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Cafe Berlin

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German, International, Central European
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322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002 (Between 3rd & 4th)
Union Station on the red line is only 3 short blocks away.
(202) 543-7656
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Reservations

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic German Food

If you are looking for the real thing when it comes to German food you will be happy here. Good service, cozy environment (we were there when it poured rain, otherwise we would have sat outdoors). Great Wiener Schnitzel and good wine and beer selection too. We would definitely recommend this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
CathandDave
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Seattle
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were able to sit in the Beer Garden for dinner, which was very romantic. The food was excellent, we especially enjoyed the Sauerbraten. It was tender, with a lovel balance of flavors. The Black Forest Cake was fantastic. Our server, Ryan, was very friendly and helpful. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave excellent suggestions about the... More 

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Seattle
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are looking for the real thing when it comes to German food you will be happy here. Good service, cozy environment (we were there when it poured rain, otherwise we would have sat outdoors). Great Wiener Schnitzel and good wine and beer selection too. We would definitely recommend this restaurant for a quiet laid back and tasty meal.

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Marietta, Georgia
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The best Wiener Schnitzel I have ever eaten! Large portions, but you will eat it all! My friend had the Jäger schnitzel and Spatzel and said it was wonderful.

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Clinton, Mississippi
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Although its rather small and plain I did enjoy the meal. Good beverage selection and the waitress was helpful in navigating the menu.

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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We found this place upon a recommendation, and so happy we decided to stop for dinner. Quiet, calm, excellent service, and amazing German cuisine. We arrived without a reservation but we're treated as if we had one. Excellent German beer selection, German and Austrian wine selection, and reasonable prices. I don't remember ever encountering a restaurant that had such excellent... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband and I went here while visiting our friends who live local. This place was great! The food is authentic and delicious. We started with sauerkraut balls (which we all loved) as well as the potato cakes and pretzel bites. I got the bratwurst, sauerkraut, and potatoes, while the others got the huhnerschnitzel and a special. We were all... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is one of my favorite brunch spots in D.C.! You'll have as authentic of a German dining experience as you'll get in D.C. The food is absolutely amazing and I have tested a variety of the menu to never be disappointed. The drink selection is also amazing. From the enormous beers to the fantastic apple infused bourbon it is... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Cafe Berlin is in a wonderful location two blocks from Union Station on Capitol Hill. The bier garden is the place to be on a warm spring night if you are comfortable in a European-style table setting (tables very close together with your neighbor). The menu is standard German fare. The Jäger Art and spaetzle were a bit bland, but... More 

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New York City, New York
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went to DC to visit a friend and we went to Cafe Berlin on a Friday night. It was packed indoors and outside, but they were really nice and told us it would be a 15 to 20 minute wait. We had a drink at the bar and we got an outside table in about 15 minutes. We got the... More 

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Cassington, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were quickly seated, our drinks order taken and help offered with the menu. Our son and daughter-in-law are germanphiles, visiting regularly and felt this was the best german cuisine they had experienced outside Germany or Austria. A great meal, great atmosphere, terrific service and reasonable value

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Additional Information about Cafe Berlin

Address: 322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
Phone Number: (202) 543-7656
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
Cuisine: German, International, Central European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
    (Between 3rd & 4th)
  • Public Transportation: Union Station on the red line is only 3 short blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: (202) 543-7656

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
  • Cuisine: German, International, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?