Spare Ribs, Spare Ribs, Spare Ribs! That’s right, Pantry has the best ones we have had in Berlin so far. It doesn’t hurt that this restaurant is also one of the smartest in Berlin Mitte. AND that it is conveniently located just off Oranienburger Tor U6 Subway Station along Friedrichstrasse.
As you walk into this place, you will be “hugged” by a see of amazing Chesterfield style leather couches. The design of the place alone is worth a visit. Super comfy, super cozy and inviting. The Photography on the walls is also super striking. Check out the metallic tiles. They are sensational. During the warmer months, there is an amazing backyard area. Although not as comfy as the inside, it is also super inviting and beautiful.
Another cool thing about Pantry is their commitment to seasonal and local produce. The menu rotates monthly depending on what is in season. The animal products are also said to be sourced through visits to local markets and/or farms within a 100 Km radius.
While some people on our table felt their meat was tasty but nothing special, some of us could not stop raving about the spare ribs and the Entrecôte. We have since gone back and re-tried the spare ribs. They were sensational! Make sure to check their menu on their website before booking so you know what to expect.
The crowd is usually a mix of cool locals and “in-the-know” tourists. You will no doubt be among a smart crowd. Nothing stiff, though. It is Berlin. People are, most of the times, super casual and relaxed.
The service is very friendly and attentive. Even though the place is often very busy, we have always had efficient and friendly service at Pantry. Reservations are strongly advised.
Make sure to explore some of the super cool bars along Torstrasse after dinner. You are guaranteed a fun night.
Address: Friedrichstrasse 120 Berlin