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“Good food - Wrong weather”

Aigner Gendarmenmarkt
Ranked #122 of 8,583 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mitte
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.
Croydon, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Good food - Wrong weather”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were well looked after in this restaurant, with a nice table outside looking over the Gendarmenmarkt, but I think we would have appreciated it more in the winter, rather than on a very hot evening in summer.

The menu is not large and specialises in its dishes and the portions are enormous. I had herring to start and it was enough for a main course. Both my husband and I had schnitzel for our main courses and there were two large pieces of meat served with a warm potato salad. I couldn't fault the food at all, but I don't think we really did it justice or appreciated it as much as we could have as there was so much and it was so hot outside.

Visited July 2014
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Westhill, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Great food at reasonable prices”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Main restaurant for Sofitel. It has an extensive menu and good wine list. You can eat outside or inside and there are lots of tables. We had a nice meal - two courses and a bottle of nice wine. Total bill incl. tip was 94 euros.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Our favourite German restaurant”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

The restaurant was recommended by the hotel and it was a fantastic meal. I was looking for a traditional German / Austrian food and it was exactly what I wanted. We had pork schnitzel. It came with lovely warm potato and cucumber salad sprinkled with fresh chives. My partner had the lamb which was beautifully cooked with a lovely jus. The wine was recommended by the manager - Christian who was very welcoming and attentive. Had Riesling 2012 - slightly dry but very aromatic. The bill was 75 Euros.

We sat outside and loved the experience.

  • Visited July 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Typical German/Austrian meals, with much food on the plate!”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

This restaurant were recommended by the concierge at the hotel as a typical local restaurant without too heavy food. Well, one course is enough since the wienersnitzel were huge. But it tasted rather ok, but not outstanding. Because of its size we skip the desert.
Nice and clean locations. Maybe a more enthusiastic clientele would have improved the experience? Would I come back? Yes, maybe, but I will first try out some other of the local places in this town.

  • Visited July 2014
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Tremendous restaurant and a very good value”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Absolutely loved Aigner, which was recommended to us at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski. Food was just terrific. Had their Wiener schnitzel with a beautiful warm potato salad. Mouth wateringly delicious. Cooked perfectly. Tried one of their white beers, Unertl. Fantastic. And for a restaurant this classy and in such a great location, I thought the prices were pretty damn cheap. Loved it! Can't wait to go back.

  • Visited July 2014
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