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Cafe Berlin

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European, International
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322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002 (Between 3rd & 4th)
+1 202-543-7656
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Potomac, Maryland
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313 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Worth the trip from the suburbs--even found parking across the street. Our server, Amy, was very good. The pretzel app was delicious. We had the viener schnetzel and the pork medallions. Outstanding. We enjoyed our dessert as well. Prices were very reasonable. Casual neighborhood place.

2 Thank RonFG
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We came on a Friday night at 8 pm for dinner, and sat inside. The restaurant is nicely appointed but fairly nondescript - not necessarily a romantic nook, nor trying to be edgy. The ambience was great for lively conversation. The staff was attentive and very friendly, though there were some errors on our final tab (in our favor) that... More 

1 Thank Michelle P
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This place was the pits- small room, mediocre food, entrees not available, and the hostess turned away two elderly gentlemen who had difficulty getting into the restaurant-

Thank mededguy
Wilmington, Delaware
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120 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

What a pleasant surprise to find an authentic, but unassuming German restaurant in the middle of DC. Having spent lots of time in Germany, Café Berlin hit all the right notes for my nostalgic longings....great food, brews, and atmosphere. It's also ideally located to grab a meal coming out of Union Station, or a quick walk from the US Capitol.... More 

1 Thank Anthony R
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was the highlight of our sightseeing trip. Convenient location, friendly and helpful service, pleasant atmosphere, stellar dining (I highly recommend the Sauerbraten) and the price was right. Or server walked us through everything, including an amazing beer and wine list, and if we could have fit it in our stomachs, we would have stayed for dessert (and then come... More 

1 Thank NatalieBoh82
New Castle, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We found this place after checking out the Library of Congress. It's withing walking distance. We get German food once every couple months or so locally, and Cafe Berlin's food is much better. Excellent food and great service. The prices were very reasonable except for the liter of beer I got was randomly very expensive.Just check prices before ordering drinks.... More 

1 Thank evenmoney43
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750 reviews
515 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I've been to Café Berlin a few times, mainly for lunch, and overall this restaurant has large portions and is a very good selection of beers. The lunch menu is rather expansive, and features a lot of German dishes that I really don't know. Yes, they have Wienerschnitzel, but also a bunch of appetizers I never heard of, like pimento... More 

1 Thank jg325
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Apparently new management took over since I last tried, but the quality of the food has improved significantly.

Thank Jan v
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I visited DC for the weekend. I ate here last night, and came back today for brunch. If I had it my way, I would go back now for dinner. The quality of the food is high. This is all made from scratch dishes, nothing frozen. The beer selection is perfect, and foreign. I desserts were amazing, and special due... More 

1 Thank Wowirock
Kill Devil Hill
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

If you are looking for a god German restaurant near Union Station in DC, then Cafe Berlin is the place for you! Cafe Berlin is a small, neighborhood cafe in NE Washington that has great food and great, personal service. The prices are fair as well. and the food was delicious!

1 Thank Brian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
German, European, Central European, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
    (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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?