Grosz Formerly: Berlin Oberfinanzdirektion

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Affordably luxuriant breakfast, lunch, tea and beyond
In the vein of London's fabulous brasserie/café/restaurant the Wolseley [see entry], Berlin hot spot Grosz offers the warmly incandescent and elegant style of a bygone era despite its being a 21st-century invention. Opened in December 2013 with a veneer of instant olde-worlde patina, this establishment — which takes its name from Expressionist/Futurist artist George Grosz (1895–1953), who left Berlin in 1933 — caters to the formal and stylishly casual alike. The space is long and sinewy and features various nooks and crannies, while the beautiful front section is the reincarnation of the 1912 lobby for the Cumberland Hotel, which closed in 2012. A messy century of uses of the space followed, culminating in this rather splendid haven for coffee, eggs, salads, steaks, scallops, soups and strudels. The atmosphere can only improve as it ages, and the sprawling outdoor courtyard is not without appeal. Pronounced 'Grawss'. Director Paul Greengrass shot some of his 2004 thriller THE BOURNE SUPREMACY here. Quality family siblings include renowned Mitte fixture Borchardt and Café am Neuen See (in Tiergarten). Located halfway between two U-Bahn stations: Uhlandstraaße and Adenauderplatz.