in the Mitte district years ago and remains a favorite even as it ages. The excellent German fish and game dishes prepared by chef Kolja Kleeberg have earned him endless praise and awards. Menu options might include duck with red cabbage, quince, and sweet chestnuts, or turbot with veal sweetbread with shallots in red wine. The six-course dinner menu is €120, but dishes you can also order á la carte. The best bargain is a lunch entrée at €18. The cool interior was designed by Meinhard von Gerkan, one of Germany's leading industrial architects.