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Aigner Gendarmenmarkt

#488 of 6,384 Restaurants in Berlin
#523 of 6,658 Places to Eat in Berlin
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Franzosische Strasse 25, 10117 Berlin, Germany
030 / 203 75 18 50
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, 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
Duck steak is fantastic

Near by Gendarmenmarkt place. After the first business trip to Berlin in Feb 2015, this was the second visit to the same place but first time to have a proper lunch with our German partners at Aigner. I would strongly recommend to try Duck Steak with local beers!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We ate outside at this pleasant restaurant and had a lovely dinner. The waitress was great, very helpful and funny. The food was delicious, awesome schnitzel. would definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a really nice dinner at Aigner last night. My steak was cooked to perfection, my husband's Wiener Schnitzel was beautiful too. Wine and the Grapper (German) were great together with Dessert wine and Creme Catalan. Service was good and friendly. Decor was modern and clean. It reminded us of nice meals we had when we visited ski resorts... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The restaurant was booked for a group as an APT tour dine out. Unfortunately the menu and quality of food and service was not good. It would seem from our fellow travellers who dined there privately for lunch, that the "group" treatment was not up to the standard they provide for individuals

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Near by Gendarmenmarkt place. After the first business trip to Berlin in Feb 2015, this was the second visit to the same place but first time to have a proper lunch with our German partners at Aigner. I would strongly recommend to try Duck Steak with local beers!

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Aigner is located on the famous Gendarmenmarkt, arguably the nicest square in Berlin. The interior has been transferred from a closed Viennese establishmenet and the atmosphere is great with dark wood paneling and authentic furniture. The menu focusses on Austro-German fare and the " Wiener Schnitzel" here is legendary. Nice selection of Austrian adn German wines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It happened to be right by our hotel, but it also was really good food. We sat outside and had a great view of 2 churches and the concert hall. Our waitress was just terrific and made it all even more enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had attended a concert at the Konzerthaus just around the corner and this was the perfect way to round off the evening. Food was light, well presented and prepared and service was friendly and informal. Menu had some old German favourites with (possibly) the best schnitzel in town plus some market specials and new twists. Nice wine to wash... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Situated on the famous Gendarmenmarket Square in the centre of Berlin the Aigner is primarily Austrian and the inside décor very much reflects this theme which, as many who have travelled in Austria will confirm, is in a class of its own. We chose to sit on the terrace and watch the world go by and would recommend this to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My wife and i found this on trip advisor after we were craving a schnitzel. After a long day on a tour we used google maps and made our way to the restaurant. From a tour walk the day before we knew we were in the fancy pants area of the city. We were certainly the most underdressed in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Superb Service and Food in a Grand Old Lady of a Restaurant. Although pricey, excellent value and all three of us agreed that we'd return on our next trip to the city

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Restaurant Details

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, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions

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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