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Refugium

#277 of 6,843 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Mitte
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Gendarmenmarkt 5, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 2291661
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Reading, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walk-by after snagging tickets for the Berlin Radio Symphony orchestra and booked for 6.30pm. Lovely setting, though a little light on clientele, but the waiters were very attentive, helped in selecting an excellent white wine (35€ but could have been much more). Not a curry sausage in sight and multi-course offers looked good value, but we went straight to mains... More 

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Basel, Minusio
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We booked a table for 8:00 pm wednesday night. We got there and were the ONLY customers for the entire evening. They starting cleaning up the tables @ 09:30 (not that friendly) and we left. The food was good without being great, but you wonder about turn-over when you're the only guest! And the other restaurants on the same street... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Charming restaurant, fantastic food, excellent service - what else is needed? We will definitely return to this place when we stay in Berlin next time!

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Thank Marina C
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Being next to the concert hall this restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating....perfect for a sunny evening. Food is OK, service very friendly, lacking experience

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Thank George M
Corvallis, Oregon
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Gendarmenmarkt is a charming location to explore in Berlin. Our concierge recommended that we stop here for lunch after visiting Museum Island. There are wonderful linden trees and street performers and our lunch was outstanding. The interior looked stunning, but we were enjoying a beautiful day outside. We had a chance to have good food and rest our poor, poor... More 

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Thank coco091
Berlin, Germany
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. In the summer months sitting outside is a must. The street performers are tasteful and never a bother while the staff is friendly and helpful. Very tourist friendly but many locals also frequent here. Food is a little expensive but well worth it and the drinks wonderful. In the... More 

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Krabi
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly, sincere and personable welcome. Attentive concierge and staff. Unique, warm setting, relaxed environment. Food was delicious. A real gem.

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Thank Steve R
Scottsdale, Arizona
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611 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

On a beautiful day which we had this is a great place to have refreshments out on the patio, enjoying the view of the Gendarmenmarkt area. Our tour guide told us that this restaurant was part of the French Church attached started by the persecuted Huguenots from France, building the church around 1600's. We did not dine but were told... More 

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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Beautiful restaurant close to the concert hall. Cosy atmosphere and fantastic service. Each course was immaculately prepared, and I would not like to choose a single dish as everyone that arrived at our table of four, for each course was lovely

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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is an expensive tourist area and we wanted somewhere quiet to have lunch. The surroundings are very elegant, and we were worried in case it would be too expensive, but the price was quite reasonable for a light lunch and the quality of food very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 38
Cuisine
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gendarmenmarkt 5, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighbourhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: +49 30 2291661

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mitte

Neighbourhood Profile
Mitte
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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