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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
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Seasonal offerings are fantastic, but almost have to be passed over for the old trustys done right. Schnitzel, wurst...everything just delicious. Mashed potatoes with goat cheese. And who knew sauerkraut balls were a thing. So tasty. So good. Great patio. Great service. Great beer. I'm in!

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Thank SydinDC
Montreal, Canada
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

We went there on a summer night and ate on the beautiful terrace, illuminated by little lights. Very good german food, large selection, sausages cooked to perfection, large selection of german beer, including some on taps. The waiting staff was attentive and very helpful. All in all, an haevenly experience on a warm summer night.

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1 Thank Marc G
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Try any of the authentic schnitzel, veal, pork or chicken. We had the pork and chicken this time. Cooked to perfection. The veal is very good, which we has on a previous trip. We sat outside and conversed with the surrounding tables and have a great time, almost like you were in Germany. Don't forget to order some small plates... More 

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1 Thank Bill S
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Hands down, BEST German food I've had, since going to Germany! Not only the best food, but lots of it & have actual German natives working. Mackayla was the best waitress! Great sense of humor & very on top of it all! Prices are high, but beyond worth it!

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1 Thank Rachel L
Texas
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

We spent two hours over a long lunch visiting with friends and the service was very good, but the food was exquisite! We lingered over every course. Appetizers were shared around the table - potato cakes, a plates a fresh & soft giant pretzels with a red, vinergary cheese spread, and three types of little salads. The jagerschnitzle was cooked... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We were able to sit in the Beer Garden for dinner, which was very romantic. The food was excellent, we especially enjoyed the Sauerbraten. It was tender, with a lovel balance of flavors. The Black Forest Cake was fantastic. Our server, Ryan, was very friendly and helpful. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave excellent suggestions about the... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

If you are looking for the real thing when it comes to German food you will be happy here. Good service, cozy environment (we were there when it poured rain, otherwise we would have sat outdoors). Great Wiener Schnitzel and good wine and beer selection too. We would definitely recommend this restaurant for a quiet laid back and tasty meal.

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1 Thank CathandDave
Marietta, Georgia
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98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

The best Wiener Schnitzel I have ever eaten! Large portions, but you will eat it all! My friend had the Jäger schnitzel and Spatzel and said it was wonderful.

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Thank Pam Y
Clinton, Mississippi
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

Although its rather small and plain I did enjoy the meal. Good beverage selection and the waitress was helpful in navigating the menu.

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1 Thank Joel Y
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

We found this place upon a recommendation, and so happy we decided to stop for dinner. Quiet, calm, excellent service, and amazing German cuisine. We arrived without a reservation but we're treated as if we had one. Excellent German beer selection, German and Austrian wine selection, and reasonable prices. I don't remember ever encountering a restaurant that had such excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
German, European, Central European, International
Meals
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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?