by dancing penguin
April 11, 2003
Marjellchen specializes in East Prussian (Germany’s now-extinct province in the southeast), Pomeranian, and Silesian cuisine, thus the German fare has Austrian and Swiss inclinations. They offer substantial, old-world fare such as red-beet soup, East Prussian potato soup (which I had--delicious), and a variety of meats, including marinated elk and lamb. We had a long, relaxed meal, watching the mostly couples and families enjoying the hearty food. It seemed pretty evenly mixed between tourists and Germans. The service was attentive, but not overdone, and everything we tried was delicious.
For the quality of the food and punctual service, Marjellchen is a great deal--main courses ran from about 12-24€. This is very stick-to-your bones food, and is not for the light-eaters or faint-of-heart. It is perfect, though, for a chilly, rainy Berlin evening.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 5pm to midnight
From journal Dining in Berlin