The menu changes daily at this celebrity meeting place—the location near Gendarmenmarkt makes it a popular power lunch spot for politicians and influential people, though the food and service are not what you'd expect from the high prices. The high ceiling, plush maroon benches, art nouveau mosaic (discovered during renovations), and marble columns make the atmosphere feel like the 1920s. The cuisine is French-German and there are generally several fish dishes and oyster
choices on the menu, as well as carnivorous classics like veal schnitzel or beef fillet. The courtyard garden is lively in warm weather, and fills with a rotating cast of wealthy regulars. Beware, though: this restaurant tends to treat customers better when they appear well-heeled and well-connected.