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FACIL

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International, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings

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The FACIL, Berlin's oasis of culinary culture, offers a refreshing combination of elegant lightness and pure luxury, modernity and understatement. The restaurant treats diners to the very best cuisine and it has an easygoing feel. The service is excellent and you have the chance to relax and escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life. The core of the FACIL philosophy is the lightness of being. In culinary terms, the food will melt on your tongue. The restaurant offers a selection of natural cuisine which is both unpretentious and ingenious.
PRICE RANGE
US$ 26 - US$ 223
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
International, European, Central European
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed at Waldorf Astoria Berlin and originally booked the one Michelin Star restaurant at hotel's ground floor, only found out when we arrived in hotel that restaurant was closed. Searched Michelin Guide again and quickly booked the Facil, a Michelin two stars restaurant.. and turned...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 2016ZHB
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quite superb restaurant. As well as the carte, there is "set" menu where from 4 to 8 courses can be chosen-and all the table does not have to have the same number or dishes. We had five course and all were excellent....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jpolondon708
THE-MANDALA-Berlin, Leiter Gästebetreuung at FACIL, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear valued guest, Thank you very much for your comment on TripAdvisor. We are glad to read that you had an inventive, tasty and enjoyable time at the restaurant FACIL. :-) Your praise about the mentioned dishes honors us deeply and shows us that we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a 4-course dinner. Two were okay (cod, Wagyu). Two were just awful (scallops, lobster jelly/consomme), with pungent off-flavors. All these Michelin-contending restaurants should cut back on the struggle to be inventive or daring, and focus on good taste. The dining room is very...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MannyG2000
THE-MANDALA-Berlin, Leiter Gästebetreuung at FACIL, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Manny, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent visit at restaurant FACIL. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the elegance of our restaurant, as well as the service of our staff. Furthermore, we are delighted that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 29 December 2018

Gorgeous restaurant with fine food and excellent service in heart of Berlin. Very expensive (perhaps overpriced even though it’s an excellent restaurant)More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sklar56
THE-MANDALA-Berlin, Leiter Gästebetreuung at FACIL, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Dear valued guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your recent visit at FACIL. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We work hard on offering our guests the best service and we are...More

Reviewed 23 December 2018

I took my wife from London to celebrate her 75th birthday here and it was a smart choice. The 5-course tasting menu with wine pairing was stunning, with immaculate presentation of sublime dishes and excellent unassuming service in a relaxed atmosphere. Perfect – well worth...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank octopussy7777
THE-MANDALA-Berlin, Leiter Gästebetreuung at FACIL, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Dear valued guest, Thank you very much for sharing your great experience about your recent visit at restaurant FACIL on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you and your wife enjoyed our 5-course menu so much. Your remarks about our service and the atmosphere...More

Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful night here! The food was absolutely gorgeous, at first I thought portions night be a bit small but they're so decadent and rich in flavour that they're definitely just right! Wine was sublime, nd the service was amazing, I'm just really...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Helenjames7432
THE-MANDALA-Berlin, Leiter Gästebetreuung at FACIL, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Dear Helen, Thank you very much for your kind words about your visit at restaurant FACIL. We are incredibly happy to hear that you had a great time with us and that your dinner was perfect according to your expectations. Your remarks about our employees...More

Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

We were In this Restaurant 3 days ago and we were satisfied with the menu. For 121 Euro 4 course codfish/caviar, goose liver, lobster and Wagyu beef. Really excellent however small portion all of them. Good service and modern restaurant inside hotel Mandala. We will...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wilsa O
THE-MANDALA-Berlin, Leiter Gästebetreuung at FACIL, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear Wilsa, Thank you very much for providing us with great feedback about your visit at FACIL. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the dishes you chose from the menu, as well as our service. Furthermore, we are pleased to hear that you...More

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Lunched at FACIL last Friday. We selected a three course menu option with suggested wines by the glass. Rock Octopus, wagu, veal, ceviche of sea bass, soup, were all picture-perfect in presentation and a taste sensation in the mouth. The wine recommendations were perfect accompaniments...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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THE-MANDALA-Team, Leiter Gästebetreuung at FACIL, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Dear valued guest, Thank you so much for sharing your great experience about your recent visit at FACIL on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you not only enjoyed the taste of your lunch menu, but also the creative presentation. Furthermore we are glad,...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

If you love deserts the here is your heaven, other then that a little over rated. The service was very good and as I mentioned the deserts were some of the best ever but the food was not at the same level. Overall a very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GetMyFood
THE-MANDALA-Team, Leiter Gästebetreuung at FACIL, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Dear valued guest, thank you very much for your feedback regarding your recent visit at our restaurant FACIL. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed the desserts of our patissier Thomas Yoshida, as well as the atmosphere and the service in our restaurant....More

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

The last time I visited this restaurant was over 3 years ago and it was excellent. Today’s lunch was even better than I remembered, originally presented , super fresh food was delicious. Service was top quality as well. Very interesting wine list , great choice...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mansell22
THE-MANDALA-Team, Leiter Gästebetreuung at FACIL, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Dear valued guest, Thank you very much for sharing your great experience regarding your recent visit at FACIL. Receiving positive feedback is always a great pleasure and we are very happy that you enjoyed your birthday lunch with us. We are delighted to hear that...More

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jamesM421UR
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Response from M290ZJpeterr | Reviewed this property |
Better book by phone! Good luck!
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Response from 552sylvial | Reviewed this property |
When I was there, everyone was dressed elegantly but in different styles So, as far as I know there is not a dress code. If you go, I think it is nice to also dress nicely for a special restaurant.
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TaraLovesTravel
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Response from THE-MANDALA-Berlin | Property representative |
Dear Tara, thank you very much for your question on Tripadvisor. The Facil Restaurant is closed from 24th of July until 11th of August. It will open again on the 14th of August. We can not guarantuee a reservation at our... More
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