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Cafe Berlin

) #167 of 2,579 Restaurants in Washington DC $$ - $$$ German, European,
322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
+1 202-543-7656
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (23 reviews)
“wild game” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
German, European, Central European, International
$$ - $$$
322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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21 - 30 of 260 reviews

Reviewed 26 January 2017

I have been here 4 times for dinner and my expectations were exceeded each and every time. I did not think I liked German Food! For me, being able to walk here is awesome, because there are not a ton of great restaurants in my...More

1  Thank Jason V
Reviewed 23 January 2017

My family went to dinner here following the presidential inauguration, as we spent the afternoon only a block away at the Heritage Foundation. It was around 4:30 and the place was just rotating out its diners when we came, so we got to pick our...More

1  Thank boughsofholly
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Love Cafe Berlin. Great schnitzel and sauerbraten. They even authentically are annoyed by the French restaurant next door!

1  Thank SydinDC
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Hubby had been here before and wanted to go again for the Sauerbrauten. I tasted his and it was very good. I was glad for the chance to try the game menu. I had venison, which the server said was his favorite. It was some...More

1  Thank Marcia D
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My wife is from Germany, so we know and love German food. The menu features all of our German favorites and then some. The separate menu featuring wild game was a real treat. The restaurant is charming, cozy, and made us feel right at home....More

1  Thank mahdeeyo
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I had the pilsner and the veal. It was melt in your mouth delish! Place was packed so I sat at the bar and chatted with strangers. Had a great time!

Thank Jamie M
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The patio area (weather permitting) is like a fun beer garden, with lots of German beers on tap (and in bottles, and a nice Eruo wine selection). The foot (served both indoors and outdoors) is hearty, in large portions, and delicious. It's right next to...More

2  Thank cml153
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This was recommended to us by a friend as the best German food in DC. Our meals were excellent and very reasonably priced. There was great street side dining. Walking distance to Union Station or the Mall. We came from the Mall and ate here...More

1  Thank VirginiaA463
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Cafe Berlin has been on mass Ave in DC for over 30 years. With outdoor 'patio' dining accompanied by great sidewalk people watching and cozy/classy indoor dining for a more formal experience, this restaurant is a gem. The menu offers a wide selection of German...More

2  Thank bowiejohn2015
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I enjoyed Sunday brunch, which offered great traditional dishes with a twist. My husband had the German sausage with grits - the Texas twist - and loved it. I had a German eggs benedict that featured German pancakes instead of a muffin,...More

2  Thank snow_is_old
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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 20002-5702
    (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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