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322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
(202) 543-7656
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Ranked #119 of 2,717 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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
Colchester, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I am not a big German food fan, but I loved the spinach salad and the goulash. My three friends had a variety from the menu and all loved their selections. This is a nice area of DC and the restaurant next door is another fave of mine. Pretty likely I'll be back on the area!

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Buford, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We took a cab from the Air and Space Museum to Cafe Berlin (near Union Station, but the walk from the Mall we thought would be a bit long). I made a reservation on the way. When the cab dropped us off, we thought we were in the wrong place - the restaurant looks like someone's townhouse, but there were... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Having lived in Germany for a few years I appreciate being able to get an authentic German meal on occasion. Cafe Berlin gives me my fix when in the DC area. The owner and servers are German, the have seasonal menus similar to what you would find in many German restaurants. They have an array of German beers and wine.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The food was amazing, just like the first time. Both times noticed that if you're not dress up, they are not as welcoming. Still worth the visit.

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harrisonburg, va
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Be prepared if you dine with a full house in the dining room as the noise is unbelievably loud and you will find yourself speaking to your table guests almost at a yell! While our Christmas Eve dinner was excellent, the noise detracted from dining in an environment fitting an upscale establishment and a special occasion for a Christmas Eve... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Headed here with our teenagers after day at the Natl Mall-walked on a brisk night. The outing was a throwback to trips we've taken to Switzerland including this delicious food! Quaint cozy elegant and casual enough for all occasions. We are no strangers to German food or Good food- this hit both spots. The salads were fresh and entrees a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I took my wife to Café Berlin this evening after going to the Army Band Christmas Show at the Daughters of the American Revolution. This is a small out of the way restaurant with intimate seating. We had our food off the seasonal wild game menu. We shared a salad of greens, apples and "duck bacon" which was thin strips... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Truly authentic modern German neighborhood restaurant in a quaint and cozy Capitol Hill townhouse steps from Union Station. Unparalleled outside garden out front in the warmer months. Having traveled all over Germany many times, Café Berlin impressed us on our very first visit with its modern German fare and that it's not the typical kitschy "Great Grandma's German" food unfortunately... More 

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Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We have been to several German restaurants and I've decided this is my favorite. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and of course the beer selection was great. We were there after 7 pm on a Thursday night, so there was no waiting. If you want authentic German food I would recommend this place.

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I am always in search of good German food. This place fills that square nicely. Wonderful meal and very authentic. Service was great, even though they we're very busy. Highly recommend if you are into German!

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

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