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Aigner Gendarmenmarkt

#432 of 6,082 Restaurants in Berlin
#465 of 6,349 Places to Eat in Berlin
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Mitte
German, Austrian
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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: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic German experience

We dined here on the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel as we wanted authentic German food. The ambiance of the restaurant is really nice and we had a fabulous waiter (Fabian). He had such a great personality that it made the experience really fun. We would recommend the Aigner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Bellevue, Washington
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Bellevue, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We dined here on the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel as we wanted authentic German food. The ambiance of the restaurant is really nice and we had a fabulous waiter (Fabian). He had such a great personality that it made the experience really fun. We would recommend the Aigner schnitzel and the chicken. Both came with warm potato... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited on the recommendation of our concierge and were eternally grateful! Sadly we were too tired to wait so ate early, which meant that the restaurant was a bit emptier than I usually like, but the food was still divine. We took the waitress' recommendation on the wine and were really pleased with that as well - all in... More 

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123 reviews 123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Aigner was recommended by the concierge at the Kempinski Adlon Hotel. We were looking for an unpretentious quality meal and the Aigner fit the bill perfectly. The menu is somewhat limited but service was efficient and friendly and the food was served hot and flavorful. Somewhat tired of bratwurst I ordered baked chicken with warm potato salad. It was a... More 

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esher, surrey, UK
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105 reviews 105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Our booking was made by the concierge at our hotel so we were expecting good food, good service and a nice atmosphere. What we got was a table just big enough for 2 set against the dividing wall between the main room and what looked like an overflow space. Plenty of tables in this space and even a couple of... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Aigner serves very good food and has an excelente choice of wines. But service is arrogant and does not make you feel wellcomed. I woul skip it¡

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Algarve, Portugal
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98 reviews 98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Nice vieuw on the Gendarmenplatz. We got decent food for a decent price friendly service just a bit looking to find the entrance

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Pre-booked online from the UK as had read good things. Intrigued by the Austrian cuisine and, after checking the website, my husband couldn't wait to sample the 'brass kettle' dish as the link to the YouTube video of how it's served, had caught his eye. Pleased to say that the restaurant didn't disappoint. Teenage kids and I shared two starters... More 

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Nuenen, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After running our Berlin half marathon last weekend, we (party of 7) decided to celebrate with a fantastic Wiener Schnitzel. And indeed it was very good, until we ordered dessert. Three of us ordered the Katalanische Creme, which had a price of €8 as was shown in full view on a sign behind us on the wall. While waiting for... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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259 reviews 259 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The food is wonderful at this Viennese-styled restaurant in the Sofitel on the Gendarmenmarkt. Wonderful food, great service, and a pleasant ambience make it a worthwhile evening.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

After a long day of touring, my family (husband and teen-ager) was tired and hungry. Our hotel recommended this restaurant for authentic German food. When we arrived, around 7pm on a Wednesday evening, the restaurant was not that crowded. The hostess took one look at us and it was clear she was not happy with our 'appearance'. We were dressed... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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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Staying in Mitte

Neighborhood Profile
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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