Berlin | Feinberg’s

Feinberg’s is a sophisticated restaurant in Berlin-Schöneberg that offers authentic Israeli specialties like hummus and lava stone meals. Besides cosher meals, they offer numerous vegetarian and vegan meals that are worth a try!

As a friend of ours is going to move to Tel Aviv soon, we wanted to visit an authentic Israeli place to spend an evening together.  Following a recommendation of a friend, we went to Feinberg’s. It’s located close to the famous KaDeWe in the West part of Berlin. At first glance, Feinberg’s seemed like an upscale restaurant with his big glass facade. But entering it, we were welcomed by a homey atmosphere, golden light and nice music.

It was quite a nice surprise that a small bowl of hummus and a variation of crispy bread was served as an appetizer.  For drinks, we ordered a well-known Israeli beer called Goldstar and the home-made lemonade with fresh mint and lemon.

Being five people, we decided to go for a Feinberg’s dip-plate with matbucha (a dip made of tomatoes, roasted paprika and garlic), beetroot dip, tahini (sesame paste), baba-ganoush (aubergine and tahini cream), and labane cheese (a cream cheese made of yogurt). It was served with pita bread which was still warm from the oven. Very delicious, especially the baba-ganoush.

Sephardic cuisine at its best

As main dishes, my friends went for hummus with merguez (beef sausage seasoned with hot spices), shakshuka (poached eggs in a sauce made of paprika, tomato and garlic, vegetarian) and hamin (overnight baked beef with vegetables). As I liked the appetizer so much, I was going for a big bowl of hummus with champignon ragout (vegan). All dishes served with pita, pickles, and olives. The portions were very big so that we could hardly finish our plates.

I was impressed by the amazing seasoning of my dish. Also, the combination of the creamy, soft hummus and the spicy mushrooms was just great. My friends were also very happy with their dishes. As two people in our round spent some time in Israel, they could guarantee us that the served food was very authentic.

In my opinion, Feinberg’s is a great place where meat eaters, as well as picky eaters, can get happy. Could be, for example, a good option if your parents are on a visit to Berlin. I would definitely come back to Feinberg’s to try out more of their dishes and enjoy the nice ambiance.

ON THE MENU: High-quality Sephardic cuisine.

PRICES: Starter plate for two people 10.50€ (we shared it with 5 people). Mains around 10.00€.

VIBES:  Sophisticated, West-Berlin, but surprisingly homey at the same time.

DOWNER: Better reserve a table when you come in the evening – the restaurant was fully packed when we visited it.

PICKY NOTES: Dishes with meat, vegetarian and vegan ones available.

Feinberg’s sounds nice, but you are craving for a classic pizza today? Go to Zeus Pizzeria!

Feinberg’s, Fuggerstraße 35, 10777 Berlin. Website.

KatrinKatrin has been addicted to good food since forever. Even her first handwritten letter from a school trip was mainly about the food she had and about its quality. Her baking career – a passionate one – started at age 8 and is still flourishing. She is a vegetarian, part-time vegan and is always looking for new tastes.

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