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Old Europe Restaurant

€€ - €€€German, European,
2434 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
+1 202-333-7600
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2434 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an amazing little restaurant. Reminded me of the restaurants in Italy, but the food was German. The sauerkraut was indescribably the best I’ve ever eaten...not to mention the beets...YUM. After that I had the cucumber salad... oh my. The staff was unbelievably kind &...More

Thank Boyzmema
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At one time in my lifetime, German was the largest ancestral ethnic background of Americans. Yet, German restaurants are not as prolific as they once were. This place brings back memories of the good old days! As soon as you walk into the dining room,...More

Thank wheels2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent authentic German food, seasonal too as our table split 1 lb for fresh asparagus as April is asparagus season. Food was dolled out in large tasty portions. Substations were encouraged and we all swapped out side dishes for our favorites - red apple sauerkraut...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

What a lovely little restaurant serving the most wonderful German cuisine. We started with the pork liver pate—so delicious! And the smoked trout—my personal favorite! And the beet salad with red and white cabbage—fresh and delicious. My friend and I shared all that as well...More

Thank metrochik
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Old Europe was a favorite of ours in the 70s, so we returned for dinner. We split our favorite wienerschnitzel, breaded and fried to perfection, with a side of fried potatoes and cabbage and beet salad. The decor and ambiance is still authentic German. Our...More

Thank mhf1838
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Authentic German restaurant with nice ambiance and good food. It's small, so reservations are recommended. Parking is on the street and difficult. Metro if you can. Near the National Cathedral. Being there near St. Pattie's Day I had the corn beef and cabbage. My hubs...More

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 2 March 2018

I was hungry for lunch and I looked at a few websites and saw that Old Europe was a very short walk from my hotel, Kimpton Glover Park. There were several options that sounded yummy so I walked over and had lunch. It was pretty...More

Thank cruisermeg
Reviewed 1 March 2018

I had never been to Old Europe, but my daughter and her husband highly recommended it. I'm so glad they did. They good was outstanding. We had Kartoffelpuffer (potato pancakes) and Rote Beete- und Krautsalad for starters. The beets were amazing! The Schnitzel didn't disappoint....More

Thank mommomb
Reviewed 25 February 2018

My husband is part German and while not my favorite cuisine, this restaurant does an amazingly authentic job. First, the atmosphere so closely mimics a German restaurant in Bavaria, it's incredible. The food tastes just like our "mutti" makes. The hot gluhwine is just what...More

Thank wahoowa1213
Reviewed 24 February 2018

The zigeuner schnitzel was terrific. Hadn’t had any since my tour of duty in Germany 30 years ago. It was just as it should have been. My wife had the Jagerschnitzel and it was truly authentic as well. Nice quaint restaurant. Make a reservation and...More

Thank BillUsma74
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7 May 2017|
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Response from Alex H | Property representative |
Parking is available on Wisconsin Avenue and 37th Street behind us. Northbound lanes after 630pm are okay when rush hour is over. Meter does not need to be fed! 37th Street is unrestricted after 8pm, before that its good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$20
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2434 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-333-7600
  • E-mail
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