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MontrawCasual Fine Dining as in Tel Aviv

Thursday, April 19, 2018
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Restaurant Montraw Berlin Prenzlauer Berg-8
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Opening Times

Tuesday till Sunday 18.00-23.00
Brunch.
Saturday + Sunday 11.00-15.00

Address Montraw
Straßburger Straße 33
10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
How to get there
Contact
+49 30 257 827 07
montraw.com
price level€ € 

The fact that such an unfathomable amount of nationalities bring their culture here is the best part of Berlin's gastronomy scene. They create places you would usually have to travel far and wide to find and enjoy the pleasures they have to offer. Restaurant Montraw was added in mid February and is the newest one of these wonderful places in Prenzlauer Berg.

Designed both casually and elegantly by Berlin design company One plus Eleven. Typical in Israel, a bar is located in the centre. A cheerful, experienced international service which, while remaining completely relaxed, ensures you have a great time. Montraw feels like a mild summer night in Tel Aviv.

Similar to the workings of head chef Ben Barabi in his kitchen in Israel, Italian barman Francesco prefers using fresh herbs in his fabulous drinks which are used to open the celebration. Za'atar improves the bread with butter in a heavenly way. Afterwards, an extremely delicate brik pastry is served with an aubergine cream and pistachio as a promising amuse bouche.

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Owner Galina Marimont, born in St. Petersburg, did a wonderful job putting together her team. Other than the head chef, who gives Montrawit's culinary face, the manager of the restaurant Shimon Rokhlin is also originally from Tel Aviv. They got to know each other in America's culinary school CIA and later worked together in star-awarded New York restaurant Marea.

Galina Marimont wanted to create a "democratic place" with a harmonious concept of design, culinary art and the best service. A place with every asset of a high-end restaurant while remaining affordable for a comparatively large group of people. An intention which successfully became reality. Also thanks to Shimon Rokhlin, a wonderful host who always ensures the spirit stays high.

He and his team create a warm, almost familiar atmosphere you do not want to leave in Montraw. The bar with its dazzling lamps as the core in the centre. The combination of the stage and music ensure a subtle vibrating atmosphere. Surrounded by tables on which Ben Barabi's Israeli inspired delicacies are served.

We fall in love with "Fisch Crudo", made of hamachi with a lemon vinaigrette, mashed fig, chili and mint. We compete for the "Octopus à la Plancha" with mashed lentils, salsa verde and Jerusalem artichoke. We devour every leaf of Barabi's interpretation of a "Salad Niçoise". We dispute over pasta of the day all Arrabiata with octopus, anchovies and caper and unite in a round dance of enthusiasm for the heavenly dessert.

Tip. Lunch and a weekend brunch will be served as of the end of May. By then the terrace will also be officially opened.

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