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Aigner Gendarmenmarkt

Franzosische Strasse 25, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
030 / 203 75 18 50
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Ranked #294 of 5,746 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Mitte
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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78% Recommend
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had a good late lunch outside. Very yummy at a reasonable price. Unfortunately no Gluten Free bread with my salad, but there were several GF dishes.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

But the food was so so. It is a bit on the expensive side as well. Such a shame they also only had one dessert to choose from.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My wife and I had a very nice evening at Aigner. We were greeted very warmly and made to feel very much at home. We ended up following recommendations for both wine and food and were very happy that we did so. If you are looking for delicious, yet traditional German and Austrian food, Aigner is an excellent choice. We... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were well looked after in this restaurant, with a nice table outside looking over the Gendarmenmarkt, but I think we would have appreciated it more in the winter, rather than on a very hot evening in summer. The menu is not large and specialises in its dishes and the portions are enormous. I had herring to start and it... More

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Westhill, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Main restaurant for Sofitel. It has an extensive menu and good wine list. You can eat outside or inside and there are lots of tables. We had a nice meal - two courses and a bottle of nice wine. Total bill incl. tip was 94 euros.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The restaurant was recommended by the hotel and it was a fantastic meal. I was looking for a traditional German / Austrian food and it was exactly what I wanted. We had pork schnitzel. It came with lovely warm potato and cucumber salad sprinkled with fresh chives. My partner had the lamb which was beautifully cooked with a lovely jus.... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This restaurant were recommended by the concierge at the hotel as a typical local restaurant without too heavy food. Well, one course is enough since the wienersnitzel were huge. But it tasted rather ok, but not outstanding. Because of its size we skip the desert. Nice and clean locations. Maybe a more enthusiastic clientele would have improved the experience? Would... More

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New York City, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Absolutely loved Aigner, which was recommended to us at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski. Food was just terrific. Had their Wiener schnitzel with a beautiful warm potato salad. Mouth wateringly delicious. Cooked perfectly. Tried one of their white beers, Unertl. Fantastic. And for a restaurant this classy and in such a great location, I thought the prices were pretty damn cheap.... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were with a tour group and had our farewell dinner here. It did not disappoint! All the food was excellent. Main course was a steak with seasoning. There was a bit too much pepper on it but you could just scrape what you didn't want. Excellent beers and wine. Dessert was a creme brulee which probably was the best... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is attached to the Sofitel in which we were staying so had already sat at the bar the previous nights relaxing and chatting with some of the staff but we decided to eat here on our last night and it did not disappoint. Staff were friendly and attentive, the menu choice was pretty extensive, mainly traditional Austrian / German... More

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