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Berlin: Wine Bars, Live Jazz and Ethnic Restaurants

May 17th, 2009, 03:57 AM
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Berlin: Wine Bars, Live Jazz and Ethnic Restaurants

We will be in Berlin for three nights in December and I would appreciate some suggestions for ethnic restaurants there. We enjoy Indian, Thai, sushi and Italian is always a good back up plan.

Mid range pricing preferred and we are staying at the Melia Friedrichstraße 103 in Mitte so walking distance would be ideal but I know there is excellent public transport as well.

Before dinner we enjoy a nice glass of wine or two so wine bar recommendations (preferably not overly smoky) would be appreciated.

And live jazz after dinner would be a great way to end our days.

Thanks!
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May 17th, 2009, 05:04 AM
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Wine:

Rutz Weinbar:
exquisite wine selection, also excellent food, and on Friedrichstr. near Oranienburger Str., not far from the Melia
http://www.rutz-weinbar.de/

Lutter & Wegner on Gendarmenmarkt:
10 min on foot from the Melia, excellent selection of German and Austrian wines (along with others) has a special section labelled "Weinstube"
http://www.lutter-wegner-gendarmenma...dex_flash.html

Asian fusion:

Pan Asia:
in the Hackesche Hoefe shopping district in Mitte, medium priced, their benches are a bit hard, but good prices
http://www.panasia.de/

Nu:
in Charlottenburg, the Western Center of town in a nice residential street, hip decor, interesting food
http://www.nu-eat.de/flash.html

Vietnamese:

Monsieur Vuong:
in Mitte, a short cab ride from the Melia, changing selection of good quality food at moderate prices, menu changes every 2 days, no reservations
http://www.monsieurvuong.de/location_openinghours.html

Indian:

Amrit:
a short walk from the Melia on Oranienburger Str, good Indian style food opposite the Arcotel Velvet, associated with Mirchi a few steps further, which features other Asian style dishes as well
http://www.amrit.de/flash/new/index_en.html

Sushi/ Japanese:

Shiro i Shiro:
not cheap for Berlin standards, but a stylish environment and normally pleasing quality near Alexanderplatz in Mitte
http://www.shiroishiro.com/menu.php


Kuchi:
you also could try Kuchi's Mitte outfit on Gipsstr., a short cab ride from the Melia
http://mitte.kuchi.de/

Italian:

Bocca di Bacco:
On Friedrichstr, 10 min. walk from the Melia, slightly upscale Italian
http://www.boccadibacco.de/eng/index.html
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May 17th, 2009, 05:27 AM
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Jazz Clubs:

http://www.a-trane.de/
http://www.bebop-bar.de/
http://www.soultrane.de/

General information, with calendar:
http://www.jazz-guide-berlin.de/

I recommend a nightly stroll over Oranienburger Straße - lots of bars and galleries.

The bar of the Hotel de Rome (behind the Opera) has nightly live music - not always jazz, but the bar is hip. Expensive cocktails.
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May 17th, 2009, 08:34 AM
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Thank you very much!
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Jul 22nd, 2009, 03:41 AM
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German dishes:
1. Baeren Schenke, Friedrichstrasse at Oranienburgerstrasse. Local pub/restaurant. They did not take credit cards when I was there.
2. Brauhaus Georgbrau, Spreeufer 4 (across from the Museum Island by the Rathausstrasse bridge).

Italian:
Cavallino Rosso, Hannoverstrasse 2. We had a great time and excellent meals in this place, though they don't speak much English and I speak no Italian. They probably speak German to some degree, but my high school German from 25 years ago would not have helped much anyway.
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Jul 22nd, 2009, 03:49 AM
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Thanks for the continued suggestions. Just 4 months to go!
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