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“Good food OK service”
Review of Ganymed

Ranked #3,990 of 9,376 Restaurants in Berlin
Price range: US$ 12 - US$ 39
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Mitte
Description: Vive la France - at the Schiffbauerdamm. Gourmets and fans of the French cuisine are pampered by the Brasserie Ganymed on the highest culinary standards. In former times, Bert Brecht and Helene Weigel stopped here to enjoy the cooking and the authentic Parisian air. The dishes are prepared with fresh, regional products and special French delicacies; the waiters celebrate flambeing, carving and filleting in front of the guests. On hot days and warm summer nights, be sure to secure a place on the Spree Terrace. All dishes are prepared with an extent of care and we can guarantee the vast variety of wines. Well trained waiting staff are always there to help or recommend best food and wine to accomodate your taste pallets. We always try to impress our guests with different menu each day. Our chefs daily create special lunch menu (served 12AM - 4PM) and dinner menu (served 5:30PM - 11PM) in order for our loyal customers and tourists to try something new each day.
Reviewed 14 November 2017

It seems that this restaurant does not pay too much attention to their clients. The chief of service is not friendly or attentive. Some of the staff are very good and others neglectful or even rude. The food was very good and well prepared. We chose the three course with Lobster bisque, Lobster grilled and profiteroles. All of which was enjoyable.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant as a special meal for our last night in Berlin because we liked the menu. We got a surprise and it was not pleasant. The list was long.

The waiter wanted to pick our wine and was not happy for us to choose from the wine list.

My wife was handed her cutlery and well as her dinner plate.

My wife ordered lamb but there were 2 lamb dishes on the menu and she got the other one. That should have been clarified.

Our wine was taken and was not attentively poured. I ended up getting up finding our bottle and pouring it myself.

I asked for a separate glass of wine with my main course and it didn't come until my main course was finished and then the waiter blamed somebody else. As an apology he gave us coffee without asking us whether we wanted a dessert.

We wanted to settle our bill with the manager and this was resisted. The managers response to our issues was sadly lacking.

A comedy of errors. Pity because the food was pretty good.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Cute place, looking really classic. The menu with their French cuisine is good.
The place may be hip, but in my opinion the food is a bit overrated... price/value is average.

Service is good. some of the dishes are prepared at he table, for instance the
Creme Brulee.

We did not have the terrible wait experience others were reporting

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We wanted to come here because we used to come here a lot in the 80s and loved it. We noticed that everyone around us was given water and bread, but we had to specifically request both. We ordered the Chateaubriand for two and when it came out, we had to send it back because it was still mooing. Maybe if our waiter had asked us how we'd like it done as he asked the table next to us, it would have been cooked properly. Once it was finally served it really was excellent.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant could have received 5 stars for the food which was really excellent, and for the ambience, which is fabulous. Unfortunately, we also had the experience of a ridiculous wait for our food. Everything started well, drinks and first course arrived promptly. The main course then took over an hour to come out. The waiter was nowhere, didn't notice the problem etc. Only the main waitress noticed, checked, and explained that our order had been misplaced. Then it still took quite a while... Indeed, we were charged less than what we ordered, but I cannot say that the evening was not marred by this. It is very unfortunate, because we could have thoroughly enjoyed the meal. My take on this is that waiters are supposed to take care of the guests, and if that does not happen, then something is wrong.

Thank Daniel G
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