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Cafe Berlin

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
German, European, Central European, International
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322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002 (Between 3rd & 4th)
+1 202-543-7656
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The patio area (weather permitting) is like a fun beer garden, with lots of German beers on tap (and in bottles, and a nice Eruo wine selection). The foot (served both indoors and outdoors) is hearty, in large portions, and delicious. It's right next to the Capitol, although closer to Union Station (red line) than Capitol South (orange line), but... More 

2 Thank cml153
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This was recommended to us by a friend as the best German food in DC. Our meals were excellent and very reasonably priced. There was great street side dining. Walking distance to Union Station or the Mall. We came from the Mall and ate here before catching a night tour at Union Station.

1 Thank VirginiaA463
Bowie, Maryland
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Cafe Berlin has been on mass Ave in DC for over 30 years. With outdoor 'patio' dining accompanied by great sidewalk people watching and cozy/classy indoor dining for a more formal experience, this restaurant is a gem. The menu offers a wide selection of German dishes prepared by a skilled chef and served by knowledgeable, attentive servers. Nearby parking can... More 

2 Thank bowiejohn2015
Moutain West
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband and I enjoyed Sunday brunch, which offered great traditional dishes with a twist. My husband had the German sausage with grits - the Texas twist - and loved it. I had a German eggs benedict that featured German pancakes instead of a muffin, and it was absolutely perfect. The service was impeccable.

2 Thank snow_is_old
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting menu - very well prepared and great service. Fresh ingredients and a nice variety of beer and wine. Highly recommend in the DC area!

1 Thank Libby C
Wind Lake, WI
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for something different and comforting on my recent trip. The food was VERY good and filling. My server was very good at helping me pick a wine to go with my meal. Coming from a German rooted city, we have plenty to compare it too. As authentic as back home.

1 Thank Stacey M
Potomac, Maryland
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334 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Worth the trip from the suburbs--even found parking across the street. Our server, Amy, was very good. The pretzel app was delicious. We had the viener schnetzel and the pork medallions. Outstanding. We enjoyed our dessert as well. Prices were very reasonable. Casual neighborhood place.

2 Thank RonFG
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We came on a Friday night at 8 pm for dinner, and sat inside. The restaurant is nicely appointed but fairly nondescript - not necessarily a romantic nook, nor trying to be edgy. The ambience was great for lively conversation. The staff was attentive and very friendly, though there were some errors on our final tab (in our favor) that... More 

1 Thank Michelle P
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This place was the pits- small room, mediocre food, entrees not available, and the hostess turned away two elderly gentlemen who had difficulty getting into the restaurant-

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Wilmington, Delaware
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125 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

What a pleasant surprise to find an authentic, but unassuming German restaurant in the middle of DC. Having spent lots of time in Germany, Café Berlin hit all the right notes for my nostalgic longings....great food, brews, and atmosphere. It's also ideally located to grab a meal coming out of Union Station, or a quick walk from the US Capitol.... More 

1 Thank Anthony R

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
German, European, Central European, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
    (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

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