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Aigner Gendarmenmarkt

#101 of 6,555 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, Austrian, European, Central European
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Franzoesische Str. 25, 10117 Berlin, Germany
030 / 203 75 18 50
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked a table when we were thwarted the previous night as it was full, We wanted to try something German (well Austrian) whilst in Berlin. They try quite hard.........and I guess that is the downside too. It all feels a little formal and forced.......the kind of approach you get in very high end places.......but Aigner isn't really good enough... More 

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Orange, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is in a great location, really nice outdoor seating and a very nice decor. The service was attentive and friendly. We were in Germany/Austria for four weeks and I would say the food was extremely average; we had schnitzel and a pork dish. We were there for dinner and it was extremely noisy (we were inside). They are... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'll try to write objectively about Aigner because we didn't really enjoy it. We were recommended the place by the inestimably good concierge service at the Adlon hotel, who made the reservation for us. The restaurant is a busy sort of place and seemed popular with foreigners. The staff were excellent, cheery and helpful. Menu is limited but I would... More 

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Bad Krozingen, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful original Austrian atmosphere with a touch of Berlin waiters' charm. The menu reads like that of an Austrian innn: Wiener Schnitzel, FritattenSuppe, Kaiserschmarren. The Berlin touch are the Königsberger Klops (highly recommended) or the duck. Great wines at fair prices. Excellent bread with Tyrolean bacon. The pear crumble also delicious. Be sure to book a table especially during busy... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a client for a relaxed dinner while in Berlin on a conference. We had no booking and the place was pretty full, but after a beer at the bar, we were seated at an awesome table. The location is stunning and the menu is very traditional. I had to have some sauerkraut and potato salat as a starter. But... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful wine list and articulate presentation. Dependable every time and no more expensive than others in the area.

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Abbots Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a Californian, very new to Germany and German food. Our visit to Aigner was a time machine, for me a trip home to Great Grandmother's loving welcome and cooking. Our experience with the wait staff and manager was excellent. We were treated just as we try to welcome dinner guests into our home. The food was wonderful: My... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful location and pleasantly designed restaurant. Very welcoming service and tasty food. Schnitzel are really very good indeed.

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the title says it all. Limited choices on the menu but what we had was good. The issue that led to only 3 stars was that I had booked for 4, but at the last minute one cried off. When we arrived and told the manager we were only 3 he was really short with us saying that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful building and lovely staff. The food and wine were fantastic and we were well looked after.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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: 030 / 203 75 18 50
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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Staying in Mitte

Neighborhood Profile
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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