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Cafe Berlin

322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
(202) 543-7656
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Ranked #178 of 2,651 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: German, Central European, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between 3rd & 4th
Transit: Union Station on the red line is only 3 short blocks away.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We sat inside, the ambient was great, The service was pleasant and efficient, a very friendly waiter (a young, very tall guy, his mother is German, I can remember his name) make you feel relaxed. the food was "GREAT" the "HUHNERSCHNITZEL" is really good. We are likely to visit again

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Cafe Berlin offers a beautiful patio. Take advantage of this restaurant if the weather is particularly good on the day you would like to visit. The pros: beer selection, food quality, patio atmosphere The cons: desert options, bar space Overall, it was a very good experience and atmosphere. We are likely to visit again.

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Derwood, Maryland, USA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Had a hankering for German food & this is the best German food in D.C. The food was still outstanding. But on this Friday night, the service was quite poor. Waiter was friendly but forgot to bring the drinks. Also forgot to bring the bread. Water was brought without ice, & it was a hot day. Ice must be hard... More

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I started with a delicious König Ludwig Hefeweissen and then a traditional German salad consisting of (separately) Cucumber-Dill, Carrot-Raisin, Cabbage-Caraway & Tomato-Onion. The first time I enjoyed this salad I was in Munich and Café Berlin's salad is every bit as enjoyable. The Sauerbraten was sold out (I did arrive just before closing) so I chose the Rinderroulade which was... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are familiar with the German food, the menu choices here are splendid and the food is very tasty. It's a small restaurant, 8-10 tables outside, some inside The wiener schnitzel it's very good ! . The service was very good, also.

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Cafe Berlin is the first restaurant that I have tried German food at, let me say, it was incredible. The wait staff were extremely nice and well spoken, as well as knowledgeable about the menu and recommended great menu items. The food itself was extremely delicious and well made, and despite what the other reviews say, we did not wait... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The food was good, but the service was not. They do not have enough wait staff. Everything took longer than expected. Again the food was good and there were plenty of apologies, but they need to get organized.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Food was good but the service was just horrible. We had reservations for 6pm on a Sunday evening but waited 15 minutes for table outside to be set(silverwear and napkins). Waiter who said he was going to set the table never returned so another waitress seated us at a table with nothing on it. Not like they were so busy,... More

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The trouble is my grandfather owned and operated a German deli and bakery. My grandmother and mother were excellent cooks, too,,,,so I know good German food.. Tonight's two dinners was terrible. They was totally over salted,...and mushed by over cooking... It was pleasant sitting outside, and the beer was good. But other than that, bad news. Our waitperson was pretty... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

+ friendly waitress + great, authentic food + good number of refills + strongly recommend cakes for dessert + best german restaurant in the US we've been to so far!

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