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“Very good.”

Block House Friedrichstrasse
Ranked #86 of 8,445 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $31
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mitte
Description: The Block House Restaurant in Berlin Center. 130 seats inside and 30 seats outside. Right next to the Berlin theater district, the admirals palace and many more famous attractions. Good connections to public transport: Friedrichstraße station (U-and S-train) and bus stop. Wheelchair accessible.
Glasgow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Very good.”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We ate here when we arrived in Berlin, as it was near our hotel, it was reasonably busy, and the menu looked fine. We were so impressed we returned the following night before going to 02 World to see the magnificent Barbra Streisand. Over the two nights, we had mainly steak, but Himself had turkey steak with creamed mushrooms, and our friend had a New York burger which she couldn't finish. It tasted lovely, and was obviously home made. The steaks were beautifully tender, and cooked as ordered. On both nights, our bill for four was just over €80 for 4 mains, a couple of side orders ( green salad and potato and celeriac mash, both delicious) a bottle of rosé and soft drinks. Lovely friendly staff also get full marks.

Visited June 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Mediocre is putting it kindly”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

We choose this restaurant bc it is close to our hotel, Park Inn, and TA reviews. We have been in Berlin for 4 days and this is this first review I have posted and am doing so bc I disagree with those posted previously. While the women working in the restaurant who brought our food were pleasant, our male server was aloof and disinterested - the steaks were less than average, at least by US standards, and in all fairness my first in Germany. The sour cream for the potatoes was good and generously served - regrettably submitted

  • Visited June 2013
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Midland
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“Very good food, limited menu”
Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

By American standards, this menu is limited. It's a steakhouse, so you get 5 different cuts of steak. Or a hamburger, or BBQ steak and fries. We (Americans at least) are used to having side offerings of Fish (2 or 3 varieties), chicken, Lamb, or Ribs. Not here (or in many of the smaller Berlin restaurants we've looked into.

On the other hand, the steaks were great, while we had to ask for butter with the baked potato, it came quickly, and the service was quick. Beef tends to be tough in Germany, ours was not.

Well done, Block House.

Visited June 2013
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Steaks”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Have used the Block house chain in other German cities and as with previous visits it has excellent service, good choice, quality steaks and very decent prices. Have found before that they can be quite full and booking ahead can be handy but on this occasion we had no problem in getting a table. Would recommend if with friends on a short city break or with the family, if you like a decent steak then this will be ok. Will certainly use the Block House again.

Visited May 2013
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Kållered, Sweden
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“A great steak house at a reasonable price”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

First of all: Make a reservation. We had, and when we arrived at 20:30, there were a long line for those who hadn't booked.
The food (steak) tasted really good along with the potatoes. The staff were very nice and helpful, and what you had to pay were note much at all, considering what you got. The environment were pleasent as well.

If you are looking for good meat in Berlin, this is the place for you.

  • Visited April 2013
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