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The Hottest Restaurants in Berlin Right Now, November 2014

10 new and noteworthy destinations in Berlin, Germany.

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Today, for just the second time ever, Eater heads to Berlin, Germany to highlight the 10 newish bars and restaurants garnering some serious buzz. Once again, ElizabethOnFood.com blogger, intrepid traveler, and restaurant reviewer Elizabeth Auerbach shares her picks for the hottest drinking and dining Berlin currently has to offer.

Among her recommendations: A nose-to-tail concept that takes over a Michelin-starred restaurant (Herz & Niere), the city's first okonomiyaki-focused establishment (Hanage), and a concept that merges an industrial aesthetic with local fare (Eins44 – Kantine Neukölln). There are also two rooftop options at the newish 25hours Hotel Bikini, both of which offer stunning views of the city (and the Berlin Zoological Garden for good measure). Here now, in no particular order, the Eater Heatmap for Berlin:

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. NENI Berlin

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Budapester Street 40
10787 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 120221200
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Neni is an all-day restaurant on the 10th (top) floor of the newly opened 25hours Hotel Bikini, with great city views, including one of the Berlin Zoo. In charge of the kitchen is Israeli-born Haya Molcho. Her eclectic menu has an emphasis on Middle Eastern dishes designed for sharing; at lunch, Neni serves a daily changing set-lunch menu. The 25hours Hotel also owns the Burger de Ville burger truck, usually parked close to the hotel. [Photo]

2. Monkey Bar

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Budapester Str. 40, Berlin
Berlin 10787, Germany
+49 30 120221200
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A rooftop bar at the 25hours Hotel Bikini, Monkey Bar is located on the same floor as Neni restaurant and shares the views of the city from its 360° terrace. The cocktail list includes a nice selection of signature cocktails and classics with a modern twist. The Monkey Bar has an extensive gin and rum collection, the latter of which shows up best in a "tiki" section of the drink menu. [Photo]

3. Le Bon

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Boppstr. 1, Berlin
Berlin 10967, Germany
+49 30 63420794
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Le Bon comes from the same owners as Berlin's popular coffee hangout Kaffeebar, situated just a few blocks away in the Kreuzberg district. Dishes here include Eggs Benedict and pancakes at breakfast time, and salads and sandwiches at lunch. In the evening Le Bon offers a compact a la carte menu with seasonal dishes like rabbit with chicory, pumpkin, and speck. [Photo]

4. Herz & Niere Restaurant

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Fichtestraße 31, Berlin
Berlin 10967, Germany
+49 30 69001522
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Herz & Niere (translation: "heart and kidneys") is a new restaurant by chef Christoph Hauser and sommelier Michael Köhle, housed in the former Michelin-starred restaurant Hartmanns. As the restaurant's name indicates, the concept is nose-to-tail. Choose between three tasting menus, including a vegetarian and a hardcore nose-to-tail (tripe, lungs, brains) option, or select dishes from the a la carte menu. The wine list has a focus on German and Austrian wines. [Photo]

5. PARKER BOWLES

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Prinzenstr. 85D, Berlin
10969, Germany
Deli by day, restaurant by night, Parker Bowles is a project from the same people behind nightclub Prince Charles, which is located right next door. The day menu offers a wide choice of food, from pancakes for breakfast to sandwiches, piadinas (flatbreads), and salads for lunch. In the evening there's a seasonal menu with fish, meat, and vegetarian dishes, including a veggie schnitzel. [Photo]

6. eins44 Kantine Neukölln

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Elbestraße 28/29, Berlin
Berlin 12045, Germany
+49 30 62981212
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This new restaurant with industrial design is housed in a former distillery in Berlin's Neukölln district. The seasonal menu by chef Sebastian Radke features (local) dishes like pea soup with ham hock, duck with red cabbage and "knödel" (dumplings), and pumpkin pie. At lunch there's a small, attractively priced, menu on offer. [Photo]

7. Tommi's Burger Joint

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Invalidenstr. 160, Berlin
Berlin 10115, Germany
The Icelandic burger chain's first German outpost debuted in May, and Berlin has welcomed it with open arms. The menu is short and simple, with four burger options: burger, cheeseburger, veggie burger, and steak burger. The beef patties are made from Black Angus beef and are served medium. [Photo]

8. Hanage - Japanese Okonomiyaki

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Pappelallee 19, Berlin
Berlin 10437, Germany
+49 30 120743421
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Earlier this year, Berlin welcomed its first okonomiyaki restaurant, which serves the savory shredded cabbage pancakes with a choice of toppings/fillings like cheese, corn, shrimps and minced beef. The pancakes at Hanage are cooked Osaka-style, meaning that the fillings are mixed into the pancake batter, and they come with three types of sauce: a BBQ-style Okonomi sauce, ponzu, and a spicy Korean sauce. [Photo]

9. DALUMA

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Weinbergsweg 3, Berlin
Berlin 10119, Germany
Daluma is a new addition to Berlin's growing raw and vegan food scene. The menu of this restaurant and juice bar features a range of smoothies and juices, salads, and main courses like rice, pasta, lentils, or quinoa with a choice of toppings. [Photo]

10. MAXIM - Bar à vins libres

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Gormannstr. 25, Berlin
Berlin 10119, Germany
A contemporary food and wine bar named after its owner, Swiss-born Maxime Boillat, Maxim's wine list focuses on natural wines made by small producers, including a nice selection of whites and reds by the glass. You can pair these wines with dishes from the small a la carte menu or with cheeses from the separate French/German cheese menu. The French cheeses are from the famous French Fromagerie Antony. [Photo]

1. NENI Berlin

Budapester Street 40, 10787 Berlin, Germany
Neni is an all-day restaurant on the 10th (top) floor of the newly opened 25hours Hotel Bikini, with great city views, including one of the Berlin Zoo. In charge of the kitchen is Israeli-born Haya Molcho. Her eclectic menu has an emphasis on Middle Eastern dishes designed for sharing; at lunch, Neni serves a daily changing set-lunch menu. The 25hours Hotel also owns the Burger de Ville burger truck, usually parked close to the hotel. [Photo]
Budapester Street 40
10787 Berlin, Germany

2. Monkey Bar

Budapester Str. 40, Berlin, Berlin 10787, Germany
A rooftop bar at the 25hours Hotel Bikini, Monkey Bar is located on the same floor as Neni restaurant and shares the views of the city from its 360° terrace. The cocktail list includes a nice selection of signature cocktails and classics with a modern twist. The Monkey Bar has an extensive gin and rum collection, the latter of which shows up best in a "tiki" section of the drink menu. [Photo]
Budapester Str. 40, Berlin
Berlin 10787, Germany

3. Le Bon

Boppstr. 1, Berlin, Berlin 10967, Germany
Le Bon comes from the same owners as Berlin's popular coffee hangout Kaffeebar, situated just a few blocks away in the Kreuzberg district. Dishes here include Eggs Benedict and pancakes at breakfast time, and salads and sandwiches at lunch. In the evening Le Bon offers a compact a la carte menu with seasonal dishes like rabbit with chicory, pumpkin, and speck. [Photo]
Boppstr. 1, Berlin
Berlin 10967, Germany

4. Herz & Niere Restaurant

Fichtestraße 31, Berlin, Berlin 10967, Germany
Herz & Niere (translation: "heart and kidneys") is a new restaurant by chef Christoph Hauser and sommelier Michael Köhle, housed in the former Michelin-starred restaurant Hartmanns. As the restaurant's name indicates, the concept is nose-to-tail. Choose between three tasting menus, including a vegetarian and a hardcore nose-to-tail (tripe, lungs, brains) option, or select dishes from the a la carte menu. The wine list has a focus on German and Austrian wines. [Photo]
Fichtestraße 31, Berlin
Berlin 10967, Germany

5. PARKER BOWLES

Prinzenstr. 85D, Berlin, 10969, Germany
Deli by day, restaurant by night, Parker Bowles is a project from the same people behind nightclub Prince Charles, which is located right next door. The day menu offers a wide choice of food, from pancakes for breakfast to sandwiches, piadinas (flatbreads), and salads for lunch. In the evening there's a seasonal menu with fish, meat, and vegetarian dishes, including a veggie schnitzel. [Photo]
Prinzenstr. 85D, Berlin
10969, Germany

6. eins44 Kantine Neukölln

Elbestraße 28/29, Berlin, Berlin 12045, Germany
This new restaurant with industrial design is housed in a former distillery in Berlin's Neukölln district. The seasonal menu by chef Sebastian Radke features (local) dishes like pea soup with ham hock, duck with red cabbage and "knödel" (dumplings), and pumpkin pie. At lunch there's a small, attractively priced, menu on offer. [Photo]
Elbestraße 28/29, Berlin
Berlin 12045, Germany

7. Tommi's Burger Joint

Invalidenstr. 160, Berlin, Berlin 10115, Germany
The Icelandic burger chain's first German outpost debuted in May, and Berlin has welcomed it with open arms. The menu is short and simple, with four burger options: burger, cheeseburger, veggie burger, and steak burger. The beef patties are made from Black Angus beef and are served medium. [Photo]
Invalidenstr. 160, Berlin
Berlin 10115, Germany

8. Hanage - Japanese Okonomiyaki

Pappelallee 19, Berlin, Berlin 10437, Germany
Earlier this year, Berlin welcomed its first okonomiyaki restaurant, which serves the savory shredded cabbage pancakes with a choice of toppings/fillings like cheese, corn, shrimps and minced beef. The pancakes at Hanage are cooked Osaka-style, meaning that the fillings are mixed into the pancake batter, and they come with three types of sauce: a BBQ-style Okonomi sauce, ponzu, and a spicy Korean sauce. [Photo]
Pappelallee 19, Berlin
Berlin 10437, Germany

9. DALUMA

Weinbergsweg 3, Berlin, Berlin 10119, Germany
Daluma is a new addition to Berlin's growing raw and vegan food scene. The menu of this restaurant and juice bar features a range of smoothies and juices, salads, and main courses like rice, pasta, lentils, or quinoa with a choice of toppings. [Photo]
Weinbergsweg 3, Berlin
Berlin 10119, Germany

10. MAXIM - Bar à vins libres

Gormannstr. 25, Berlin, Berlin 10119, Germany
A contemporary food and wine bar named after its owner, Swiss-born Maxime Boillat, Maxim's wine list focuses on natural wines made by small producers, including a nice selection of whites and reds by the glass. You can pair these wines with dishes from the small a la carte menu or with cheeses from the separate French/German cheese menu. The French cheeses are from the famous French Fromagerie Antony. [Photo]
Gormannstr. 25, Berlin
Berlin 10119, Germany

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