Nighttime at the KaDeWe
Now also after eight.
Good views and open till late: three new restaurants on the sixth floor
BEEF GRILL CLUB BY HASIR
The people at the Beef Grill Club, as the name suggests, know their beef. To be precise: they know their dry-aged beef, widely considered the basis for the best steaks in the world. And preparing it is accordingly complex: the meat matures in the Himalayan salt chamber for at least four weeks. This is what gives it its delicious taste. The Beef Grill Club is run by the Aygün family from Berlin, who rose to fame with their Hasir restaurants. The branch at the KaDeWe was a matter close to their heart. Here you dine in modern surroundings with light wood, copper and straight-lined orange sofas. The menu is internationally inspired. In addition to a large selection of steaks and creative side dishes, you can also order snacks and on weekdays they have a lunch menu. If you prefer to eat your steak in the evening, you can do so until late. The Beef Club is part of the new area which, will stay open when the rest of the KaDeWe closes its doors. You get to it by lift and via a separate entrance.
Lutter & Wegner
When Lutter & Wegner opened in Berlin in 1811, the restaurant quickly became a popular meeting place for philosophers, politicians and writers. E.T.A. Hoffmann was one of them, who liked to pop in for a drink. And so did Hegel. At the time, the restaurant supplied the Prussian court with its wines. Lutter & Wegner has now been back at Gendarmenmarkt, its original location, for about twenty years. It is well-known for its excellent wines and food. Now a new branch is opening up in the KaDeWe. The wine list contains some 200 wines, which are stored on ceiling-high shelves on the sixth floor. The menu features German and regional dishes, with some influences from Austrian cuisine. The furnishings are classic with lots of dark wood, warm tones and rustic tables. In the evening a separate entrance takes you to the restaurant.
In Berlin, you can’t find Bavarian cuisine on every corner, but people do occasionally long for some hearty, traditional food. That’s why Josef Laggner (who also runs the Lutter & Wegner and Augustiner restaurants on Gendarmenmarkt) is opening up a typical southern German inn on the sixth floor. It is fitted with dark wood and rustic furnishings and serves hearty food to go with it. This includes roast pork with crust fresh from the oven, Wiener Schnitzel and Bavarian cabbage and dumplings. Sausages are fried on the charcoal grill. These are all served with beer of course, among other things. Such as the popular Münchner Augustinerbräu. When the KaDeWe is closed in the evening, a separate entrance takes you to Laggner Schwemme and the other restaurants.