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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 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
German, European, Central European, International
$$ - $$$
322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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1 - 10 of 283 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just completed a lovely meal with four of my family members. Being a very cool January 9, we were looking for some lovely German, comfort food. Something along the lines as Pepi’s back in Vail. This place did not disappoint. Excellent, excellent scrumptious food. Children...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch with kids. We felt very welcome and well served since we passed tegu the door. Tables are set as fine dinning even thou lunch menu was light and focused on sandwiches. I had a Reuben sandwich with soup and potato pancakes...More

Thank Monchodomenech
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't believe my review is the only one in two years. They really want to keep this a secret :) Love this place for Christmas dinner. Hearty German food and beer at decent prices for DC at Christmas. Everything is good. Reservations needed at...More

1  Thank jaackerberg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked in the first floor of a charming town house in Capitol Hill. Tiny bar as you walk in but homey seating in the main room next door. Attentive and informative service. Our server was able to help pair beers and wines for each diner's...More

Thank alsnjm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were seeking great hot comfort food, I ordered the beef beer goulash with spatzle noodles around and wasn't disappointed. Very nice pan fry on the noodles. Excellent service, if you let them know you are trying to attend a performance at the Folger, they...More

Thank hafe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our third visit to Cafe Berlin. We both had the Sauerbraten and it was absolutely delicious. The German draft beer is served at the perfect temperature too. With a great selection of beers, cozy ambience, and authentic German food you can’t beat this...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brat sandwich is delicious. As is the schnitzel sandwich. Be prepared to wait a bit during the lunch rush but worth it. Although don't order the Bretzel, not worth the money.

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 8 December 2017

A real disappointment. We ate here only once, and that was one time too many. Never returned. Too bad. I like German food, but this was sub-par.

Thank nonamect
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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