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Aigner Gendarmenmarkt

Franzosische Strasse 25, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
030 / 203 75 18 50
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Ranked #383 of 5,979 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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West Malling, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW 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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Schwabisch Hall, Germany
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

the restaurant seems to be alwaxs crowded, above all a lot of tourists. For so many people in the restaurant the service is excellent, perfectly educated and knowledgeable. The food is good, nothing to criticize but also not extraordinary. It is just "pretty good food" and it`s worth the price.

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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Food was ok; I had the Wiener Schnizel. But the service was amazingly slow. My waitress seemed to have disappeared, and another guy had to step in to rescue the situation. Seems to cater to groups, with all that implies for the single traveller.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If you have time certainly make the effort to get to this place - the food is pretty good and service comes with a smile. Make a booking if you can though as the place gets fairly busy (or was at this time of year) - close to WeihnachtsZauber at the Gendarmenmarkt so you can spent time there before coming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Lovely food and great service. The staff were all very polite and knowledgeable of the dishes, which were explained well in English!

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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

We came to the restaurant without a reservation. They warned us that they only have a table near a noisy group and indeed the place was very noisy. The waiter was efficient, polite but without even a hint of a smile. The food itself was very good and everything we had was very tasty

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We had just arrived into Berlin and were advised by the reception of our hotel to try this restaurant. The food was very good, local dishes and plenty of choices, fixed price menu was enjoyed by one of my party two of us had the vegetarian option (brilliant).You should book as it is popular. For the standard and service we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Good wine, food and service. Restaurant was busy, had a combination of couples, and business groups. My friends had the Consommé soup, Liver Dumpling soup, and I had the seasonal salad, all were very good. For the main course, we had the steak with coriander, and I had the Pike Perch. Both the steak and fish were tasty, and cooked... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We went to Aigner on Saturday night on the recommendation of Time Out Berlin, particularly for their Wiener Schnitzel. We started with a meat broth with vegetables and a liver dumpling. Decent, but the broth was a little lacking in depth of flavour. Then we both had schnitzel which was very good - a big portion and a classic accompanying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Don't be misled by this restaurant's location adjacent to the Sofitel Hotel. It is not a hotel restaurant. Excellent menu and top flight service (Natasha)

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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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