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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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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New Orleans
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Café Berlin is my son Joseph's favorite restaurant in DC. I have had the pleasure of dining at Café Berlin whenever I am in DC with my son. Each time I have tried a different, authentic German dish including Weiner Schnitzel and Sauerbraten. The food is delicious and plentiful, served by a lovely German waitress, Michaela who provides details of... More 

Thank Susan P
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221 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

The Berlin Cafe is in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and not far from Union Station. The food is clean, fresh German cuisine, with all the usual specialties. If you like German food, Cafe Berlin has some of the best German food outside of Germany.

1 Thank lesmad
Highland, Utah
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85 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

The Cafe Berlin offers good German food on the patio and in the basement of an old row house on Capitol Hill. The service is very friendly, the setting is casual, and the food is authentic German at reasonable prices.

Thank stevenutah
Manchester, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Food is wonderful and the staff as well. Eager to help in any way they can. Take their advice on the wine paring for your meal. They know what they are doing!

Thank kejj1955
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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!

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.

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 

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!

1 Thank Rachel L
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

1 Thank Mombassa R
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 

1 Thank Margot H

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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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?