Post # 1
I’m planning on going to Berlin and Paris for my honeymoon.
I was wondering which restaurants you found to be best in either country. Also, if you had a negative experience at a restaurant, please mention it so I can avoid that restaurant.
Post # 2
Ah im so jealous!! Two of my favorite cities for sure
In berlin there is a restaurant called Gendarmerie that I really likes. It’s more of a fancy splurge but its beautiful inside, has an old school vibe. Schnitzel was delicious, every time I go I tell myself im going to get something different but it never happens 🙂
In Paris I love Breizh cafe in the Marais. Inexpensive super cute little place that serves galettes. Bonus is the Marais is a lovely area to walk around. I’d avoid the touristy places near the river. Literally had the worst meal of my life in one of those places and it was a salad. How do you ruin leaves?!
No matter what youre going to have the best time. Congrats!
Post # 3
Bocca do Bacco on Friedrichestrasse in Berlin has great Italian food. A little pricey and very popular so you’ll need to book.
If you are going to Berlin then you’ll need to try a Bratwurst and some Sauerkraut. I went to a place on Unter Den Linden and it was delicious, but as it is a popular dish I’m sure you’ll find it in plenty of places.
Post # 4
laschai: I remember that you said you didn’t like Mediterranean food in a previous thread, but are there any other boundaries you can give us here? There are loads upon loads upon loads of restaurants in both cities.
I stand by my recommendations in that earlier thread of Le Cornichon, Kigawa, and Josselin. As goose1707: said, taking a sit-down meal in the areas around the major tourist sites is risky. There are, of course, wonderful options, but they are hard to find in the midst of all the mediocre to outright bad restaurants that can, unfortunately, flourish in tourist areas. If you want to eat in the areas right around Notre-Dame/Palais de Justice, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Sacré-Coeur, in the Latin Quarter, etc., you need to do your research and have a few places in mind beforehand, especially if you do not speak French and/or are not comfortable evaluating a restaurant and menu right on the spot. (I’m probably making this sound way harder than it actually is–I would recommend browsing the Paris and Berlin boards on Chowhound and that should give you tons of properly vetted options.) I don’t have any suggestions for sit-down restaurants in those areas, but I can note that there is a place that sells the famous (and tasty) Berthillon ice cream that is near Notre-Dame (when you come over the Pont Saint-Michel onto Île de la Cité it is right on the corner before you take the right onto Quai de Marché Neuf toward the cathedral) and is usually less crowded than the actual Berthillon shop on the Île Saint-Louis.
Post # 5
MarriedToMyWork: I don’t mind what kind of food really. Nice place, not too loud… I don’t mind as long as the food is good.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2014 - Enoch Turner School House
Les Enfants Perdus in Paris is SOOOO goooood! Very nice staff, not too loud, and utterly fantastic food!
Try to make a reservation when going for dinner, we got lucky because we went right at 7, but many others got turned away, I only assume it will be similar other places as well! We made reservations after that 🙂
Post # 7
laschai: The best restaurant we ever went to was in Paris. Its called Spring. The chef, Daniel Rose, studied culinary in Paris and opened his own restaurant, he is actually from the US
The way his restaurant works is different than any place we have ever been to. Its a surprise menu, but I am a bit of a picky eater (I dont eat certain meats), So the waiter was very helpful and accomodating and found out what I liked. The food was beyond amazing, every bite was to die for.
You have to make a reservation way in advance. They dont accept walk ins. You have to be buzzed in lol
it was the best restaurant experience bc the waiters were so nicr, and they have a great selection of wine and will help you choose what wine goes with your dish.
Post # 8
Well, as I saw your wedding date I wouldn’t be in such a hurry planning restaurants for honeymon. My wedding is in 2017 and I haven’t started yet 😉 Take your time and enjoy long engagement. Otherwise you can plan too much and be overhelmed with such a long time left to your wedding date
Post # 9
Les Cocottes near the Eiffel Tower was my favorite when DH and I were in Paris last December. It came highly recommended by a friend and I’ve since sent other friends there who have also loved it! They do not take reservations though. We got there shortly after they opened and were seated immediately. Verjus was also excellent, but might be tasting menu only.