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Pasternak

#175 of 6,267 Restaurants in Berlin
#189 of 6,540 Places to Eat in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Prenzlauer Berg
Fusion, Russian
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Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
030-4413399
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best start to a Sunday in Berlin

This corner restaurant with outdoor tables in leafy Prenzlauerberg does a Russian buffet for brunch - only on Sundays - which will make you late for your next gig. Caviar eggs, croissant, blinis, cakes, and dishes I don't know the name of keep filling the tables inside while you fill your plate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have been here twice. the first time I came here I had the big breakfast and cappuccino. The breakfast was cooked freshly. When I got the bill I did notice there change me for cappuccino twice. On my second vist here I had scrambled egg with spinach on the menu card it 5.50euros, The bread was so, small the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Sunday brunch is open from 9 to 15 and costs about 13 euros. There are many kinds of Russian foods, mostly small bites but there's a lot to eat.. Small plates but you get full pretty fast. I think there was a good amount of foods and not just breakfast things. No drinks were included in the price. Dessert table... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This corner restaurant with outdoor tables in leafy Prenzlauerberg does a Russian buffet for brunch - only on Sundays - which will make you late for your next gig. Caviar eggs, croissant, blinis, cakes, and dishes I don't know the name of keep filling the tables inside while you fill your plate and drink coffee outside soaking up the charm... More 

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Massachusetts
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The receptionist at our hotel recommended this Russian restaurant. It was an excellent recommendation. The food and service was perfect. The location on a quiet street in Prenzlauer Berg is picturesque. We really enjoyed it - even my 11 year old, who is a very picky eater (dumplings are great). The borscht was particularly fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Fresh made food, nice interior and quite terrace, good service at a good price. Would love to go there again.

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West Midlands
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Had lunch here on our first day and we were so impressed with the variety, ambience and service that we booked for the Sat evening, very popular, so booking necessary at weekends. Good quality unusual dishes, I had veal for the main course. Lovely sweets and excellent wine all at a very reasonable price. Friendly helpful staff and a lovely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Pasternak is a good Russian restaurant. traditional blinis and borscht and other delights. The food is delicious and the servings are large. The ambiance is warm and friendly even offering live piano. Service was excellent and attentive. And not expensive. If you want something different and a leisurely pleasurable dining experience you could do a lot worse that Pasternak. Enjoy.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This DK Choice restaurant has a charming atmosphere and the food was excellent and came quickly. BUT the service did leave something to be desired - perhaps it is the Russian East Berlin experience - it always had to be sought, standard offerings such as bread and water were not offered, and the staff did seem totally disinterested and somewhat... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Love prenzleur berg's village like feel. Quirky shops . Able to sit outside in the early evening and enjoy authentic feeling Russian food. Chandeliers and old black and white photos inside

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

When I'm in Prenzlauerberg, I always try to eat at the Pasternak, as it's such a wonderful Russian gem. The setting is beautiful with chandeliers, high ceilings, and historic photograps on the walls. The staff is well trained and all have some Russian "rustic" charm to them. Food is spectacular, come here to have all the classics of the Russian... More 

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Additional Information about Pasternak

Address: Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 030-4413399
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Prenzlauer Berg
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Fusion, Russian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Knaackstr. 22-24, 10405 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Prenzlauer Berg
  • Neighborhood: Prenzlauer Berg
  • Phone Number: 030-4413399

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fusion, Russian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Prenzlauer Berg
No Berlin neighborhood 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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