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Aigner Gendarmenmarkt

#114 of 6,638 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Mitte
German, Austrian, European, Central European
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Franzoesische Str. 25, 10117 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 203751850
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Whocantell
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a bit dire for food near the Komische Oper on Unter Den Linden so Aigner is a godsend. This is a classic Viennese cafe and the food is to match. Roast Goose or Duck -fabulous pumpkin soup and pancakes with cherries and whipped cream. OK its never going to be on the weight watchers approved list but if you... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided to eat at this restaurant because it was nearby and recommended by the concierge at our hotel. Cuisine was typical middle-European but excellently prepared and presented with attentive service. Prices were very reasonable for the quality of the meal. We enjoyed the meal so much that we decided to eat there a second time during our stay, something... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant with colleagues during a business trip to Berlin. We had only booked for 3 but increased to 7 at late notice and thy gave us the private room which they normally charge for as the previous guests had left early. Shame really as the main restaurant was bussing and had a great atmosphere. The private room has... More 

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Thank Iain G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing more to say than...BEST SCHNITZEL IN TOWN! The potato salad was PERFECT! We paid 20€ for one plate but it WORTHS IT FOR SURE! You ll enjoy it for sure

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant based on the reviews while we were in the area. This restaurant helped me to prove my friends that German cuisine isn't just Bier and Würste. I ordered cod which was very tender and savory. My friends took a Prussian dish with veal meatballs, and the Branderburger duck which were very savory too. I was very happy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere and ambiance here is just amazing! Make sure you call ahead for a reservation. We just happened to get the last possible one and I called the day before. The service was the absolute best and so was the food!

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This visit was very disappointing. I have eaten here before and the food and ambience was very good. It is worth noting that the restaurant is not directly run by the hotel. This caused a problem when claiming the free welcome drink provided by the hotel. This visit both ambience and food were poor. I like my steak cooked 'blue'... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very nice dinner at the Aigner. They have a very broad and nice wine selection and the food was very tasty and good. Service was quick and nice as well. I recommend the duck which was very nicely prepared.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Ok, there are probably better restaurants in Berlin but few will be more fun. If you want great schnitzel , fun atmosphere and you are tired of fancy 10 course meals in Berlin, this is the place. Excellent service and terrific maitre d, Christian.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We visited Aigner during a weekday for dinner .The reservation was vital as the place was packed and extremely noisy. The waiters were friendly and kind, however they got confused a little bit with our orders. The menu is essential and definitely ideal for meat lovers , veggie options are extremely limited. Nice details on the table (e.g. candle holders... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Franzoesische Str. 25, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighborhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: +49 30 203751850
Description
Aigner restaurant in the heart of Mitte Berlin enjoys views of the charming Gendarmenmarkt from its terrace and vistas of the French and German cathedrals. Aigner has furnishings rescued from the legendary Café Aigner in Vienna, from the billiard table to the modernist Thonet furniture, wine bins along the walls and mirrored ceiling, giving an air of elegant restraint. Private groups may make use of the billiard room. This is a fine restaurant and watering-hole for Berlin’s high-fliers – like former Chancellor Schröder -- though award-winning chef-owner Herbert Beltle cares little for that moniker. Instead, he concentrates on using the freshest ingredients to create excellent regional Austrian and south German cuisine alongside newer, lighter inventions. Signature dish is Tafelspitz, served in a brass kettle with haunch and shoulder of beef, veg, savoy cabbage, crème fraiche and apple-flavoured horseradish. Other dishes include ice cream of potato-leek soup with fried scallops, pink-fried calf’s kidneys in mustard sauce with potatoes, and Tete de Moine with fig mustard. Strong wine list. A few steps from the Schauspielhaus theatre.

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Mitte
The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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