Quarre at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin, Germany [REVIEW:PHOTOS]

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    April 2016, Our Dinner experiences

    During our stay at the Adlon Hotel Kempinski in Berlin in April 2016 - please see review - , we booked a table for our dinner in advance at Quarre which is the casual, yet upscale brasserie at this famous landmark hotel.

    Quarre is in a corner location. One side offers views over the Brandenburg Gate. It also has outdoor seating, which was in high demand, during our stay as the weather was sunny and people enjoyed the outdoors.

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    Sadly, the maître d' didn't make us feel like we were a valued guest and seemed unpleasantly surprised we were joining them for dinner.

    Our table was in a more private location, which we appreciated. There was no view to the Brandenburg Gate, though but since we value privacy it was okay for our evening.

    The interior felt like a Mediterranean villa.

    At first there were only a few fellow diners, but the room filled quickly up with couples and a larger group.

    We were given the menu and offered drinks to start with. We chose Liz water and shared two bottles during the meal.

    The waiter was professional and efficient, but again lacked somewhat the warmth we had been expecting while dinning at such a famous hotel.

    Our dinner included two Brandenburger Buffalo Mozzarella with roasted vegetables, one Wiener Schnitzel, one Pistachio Polenta, mushrooms and lemon and one Rocky Slide Brownie.

    The mozzarella was interesting, because it was already melted and added a nice contrast to the vegetables. He said the Wiener Schnitzel was one of the best he had so far and the polenta was nice too.

    Together with the dessert we ordered a hot chocolate and green tea.

    The Rocky Slide Brownie was not entirely to our liking. It was a bit too sweet for us. It looked great and was creatively presented, though. We would try another dessert option should we eat at this brasserie again on another occasion when in Berlin.

    The bill came in at 120 Euro / ca. 137 USD.

    We enjoyed the atmosphere and the quality of the food, so we would return, but we hope that next time we would receive a warmer welcome/service which actually matches a hotel of this caliber and heritage.

    Would we recommend this restaurant to a friend? YES, it's good to be here beside the Branderburg Gate.
    Would we want to enjoy lunch/dinner again at this restaurant? YES, but we hope for a warmer welcome/service next time and a different dessert.
     
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    Did you complain to the manager? and was Das Stue better for dining?
     
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    After our welcome service was swift and the food was enjoyable, plus the restaurant was nearly at capacity, so we didn't complain as we found that wouldn't be appropriate with so many people around us. It's sometimes difficult to explain why a welcome wasn't as expected or service received for that matter, it's more a personal thought/wish of "feeling well" than something all guests would feel the same about it in terms of receiving "a warm welcome" and "consistent friendly service", maybe it was a German thing, or a thing which Kempinski should rethink the guest experience, the Adlon is a busy hotel with lots of people around, staying guests or not, but we found it's important to be warm towards guests, seeing the high caliber/landmark status this hotel carries.

    Cheers & Safe Travels. :)
     

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