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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 20002-5702 (Between 3rd & 4th)
+1 202-543-7656
11:30 - 22:00
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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Washington, DC
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233 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I've enjoyed outstanding food and service at the Cafe Berlin several times now, and always look forward to my next meal there! With just a few minor adjustments, this restaurant could be even better: a bit less liquid to the dressings on the plate of German salads, a bit softer or less cold butter for the bread, minor things like... More 

1 Thank KJA3
Laurel, New York
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We had a wonderful Oktoberfest dinner here for three couples over Columbus Day weekend. The food was excellent and the staff was terrific. Highly recommend!

1 Thank JLH2012
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

We met friends at the cafe with reservations. Said they couldn't guarantee outside seating but they came through!! The food and beer were great, the staff friendly and knowledgeable! Wish we had such a place at home!!

2 Thank Chris A
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Went on sunday fro brunch , early afternoon. It is a small but nice place. eat outside under canopy . Good German food and beer . somewhat reasonably priced fro DC. H special board of snacks for appertizers and then weiner schnitzel. Warnsteiner on draft. good bar - knowledgable bartender. Pleasant day , decent service , may experience worthwhile.

2 Thank Calvin M
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172 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Pros: Authentic feel, some classic german dishes that you may be hankering, good beers, pleasant service, good location. Cons: Foods are hit or miss, kind of expensive. Summary: look up the menu before going. Then you can decide what you actually want. Once you are there it may be hard to understand what all the options are if you are... More 

Thank g-raterr
New Orleans
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Café Berlin is my son Joseph's favorite restaurant in DC. I have had the pleasure of dining at Café Berlin whenever I am in DC with my son. Each time I have tried a different, authentic German dish including Weiner Schnitzel and Sauerbraten. The food is delicious and plentiful, served by a lovely German waitress, Michaela who provides details of... More 

Thank Susan P
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221 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The Berlin Cafe is in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and not far from Union Station. The food is clean, fresh German cuisine, with all the usual specialties. If you like German food, Cafe Berlin has some of the best German food outside of Germany.

1 Thank lesmad
Highland, Utah
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93 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The Cafe Berlin offers good German food on the patio and in the basement of an old row house on Capitol Hill. The service is very friendly, the setting is casual, and the food is authentic German at reasonable prices.

Thank stevenutah
Manchester, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Food is wonderful and the staff as well. Eager to help in any way they can. Take their advice on the wine paring for your meal. They know what they are doing!

Thank kejj1955
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Seasonal offerings are fantastic, but almost have to be passed over for the old trustys done right. Schnitzel, wurst...everything just delicious. Mashed potatoes with goat cheese. And who knew sauerkraut balls were a thing. So tasty. So good. Great patio. Great service. Great beer. I'm in!

Thank SydinDC

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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
USD 30 - USD 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, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
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

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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?