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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” (27 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (12 reviews)
“wild game” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
German, European, Central European, International
$$ - $$$
322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Berlin is very well located and has the best german food in town. The restaurant is a little bit overpriced though.

Thank PauloMarinho
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really liked the dinner! German food was really good. So if you only do that I'd recommend. But, since we went for Easter dinner so wanted dessert since it was a special occasion. No German desserts available. Just really bad stale cheesecake. In fact when...More

Thank ILoveAGoodRoadTrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a late lunch after visiting the Capitol area and found this listing on TA. The cafe is about ten minutes walk from the visitor centre, passing through 1st St - 4th St on the East side. We were welcomed in by...More

1  Thank Jeremy O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a cozy lunch or dinner spot on Capitol Hill that dishes up tasty European fare without breaking the bank? Cafe Berlin is an excellent choice! My husband and I had a dinner reservation on a very busy Saturday night. Despite the restaurant being...More

Thank Juliana T
Reviewed 21 March 2018 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

1  Thank CCR1138
Reviewed 17 March 2018 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
Reviewed 13 March 2018

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 10 March 2018 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 4 March 2018 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 22 February 2018 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
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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 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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