It is incredible how long it took us to come to this place. And it is walking distance from where we live. It is funny how we tend to overlook some of the best options when they are too close and too easy to get. After walking by Ruben & Carla a million times and reading thousands of great consistent reviews we finally decided to try it. AND not only is the place super cool but the food is always top notch!
This jewel of a place is located on Linienstrasse, a quiet and yet very interesting street in the heart of Mitte’s gallery district. The design is a mishmash of styles that come together to create a super inviting atmosphere. Don’t miss the great artwork (on sale) on the walls. During the day it is a NY-style Pastrami restaurant. The pastrami reuben sandwich and the gourmet burgers have consistently featured among Berlin’s best. It is a great place for a quick bite, light lunch or even a proper meal.
At night, Ruben & Carla transforms itself into a swanky meat restaurant serving prime quality grass-fed beef “Tagliata style” and signature hand-cut fries (delicious). A seasonal menu with steaks, starters, saladas, pastas and veggie options are also on offer.
The crowd is quite diverse and low profile with a trendy flair, especially at night. It is, however, a welcoming and casual affair, always.
Make sure to walk around the area and explore some of the coolest Berlin inner courtyards!
What we like to order at Ruben & Carla: Reuben Sandwich (with extra cheese) or Classic Burger (with bacon)
Address: Linienstrasse 136 Berlin