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Cafe Berlin

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German, International, European, 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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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, Reservations

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  • 80
    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:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Seasonal offerings are fantastic, but almost have to be passed over for the old trustys done right. Schnitzel, wurst...everything just delicious. Mashed potatoes with goat cheese. And who knew sauerkraut balls were a thing. So tasty. So good. Great patio. Great service. Great beer. I'm in!

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Montreal, Canada
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went there on a summer night and ate on the beautiful terrace, illuminated by little lights. Very good german food, large selection, sausages cooked to perfection, large selection of german beer, including some on taps. The waiting staff was attentive and very helpful. All in all, an haevenly experience on a warm summer night.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Try any of the authentic schnitzel, veal, pork or chicken. We had the pork and chicken this time. Cooked to perfection. The veal is very good, which we has on a previous trip. We sat outside and conversed with the surrounding tables and have a great time, almost like you were in Germany. Don't forget to order some small plates... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Hands down, BEST German food I've had, since going to Germany! Not only the best food, but lots of it & have actual German natives working. Mackayla was the best waitress! Great sense of humor & very on top of it all! Prices are high, but beyond worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We spent two hours over a long lunch visiting with friends and the service was very good, but the food was exquisite! We lingered over every course. Appetizers were shared around the table - potato cakes, a plates a fresh & soft giant pretzels with a red, vinergary cheese spread, and three types of little salads. The jagerschnitzle was cooked... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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26 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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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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, European, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

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