I wanted to thank everyone who helped me plan my trip - especially dutchgrub and linguafood. Amazing meals. In Berlin we went to Alpenstuck (good not great), Reinstoff (fabulous food, but does anyone really need to eat for four hours?), and Renger Patzsch (if you go on a Sunday night as we did, have the flummenhoff (I think that is what it is called) and a salad. More than enough - we also ordered main dishes, way too much food).
Amsterdam we went to Blue Pepper (fabulous meal), De Kas (also fabulous) De Witte Uyl (on this one Dutchgrub, I disagree with you - very charming, but the descriptions of the food were more interesting than the food itself, which was a bit underseasoned and dry) and finally Balthazarkreuken which we really liked. Very local in feel, food was excellent. In Utrecht we went to Blauw (sp?) which we also really enjoyed.
In Bruge we went to Den Dyker. Very interesting - the beer pairings are amazing. Who knew they made sour cherry beer? Anyway, all in all a great eating experience. Thanks again