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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)
+1 202-543-7656
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. The food and service were excellent and we would recommend this to anyone looking for a great German meal.

Chesterland, Ohio
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707 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 461 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The name Cafe Berlin tells you a lot and is in keeping with this nice German cafe near the capital. We were here during an unseasonably warm evening in February. It was nice enough that we were able to eat in the patio in front, which is itself a pleasant setting along Massachusetts Avenue. They have two menus, both with,... More 

1 Thank ElaineAndGreg
Richardson, Texas
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, being in a stranger in a city with no reservations on Valentine's Day, left me thinking I might have to go to McDonalds! :( Valentine's Dinner is often a limited selection, at inflated prices (but what we do to please our ladies), but I was pleasantly surprised! Not only did they make room for me only after a short... More 

Birmingham, AL
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346 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on a recommendation from a co-worker. The service was outstanding, and the food was well prepared. We both tried different schnitzels and both were delicious. They have a good selection of beers on draft, the Warsteiner pilsner was clean, crisp, and fresh. We will definitely return on future visits to DC.

1 Thank VinoBambinos
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here 4 times for dinner and my expectations were exceeded each and every time. I did not think I liked German Food! For me, being able to walk here is awesome, because there are not a ton of great restaurants in my neighborhood (although that is slowly starting to change). The prices are fair and the beer... More 

1 Thank Jason V
New Jersey
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120 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

My family went to dinner here following the presidential inauguration, as we spent the afternoon only a block away at the Heritage Foundation. It was around 4:30 and the place was just rotating out its diners when we came, so we got to pick our table (we chose the table in the front window alcove). We enjoyed the selection of... More 

1 Thank boughsofholly
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Love Cafe Berlin. Great schnitzel and sauerbraten. They even authentically are annoyed by the French restaurant next door!

1 Thank SydinDC
Bartow, Florida
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Hubby had been here before and wanted to go again for the Sauerbrauten. I tasted his and it was very good. I was glad for the chance to try the game menu. I had venison, which the server said was his favorite. It was some of the tenderest meat I've ever eaten. I also learned about a "marrow spoon." I'd... More 

1 Thank Marcia D
San Diego
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

My wife is from Germany, so we know and love German food. The menu features all of our German favorites and then some. The separate menu featuring wild game was a real treat. The restaurant is charming, cozy, and made us feel right at home. There's of course an excellent beer selection, but we enjoyed the German wine. I recommend... More 

1 Thank mahdeeyo
Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

I had the pilsner and the veal. It was melt in your mouth delish! Place was packed so I sat at the bar and chatted with strangers. Had a great time!

Thank Jamie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
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: +1 202-543-7656

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