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Aigner Gendarmenmarkt

#412 of 6,200 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: 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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Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Everything as it should be

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Philip S
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Baltimore, Maryland
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218 reviews 218 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
27 helpful votes 27 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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Madrid, Spain
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This must be one of the best restaurants in Berlin. Dining here on a small group basis and a-la-carte must be an experience. Indulgent, plush and swanky. Unfortunately, we were a large group on a set menu (which does not allow for a proper evaluation I must admit). Main fault was that dinner took a bit longer than expected. Salad... More 

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Lima, Peru
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134 reviews 134 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a great experience. The restaurant is very lively and has a beautiful decoration that combines a classy feeling with a functional atmosphere (wine bottles everywhere, etc.). Service is great. The food is also very good. Recommended if you want to experience Berlin as it should be.

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Vienna, Austria
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The Aigner is a nice place to enjoy typical dishes from Berlin. The location is great in the centre of Berlin. From the staff I learned, that part of this restaurant was brought from the famous Kaffeehaus Aigner in Vienna. A great idea in combination with nice and warm design. On the menu you can find typical dishes from Berlin... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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143 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a pleasant restaurant within the Sofitel hotel but as I don't really like hotel restaurants I was a little sceptical. It exceeded my expectations though, the atmosphere is refined and pleasant and the clientele looked like it consisted of many non residents. The food was good quality and I highly recommend the Beef Tea starter the service was... More 

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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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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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