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“Great German food in DC” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Berlin

Cafe Berlin
322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
(202) 543-7656
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Ranked #151 of 2,768 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: German, International, Eclectic, Central European
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between 3rd & 4th
Transit: Union Station on the red line is only 3 short blocks away.
Lower Austria, Austria
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great German food in DC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

It is not easy to find a good German restaurant in Washington Dc and so we were happy to discover this place. The food was excellent and the drinks were good, however the dessert wine was too expensive for the size we received.
We liked the service and the food and will definitly come back!

One tip for the restaurant: do not serve white bread, even in Washington Dc you are able to get a good german bread ;-)

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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211 reviews 211 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
“Good Food and Beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

It is not easy to find a good German restaurant so Café Berlin was a nice find. It is a very pleasant location and the food proved to be very good. There was a nice variety of German dishes on the menu and our party of five all enjoyed our choices. There was also a good selection of beers in bottles and three that were on tap. All three were rarely found in the US so were a treat.

The portions were large but we managed to share one dessert that was very good.

We were there on a Saturday night and reservations were a must. The service was very friendly, but it did take a while for our dishes to come out, probably due to a combination of the crowd and the dishes being freshly prepared.

I'd love to go back again when I can eat outside on the patio. All in all, a very good choice in the Capital Hill area.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Maryland
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great German food in a great location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My husband surprised me with dinner with with friends for my birthday! T
Located several blocks from Union Station, it is an easy walk. We sat on the patio which was lovely. Service and food were great as we're the seasonal drinks! Great place with good at,ospher. Make sure to save room for dessert, I believe they are made on the premises., well worth the calories!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“The food was reasonable. The service was surly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We went to Cafe Berlin on Sunday for a meal, there were 5 of us, the friends who were with us had been there before and asked for the lunch menu it was just after 1.30pm when we entered. The waitress informed us the lunch menu did not come into force till 3pm, but our friends had been there before so the waitress finally capitulated. The waitress was not that keen to be there, yet there was only one other table full of people in the restaurant. The lunch menu was asked for and we received the feeling that we were holding up the waitress as we did not make our minds up quickly enough. We did get what we required off the lunch menu the food was good, but I must admit I have no desire to go back, she was so quick with the bill it even arrived before we had a chance to look at dessert, which 2 members of our party had, so she had to return the bill to her pocket. After dessert was presented the bill was given without any delay which was duly filled out and all she was interested in was the tip at the bottom. Staff should be taught how to serve seeing they seem to be so dependent on the tips. When we tried to make a reservation it was not accepted. This establishment is licensed.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Really Good to Go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We ate here twice on six-day trip to D.C. It was high quality food, good service, and access to German beer not available elsewhere.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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