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Pasternak

#38 of 6,809 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Prenzlauer Berg
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Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 4413399
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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While it's hard to get tired of German food, we were looking for something slightly outside-the-box to vary up our choices, and Pasternak's Russian menu was a hit. The pierogi-style dumplings were incredibly flavorful (try the three-style combo if you're a bit indecisive), and the soups were perfect for warming up after a cold walk over. Waitress was extremely friendly... More 

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Thank faith0302
Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the beef Stroganoff was a bit too sour for me (just a personal taste-thing) everything else was just wonderful. I loved the Russian egg, the solanka soup (where the Georgian wine really came into its own) and the blinis. We ended with a Georgian, grape-based version of vodka that was just amazing. A must-go when you are in Prenzlauer... More 

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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant as one of our party was Russian. The whole evening was wonderful - the ambience, the service, the kitchen all came together to give the customer a very good experience. 2 of our party were vegan and they found a delicious meal with no problem. We all enjoyed the Moscow Mule drinks - a long drink... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's described as 'Russian-Jewish" so most of the dishes were new to us and they were just fantastic. Best of all is the shared "Dr Zhivago" platter of starters, blini with caviar, herring, fabulous salads - a real taste experience. We had Beef stroganoff and stuffed calf to follow accompanied by fantastic red Georgian wine. The waiters were great and... More 

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Thank Liz B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Randomly selected as we were staying around the corner. A total gem. Fabulous food and chic atmosphere.

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Thank K_H01mes
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having turned up at 9 without a reservation I was seated at the only table available which was in the window, the ambiance was really lovely with a piano player and traditional features including chandlers, I had the borshtsh and the blini walga washed down with vodka, as good as I have had in Russia...amazing, will be back on my... More 

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Thank 910laurie18
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A co worker suggested this restaurant specifically for brunch so we went without a reservation but the waiter still managed to fit my friends and I in! Super sweet staff and amazing food! Highly recommend

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Thank Rocky T
Milan, Italy
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I truly appreciated the experience. Good food (i supposed to find a bit more "Russian" foot print in it, actually), lovely rooms which let me feel back in the past. A bit busy, for brunches, i guess and i'll be more detailed once i'll tried the moments with less people. At the end, a nice and mainly recommended experience. I'll... More 

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Thank GoloPaolo
toronto
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing restaurant; food is great, ambience is great, service is great, area is cool. We went for dinner but brunch looks amazing - would definitely return!

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Thank travler019
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I was worried about being inundated with a lot of wurst and sauerkraut in Berlin but I was absolutely wrong! After reading some Yelp reviews on dining around the Prenzlaurberg area, my friend and I decided to try this Russian-Jewish establishment. Mind-blowingly delicious. First of all, the entire place looks like the coziest Grandma's living room. There was a jazz... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Cuisine
Ukrainian, European, Russian, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:00
Monday
09:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 01:00
Thursday
09:00 - 01:00
Friday
09:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Prenzlauer Berg
  • Neighbourhood: Prenzlauer Berg
  • Phone Number: +49 30 4413399
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.

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Prenzlauer Berg
No Berlin neighbourhood has undergone a greater change than Prenzlauer Berg. The artists and non-conformists that defined the district’s intriguing subculture in the 1980s and 90s have been replaced by a young, hip crowd that frequents the many cafes. Where there were once run-down houses in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, there are now designer shops. Beautiful old homes have been modernized and renovated, and on Sundays, thousands turn the park next to remnants of the wall into a playground for street artists, musicians, and flea market shoppers. This attracts young urban families who enjoy the balance of big city life and small-town comfort. Meanwhile, trendy, young, upper-class visitors from all over the world are attracted to the local high-end shops, cafés, and sophisticated bars and restaurants. The merits of this transformation are a favorite topic of debate around the city, but it makes for some of the best people-watching Berlin has to offer.
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