Prenzlauer Berg is one of the most cosy and relaxed Bezirke in Berlin where you will be able to find a nice restaurant on basically each and every corner of most streets. Of course there are big favourites, such as the Helmholzplatz, the Kollwitzplatz and other silly little streets off the Schönhauser Allee. A few weeks ago we were browsing the streets around Eberswalder Straße, inbetween the Kollwitzplatz. Here you find – among many others – the alluring brunch hot spot Anna Blume and a classical restaurant called November. Quite German, but not per se. Yes, you can eat your well-known schnitzel here, but they also do some more generic Western-European cuisine. Since the weather is so nice these days, we chose to lounge outside.
Eating Good Food at November
If you are looking for a nice place to eat a classical meal, November is the place to be. They do German-infused dining as the main food fetish – with many potatoes, meats and stylish German food. No currywurst haunts the kitchen here, as it is proper dining in a cosy yet low-key atmosphere in this little Prenzlauer restaurant. As we sat outside, sipped on a nice g&t, we browsed through the menu. November does a weekly special and has a standard à la carte menu. One of the specials was roast beef with potatoes and a side salad, which my dinner companion ordered.
The roast beef was sliced into thin and succulent slices with crunchily baked potatoes and a refreshing salad. And to make things even better: it came with wasabi mayonaise. And since I was trying to eat a bit more healthily, I chose a salad with turkey, parmesan, tomatoes, lettuce and a subtle honey-mustard dressing. A simple, yet yummy answer to the salad craze. Both dishes were well-prepared and flavoursome.
But the best bit is yet to come. Dessert and my undying devotion to this section of eating out has not wavered. And my truest of all dessert lovers has been – and will remain? – the crème brulée. As soon as I had seen this delectable dish on the dessert menu at November, I knew what I was going to order. It had to be the crème brulée. Served in a traditional low and relatively flat and rounded bold, the creme had a nice large surface where its sugar had been melted into a crunchy top. It offered near-to-perfection in the way only a crème brulée can tempt and seduce a woman.
What Makes this Restaurant Fabulous?
- Nice, atmospheric yet low-key restaurant. Perfect for a slow and sultry evening eating out.
- Classical dishes with a German sauce.
- Nice outside space, cosy neighbourhood.
What Makes this Restaurant less Fabulous?
- It is not overly beautiful, gorgeous or special. It is a classical run-off-the-mill German restaurant. Nice, but nothing too over the top.
- And it is not the cheapest place, granted, in Prenzlauer Berg. You will be spending at least 15 euros for a main dish.
Where to Go?
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