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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” (26 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (13 reviews)
“wild game” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
German, European, Central European, International
$$ - $$$
322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-5702
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1 - 10 of 286 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 7 January 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 3 January 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 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 29 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
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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