Chef Danijel Kresovic offers an international menu that fuses European ideas with more exotic flavours in dishes such as monkfish with curry spices, prawn chiboust and chanterelle ragout, or halibut with pata negra, pistachios and sweet potatoes. A fine selection of wines by the glass too.
|Venue name:||Restaurant 44||Contact:|
Swissôtel, Augsburger Strasse 44
|Opening hours:||Open noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm daily|
|Transport:||U1, U9 Kurfürstendamm|
|Price:||Main courses €34-€37. Menus €58-€82|
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When we arrived the Gerant was not aware of our reservation but found us a table. The table was awkward for four people and in a corner. After we raised this to him he found us another table when everyone else was seated.He also informed us there was only the Sylvester menu, no price was mentioned.
We were shocked to find out that the menu was EUR 155 per person. Although the menu had seven courses, this was really not value for money. Not for the food that was served and not for the service.
The dishes were mediocre at best. Having made the reservation for 7 p.m., we were served the first dish close to 8.30. Also after the first serving we were kept waiting regularly. After the first 3 dishes, the table wasn't cleared when we finished. We waited. The wine was served late and with the main dish (Reerucken) the wine was served after the dish was finished. The wine was OK, nothing to remember.
The floor team was clearly understaffed. They were friendly and it is really nothing against them. They did mostly what they could. They were running around all the time, but seemed to have not enough time to serve hot/warm food, serve the wine and clear table. There were never any explanations/descriptions of the dishes that were served.
With EUR 155 the dinner was really overpriced, I am tempted to say: a rip-off.
After dinner we went back to our hotel. When we returned to the hotel, within 2 hours my son developed stomache ache and was vomiting for the next 3 hours.