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“Great food”
Review of Pasternak

Ranked #88 of 9,624 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$28
Cuisines: Russian, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Prenzlauer Berg
Description: The Pasternak Restaurant Named after Nobel literature prize-winning writer Boris Pastenak, the author of Doctor Zhivago, PASTERNAK Restaurant is located in the heart of Berlin. PASTERNAK Restaurant is proud to call Berlin locality of Prenzlauer Berg its home and count important landmarks such as "Dicke Hermann" ("Thick Hermann"), the first water tower in Berlin, Rykestrasse Synagogue, Germany's largest synagogue built in 1904, and a remarkable Zeiss-Großplanetarium opened in 1987 among its neighbors. PASTERNAK Restaurant specialty is Russian and Jewish cuisine. PASTERNAK Restaurant serves its own unique house-brewed beer. PASTERNAK Restaurant brings to life the atmosphere of an authentic Russian dining room of the late 19th century, further enhanced by the live nightly piano music. A comfortable outdoor terrace with a view of the "Thick Hermann" water tower completes the picture.
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Great brunch,so much nice food to choose! The only problem is that sometimes its too full and the food area is too small.

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Thank 420nalaz
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

My second visit with a long break in between was a comforting reminder that quality prevails, even in Berlin.

Relaxed atmosphere on a late spring Sunday morning watching the Prenzlberg crowd tend to their ritual stroll and brunch custom.

Service was fast and funny with a team of hip Russian guys and gals who obviously worked well together and enjoyed what they were doing.

Food was self service and despite a constrained buffet area a real pleasure as wave after wave of new visually stunning and tasty platters of food were brought out.

Food was predominantly Russian theme with Israeli touches and all you can eat for €14,50, which I consider to be excellent value for money.

Do go to Sunday brunch in the sunshine and either arrive before 9:30 or after 11:30, when the second sitting starts.

Don‘t go if aren‘t hungry.

Thank Gregor B
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

This is a wonderful place to go for breakfast if you want something more interesting than bakery goods and coffee. They offer several mixed platters - mine included scrambled egg, smoked salmon, trout eggs wth blini, and other delicacies beautifully laid out. Coffee is good too! It's off the beaten track but easy to get to, only a few minutes walk from a tram stop (M2, Prenzlauer /Knaackstr.) The morning we were there in early May there were only a handful of other diners, the timeless decor was bathed in lovely morning light, and the terrace garden out front was equally inviting. We'll be back on our next Berlin visit.

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Thank Robin A
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Pasternak’s is an interesting blend of Russian and Jewish Ashkenazi food. We sat outside on a night with gentle weather – except for the rain (the awnings protected us well). The service was polite and efficient. The food was quite good. White asparagus was in season, so two of us both chose a lovely plate of plump white asparagus in hollandaise sauce, accompanied by potatoes (it’s Germany) and poached eggs. Another one of us had a generous portion of lamb chops with nicely prepared vegetables. Overall, it was a tasty meal at a reasonable price.

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Thank Smartblonde
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I have been to this fantastic Russian restaurant once before and It was an amazing experience so i thought If I like as much as I liked it last time , I will definitely write a review . On both times I had the same waiter/ host by the name of Martin, he was super nice and on my inquiry he suggested the Meat dish from the Day Menu ( Paprika and Meat with Mint Yogurt sause ) absolutely deliscious ... very reasonably priced with Salad or soup( I took the Salad), The service was fast and accurate in every way . Neddless to say I have found a new favourite restaurant . Highly recommended !!!!

Thank Rebel R
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