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Aigner Gendarmenmarkt

Franzosische Strasse 25, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
030 / 203 75 18 50
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Ranked #282 of 5,805 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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Palm Desert, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Aigner restaurant provides pleasant food and decent service (although that evaporated once a large party arrived). The steak tartar was the most lean beef and most well cut that we encountered in Berlin. There were not as many spices provided but the texture was a delight. A Bollinger from the wine list complemented a duck liver dish and a schnitzel... More

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Slatington, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were referred to this restaurant by the Ritz Carlton and it was an excellent choice for local fare. Good quality, nice portions and excellent service. An apparent favorite with locals and tourists alike. I had the assorted boiled meat and it was super tasty. My husband's dish was also wonderful and the schnitzel looked awesome. Too many choices for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Their appetizer are all interesting and full of continental style. I order ducking dish which is more like French style but more crispy and tender. My colleague order boiled beef and fried octopus, all tasteful! Somehow wine is too expensive and not allowed bring our own wine, food price is not cheap, too.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Service excellent, location great. Super friendly to children. Good value for money. Superb wines and food. One of our favorite upper class restaurants in Berlin.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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301 reviews 301 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was the third evening he made our reservations. Place was exactly what we asked for a traditional German restaurant. However, we could not have known that a Group of 50 noisy Aussies would choose to be there too. No complaints. It would have been nicer to have been in the quieter area. We would have relaxed as much as... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Fine food and a bit slow, but extremely kind service describes Aigner the best. The stylish, but bit crowded interior gives home to a real experience. Aigner schnitzel is tasty, soft and the salad coming with it is one of a kind, and if you go for dessert the chocolate cake is exceptional. Strawberry liqueur with chilli is a must!

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Palm Springs, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had dinner at Aigner our last night in Berlin. It was terrific. One of the most amazing Wienerschnitzel I have ever had. Great starters too. Great meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This restaurant was moved, piece by piece, from Austria to its present location. The restaurant is charming and the staff attentive. The food was excellent with a choice from the Austrian or German menu or a mixture of both. The organic chicken in breadcrumbs was delicious as was the Tyrolean ham which is sliced at your table. Even the deserts... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

I chose Aigner for two reason. First it was next to the French church where I was attending a concert after dinner, and second because it was lusted as one of the top 10 schnitzels in Berlin. I loved the who experience. The waitress was kind and very interested in me and checked to make sure all was good. The... More

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Ascot
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24 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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