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Cafe Berlin

€€ - €€€German, European,
322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
+1 202-543-7656
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (28 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (13 reviews)
“wild game” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30 Hours
German, European, Central European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My Bride and I had occasion to be in DC recently and engaged a local lady in conversation about random things. That led to her recommending we head to Cafe Berlin for something many tourists might miss. We did, and I now have a new...More

Thank WWilliams1965
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good but overcooked and dry. The service was confused and slow. We ordered potato pancakes and they lacked any taste.

Thank luckyus1949
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In DC for a meeting and wanted a local restaurant within walking distance of my hotel. Jackpot with the Cafe Berlin. Authentic German food all made fresh daily. The chef and sous chef are from Germany and have worked together for 20 years. The restaurant...More

Thank Janet W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend advised me this cafe,so it wasn't a random choice visit. The first impression is that you are in Europe. It's located in a quiet place, so has such a cozy atmosphere. We had a table outside,and great weather together with the greenery around...More

Thank Viktoryia L
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I have to say the waitress was lovely the food was very good. However very uptight crowd very tiny and cramped but I guess that's what added to the authenticity. Unfortunately the number of flies in the place made everything unappetizing. They really need to...More

Thank Gina M
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

I reserve the term hidden gem for really great spots. Cafe Berlin can be ranked amongst the unsung eateries. To be frank, good German food is hard to find in the US. I can't place the reasons for this, but Cafe Berlin excels at serving...More

Thank Jonathan O
Reviewed 10 August 2018

My wife and I dine with a friend and so glad we chose the Cafe Berlin. My wife and friend had the Wienerschnitzel and had the Jägerschnitzel and everyone raved about their meal. The also serve a nice pint.The service was excellent and the ambiance...More

Thank chache47
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I love German food so when I discovered this restaurant during a visit to DC, I was excited to visit. I arrived on a Wednesday evening. They were not at all busy so I was seated immediately. I ordered the Jagerschnitzel with spaetzle. The spaetzle...More

Thank pinnacle-project
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

My wife is from Berlin and when we visited today if I closed my eyes wake up I’m in Berlin. The atmosphere, entrance, outside eating garden are pure German. Than came a Luke warm Goulash soup ugh 😑 which was good but not hot. Than...More

Thank 49thipsd
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We've been here several times and always had good food and service. This was not the case last night. While the food was still very good, the service was not. We had to wait 45 minutes for our mains due to the "kitchen being slammed"...More

Thank RonFG
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
    (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
  • E-mail
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