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“A warm atmosphere!”
Review of Pasternak

Ranked #41 of 8,508 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $29
Cuisines: Russian, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Prenzlauer Berg
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.
Granada, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“A warm atmosphere!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Just pass the door and you are wrapped in a warm ambience. Just relax and enjoy!
The food is great and nicely served. We'll come back.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank DPhilippe
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Ashdod, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good, but overpriced”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

You can get a choice of russian meals. Solianka - well done!! Syberian pelmens - not bad. But service is not so good, and prices are too high for this level.

Visited December 2012
Thank SerBee
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St. Petersburg, Russia
Level 6 Contributor
430 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“worth to go there”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

I visited this restaurant 18 years ago and cherish very good memories about and this year I want to come there to inhale the fantastic ambience that used to be there.
it changed tremendously and lost its class in terms of the interior due to several shifts of owners.
However it preserves a high quality of Russian cuisine and caucasian cuisine.
Tasty borsctsh and hand-made pelmeny - just perfect. needless to tell about shashlyk.
The waitress told us that the kitchen is staffed with good Russian chefs.
Moreover there is a fabulous pianist. He is a real treasure there, he plays so masterly and composes such a poppury that you stop eating and start listening. Definitely he is a high professional. On the other hand he has a fine sense of humor cause he finishes his composition with the Hymn of Russia in a funny way. Just great.
There is a good wine offer.
The place is very cosy and it is located on a round square with a big and picturesque tree in the center.
Prices are moderate. I would recommend to book in advance cause at weekends it is fully booked.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Julia R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Just perfect!”
Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

Followed Trip Advisors recommendation and was not disappointed. Great atmosphere, great wine, great food. The Cherry Belini at the end was divine! Live piano and great ambiance. The two of us had the stroganoff and the Pasternak dumplings and the borscht. All delicious! Would recommend and would go back.

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1 Thank Rita T
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Ukunda, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant authentic quality food”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Ate here when staying nearby. Food was delicious, particularly the borshch. Dumplings for main were very good. We went on a Sunday night and there was a pianist who added to the atmosphere!

Price did match the quality, 20 to 30 euros for a four course set menu which is a little pricey, but the food was worth it.

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