This French restaurant, located in the eastern city centre, was founded in 1853 by A.F.W. Borchardt. The unique decor conjures up an atmosphere of ... More
This French restaurant, located in the eastern city centre, was founded in 1853 by A.F.W. Borchardt. The unique decor conjures up an atmosphere of purity and elegance with the columns and mosaics lending a ceremonial air to the interior. Favoured by politicians, actors and sports personalities, Borchardt's is a firm fixture on Berlin's gastronomic map. Dishes such as fillet of beef with herb butter and potatoes make an excellent choice; anticipation of the imminent arrival of yet another VIP only serves to enhance the experience.
We walked in without a reservation and had the best meal in our Berlin visit. The turbot and crab risotto were superb, however, the sage and garlic crusted veal chop was sublime. Our server, Nicole, took great care of us, well worth the visit!
everything is just absolutly amasing...the crowd good be a litter younger and not that stiff but otherwise nice 1....food and atmosphere is great and if you want to you can hang around after dinner and have a nice drink with very nice chill music
We were in this restaurant about a week ago. Without a reservation it was possible to get a table. In the entrance they said we had about 1-1, 5 hour time but after 1 hour the waiter gave a hint to finish as quickly as possible.
Like a few other reviews it was the most negative experience we had in our life in a restaurant (little space around the tables, bad manners waiter, very unfriendly). Especially the last was awful. Because of his behaviour, for the first time we didn't give a tip. The waiter was really angry about that (professional attitude?) and throw the small chance on the table. He didn't say anything to us when we left the restaurant but we heart him saying (I never had this experience before), Anyway, we as well.
The food was indeed nothing special and the price for this to high.
A day later we sent by email our compliant to the restaurant but no reaction at all.
Conclusion: for me and my family the most negative experience during our stay in Berlin.
Food overrated. (Their bouillabaisse is meagre and one wonders if they know really what it should be like. Wiene Schnitzel with tastless meat and industrial breadcrumbs.)
VERY BAD SERVICE.( Side dishes accompanying main dishes arriving MUCH too late. Waitress brushing crumbs off table onto our coats. Waitress pushing us on directly to coffee and displeased when we requested menu to order dessert)
VERY RUDE WAITRESS ( After all the bad service, she had the nerve to ASK for a tip, and made a scene when she got very little)
This is a restaurant which could do well to go and visit others in order to learn what good cuisine REALLY is and to teach its staff the basics of politeness.
NOT classy at all. The essence of vulgarity.
This place is located closed to Gendarmenmarkt in a beautiful area of down town Berlin. You need to make your reservation in advance because it�s always booked. The waiters are very friendly and absolutely professional. You will find traditional haute cuisine and something I would call modern fusion cuisine. My girlfriend and I had dinner on November 7ht, started our dinner with excellent fine de claire - oysters as opener, a lobster-bisque, Ceasers salad with prawns, roasted cod with fettucine in anchovy sauce, and halibut with sour lentils and little vegetables. The fish, both cod and halibut were perfect and delicious. There was nothing they could have made better. Dessert was a wonderful parfait with a soft mandarin flavour surrounded by fresh orange, grapefruits, mandarins and marinated kumquats. I had an excellent Sauvignon blanc, South Africa, that you can order by glass. All together a fantastic experience. Something very special is the offer of three different beef qualities for grill (Argentinean, Irish and Kobe- Beef).
The money you spent at the Borchardt is the best investment in culinary experiences you can make.
Booked a table at Borchardt in good advance when travelling to Berlin last week. When arriving at this famous restaurant-by that time overcrowded, we were shipped to the basement without any explanation, where we vere to eat in what looked like a cheap hospital cafeteria, no windows, loud music and terribly inefficient waiters. The food was OK, compared with the price, and when we asked to at least get to eat our dessert in the famous upstairs restaurant, we were completely ignored by the pompous owner/head waiter?, who offered us free desert-OK, and a glass of the worst Sauterne I have ever tried. The food-as I said earlier-was OK, but I am not going back. Ever.
Had dinner here last night. Dinner was excellent, as was service. Very crowded, seemed really popular. Tables are very close together. If you're looking for a cozy, intimate dining experience, this is not the place, as it's mainly one large room. Try the wild boar - it was fabulous!
Came with friends expecting a nice evening. We had booked tabel well in advance and were seated in a ugly basement with terribly loud and boring music. Our reservation weren't checked. The food was mostly fine but the service and atmosphere were terrible!! The head chief or what ever he is called was arrogant. Can't recommed Borchardt but please try Bocca di Bacco which I think is perfect!
We made a phone reservation from the states two weeks in advance for Saturday night and when we arrived were sent to the basement. They didn't even check the reservation list and said, "the foods the same there." Upstairs it was quite elegant, downstairs is like a pizzaria. The service was terrible, some of the food was undercooked. Stay away.
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