Climb the marble stairs to the upper floor of this 19th-century villa—which somehow managed to survive the allied bombings that devastated much of the area—and you will discover a series of pleasingly proportioned rooms furnished with leather armchairs and lined with locked glass cabinets filled with spirits. Lebenstern has all the splendor of a well-appointed drawing room, and their menu exhibits a similar refinement, with tasteful twists on old classics, a fine selection of champagne cocktails and a satisfying array of different gin and tonics. Thematically selected spirit flights are also available for those who want to conduct their own tastings.
- craft cocktails
What to drink
The cacao- and sugar-rimmed Aviation is by far the best in town, but if you want a bit more sparkle, try the Ciel de Paris.
If you get hungry, the Cafe Einstein, located on the main floor of the villa, offers traditional German food in similarly refined surroundings.