|Gorki Park in Berlin|
We sat down outside Gorki Park a few weeks ago on a steamy day...only to have a burst of rain shower chase us inside. I am so glad it did. The area on the left is more of the restaurant side with the right bar side holding USSR gems. Posters, memorabilia - it was a really quirky setting.
We had a Russian beer, Moskwa, and it came in a bad-ass glass. We asked how much the glasses were, but 6.50 was a little spendy (I know, our thriftiness is impressive). The beer itself was serviceable and added to the experience, but nothing that special.
We ordered two of the more pricey lunch options at 9-12ish euro and they were presented beautifully - Beef Stroganov & dumplings. The dumplings had a variety of fillings (I liked the spinach & chicken best ), but a huge plate of them got a little one note. The stroganov was exceptional meaty goodness with a nice little green salad. Some of the meals came with a shot of vodka - almost wish we'd gotten crazy with it. All in all, not a deal, but a fun experience.
I heard they are known for their breakfasts (ah! Berlin brunch) & will have to check it out.
2014 Update:A stop last Sunday proved that this is still an excellent choice. Outdoor seating on a warm October evening, borscht, rich stroganoff and - yes - more dumplings were all very pleasing.
Tel: 030 4487286
- Mon-Sat 9:30 am - 2 amSun 10 am - 2 am