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322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
(202) 543-7656
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Ranked #123 of 2,700 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
3 reviews 3 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We had 9 people for dinner on Sunday. We had wonderful service and the food was incredible. To be fair, we've been there several times as it's the best German restaurant around. All of us got different things and we all loved the food. Of course the beer is pretty yummy too!

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We heard about this restaurant in Capital Hill Area from a friend. We were NOT disappointed! The beer (Oketoberfest) was fabulous! My husband got the sausage platter (which I cannot spell), but was delighted with the array of sausage, port butt under crisp bacon, covering sauerkraut and red potatoes with onions....he said it was the best meal he has had... More 

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Fairmont, WV
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The food lacked in authenticity of German food although it was tasty; it did not meet my expectations of my 38 years of living in Germany and eating different foods from various German regions.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My 86 year old Prussian mother came to visit. Born and raised outside Berlin we thought this would be a treat. Cafe Berlin did not disappoint. The intimate setting, tastefully decor, great service and surprisingly diverse German culinary selection was just outstanding. My mother said the food reminded her of home in its preparation, presentation, and flavor. High praise from... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The cafe has new owners in the past year and they have done some great improvements on what was already a fantastic place. Wonderful staff with great food.

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Newport, Rhode Island
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Outstanding food and service! It's Octoberfest and where better to indulge...Cafe Berlin. From pretzel bites to winerschnitzer to spatzle and red cabbage it all was terrific. Top it off with a selection from a long beer list and it adds up to a great meal. Wundervar!

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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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