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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 20002-5702 (Between 3rd & 4th)
+1 202-543-7656
11:30 - 22:00
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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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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love Cafe Berlin. Great schnitzel and sauerbraten. They even authentically are annoyed by the French restaurant next door!

Thank SydinDC
Bartow, Florida
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby had been here before and wanted to go again for the Sauerbrauten. I tasted his and it was very good. I was glad for the chance to try the game menu. I had venison, which the server said was his favorite. It was some of the tenderest meat I've ever eaten. I also learned about a "marrow spoon." I'd... More 

Thank Marcia D
San Diego
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife is from Germany, so we know and love German food. The menu features all of our German favorites and then some. The separate menu featuring wild game was a real treat. The restaurant is charming, cozy, and made us feel right at home. There's of course an excellent beer selection, but we enjoyed the German wine. I recommend... More 

Thank mahdeeyo
Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pilsner and the veal. It was melt in your mouth delish! Place was packed so I sat at the bar and chatted with strangers. Had a great time!

Thank Jamie M
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank cml153
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

1 Thank bowiejohn2015
Moutain West
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

1 Thank snow_is_old
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 24 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

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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

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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?