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“good food and friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pasternak

Pasternak
Ranked #45 of 8,306 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $27
Cuisines: Israeli, Ukrainian, Russian, Eastern European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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.
Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“good food and friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

We enjoyed a meal here on our first night in Berlin. The staff couldn't have been friendlier and the food was good with generous portions. The pianist was an added bonus.

  • Visited March 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great russian restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

I visited this small restaurant after my hotrl Ackselhaus recommended it. I tried their Ivan menu with 4courses for 25eur, which was very tasty, fresh, nice decorated and quit big for me. See my pictures. They offer good georgian wines and beer from Moskau. Young staff, very well visited by locals, nice place and nice terrace during good weather.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful restaurant - shocking service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

We reserved a table here mainly due to how beautifully intimate the place was from the outside. The decor felt like a family home which was such a good feeling after walking around in the snow all day.
The food was also quite enjoyable, the wild rice is a particular favourite.
But the service wasn't amazing at all. The waitress didn't make eye contact with us all night, she talked over me, lit a candle 3 times when I asked her not to, and eventually gave us our food (without asking what dish was for who) and walked away. We had to go to the bar to ask for pepper. If service doesn't bother you then head here for sure, otherwise there are plenty of other amazing places in berlin.

  • Visited January 2014
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Tel Aviv
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“fabulous brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

i had the brunch last saturday and it was fabulous. russian specialties, and lots of fresh fruit and vegetable, and outstanding bread. the cappuccino was pretty good too (though i've had better), and the freshly squeezed fruit juices were excellent. excellent service as well.

  • Visited March 2014
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Berlin, Germany
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“Not the typical all you can eat Sunday brunch...great food and price.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

Pasternak is a great place to go for Sunday brunch. It's all you can eat for just €12. The food is actually quite good, not like most all you can eat restaurants that serve bland, poor quality options. Here, you'll find a wide range of dishes from meatballs to fish to tasty tiramisu. Drinks are not included in the price. It's a fairly small place, so you may have to wait for a table. Recommended.

  • Visited January 2014
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