A little fun fact about me. I love the beef. I love finding a juicy filet made from grass fed beef. Most people around me are vegans or vegetarians, so I have found it hard to find people to accompany me to various restaurants in search of a good steak. I have been lucky enough to find that partner.
I had been wanting to try this place for quite some time. I looked up the best steak in Berlin, and this was on the list of must sees. Located in Kreuzberg on Kopernicker Strasse, it was a little hard to find at first, but we noticed the huge sign of a hotel next door, and immediately saw the little eatery next door.
We were just having a conversation about the Big Lebowsky, and felt it was hilarious that the place would be right next to this sign. We walked downstairs to a traditionally decorated restaurant and were greeted by the hostess. It was Wednesday, but we were able to get a table. There seemed to be only people there on late business dinners. My friend, who is American, pointed out the brief stares I received for my slightly dressy outfit. I said, we just look a bit out of place.
We started with an aperitif. I honestly have never had one. I just immediately start with the wine, but I can totally see why they make sense. I can keep the wine longer so it pairs better with my meal. I had something with champagne, and order the beef capriccio.
I was not expecting the white sauce on it. It kind of tasted like mayonnaise. I hate mayo. I added some salt, and it tasted just fine. For those who do not know, this is basically raw meat cut very thinly.
We ordered our wine, it was white. My friend only drinks white wine, so I respected his wishes for the night. I ordered a filet, medium rare, of course.
It was good, but I think it was a bit more towards the medium well side. My girlfriend who went to culinary school says it is hard for chefs to get them exactly right, but it was still a good little piece of meat. The mashed potatoes were out of this world. Germans know their way around a potato.
I enjoyed the quaint restaurant, and the service was excellent. I need to save a bit and go back again.