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“Fantastic food, warm and inviting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Alexandrowka 1 Russisches Restaurant

Alexandrowka 1 Russisches Restaurant
Russische Kolonie 1, , Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
+49 331 2006478
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Ranked #35 of 231 restaurants in Potsdam
Price range: $11 - $19
Cuisines: Russian
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Description: Russische Spezailitaten im historischem Ambiente der Kolonie Alexandrowka UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe.
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic food, warm and inviting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Excellent Russian cuisine, the borscht delicious and delightful desserts. Nicely decorated and very good service.

Visited February 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Berlin, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Russian cuisine in a perfect setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The atmosphere and the food is worth going there. The dishes are not fancy, but down to earth. We enjoyed a nice afternoon in the garden and liked the Russian specialities. I also checked out the interior and thought I am in Russia - very cosy and for sure a nice experience during long winter days. If you are looking for something special away from all the tourist stuff, that's the place to go.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great location, friendly service, perfect for a stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

I ordered an regular coffee and a delicious honey cake! Both were very delicious. Take a stop and enjoy russian hospitality!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
“Authentic, warm, worth a special trip from Berlin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

I have been coming to Potsdam for 15 years. This restaurant has been open for about 5 and somehow I have missed it. It is kind of out of the way. Most restaurants in Potsdam are in the old town. But this one is hidden among old houses that used to house Russian community back in the days of east Germany and Russian 5th army's HQ being there. It's a little hard to find, but if you get yourself to Dorint - Sansoucci hotel, it is directly across the street in a a group of old wooden homes in the field.

I know Russian food, I have been eating since I was born :-). My first check of any "russian" restaurant is - Do they speak Russian? These folks do. Bingo!! One note - they speak great Russian and German. English seems a bit weak, but the menu is all three. So with a little patience, you will sort it out. The restaurant is basically a house that had been turned into a restaurant. Usually that doesn't work well, but here it does, as they decorated it as a russian country home. authentic and low key. Russian food is home food. It doesn't fir well into a restaurant setting. Takes too long, too many courses, and socialization is an important part of the meal. But they pull off the right "atmosphere" here. Add to that the nostalgia of old soviet pop music and you feel like you are sitting in someone's village home in 1960's. Of course that "someone" would have be doing very well financially :-).

The food is "real". I wanted everything on the menu, but had to settle for a selection, but had to settle for "salo" appetizer (smoked and salt cured pig fat - I know it sounds terrible, but trust me - it is awesome). Mushroom soup was superb. And "holodets" - meat jelly was superb. Again, english words tarnish this dish. it is amazing. If these sounds a little too exotic, there are plenty of "safe" choices of dishes - meats, fish, pancakes, dumplings, etc. etc. All home made, lovingly prepared and served. Service is very personal and friendly. But do NOT go if you are in a hurry. All of this takes time. Don't forget the tea and dessert. The tea selection is amazing, but stick to "Samovar" tea (georgian tea from the russian traditional samovar) and they have home made preserves, jellies, fresh thin crepes, and cakes. This visit will be your most memorable dining experience in Germany.

Enjoy!!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Louis, Missouri
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“Just like eating at a Russian farmhouse after a bountiful harvest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

Alexandrowka is traditional Russian home cooking in the Old Russian part of Potsdam. It is in one of the traditional Russian houses (pre wars) and the food was fabulous with large portions and very reasonably priced. It was just like eating at a Russian farm house after a plentiful harvest.

If you like dry red wine ask for a glass of the Georgian dry red wine. The white wine is semi-sweet. Save room for dessert. Try the pudding. You must also try the Russian tea with honey.

Our server did not speak English but my wife speaks German so everything was fine.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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