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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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11 - 20 of 291 reviews

Reviewed 3 January 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

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 30 December 2017

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 28 December 2017

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 22 December 2017 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 21 December 2017

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 21 December 2017

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 18 December 2017 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 9 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
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We visit DC every year in the fall and Cafe Berlin has become a staple even when we have a native German along! Never disappoints even with a year's time in between visits. Nice to finish a day of site seeing or business in the...More

1  Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 25 November 2017

The cooks should be sent to Germany to try real German food. Weiner snitzel was fried in burnt oil, potato salad was runny, and dessers were laughable just by looking at them. Please show the pastry cheff what Linzer torte should look like as well...More

Thank Renata2908
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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
  • E-mail
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