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Old Europe Restaurant

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German, Austrian, European, Central European
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2434 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-1845
+1 202-333-7600
12:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Bayside, New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If we lived in DC, there is no doubt we would become regulars here. Perfect, authentic, more than delicious - scrumptious - Bavarian classics! Sauerbraten, schnitzel, red cabbage, dumplings, spaetzle! Each of us had different meals and every one had something different - all absolute top notch! Meat so flavorful and tender you honestly don't need teeth! Almost no conversation... More 

Thank KCast5
gilbert, az
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139 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just a great restaurant. The setting is perfect for many types of consumers. While we've had date nights here we have also visited with little ones. We always feel welcome. The staff do not hurry the experience and let you enjoy your meal as it should be enjoyed, no matter how busy, or how many people are waiting.... More 

Thank memberat
Darien, Connecticut
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to old Europe with some family members who have been here before. The plates are big and we went right into the main course. The food is traditional southern German cooking with great warm potato salad, European style cabbage and sausages. large beer and wine selection and great deserts.

Thank Sherry F
Fairfax, Virginia
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247 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 of us visited Old Europe for the first time for dinner. Promptly seated and very friendly and attentive wait staff. Metered parking on street with mobile app, appears lot parking next store is just for the liquor store. We all enjoyed our appetizers, beers and main courses. We plan on returning for the Wednesday Polka nights!

Thank ivytravel
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Hubs and I showed up at 9:00 PM on 10/15 for our very first visit, and we immediately loved all the Oktoberfest vibes. It was quite busy when we showed up, but we only had to wait about 5 minutes for them to prep a table for us and seat us. A few minutes after sitting down, a waitress offered... More 

Thank Samantha M
New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

If you love German food, Old Europe is an absolute must stop. Everytime we are in town we try and make it here for one dinner. A family run restaurant with great food and great service (a rare find in DC). Tonight was an exceptional Oktoberfest meal. Excellent Oktoberfest beer and can't get enough of their schnitzel and spatzle!

Thank 4family123
Kensington, MD
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279 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband and I attended a group event at Old Europe Restaurant on Saturday - with Les Dames D'Escoffier of Washington DC. This was a buffet lunch and lecture, held in the Rathskellar of the restaurant. What a great lunch! The Rathskellar is spacious, cheery and decorated with flags and lights, with music playing as well. There was plenty of... More 

Thank Beverly F
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Desde los Spätzle, Wiener Schnitzel, Fleischkäse, the Gulasch and down to dessert making memories during our Washington holiday, great food, nice ambience, very recommendable.

Thank Manny V
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and ambiance. As if I was back in Munich. Service was excellent. I will be back with my wife next time we're in town.

Thank flyingviking2015
Havre de Grace, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It's been a long time since I found a restaurant that serves authentic German food. The schnitzel was great. The spaetzle was yummy. The kartofeln was mm mm good. The atmosphere was reminiscent of Europe and the wait staff had accents that also reminded me of Germany. Complete German experience!

Thank karenkilty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$20
German, Austrian, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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

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