Fodor's Expert Review Cookies Cream
The name might have you thinking something different, but this is actually a vegetarian fine-dining restaurant that serves some of the best food in Berlin (it's above what used to be a club called Cookies, owned by a nightlife mogul by the same moniker). The entrance, too, is misleading: the only access is via a dingy alley between the Westin Grand Hotel and the Komische Oper next door, which seems designed to deter would-be visitors, but once you're through the door the service is friendly and casual, and the vibe not at all intimidating. The chef steers away from "easy" vegetarian dishes like pasta and stir-fries and instead focuses on innovative preparations like kohlrabi turned into ravioli-esque pockets filled with lentils, or celery that's wrapped cannelloni-style around potato puree and chanterelle mushrooms.
Berlin, Berlin 10117, Germany