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Aigner Gendarmenmarkt

Franzosische Strasse 25, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
030 / 203 75 18 50
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Ranked #390 of 6,078 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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124 reviews 124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

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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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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136 reviews 136 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Milan, Italy
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Woodbury, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had tickets for a performance of the Don Kosaken Choir at the Konzerthaus in Berlin, and looked on Tripadvisor for a good restaurant nearby. We chose the Aigner Restaurant in Hotel Sofitel, which happened to be across the street. Sevice was excellent in all aspects, and the food was delicious. Even as the restaurant filled, th service was very... More 

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Trosa, Sweden
14 reviews 14 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Our family were recommended to go to Aigner. It did not served the quality we expected. Furthermore the staff was not very serviceminded and we felt not very welcomed. If you go to a restaurant in Germany in general you are well taken care of and you will be given a nice evening. Aigner has a lot to work on... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The Aigner is part of the Sofitel Hotel. The restaurant has old world charm!! The food was excellent. Their Christmas menu was very good!! Service was excellent. Great location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Colleague recommended this place and what a great suggestion. Had the fish and it was just perfectly cooked. Should ask for schnapps as it came in this vast drum. Amazing experience. Good service and happy to oblige as well. Will definitely come back again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

The food is traditional cooking on a great level. This is not "haute cuisine" but very well presented and cooked German and Austrian meals. The device is not of the greatest standard, it seemed very disorganised but still friendly. Definitely worth while a visit!

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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

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