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Cafe Berlin

322 Massachusetts Ave Ne, Washington DC, DC 20002
(202) 543-7656
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Ranked #224 of 2,626 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Charlottesville, VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We dine at the Cafe Berlin often, and have never been disappointed. The service is not only attentive (but not cloying), but also expert on German cuisine and the specific manner in which our dishes were prepared. We love the Cafe Berlin also because it is usually quiet enough for us to have an intimate conversation without raising our voices.... More

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Totally German cuisine, right down to the breaded sauerkraut balls. Yes you heard me correctly sauerkraut balls. completely DELICIOUS as was everything else we had. I personally would recommend the Schweine Medallions (pork tenderloin, crispy onions, mushroom cream sauce and kasespatzle)

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Absecon, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

German restaurant-out side dining, pleasant setting.Waitress was very pleasant and knowledgable. We all ordered their recommended authenic German entrees. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. Beer was excellent. Dissapointed no apple strudel or homemade German. chocolate cake.

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peterborough
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was with colleagues on a business trip in the Washington area for only four days; we visited café berlin twice because it was so good. It was great to find somewhere that was authentic, excellent in terms of value for money, clearly very accomplished and great at what it does, a receiver of good ratings (justifiably), and not in... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Attention locals, visitors, carb lovers: I am sending you here. I am sending you to an affordable, low-key, relaxed, neighborhood-y place. Watch the trays of steins go by, chat it up with the German waitress, delve into the red cabbage, schmear some potato-and-herb spread on your bread. If schnitzel is calling you, you can answer the call here. Not sure... More

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