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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (25 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (13 reviews)
“wild game” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
German, European, Central European, International
€€ - €€€
322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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11 - 20 of 283 reviews

Reviewed 25 November 2017

We visit DC every year in the fall and Cafe Berlin has become a staple even when we have a native German along! Never disappoints even with a year's time in between visits. Nice to finish a day of site seeing or business in the...More

1  Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 25 November 2017

The cooks should be sent to Germany to try real German food. Weiner snitzel was fried in burnt oil, potato salad was runny, and dessers were laughable just by looking at them. Please show the pastry cheff what Linzer torte should look like as well...More

Thank Renata2908
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Perfect spot for an early Sunday evening dinner with family and friends. The staff is friendly, the restaurant is quaint and spotless. And the food is a great representation of the best of German cooking. They have a great 'permanent' menu, excellent draft beer choices,...More

1  Thank bowiejohn2015
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Some great german food! Good sizes. I had a jagersnizle which was great. The spatzel was delicious. Was a bit pricey, but then again it is D.C. and German food seems to run higher anyway. Friendly staff!

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Having already tried many "authentic" German restaurants with disappointing results we ventured into Café Berlin with cautious optimism. What we found was sheer delight at the Sunday brunch. The food was great and prepared to perfection. Nathan, our server was excellent--attentive and present when needed...More

1  Thank Greg H
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We ate here as a family. As most German restaurants, many of the ingredients involve using wheat flour (which for me is not a good thing). There are some gluten free options, although none on the dessert menu. The food was always prepared well.

Thank Moira J
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This little place cranks out some great food and has a good selection of German beers on tap. We've been to numerous other German restaurants and the Jagerschnitzel ($19) was the best that we've had. The 5 sausage dinner plate ($28) is enough for 2...More

Thank bassaidai88
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Decent Germán food. Comfortable setting that offers Germán beers and food. Nothing over the top - overall average. Friendly staff and service.

Thank Flyby0161
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This restaurant is a rare find for real German food lovers. Menu is full of typical German dishes: I took Pork knuckle (Schweinshaxe) and my husband - Schweine Medallions. The service was very fast and friendly, the prices were very reasonable and the food was...More

Thank Corinne V
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We went for a Sunday Oktoberfest party with a German band. It was such fun. Place isn't cheap, but no place is these days. Service could have been better but the beer selection was great, the place was hopping, and the food was awesome.

Thank MNataro
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
German, European, Central European, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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