Almost as much about the ambience as its regionally-produced menu, Katz Orange is quite irregular for Berlin’s nascent trend of boutique, yet somewhat conceptual eateries. Catering a rustic charm that mixes effortlessly with the conceptual art on display, the first thing to notice about this restaurant is its location. Housed within a church-like building and featuring an uncomplicated woody interior, the restaurant is meant to reflect a sense of history instead of the hypermodern present, which was certainly the goal of owner Ludwig Cramer-Klett as shown by his affinity for Native American portraits hung about the premises.
Plates of beef tartar, veal, pikeperch and herring frame most of the core entrées, which are presented in ever-changing seasonal menus. Yet, as the ambience here is key, don’t feel intimidated to come without an empty stomach, as their bar boasts nifty takes on a variety of classic cocktails that will nourish your spirits just like the interior inspires your soul.