A classic white-tablecloths restaurant with a Michelin star and pretensions of haute cuisine: gilded plates, tableware by Wilkens, a potted orchid on each table and art by the Colognian painter Oliver Jorgan on the wall, as well as interior design by Meinhard von Gerkan (well known in Latvia for his Villa Marta etc.). Frankly, people with a lively imagination may find it slightly baffling: the long rectangular room with blond wood and a black wall is somewhat reminiscent of a mortuary... what with all the lit candles on the tables and the vertical streak of light across the black wall. Typically of places of this sort, the ambience in the main hall is slightly stiff: you may not feel quite at ease in jeans and a T-shirt. The patrons arrive all posh and spruced up, complete with black packaging, diamonds and stuff. The air is thick with the cocktail of countless perfumes. The adjacent room (turn to the right), however, has windows that open to the street and is a much more democratic space.
Excellent service by staff in matching uniforms: black suits with bow-ties for waiters and waitresses alike. Modern European cuisine rooted in the classic traditions of German and Austrian cooking. A well thought through and balanced bouquet of flavours - as well as the crockery design. The menu is not too lengthy and is revamped on a monthly basis. A tasting menu is also available; in case you don't find anything appealing to your tastes in the regular menu, Vau staff are generous enough to let you order a separate course or two from the tasting menu. Helpings are relatively small, as is often the case in places of this sort.
The choice of wines is excellent - at both ends of the price range. Each month the sommelier recommends his Top 10 of best wines, and you will definitely find one or two within the limits of EUR 30 among them.
Six course tasting menu - EUR 110
Appetisers - EUR 32 on average
Main courses - EUR 38 on average
Phone: 202 97 30
Open 12 pm - 2:30 pm and 5 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed on Sundays
Keywords: Berlin, restaurant, restaurants, Michelin