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Oct 10 - Oct 24, 2021Join us for Bavarian Brunch! We will feature a special menu of traditional German breakfast dishes alongside Cafe Berlin's creations. Enjoy live German folk music and don your lederhosen or dirndl for a chance to win the title of Best Dressed (and a goodie bag from our friends at Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr)!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
fermented cabbage, stewed with bacon
red wine marinated braised beef roast, potato dumpling, & red cabbage
veal top round, pounded thin, breaded, pan fried, choice of two sides
Get there early for the sauerbraten. We had a late resevation and they were out. I had a backup plan of the wurst fest - 5 different sausages. I was gonna order the 1/2 portion but the waiter talked me into the whole. I had enough leftovers to make 2 sandwiches the next day. The kraut and red cabbage were excellent. We also had liter steins which is a must for any german restaurant. Felt like I was at an authentic german restaurant.
Authentic German and the strudel was amazing!
One of my favorite places on Capitol Hill Great staff, excellent food, fabulous outside terrace and fun bar Laid back and worth it.
We love Cafe Berlin, the beers are always delicious as is the food. This visit we were able to get a dish from the Oktoberfest, it was perfect! We are from out of town but whenever we visit DC we make a point of stopping in.
From the amazing beers to the delicious dishes, Cafe Berlin continues to be a Capitol Hill neighborhood gem!
Great, attentive but not rushed service. Recommendation from waiter of freshly baked Apple strudel well worth the wait!
Great Oktoberfest sausage plate! The half-portion size is enough by itself to fill you up.
If you are looking for awesome German food in DC, this is the place!
Pretzels are ok, rest of the food is not authentic at all. The potato pancakes were barely edible. After living in Germany for years I so much wanted to love this place but it was very disappointing.
As always, the food at Cafe Berlin was terrific and the service was excellent. The waiter was very attentive but not overly so.
Another fantastic Cafe Berlin October fest dinner!
Superb seasonal German food as well as the classics. The portions are generous and the ingredients fresh. Appreciate the menu indicates if it is a dish taking extra prep. Friendly waitstaff and owners usually on-site.
The service and food were wonderful. Authentic German food and beer. Highly recommend! We will definitely be back.
Great place to soak up some German gemutlichkeit. The staff are lovely and were very patient and kind with our very elderly guest. We loved the music, food and beer and will be back!!
Great food, great atmosphere. Best place in DC for authentic German dining experience
I understand that prices have to go up sometimes. But not sure it's a good idea to increase the price of the Wiener Schnitzel by $5 and make it smaller at the same time. Also unfortunately the breading was burned. I'm disappointed since I love Cafe Berlin.
Dinner and beer options are really good - difficult to choose! Everything was delicious; service excellent; we went early and sat outdoors-the perfect dining experience. Highly recommended!
Oktoberfest! Outstanding imported beers. Tasty sausages, potato pancakes, pretzels, sauerkraut, apple strudel—what’s not to love! And German folk music accordionist.
Always fantastic ambiance and authentic food in a great setting.
Wonderful food and atmosphere… highly recommended!!!
I highly recommend visiting while you can order from the Octoberfest menu. Our party of six had three appetizers and each ordered a different dinner plate. All of them were amazing!
We had the best dinner on the patio! All of the Oktoberfest specials were so delicious!
The pig roast for Oktoberfest was fantastic. The food, the beer, the desert - all were fantastic!
A fun afternoon with friends. We had a delightful time and look forward to eating there again.
Oktoberfest pig roast outstanding as always
We would go about 3 times a year but not since covid. Less on the menu and we asked for some bread. The answer was we dont have any? They do most of the baking on premises?
Tasty food, good German beer selections, and a wonderful al fresco experience. Must try some of the Deutschland Riesling with any of your meals.
Cafe Berlin is a cozy neighborhood stand by with a relaxed vibe and tasty German-inspired food.
My husband loves the jagerschnitzel & he gets it every time we come here. Last night I had the trout & was very happy. I also love the Hefeweizen, which is served in a wonderful tall glass!
Absolutely, without a doubt, fantastic. As good as German food in Germany. If it's your first time and you want the experience, order everything that looks good. Totally worth it! Also, the Cherry Blossom Fizz was on point 💯
Loved every bite. The indoor decor was not exciting, but did not detract. Would love to eat outside next time.
Outstanding as always!!!
As always, our dinners were delicious, and the warm welcome was like coming home.
Great place to sit outdoors and enjoy an authentic German beer— on tap! The wiener Schnitzel is crispy and tender. Cucumber dill salad is just the freshness needed. We started with curry wurst. Awesome. Service is friendly and efficient.
Great place to eat dinner! Very good food and beer!
Outstanding food, great service. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Berlin Cafe is always a treat. The chef definitely has a gift with fish (cod this time around). A cloth napkin restaurant with seriously above average food.
One of my long time favorites but have not been there in a while due to the pandemic. The food was better than I remembered and of course the selection of German beers is outstanding. Combine that with a great patio and overall it was an excellent experience. I’ll be going back
It was visiting an old friend after a long absence. A colleague and I returned to Cafe Berlin after a long Covid absence and noticed lots of favorite things and some changes. The welcome was warm, we were led to our seats, ordered drinks, perused the menu and caught up with a long-time server who filled us in on changes. We had the sauerkraut balls, which were had a larger size than they had before but were as good as ever. My colleague had the half sausage platter and I had the jagerschnitzel. Both were prepared with attention to detail, were delicious, and brought back warm memories of things as they had been. We didn't have room for dessert, but this first visit in 18 months convinced us that we will visit again soon for good food and warm, friendly service.
Outstanding, authentic food and fantastic service. We're will be back!
Cafe Berlin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 543-7656.
Cafe Berlin is rated 4.8 stars by 1979 OpenTable diners.
Cafe Berlin does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ecommerce.custcon.com/Selection.aspx?c=3cc1186f-c709-4829-ac22-a53031cf2937.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.