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Aigner Gendarmenmarkt

#88 of 6,755 Restaurants 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Description: Aigner restaurant in the heart of Mitte Berlin enjoys views of the charming...
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 service

I hosted a large group (60+) as part of a business evening, the service was absolutely excellent, I really couldn't fault the staff, always made to feel extremely welcome. The planning stage was well organised too. Really good quality food, very pleased

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Aimee S
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I hosted a large group (60+) as part of a business evening, the service was absolutely excellent, I really couldn't fault the staff, always made to feel extremely welcome. The planning stage was well organised too. Really good quality food, very pleased

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Villach, Austria
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great dinner with friends and colleagues, shepherded by the restaurant manager himself. Top informed all the time about each single dish we got, the products and producers behind. I had Aigner’s steak tartare served with different spices, farmer’s bread and butter (wonderful!) followed by - i can really recommend that - boiled beef tongue served in The... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food and good service. Upscale restaurant with some unique dishes and dessert. Good for a special evening celebration. Please try the Austrian dessert here

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A small restaurant with wonderful service. The menu is limited and focuses on traditional German and Viennese cuisine. You will not find vegan fusion food here. I had the veal meatballs and I have never had better – and I am a huge meatball fan. The restaurant was full--a mix of locals and international visitors, all of whom seemed to... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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180 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favourite places to try famous "Die Kupfertöpfe" which is farly similar to viennese tafelspitz or polish boiled beef. They offer varius german specialities like soups, meats and deserts and have good selection of wines. Asparagus in the spring is a must.

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Berlin, Germany
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55 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the wife and I are in Berlin "Mitte" and lunchtime comes around we usually head for Aigner. Right on Gendarmenmarkt, the large square which contains the French and German churches, the Concert Hall and the large statue of Fredrich Schiller, the location couldn't be better. As this restaurant is run by one of Berlins most professional restauranteurs, you should... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic pre-concert dinner. The atmosphere was cozy and German. The food was excellent. We had attentive service. Our waiter was helpful and friendly, and he spoke excellent English!

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Thank ThomSinclair
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An expensive restaurant, but worth it for one night of our trip. We ourselves felt a little under-dressed in jeans and t-shirts, but the staff did not make us feel so :-) Unlike the review here on Tripadvisor where the waiter tried to steal their wine, we got far more than we had paid for! I ordered two glasses, and... More 

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Shanghai, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there after reading the good reviews online. The staff was nice and helpful. Had a drink at the bar. Then we wait over an hour to get two signature dishes (schnitzel & brass kettle). The appetizers (smoked ham and cheese) : tasteless. The bread came with the super salty olive oil (they have oil bottles filled with salt... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by the concierge, this wonderful restaurant, across from the Gendarmenmarkt served us the best Weiner Schnitzel we have ever had! It's charming warmth is the perfect setting to dig into the perfect German dinner with terrific service and an incredible wine list. Whether you get a window table or not, this is a don't miss it treat!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, 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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