The cock is dead. We bagged it and have actually been doing so every day since october 2011, beside Zionskirche in our German-French wine- and dinner-tavern "DER HAHN IST TOT!" (The cock is dead !). There has been regal feasting and the odd state of tipsiness ever since.
Every evening (except mondays) we serve two four-course menues, the Coq au Vin itself (and dead), choice of wines and beefy liquors to a colourful flock of guests.
We, by the way, that is Ralf Kern, former maker and head chef of Schneeweiß in Friedrichshain, and partner Marcus Purkot, a carpenter by trade and a bar-expert by passion, as well our dearest cuisine- and service-team. Come and visit us and enjoy a bodacious meal!
Until then: Lots of love.
Ralf and Marcus.
We serve a choice of two delicious, weekly changing 4-course-meals at 21 Euro every evening of the week but for mondays.
Optionally the main dish may be exchanged by a vegetarian flavour or the (dead !) Coque au Vin.
The kitchen´s orientation is focused on variations of German and French rural cuisines, which time and again manage to combine in an utmostly luscious manner, and which harmonize even after or beside each other in an exhilarating way. Be it for geographical, historical or touristic reasons - France and Germany gladly meet in the kitchen and appreciate each other very much. Great examples are dishes like Boeuf á la mode, Choucroute and Moules et Frites, which can be found naturally on the menues of restaurants in certain regions of both countries alike.
The cooking is quite hearty, no-frills, no bragging, but instead made with sure instinct, sense of taste and very fine, fresh ingredients. The dishes from soup to dessert are rurally classic, delicious and plain, not scanty, but still always with a hook, a kick and a cream topping. One may become pleasantly saturated and wet one´s whistle - in any case .. pleased and tipsy.
Wine is fundamental to us. The wine list offers a selected variety of mainly German and French wines from smaller, less-known vineyards, to each of which there is a story to tell or a personal connection - and which stand out in the quality of their wines.
The cosy and at the same time stylish restaurant comes with around 60 seats on the inside, consisting of romantic double-tables, round tables, long tables and two especially homey booths. The combination of the recurring, simple, clear grey-green with playful elements like the rustic-gaudy grape-wallpaper adds up to a distinct style, in which the features of the space with its unusual arch and edges are accentuated.
Outside another 40 guests can be seated, enjoying a front row view on Zionskirche and the special catwalk Castingallee during their meat and drink.
DER HAHN IST TOT!
Zionskirchstr. 40, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
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U8 Rosenthaler Platz
Tram M1, 12 Zionskirchplatz
Tuesday to Sunday from 18.30 to around 01.00
Kitchen until 23.00
Monday day of rest / closed
By phone from Tuesday to Sunday, from 14.00 under 030 657 06756
Personally from Tuesday to Sunday, from 18.00 at the restaurant
Hire for private functions
Ralf Kern email@example.com
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Ralf Kern, Marcus Purkot
DER HAHN IST TOT! Kern & Purkot GbR, Zionskirchstr. 40, 10119 Berlin-Mitte
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