I tried a burger at the food truck ‘Gorilla Barbecue’ for the first time at the fair ‘Premium’ this summer in Berlin. After the burger there I wished to have the possibility to eat their food more often – without needing to chase down this food truck.
Thanks, my prayers were answered: The owners just opened their own restaurant called ‘Big Sur’ in Kreuzberg. Named after the amazing landscape in California, they aren’t just offering great burgers. In the menu you also find healthy and refined dishes with grilled buttermilk chicken, poached eggs and sauteed kale. But their menu isn’t a typical mixture of californian hipster ingredients – as you would guess by the name. They optimize their dishes with refined specials like truffle mayo, italian inspired sauces with anchovies or almonds and balsamico onions. Of course they also offer vegetarian options with falafel and grilled vegetables.
Besides tasty fries you can also order various side dishes like grilled broccoli, grilled romaine salad with chilli and coriander (highly recommended!) or potatoes.
The atmosphere in the restaurant is nice and the service is really good. Ask them for the special drinks of the day. We tried the ‘Winter Sour’ with Bourbon, Clementine and Glühwein Reduction.
And in the end: Get some dessert. The peanut chocolate cake with ice cream was to die for.
Address: ‘Big Sur’, Graefestraße 11, 10967 Berlin
Opening hours: Thursday-Sunday, 6 p.m – 5 a.m.
Photo credits: Giovanni Dominice