What can I say? I just love meat and especially hamburgers. It’s a diverse dish and suitable to eat at a lot of moment. You could say I was slightly euphoric when they invited me to come over for dinner at THE | RAW, bar & grill in Berlin.
THE | RAW, bar & grill, is the brand new restaurant in the popular area Friedrichshain. The restaurant is part of the hotel Chrome Cottage. A hotel with their own restaurant is quite the thing these days. In Amsterdam you’re not part of the game if you don’t host a good bar or restaurant in your hotel.
Back to THE | RAW. We came in rather early and sat down in the comfortable Chesterfield for a drink. Chesterfields and hamburgers are a match made in heaven, we know that already. With a Moscow Mule and a local beer, we saw how the owner quickly drilled some new lighting onto the walls. As I said THE | RAW just recently opened. The menu offers a big variety of hamburgers but also some classic meat dishes.
On the menu, you’ll find a selection of raw meat classics, as we all know the steak tartare, carpaccio and some charcuterie. Besides that some starters with a German twist, what to think of shrimps boiled in a German beer? We skipped the starters all together and went straight for the hamburgers. I know, what was I thinking? All the hamburgers on the menu are available with any topping to your liking. Can I have one burger with just tomato and cheese for this little camper? Sure no problem.
We ordered the signature burger, better knows as the Chrome Burger served on a black bun this burger is made of confit duck. This is probably one of the best burgers I ever had. The other burger we had was the BBQ burger. With smoked bacon and a double smoked burger to go with it. Oh yeah! Some fries on the side and let’s munch away.
The burgers are not served on classic white plates but one thing tiles of black stone, this matches the classic but bit dark style of the restaurant and hotel.
The burgers we had were amazing and very juicy, next time in Berlin we’ll come back for some more!
The restaurant is a bit dark, this made it a bit difficult to take some proper pictures, but trust me as I say that these burgers are worth a visit to THE | RAW.