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Ruben & Carla

#332 of 6,918 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Linienstr. 136, 10115 Berlin, Germany
+49 4930 27909683
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Our friends booked this restaurant ahead of our trip to ensure we got a table and we were grateful that they did. The place was buzzing, the atmosphere was vibrant and the whole place generally had a great feel. The food was delicious; between us we ordered different burgers and a steak, none of us were disappointed! The staters were... More 

Thank LCJuce
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

It's not a classical Italian restaurant but the sandwiches and burger were great and with a original and handmade sauces. One friend ordered gnocchi. I ate a delicious polled pork sandwich. Also I bite the Pastrami "Ruben". It's good but I still preferred mine. Big portions and the fries taste really good and natural. Its a little bit expensive for... More 

Thank Mahe R
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Great food but worth booking as busy. Excellent atmosphere and many locals eating here. Very good on a Friday night.

Thank M W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Came for dinner by recommendation from our hotel. Been a bit disappointed because the variety not great. We ordered chefs special burgers which were great. A bit pricy and the service was slow but the atmosphere is nice.

Thank Yuval K
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

The attraction here is the meats: steaks sourced with an eye for organic and served with Italian inflection. Also, probably the best burgers in town. The pastrami sandwiches, served here in the daytime reflect the connection with the Jewish heritage of the neighborhood. Also, the atmosphere is a draw: warm and informal, it's slick without the appetite-suppressing minimalism of other... More 

Thank matteo c
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This place is famous for its meat and Burgers, but the vegetarian options a great as well. The staff is very friendly and is great at creating a relaxed atmosphere. There's always some new art hanging at the walls and during summer they have some tables available outside. You will have a good time here.

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, good food. I had a burger, which was perfect but the fries weren't in order. But I'm from Belgium, so I'm biassed when it comes to fries :) My boyfriend had the pulled pork sandwich which he enjoyed a lot.

Thank Kathleen V
Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2015

My burger was tasty and not greasy at all! The food is good and so is the service. It was one tram stop from the hotel and we wanted to try it so we went and it was very good. If you are in the area go have a burger!

Thank ZooMistress
Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

We were here twice during our stay in Berlin. The burgers and the fries are really homemade and the staff were very friendly. The second time it was crowdy and the waitress forgot that we ordered well done burgers, so they were almost raw in the middle, but they took the burgers back to make them well done. We can... More 

Thank SusanneAndFamily
Ottawa, Canada
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164 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

We came for the burgers and were not disappointed. They were very good. I found the price a bit high for a burger but it came with good fries and I felt full afterwards. The decor is interesting but a bit cramped. The service was good but rushed.

Thank CanadianTravelReview

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Delicatessen, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Linienstr. 136, 10115 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighbourhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: +49 4930 27909683
"Quality of the food, a simple menu and joy of life": these are the inspirations that drove Udi and Sebastiano, two old time friends respectively from Israel and Italy, to create their new restaurant and bar concept in the heart of Mitte. During the day an easy going Pastrami Bar serves the original Reuben sandwich, delicious home made burgers and much more; Ruben & Carla at night lowers its lights, lights the candles, and changes itself into a sophisticated meat restaurant that serves prime quality steaks "Tagliata" style with hand cut fries. Ruben & Carla is the new meeting point to experience good food and wine, good music and to discover an eclectic and cosmopolitan crowd.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mitte

Neighbourhood Profile
The centre of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighbourhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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