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Cafe Berlin

Certificate of Excellence
German, European, Central European, International
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322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002 (Between 3rd & 4th)
(202) 543-7656
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Onsted, Michigan
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family ate at this resturant. My dish was over cooked and dry. Their food was cooked well and delicious. I would be careful about dishes that are fried.

1 Thank sisterida
Saint Augustine, Florida
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit to Cafe Berlin was nothing short of perfect. Again, the food was hand made and prepared to order, delightfully laid out, and simply delicious. I eagerly await my next visit to DC and Cafe Berlin!

1 Thank dsielaff
Baltimore, Maryland
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211 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by after a tour of the Capitol. It is an easy walk from both Union Station and the Capitol. This restaurant has a small outdoor seating area which is quaint. The indoor ambience was just "ok" and small. The food was good but not great. My weiner shnitzel was a little over cooked but the sausages, wursts, pretzels,... More 

1 Thank lovetennis99
Luanda, Angola
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by here for an easy dinner with our 4 1/2 year old daughter. We are sorry it took us so long to visit! Great German menu of schnitzels, sausages and other home-made treats. Great beer selection. Great service.

1 Thank David J
Virginia, USA
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127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Sound, but not crazy good German food. Excellent salads. Pretty good, but not great, schnitzel. Good spätzle. GREAT outdoor seating. Crazy expensive given the return. Very good beer.

1 Thank dctrentster
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This restaurant is near Union Station. We walked there from the Metro. It's in a row of what appears to be houses turned restaurants. They each have al fresco dining in the front garden, however, being a warm, muggy day, we chose to sit inside. The service is impeccable, the food is first rate, and the selection of German beers... More 

1 Thank ZanerHouston_Texas
Alexandria, Virginia
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This place is always amazing! We have been coming here for 7 years, and as always the food, service, drink are always top notch. We always and highly recommend this place to everyone we meet. From the smile at the door, to the smile at the end the employee's make you feel part of the family.

1 Thank michaelw1074
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

As a fan of German cuisine, I will say the food here was "ausgezeignet." Our party had a variety of appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts and it was all outstanding. Portions were substantial and the prices were very reasonable, especially for Washington. The cafe itself is cozy and warm. German beer on draft adds to the experience. Wait staff was... More 

1 Thank RJN612
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

While in DC for five days we have visited a variety of restaurants. What I like most about this one is a combination of the food and service. The food is outstanding (and that coming from someone whose family owns a German restaurant in another state), but we also had a great server. I suggest making reservations (which we did... More 

2 Thank Monika T
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Coming from German heritage I was interested to try their food. We saw that this place got some nice reviews, so we tried it out on our recent trip to DC. We weren't disappointed. Service was slow, but they had limited staff and were especially busy for a Monday evening. (All's forgiven!). There were four in our party, we enjoyed... More 

1 Thank joycelia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
German, European, Central European, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
    (Between 3rd & 4th)
  • Public Transportation: Union Station on the red line is only 3 short blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: (202) 543-7656

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?