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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%
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“schnitzel” (28 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (13 reviews)
“wild game” (6 reviews)
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German, European, Central European, International
$$ - $$$
322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I would have given 5 stars but they were out of corned beef, so no Reuben, and the turkey sandwich came on rye even though we asked for white -- they were out of white, too. Because my friend hated rye, they took it off...More

Thank CCR1138
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Having once lived in Berlin, I was hoping for a great specialty, the Currywurst. But what I got for $8 was a white sausage, not red, with bland curry ketchup. My son got an OK cup of goulash for $5. The best part of the...More

Thank JFGainesville
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful restaurant with excellent German cuisine. The waiter was excellent in describing all the usual entrees (schnitzel, sausages & sauerbraten) plus several specials. I opted for the wild boar stew which had great flavor. The other entrees also looked good and were enjoyed. The waiter...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been trying to find a good restaurant schnitzel since moving back to DC from Austria and this was our best find yet. We are typically fans of classic Wiener Schnitzel but today I enjoyed the Jaegerschnitzel which is served over spaetzel. My husband enjoyed...More

Thank LivingInWien
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed dinner & German beer - Weihenstephen Corninian on tap. Ordered the Jagerschnitzel which was outstanding and plentiful. My husband enjoyed the Kassler Ripchen and in his words “the best sauerkraut I’ve ever had”.

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Berlin, is an unassuming little place on Massachusetts Ave, just off the Capitol. The staff are polite, very kind and extremely helpful; they show a real pride in the restaurant. The food is classic German, from wurst to schnitzel, it is well prepared and...More

1  Thank john s
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

This was seriously some of the best German food I’ve had outside of Europe! I enjoyed the venison schnitzel with a mushroom, hazelnut gravy, and Spätzle. Very authentic dishes, while also allowing for some creativity. The dessert was fantastic as well! I had a chocolate...More

1  Thank KayMacTravel7
Reviewed 20 January 2018

We had a reservation with the cafe, Very popular and very inexpensive. We had a large contingant, they accomodated us very well.

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Cafe Berlin has long been one of my favorite restaurants to visit when in DC. Their authentic German food and beer selections are delicious. I highly recommend the Schweine medallions and any kind of schnitzel.

Thank TB012
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Treated myself to dinner here after a long day on Capitol Hill, and enjoyed myself. They weren't able to fill my reservation for a table for one when I got there, but they were so nice about it I couldn't be angry. Struck up a...More

Thank MKB1701
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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 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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