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Pasternak

#196 of 6,388 Restaurants in Berlin
#207 of 6,662 Places to Eat in Berlin
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 21
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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
Super brunch on weekends

Pasternak is a great place to spend a couple of lazy hours. On weekends, there is an amazing, good value all you can eat brunch with Russian specialties and Central European staples. Dishes vary constantly (hence they have plenty of loyal regulars that keep coming back for more). Service is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2011
Sassy_Traveller_82
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Berlin, Germany
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Berlin, Germany
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60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

Pasternak is a great place to spend a couple of lazy hours. On weekends, there is an amazing, good value all you can eat brunch with Russian specialties and Central European staples. Dishes vary constantly (hence they have plenty of loyal regulars that keep coming back for more). Service is not especially friendly, then again it rarely is in Berlin.

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Warsaw
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

I have been twice to Pasternak for lunch. Both times the food has been superb. The value for money is outstanding. The next time when in Berlin, I will visit Pasternak for dinner. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Berlin.

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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

I really enjoyed the food and the presentation. Nice service as well. Try the place next door too...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

I am wary of restaurants that are brunch places, but this place was excellent. We went for dinner and started with the borscht and solyjanka soups. Both were excellent and filling. You could taste the freshness of the beets. The latkes were also very good and there was nothing but true ingredients without fillers. For the main I had garkoye... More 

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England
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

I had borscht and green tea. The tea was very bitter but the borscht was terrific. We sat in a nice little room on the left side and played backgammon. Service was friendly- even offering gaming advice! and they let us stay as long as we liked.

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tulsa, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

My dish (pan fried sturgeon with a very typically Russian salad of beets, egg, mushrooms, capers, etc) was excellent, as was the appetizer sampler we ordered for our table. The outdoor tables were comfortable, the service was just fine, and I would go back anytime. We had a reservation and were glad we did because the outdoor tables filled quickly.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

Today we visited this place. Not the best spot in this area, but still really nice. Best thing about this reastaurant is that it has good choises for those who are not that into meat and still want something else for their brunch than croissants and coffee. Plenty of variation. We really enjoyed.

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Rotterdam
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

Never thought that Russian cuisine would be that great. We only went there because they have a very nice outside area but we were totally surprised by the nice food and the very friendly service. We had some dough dumplings, like Russian tortellini, that were absolutely fabulous and also a soup with a dough lid, both soup and lid were... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2010

The food was ok. Large portions etc. The restaurant is noisy and mainly suited for groups. Informal, the furniture on the rickety side. Main problem was that my handbag/wallet etc "went missing" when I was there, and the staff were completely uninterested in the problem. "They probably put it in the safe, but I don't have the key" was the... More 

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2009

Recommended by the concierge at our hotel, it couldn't have been a better choice. Situated in a predominantly Jewish area, it wasn't surprising that the food had a Jewish influence. Although it was busy and we didn't have a reservation, we were given a table almost immediately. The menu offered a good if not extensive choice (and was provided in... More 

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Prenzlauer Berg

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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