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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“schnitzel” (27 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (12 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 March 17, 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 March 13, 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 March 10, 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 March 4, 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”.

1  Thank Mary W
Reviewed February 22, 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
Reviewed February 5, 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 January 20, 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 January 6, 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 January 2, 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
Reviewed January 2, 2018 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

1  Thank Charles H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
German, European, Central European, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 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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