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Cafe Berlin

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German, International, Eclectic, 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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 58
    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
Good food and nice outdoor area

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Brittany P
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Louisville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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131 reviews 131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We visited Cafe Berlin two days after making a booking online and we pre warmly welcomed. We sat outside on the terrace as the weather was very warm. We were able to take advantage of a great wine list including Austrian Zweigelt and German Grauburgunder which are rarely seen outside Germany and Austria. The food was very authentic German, we... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

What a super place ! Café Berlin offers terrific food for every taste but don't miss the German specialties --- WOW ! We arrived for an early reservation and the dining room filled up very quickly - its obviously a popular spot. Appetizers were scrumptious, main courses were sooooo good, and dessert was yummy! Spoke to locals who said it... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We went on a Monday night and it was delicious. All four of us ordered different meals, and we all enjoyed what we ordered. We sampled every one else's food too, and we enjoyed that too. The server was great. I would definitely go there again and I would recommend it to others.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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196 reviews 196 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We're big fans of German food and when we found that Cafe Berlin was within walking distance of the Folger Theater, we decided to give it a try. Since we visited in the winter, we sat inside in the cozy dining room. Overall the food was quite tasty and we really enjoyed it. We definitely plan on being back, especially... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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363 reviews 363 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The food and the beer are both German and very good. Cafe Berlin has a bit of a strange entrance (fooled us twice), but it's worth finding your way in. The first time we dined here, we were seated outside and it was quite nice. As the weather turned cold, we returned and ate inside. We were seated next to... More 

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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: German, International, Eclectic, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

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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?