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Aigner Gendarmenmarkt

#381 of 6,142 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 19
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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
Most recent review
Classy and understated

A place with a difference like Beef Tea and Tyrolean Ham. Interesting drinks and wine. Friendly, patient service not nerve wracking like Borchardt across the street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
YSamad
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London
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A place with a difference like Beef Tea and Tyrolean Ham. Interesting drinks and wine. Friendly, patient service not nerve wracking like Borchardt across the street.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were staying at the Regent Berlin so this was a super easy walk for dinner. We had requested a seat by the window and that requested was honored. We were seated immediately and really enjoyed our meal. We both had schnitzel, my husband had the pork and I had the veal. Really great food and wine, and had the... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Recommended by our hotel and it certainly didn't disappoint.. Such a lovely warm welcome on a very cold evening.. The atmosphere reminded me of the Tadich Grill in San Fran.. It was very busy, but service quick and friendly.. Food suburb .. A must visit whilst in Berlin..

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Lincolnshire
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144 reviews 144 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I have been here on a number of occasions for company hosted dinners, the staff have always been extremely helpful, the food is very good; I particularly like the beef tea

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

the restaurant does not look very special from the outside or inside, but the food was very good with average service. Worth a visit once if staying nearby!

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Nantwich
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72 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Our meal got off to a good start, with friendly service nice bread and a salad. For my main I had a pork schnitzel (after another member of our party had enjoyed it elsewhere the day before). It was twice the cost, and not as good! Our bottle of Riesling was inferior to one we'd had in another restaurant, and... More 

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Belgium
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69 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Last year i have been there same time restaurant was crowded which was not the case this year. The wine-list is very expensive . Selection wine unbalanced in price and regions except Austria and Germany but as a international traveller in a international location it can be better. Having eating a Wiener Schnitzel which is in the top ten is... More 

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143 reviews 143 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The service was excellent, the staff helpful as we didn't speak german, the wines were chilled perfectly and the presentation of the food was excellent. There was nothing bad about our experience, try it, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there last Thursday evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My first meal when I arrived in Berlin I had veal meatballs side of beets & mashed potatoes. Something a little different for my taste buds. Overall I enjoyed the meal and the service was friendly

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

I had a dinner on 14th January with colleagues: the group was about ten people. At the end of the dinner, I asked for a glass of water. I had to repeat the question thrice and received a bottle of water instead. I put my jacket on and immediately the meitre asked me for the payment of the bottle of... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, 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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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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