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A real oasis of calm in the middle of Berlin! Up here on the fifth floor of The Mandala Hotel, diners can sit on the pleasant little terrace amid the c...
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Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
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The FACIL, Berlin's oasis of culinary culture, offers a refreshing combination of elegant lightness and pure luxury, modernity and understatement. The restaurant treats diners to the very best cuisine and it has an easygoing feel. The service is excellent and you have the chance to relax and escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life. The core of the FACIL philosophy is the lightness of being. In culinary terms, the food will melt on your tongue. The restaurant offers a selection of natural cuisine which is both unpretentious and ingenious.
PRICE RANGE
R 442 - R 3 807
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
International, European, Central European
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing dining experience, from the serene setting, to the wonderful service, of course—to the exquisite and unique dishes! We celebrated our daughter’s birthday in our first visit to Berlin, and we are so delighted that Restaurant Facil made it quite special. Our favorite dishes...were the dry aged halibut, wagyu tartare and the very tender and delicious lamb. The servers were very hospitable and described every dish as they came to our table. Finally, a lovely surprise…an extra dessert for the birthday girl. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 12 May 2024

They cook well ,,, very polite staff ,, and olso the prices were good ,, comparing to my country ! If i visit the city visit the place too !

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 May 2024

I travel the world over. I eat at Michelin starred restaurants regularly. Every now and then I strongly disagree with a rating. This is one such occasion. This definitely should have a 3 star Michelin rating. From the moment you walk in and the moment...you leave, you are pampered and treated as an honored guest. The physical restaurant is one of the most beautiful I can remember, combining both the indoors and outdoors. I so appreciate they have both a regular tasting menu and also a vegetarian. THEN, to make it even more awesome - they let you choose the number of courses you want. Each and every dish is superb. The chef is truly a magician. He is able to transform food from ordinary to magical and memorable. The staff is so well trained. They are always there at just the right moment but never hovering. Make a reservation long in advance. Once Michelin comes to its senses, it will take you months to get a reservation. Come now while you can!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

The food and service were perfect. As was the ambience of the restaurant. All the dishes were presented exquisitely. The wine list was comprehensive, and sommelier was very knowledgeable. We were served extremely well by Eileen (?), Anna and Felix. I can't recommend this restaurant...enough.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

This was our first visit to a 2 Michelin star and I was sceptical about how much better it would be than a 1 star. It was 100% worth it. We did the 6 course menu as we weren’t bothered about dessert. The food was...incredible - creatively presented and very tasty. Every course we said ‘that’s definitely our favourite’ and then the next course ended up being even better! The staff were very friendly and attentive and unlike some fine dining restaurants, it didn’t feel pretentious. The sommelier was very helpful and picked us out a lovely bottle of wine that really matched our tastes. The only thing I would have liked would have been for the outside trees to have been lit up as it was dark outside when we visited.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

My family and I were in Berlin recently and we managed to secure a lunch booking at Facil. It was such a great fine and we enjoyed the food, service, experience there so much that we are still talking about it. We tried almost everything...on the lunch menu and they were all splendid. The highlight for me was the Granny Smith Apple dessert - it was so pretty and so delicious! Facil restored our faith in the restaurants in Berlin after an awkward dinner at a very old establishment the night before. It is a must try whilst in Berlin. Thumbs up!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

On a weekend visit to Berlin, my wife and I wanted to try Facil having read other reviews. We were not disappointed: a great variety of courses that were staggering in their design and presentation coupled with highly attentive and excellent staff. Bonus point for...the sommelier with an excellent , and sensibly priced German wine to accompany our dining. There is a wine pairing available, we opted not to take it. Yes it's at the top end of the price range, but it truly was a memorable evening and the food was sublime. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023 via mobile

Food is exceptional and the wine pairing is stellar, absolutely top class. There were a few annoying flaws in the service though. Water was spilled all over one member of our party and the bill was incorrect so we had to pay two times. Overall...the experience is really great, highly recommended!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023 via mobile

If you love fine dining instead of just eating a meal, this is a must. First, it is a full afternoon or evening activity. Plan on a minimum of 3 hours and up to 4 hours. The restaurant has EARNED 2 Michelin stars and it...is clear when dining, why! Attention to detail in every way. From the moment we sat down until the moment we left! When we spoke English, they spoke English. When the person I was with switched into German, they automatically switched. When I responded in English, so did they. This is the type of detail that makes for an amazing experience. Each course was an explosion of flavors, colors, textures, aromas. The kitchen is staffed by artist and we get to enjoy their artistry. What I so appreciated was their vegetarian menu. It is NOT an afterthought but rather, a challenge the chef fully answered. Those at my table kept tasting and kept being as astonished as I was. This was truly one of the best meals of my life - and I regularly enjoy Michelin starred restaurants. Further, the sommelier was able to pair perfect glasses of wine with the different dishes that were brought out for the different dishes served based upon each person’s wine preferences. It is rare to find such perfection. If you do not have at least 3 hours or are worried about money - this is not the restaurant for you.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 16 May 2023 via mobile

By far this was the best 2 Michelin star restaurant for me All together, the staff, the atmosphere and the food were amazing. If you don’t believe me, please try it and for sure you will taste the heaven 🤗

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 17 April 2023

A lovely restaurant to go to for a memorable evening. The prefix meal was original, fresh, bursting with interesting flavors and textures.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023 via mobile

Visiting from the UK and booked in for tbe lunch. The restaurant is located in The Mandala Hotel. Its bright and relaxed setting with bamboo in tbe garden outside which is floor to ceiling in height. The food is fantastic, the beef and desserts were...my favourite. Special thanks to out waitress, my lack of German meant we relied on her English and she explained everything perfectly and even made recommendations as i wasnt drinking alcohol. All the staff were friendly and attentive so would highly recommend. Thank youMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Berlin. The food was great as always. With some of the dishes, for instance the fish, they seemed to go more for tenderness rather than for flavor. The service was professional though not entirely so attentive as...it had been previously. Example: I was 17 minutes late for my reservation and was told they were just trying to call me. They promised to send the sommelier for the starter but then decided by themselves I would certainly like to stay with the aperitif for that. The dessert was really great. The architecture is well-known and definitely worth visiting.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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THE MANDALA Berlin, Inhaber at Restaurant Facil, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2023

Thank you very much for your words. I am very sorry that we could not satisfy you with the service you expected. I apologise for any inconvenience caused. We would be very pleased to have a second chance and hope to welcome you to FACIL...More

Reviewed 7 February 2023

I thought I'd treat myself to a good lunch whilst in town. Facil certainly was that , from first walking in to departure the service was friendly and attentive. The restaurant has a nice bright,calm and airy ambiance. The food was very good with a...couple of dishes stunning. After a couple of dissapointing 2* restaurants in France this was a refreshing change, I'll be backMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2023

Perfect. Food was gorgeous, waiting staff relaxed and efficient, atmosphere special. Big shout out for Manuel the Restaurant Manager who's attention and charming personality made it the best place to visit for a special night. Thank you all.

Date of visit: January 2023
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When I was there, everyone was dressed elegantly but in different styles So, as far as I know there is not a dress code. If you go, I think it is nice to also dress nicely for a special restaurant.
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Dear Tara, thank you very much for your question on Tripadvisor. The Facil Restaurant is closed from 24th of July until 11th of August. It will open again on the 14th of August. We can not guarantuee a reservation at our... More
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