First Floor

Price guide: Mid-range

Hotel Palace, Budapester Straße, Berlin, 10787

Price guide: Mid-range

Staff and restaurant

By Paul Sullivan, your Berlin expert

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#11 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Berlin
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Foodies, Relaxation, Trendiness

Expert review of First Floor

The First Floor offers gourmet food in an upmarket, sophisticated environment.

I know, I know, not everybody likes hotel restaurants. But this one is worth it. The First Floor is named for its location on the first floor of the Hotel Palace Berlin. Decorated tastefully with rosewood panelling and Chinese carpets, it will satisfy anyone looking for a refined night out.

Food and drink: 

Chef Matthias Diether changes his menu seasonally, but sample dishes include fillet of sole with mussels and fennel, venison stuffed with foie gras and traditional German fare such as pork knuckle with sauerkraut. Appetizers include Canadian lobster with couscous and crustacean gravy and fried goose liver with papaya compote. Three set menus are offered daily.

Ambience: 

The restaurant is situated one floor above ground level in the stunning Hotel Palace; the atmosphere is refined but relaxed.

Service: 

Very efficient.

Location: 

In the Mitte district, but not far from Tiergarten.

Price advice: 

Main courses from 30-44 euros. Daily specials are more moderately priced.

More information on First Floor:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
German
Address:
Hotel Palace, Budapester Straße, Berlin, 10787
Telephone:
030 2502 1020
Website:
http://firstfloor.hotel-palace.biz/web/index.htm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 12pm–3pm, 6.30pm-11pm, Sat-Sun 6.30pm–11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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