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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

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2. Where to Eat


Patrons riding the exterior elevator up to Solar's dining room.   

Ride a panoramic glass elevator clinging to a high-rise up to Solar, a seventeenth-floor restaurant and lounge with 360-degree views. Have a drink with the pre-clubbers on a swinging love seat in the D.J. lounge, then eat crispy herbed Wiener schnitzel ($27), garlicky veal meatballs ($26), and lamb tenderloins with saffron dumplings ($28) in the sunken dining room.

Rub elbows with foreign dignitaries at Hugo's, a Michelin-starred eatery atop the fourteen-story “Interconti” business hotel. There are three private dining rooms, but the main one has the best views. Eavesdrop on diplomats over a bowl of brandied-milk ice cream.

Get eats to go at KeDeWe department store's Gourmet Floor. The sixth-floor market has a meat section devoted to most countries in Europe and every region in Germany, plus aisles of rarities like flaky Lenôtre breads and pastries ($4.60), Rothbuch honey ($10.76), Hédiard preserves ($8), and 1,200 varieties of wurst.


Published on Aug 7, 2008 as a web exclusive.

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