Germans in general are famed for their love of the noble hog (in all things schnitzely, wursty, and Eisbein-ey, which is pork knuckle by the way, and it's delicious), but everybody loves a good steak, and these seven spots are where Berlin's savviest meat-seeking denizens go when they're after a bovine upgrade, all power-ranked for your pleasure.
The official Berlin steakhouse power-rank
1. FiletstückSchönhauser Allee 45, Berlin
2. The BirdAm Falkplatz 5, Berlin
3. The GrandHirtenstraße 4, Berlin
4. FleischlustPappelallee 36, Berlin
5. Brooklyn Beef ClubKöpenicker Str. 92, Berlin
6. To Beef Or Not To BeefAkazienstraße 3, 10823 Berlin, Berlin
7. Grill RoyalFriedrichstr. 105b, Berlin
This tiny restaurant may have only 26 seats, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in flavor, offering delicious and juicy cuts of steak and a rotating filet of the day.
Opened by a pair of dudes from the Big Apple, The Bird brings a little New York dive ambience to Berlin, pouring brews and serving grub like burgers, steaks, and chicken wings.
This classy steakhouse/resto serves up delicious cuts of meat, and you can choose where your beef comes from, including the Alps, Ireland, Canada, and Australia.
This Prenzlauer Berg steakhouse is big on flavorful meat and a laid-back atmosphere, after all, their motto is "grill 'n chill".
If you're looking to chow down on some good ol' American farm-raised Black Angus, then you won't be disappointed by this Mitte steak joint.
The inevitable answer is clearly "to beef", and so this place is the perfect spot to do so. It has plenty of classic Italian dishes, but the variety and quality of the steaks is the real draw.
Locals always claim they can't stand this place, but that doesn't mean they don't flock to it gleefully. The Grill Royal is one of the many restaurants in Boris Radczun's empire and it's consistently packed by both tourists and Berliners, all of whom come to the art décor-esque spot for a great menu of filet mignon, salmon tartare, oysters, tons of steak, and about 750 wines & champagnes. If it's good enough for Clooney and Damon (a Berlin favorite for both), then it's good enough for you.