We have had the pleasure of following the amazing Dutch Duo (Lode and Stijn) journey up to this point. From their exciting pop-ups and foodie events to being one of the most expected restaurant openings in town. These guys have done it. They have just opened the doors of LODE & STIJN RESTAURANT. And we couldn’t be happier. For them and for us!
The restaurant is located a couple of blocks off one of Kreuzberg’s most exciting canals. To get here, take the subway (U8) either to Kottbusser Tor or Schönleinstrasse and walk for 5 minutes or so. During the daytime/sunset, make sure to budget some time to walk along Paul-Lincke Ufer and take in the atmosphere.
Make your way to Lausitzer Strasse 25 and find a discreet and beautiful sign: LODE & STIJN. Take a moment to observe the beautifully subdued design elements. We are particularly obsessed with the lighting fixtures and the nuanced wooden tones. The bar design and the open kitchen in the back tie in the space concept beautifully. Very chic, very cozy.
The food. Ah…the food. Lode & Stijn serve delicious, inventive, modern, somewhat minimalistic and seasonal food. The bread is simply to die for. Thanks to Lode’s magic hands. If you’ve managed to stop eating the bread (Trust!), you are ready to start a great dining experience.
It is really hard to pick a favorite dish here, but we seriously recommend you try their melt-in-your-mouth Bitterballen (a Dutch staple) for starters. For mains we seriously recommend both the irresistible Beef Tatar on Toast with Oysters and Chicory + the perfect Blutwurst, Smoked Trout and raw Potato Salad. Or go “full-in” and get the menu of 5 dishes. Absolutely worth it! Desserts are also beautiful. We must confess we only had the Pavlova and it was delicious. The menu options may change as these geniuses keep experimenting and coming up with even more delicious creations.
Reservations are strongly advised.
LODE & STIJN is a great place to enjoy the evening with friends or even a romantic date. If you are feeling adventurous, make your way across the canal to speakeasy BAR MARQUÉS, a cool Berlin cocktail bar institution (hidden in a restaurant basement).
Address: Lausitzer Strasse 25, Berlin