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Aigner Gendarmenmarkt

#502 of 6,268 Restaurants in Berlin
#534 of 6,541 Places to Eat in Berlin
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Franzosische Strasse 25, 10117 Berlin, Germany
030 / 203 75 18 50
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Aigner restaurant in the heart of Mitte Berlin enjoys views of the...
Aigner restaurant in the heart of Mitte Berlin enjoys views of the charming Gendarmenmarkt from its terrace and vistas of the French and German cathedrals. Aigner has furnishings rescued from the legendary Café Aigner in Vienna, from the billiard table to the modernist Thonet furniture, wine bins along the walls and mirrored ceiling, giving an air of elegant restraint. Private groups may make use of the billiard room. This is a fine restaurant and watering-hole for Berlin’s high-fliers – like former Chancellor Schröder -- though award-winning chef-owner Herbert Beltle cares little for that moniker. Instead, he concentrates on using the freshest ingredients to create excellent regional Austrian and south German cuisine alongside newer, lighter inventions. Signature dish is Tafelspitz, served in a brass kettle with haunch and shoulder of beef, veg, savoy cabbage, crème fraiche and apple-flavoured horseradish. Other dishes include ice cream of potato-leek soup with fried scallops, pink-fried calf’s kidneys in mustard sauce with potatoes, and Tete de Moine with fig mustard. Strong wine list. A few steps from the Schauspielhaus theatre.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent dining

We had delicious Weiner schnitzel here. The portion is so large that it covers the entire plate. We dined outdoors on a lovely Berlin evening and enjoyed the apricot crumble for dessert. The restaurant is right down the street from the Regent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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  • Doing business
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were referred to Aigner Gendarmenmarkt by our concierge, who suggested it as a restaurant that sourced locally produced food. Located on the historic Gendarmenmarkt square, the interior is charming and traditional. We each started with rocket salad with fresh bufala mozzarella, complemented with toasted seeds and sprouts. Delicious fresh bread accompanied by olive oil or seasoned butter kept us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a fabulous restaurant next to Franzoschisse strasse underground station on the Gendarmenmarkt. Basically we all had first class meals and wines for about half UK prices. The service was absolutely first class and made the whole evening the experience that good food should offer. The waiters really know their jobs and are friendly and helpful, but not pushy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We had delicious Weiner schnitzel here. The portion is so large that it covers the entire plate. We dined outdoors on a lovely Berlin evening and enjoyed the apricot crumble for dessert. The restaurant is right down the street from the Regent.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The places is not bad but overrated. I do not get why people go there and you have to reserve. I mean the place is not so bad but not so good. I would not go there again. The food is average.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

At first it was hard to get a table for Aigner, when we just marched in. This seems to be a popular restaurant and quite crowded. The food we ordered were well prepared and tasty, though a bit on the pricy side, but worth the money. Wine matched the dishes well even though it was nothing exceptional. Service was friendly,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We sat outside and enjoyed the people watching, while eating a delicious meal. The schnitzel was especially good, as was the fresh fish. Unfortunately, we were too full to try the strudel which looked great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

great restaurant, wonderful food and wine. The Manager/Host who had told us he had spent time in NY, Boston had a great attitude and his previous overseas experiences did him well. Would highly recommend this restaurant and excellent value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went with a group dinner so the menu was pre-selected. I didn't think I'd like the appetizer--smoked salmon with caviar on a potato pancake--but it was delicious! The Weiner schnitzel was huge and delicious as well. Our dessert was lava cake, which tasted like every other good lava cake in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner this evening. Excellent selection of German and Austrian dishes, using local farm ingredients. Sophisticated crowd but casual feel, with great outdoor seating on a street with great people watching. Really enjoyed it. Service was really slow, however.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were looking for some traditional German food on our first night in Berlin. We wandered around and found lots of places serving sausages and not a lit else. Decided to wander back to Aigner and we're lucky enough to get a table outside. We had schnitzel and the veal meatballs. Lots of food. The chicken schnitzel was juicy and... More 

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Additional Information about Aigner Gendarmenmarkt

Address: Franzosische Strasse 25, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 030 / 203 75 18 50
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisine: German, Austrian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Franzosische Strasse 25, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighborhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: 030 / 203 75 18 50

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Austrian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Aigner restaurant in the heart of Mitte Berlin enjoys views of the charming Gendarmenmarkt from its terrace and vistas of the French and German cathedrals. Aigner has furnishings rescued from the legendary Café Aigner in Vienna, from the billiard table to the modernist Thonet furniture, wine bins along the walls and mirrored ceiling, giving an air of elegant restraint. Private groups may make use of the billiard room. This is a fine restaurant and watering-hole for Berlin’s high-fliers – like former Chancellor Schröder -- though award-winning chef-owner Herbert Beltle cares little for that moniker. Instead, he concentrates on using the freshest ingredients to create excellent regional Austrian and south German cuisine alongside newer, lighter inventions. Signature dish is Tafelspitz, served in a brass kettle with haunch and shoulder of beef, veg, savoy cabbage, crème fraiche and apple-flavoured horseradish. Other dishes include ice cream of potato-leek soup with fried scallops, pink-fried calf’s kidneys in mustard sauce with potatoes, and Tete de Moine with fig mustard. Strong wine list. A few steps from the Schauspielhaus theatre.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Mitte
The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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