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Cafe Berlin

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German, European, Central European, International
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322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702 (Between 3rd & 4th)
+1 202-543-7656
11:30 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We stopped by here for an easy dinner with our 4 1/2 year old daughter. We are sorry it took us so long to visit! Great German menu of schnitzels, sausages and other home-made treats. Great beer selection. Great service.

1 Thank David J
Virginia, USA
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151 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Sound, but not crazy good German food. Excellent salads. Pretty good, but not great, schnitzel. Good spätzle. GREAT outdoor seating. Crazy expensive given the return. Very good beer.

1 Thank dctrentster
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This restaurant is near Union Station. We walked there from the Metro. It's in a row of what appears to be houses turned restaurants. They each have al fresco dining in the front garden, however, being a warm, muggy day, we chose to sit inside. The service is impeccable, the food is first rate, and the selection of German beers... More 

1 Thank ZanerHouston_Texas
Alexandria, Virginia
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This place is always amazing! We have been coming here for 7 years, and as always the food, service, drink are always top notch. We always and highly recommend this place to everyone we meet. From the smile at the door, to the smile at the end the employee's make you feel part of the family.

1 Thank michaelw1074
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

As a fan of German cuisine, I will say the food here was "ausgezeignet." Our party had a variety of appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts and it was all outstanding. Portions were substantial and the prices were very reasonable, especially for Washington. The cafe itself is cozy and warm. German beer on draft adds to the experience. Wait staff was... More 

1 Thank RJN612
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

While in DC for five days we have visited a variety of restaurants. What I like most about this one is a combination of the food and service. The food is outstanding (and that coming from someone whose family owns a German restaurant in another state), but we also had a great server. I suggest making reservations (which we did... More 

2 Thank Monika T
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Coming from German heritage I was interested to try their food. We saw that this place got some nice reviews, so we tried it out on our recent trip to DC. We weren't disappointed. Service was slow, but they had limited staff and were especially busy for a Monday evening. (All's forgiven!). There were four in our party, we enjoyed... More 

1 Thank joycelia
Woodbridge, Virginia
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126 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

A group of friends and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner here. The food is, without a doubt, some of the best German food I have eaten. The service was good as well. They run a happy hour until 6 with pretty good discounts on bar items. One odd thing is that you can't order the happy hour house red wine... More 

1 Thank Bill D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

walked in around 3:30pm and was rejected because they were fully booked and we needed a reservation. we were able to get a reservation on open table and had the confirmation but the hostess still didn't honor it. the way that she handled it was so unprofessional that we never want to come back and we want to let others... More 

Thank Saerome P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Excellent menu, nice ambiance and great service. My husband, son and all had a delightful, delicious lunch on Tuesday afternoon. The beer was good, selection of sandwiches enticing and interesting. The sandwiches were served with a cup of onion soup and a scoop of potatoes. The ciabatta bread was wonderfully crusty and we ate every bite.

1 Thank CathyM1313

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
German, European, Central European, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
    (Between 3rd & 4th)
  • Public Transportation: Union Station on the red line is only 3 short blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-543-7656

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?