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Candles and caviar? Where to eat a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day

They say the fastest way to the heart is through the stomach. Not sure if that makes anatomical sense, but here are the best spots in Berlin for a romantic night out this Valentine's Day.

Bonvivant: Drinks to die for

Bonvivant: candlelight and five courses of vegetable cuisine.
Photo: Bonvivant

At the Schöneberg cocktail bistro Bonvivant, head chef Nikodemus Berger creates a vegetarian, candlelit dinner in a romantic setting: five(!) courses of aphrodisiac, aromatic dishes – straight from the vegetable kitchen to your plate. In addition, the bar manager, Elias Heintz, offers drink pairings, including alcohol-free options.

To top it all off, the Valentine’s Day ambience will be just right: white tablecloths will be laid out and decorated with candles and rose petals. 95 euros including a welcome drink, water and coffee, drink pairing 49 euros.

  • Bonvivant Goltzstraße 32, Schöneberg, from 18:00, reservation: Tel. 0176/61 72 26 02 or emailonline

Vox: Scallops in rose stock

Valentine’s Day at the Vox: four-course menu and simple elegance. 
Photo: White Kitchen

Vox at Potsdamer Platz is undeniably elegant, yet still feels laid-back. For Valentine’s day, the contemporary restaurant with Asian influences is offering a delicious four course meal. Start with scallops in rose stock (perfect for the occasion) and beetroot. Follow that up with Gillardeau oysters or fennel, each with lemongrass, green apple and dashi stock. 

For the main course: savor barley and peas with shiitake mushrooms and wild herbs, accompanied by a baked onsen egg or a rack of lamb. Crème brûlée with berry ragout and meringue provides a sweet finale. 139 euros including a welcome aperitif, accompanying wine, water and coffee.

Crème brûlée with berry ragout and meringue provides a sweet finale.

  • Vox at the Grand Hyatt, Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 2, Tiergarten, from 18:00, reservations: Tel. 030/25 53 17 72 or emailonline

The Grand: Raspberry clouds

At The Grand, Tilo Roth serves three courses with music and candlelight. 
Photo: The Grand

At The Grand, head chef Tilo Roth has prepared a classic romantic dinner menu. It starts with an aperitif cocktail appropriately called “The Grand Sparkling Love”. An amuse bouche is served before the first course, Tsar salmon with Keta caviar and beetroot. As a main course, Roth serves beef fillet mignon with Périgueux sauce and green asparagus. For dessert, couples can share a delicious, romantic raspberry tart. Dinner is 99 euros per person.

  • The Grand Hirtenstraße 4, Mitte, admission from 18:00, Tel. 030/27 89 09 95 55, reservation online

The Cord: German and French wines

Picturesque dessert at the Cord: yoghurt panna cotta. 
Photo: the Cord

The Cord in Schöneberg has one of Berlin’s most exciting and adventurous menus – and their Valentine’s Day special is no different: Ikarimi salmon, quince vinegar broth, buffalo mozzarella, pumpkin and apple chutney and Piedmontese hazelnuts are all delicious options. Also try the crispy venison knuckle with chestnuts. For desert, try to dreamy yoghurt panna cotta. Price is 79 euros per person including aperitif, water and coffee. Wine accompaniment – with German and French wines – is 36 euros.

  • The Cord EUREF-Campus 23–24, Schöneberg, from 17:30, reservations: Tel. 030/26 47 67 92 or online

Ars Vini: Romantic rose petals

Ars Vindi is romantically placed on the edge of Lake Tegel – and nothing says Valentine’s Day like a big, crackling fireplace. Valntine’s Day dinner here begins with a glass of sparkling wine at a table for two, covered with just the right amount of rose petals. Next comes to fondue – and lots of it!

Botswana rump steak, chicken and duck breast, roast beef, Black Tiger prawns and vegetables are some options for the main course. Leave room for desert: a Toblerone brownie with hot cherries is the perfect capstone to the romantic night out. Price per person: 59 euros.

  • Ars Vini Im Saatwinkel 15, Tegel, 17:00-22:00, table reservations for 17:00, 18:00 or 19:00: Tel. 030/49 08 85 41 or email

Ganymed Brasserie: Fish, seafood and beef tenderloin

Ganymed Brasserie: Aphrodisiac menu and classic chic. 
Photo: Selina Schrader

The Valentine’s Day menu in the Ganymed Brasserie begins with a miso soup with clams and risotto Parmesan pearls. Next up: poached scallops in saffron sauce, tomato concassée with Bayonne chips and fresh truffle and cod fillet with black Venere rice.

For the main course, have beef fillet tournedo wrapped in bacon and gratinated with foie gras with beetroot and potato mouliné. The sweet conclusion is a marbled white chocolate mousse with raspberry parfait and blueberry ragout. Three courses for 49 euros, wine accompaniment 19 euros, four courses 65 euros, wine accompaniment 26 euros. 

  • Ganymed Brasserie Schiffbauerdamm 5, Mitte, 10:00 to midnight, reservations: Tel. 030/28 59 90 46 or emailonline

Charlotte & Fritz: Champagne and oysters

Head chef Daniel Müller at Charlotte & Fritz. 
Photo: Regent Berlin

At Charlotte & Fritz, head chef Daniel Müller greets couples with Gillardeau oysters, smoked char and herbal buffalo yoghurt. For drink, restaurant manager Torsten Wirth recommends a Pinot Gris from the Dönnhoff Winery, vintage 2021. Next comes crispy wintergreen in tempura with crustaceans and lobster foam.

For the main course: poached catfish in a lardo coat with cauliflower puree and flamed pineapple or ox cheek and sweetbreads with chestnuts, brussels sprouts, cherries and hazelnuts. Finish with a chocolate mousse with kumquat and orange salad. Price: 125 euros; price with welcome champagne 125 euros; with wine accompaniment 175 euros.

  • Charlotte & Fritz at the Hotel Regent, Charlottenstraße 49, Mitte, admission 18:00, reservations: Tel. 030/20 33 63 63 or online

Chiaro: Three courses with or without wine

This is what a Valentine’s Day at Chiaro can look like. 
Photo: korrak.com 2021

Chiaro is casual but refined. For Valentine’s Day, they’re offering a three-course menu including a butter-roasted brioche with beef tartare and black winter truffle as an amuse bouche. Scallops with smoked eel and imperial caviar are served as a starter. This is followed by a tramezzini-coated veal fillet with wild broccoli and smoked celery puree. The sweet finale consists of a semifredo of white chocolate with raspberry and Ferrrari rosé. Price including a wine accompaniment – jewel wines from Juliane Eller – is 154 euros per person, without wine accompaniment is 99 euros.

  • Chiaro at the Hotel de Rome Behrenstraße 37, Mitte, 18:00-22:00, reservations: Tel. 030/46 06 09 12 12 or online

Pots: All in love

Dinner at Pots will be served under the menu “all in love” – sounds romantic, right? Chef Christopher Kujanski opens the evening with an amuse bouche and a glass of rosé sparkling wine. It continues with oysters, an organic egg with truffle and a heart of lettuce with lemon and sour cream. Next is a turbot accompanied by champagne and caviar. 

And the icing on the cake? A raffle for a Valentine’s night stay for two, including breakfast, at the Ritz-Carlton. Price: 119 euros including aperitif, accompanying wine 75 euros, premium wine accompaniment 140 euros.

  • Pots at The Ritz-Carlton, Potsdamer Platz 3, Tiergarten, 19:00 Reservations: Tel. 030/337 77 54 02 , email or online

Go by Steffen Henssler: Valentine’s Day at home

The Go by Steffen Henssler Valentine’s Day menu delivers voilà. 
Photo: 2023 voila.

Too tired to go out? Chef Steffen Henssler’s Valentine’s Day menu for Go at the Hotel Adlon can be delivered to your home. His romantic journey of taste includes a truffled celery soup, corn-fed chicken with saffron miso risotto and green asparagus, as well as a dessert of chocolate cake, vanilla sauce and amarena cherries. Inside the box are instructions on how to finalize the menu, which can be ready to serve in 30 minutes. Cost: 115 euros for two including shipping.

The menu can be ready to serve in 30 minutes. 

  • Go by Steffen Henssler Valentine’s Day menu via Berlin restaurant delivery service here

Max Strohe: Delivery from the Kreuzberg star chef

A menu from a Michelin starred chef for Valentine’s Day? Max Strohe has created a menu for a romantic evening fit for the movies – and it will be available for delivery! As an amuse bouche, there’s yellowfin mackerel carpaccio and as a starter confit salmon with whey beurre blanc. Veal cheek with mashed celery and wild broccoli make up the main course, and buttermilk, bergamot and salted pistachio finish the menu, which can be prepared at home in half an hour. 149 euros for two. 

  • Max Strohe x Faces of Gastronomy Berlin restaurant delivery service here

Cookies Cream: Vegetarian Valentine’s Day menu

The Valentine’s Day menu from the Cookies Cream is coming home. 
Photo: 2023 voila.

Unfortunately, February 14th at Cookies Cream is fully booked. But you can have a four-course vegetarian Valentine’s Day delivered to your home from this Michelin starred restaurant. Chef Stephan Hentschel offers parmesan dumplings and périgord truffles as the main course.

Also included: baguettes with gruffle butter, mushroom essence with peas, saffron and tempura. The dessert consists of chocolates by Candide. Delivered on Valentine’s Day and ready to cook in 30 minutes for 149 euros (2 people).

  • Cookies Cream Valentine’s Day menu via Berlin restaurant delivery service here

Benedict: Strawberry kisses

Valentine’s Day picnic à la Benedict. 
Photo: Benedict

Last but not least: Benedict breakfast restaurant will provide a romantic breakfast for two with a Valentine’s Day picnic basket. Inside, you’ll find a homemade bread basket with cinnamon jam, frittata with goat cheese and sweet potatoes, cheese and fruit. 

You’ll be seeing red with mini pancakes doused in ruby ​​red chocolate ganache, raspberry coulis, meringue kisses, a croissant with white chocolate cream and fresh strawberries and a pink mimsoe and lychee mimosa, (72 euros per basket).

  • Benedict Uhlandstraße 49, Wilmersdorf, 8:00-22:00, Tel. 030/994 04 09 97, orders online