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Aigner Gendarmenmarkt

#97 of 6,375 Restaurants in Berlin
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Neighborhood:
Mitte
German, Austrian, European, Central European
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Franzosische Strasse 25, 10117 Berlin, Germany
030 / 203 75 18 50
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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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Oakville, Canada
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

July 8 2016. Love this area of Berlin near all the sites. We recommend this place with great service and unique German Cuisine. In particular the schnitzel and potato salad were enjoyed. Plenty of food is served, you will not leave hungry. Good menu with something for everyone. Outdoor seating was not recommended by staff for instances of cell phone... More 

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New York, NY
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a long day of sightseeing, it was good to find this restaurant so near our hotel in the "Mall of Berlin" area. The hostess and waiter were both extremely welcoming and charming. One of us ordered a charcuterie oriented item and they brought an old fashioned slicer table side to dispense the Westphalian ham part of his order. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely Bistro overlooking Gendarmenmarkt, with seating inside or out. The service was very good with some of the best Weiner Schnitzel in Berlin and their Steak Tartare was not bad either. Very much worth a visit.

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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had wonderful meal of herring, cucumber soup, weinerschitzel with 2 glasses of wine for 665 euros including tip. Waitress was friendly and attentive. We sat outside--inside was elegant and somewhat modern. Several in our party had boiled tongue served as a soup with vegetables, egg curd and pancakes. The tongue was tender and quite tasty. Another had veal liver--also... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were seated inside although they do have tables outside. Service was quite good although we had some confusion over ordering the wine from two of the staff. Sorted out eventually. We started with their tomato and bread salad with octopus which was very good but a very large serve. Mains were also large and my veal schnitzel wasn't the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent meal (there were three of us). Austrian cuisine, although it was actually just a very good menu with good wine, very attractive décor and excellent service. Apparently Angela Merkel eats there every so often, but not on the night we were there!

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a wonderful dining experience!! Located at the Sofitel Gendarmenmarkt, this authentic Austrian restaurant is boosted with decor (old furniture and accessoires) brought in from Austria, an amazing menu and exceptional wine list. Karl Lagerfeld actaully did design the restaurant!! The service is well-trained, efficient, very friendly and there to make your experience memorable. Of course the good food... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Schnitzel was excellent and salads too. Great atmosphere, very cozy. Service was good but slow to hand out the cheque.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great evening here. Good food, good drink, great atmosphere and excellent staff - what more could you want?

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

Food, wine selection and service very good, recommend the Weiner Schnitzel. Interior decor stunning with a separate bar area. A lot of outside seating too overlooking the Concert Hall area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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: Franzosische Strasse 25, 10117 Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighborhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: 030 / 203 75 18 50
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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Staying in Mitte

Neighborhood Profile
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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