Cafe Berlin on Capitol Hill

at 322 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, 20002 United States

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Cafe Berlin on Capitol Hill
322 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington , DC 20002
United States
Contact Phone
P: (202) 543-7656


Cafe Berlin has been serving traditional cuisine on Capitol Hill since 1985. It occupies the ground floor of three joined townhouses whose front yards serve as patios for outdoor dining in warm weather. The interior features a small bar and two prettily decorated dining rooms. Walking distance from Union Station and the Capitol, it draws politicians, congressional staffers, and tourists as well as a loyal following of neighborhood residents. The chefs at Cafe Berlin are German, as are the owners, so the traditional dishes are authentically prepared but with a lighter touch. Changing seasonal menus feature fresh asparagus in the spring, Bavarian dishes during Oktoberfest, and wild game in the winter. Desserts are made in-house, and the extensive repertoire includes apple strudel, black forest cake, and luscious cream tortes. The bar offers a selection of imported German beers and wines as well as cocktails. Products and Services Apple Strudel Black Forest Cake Chicken Duck Entertainment Entrees Fruits Ham Lunch Pastries Platters Pork Salmon Sandwiches Sausage Soups Steak Trout Turkey

How To Get to Cafe Berlin on Capitol Hill

3 blocks east of Union Station

Opening time

  • Mondays: 11:30- 22:00
  • Tuesdays: 11:30- 22:00
  • Wednesdays: 11:30- 22:00
  • Thursdays: 11:30- 22:00
  • Fridays: 11:30- 23:00
  • Saturdays: 11:30- 23:00
  • Sundays: 11:00- 22:00


Price category
$$ (10-30)
Services Cafe Berlin on Capitol Hill provides
Cafe Berlin on Capitol Hill specialties

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Strudels are very popular as desserts in German cuisine. The word "strudel" is from Middle High German and means "eddy" or "whirlpool." These layered pastries with sweet fillings are often dusted with powdered sugar. The most popular type in Germany, apfelstrudel, is filled with apples.

Published on 2014-07-25 13:15:59 GMT

Cafe Berlin is looking for experienced servers and recent culinary school grads. Email your resume to

Published on 2014-07-18 19:49:16 GMT

Did you know that the hazelnut has been an important staple of German cuisine for literally thousands of years? The nuts were dense in calories and thus made a great addition to early Germanic foods. In addition, they could easily be stored and consumed over the long winter months.

Published on 2014-07-15 13:16:01 GMT

In German cuisine, bretzel are soft (white) pretzels made of flour, yeast, and salt. In Germany, you can find them in almost every bakery or in the street sold by a vendor. They are served alone, sliced, buttered, or with sliced meats and cheese.

Published on 2014-07-11 13:16:00 GMT

Did you know that much of the Germanic peoples’ early diet was based on wild game and domesticated cattle? An abundance of water from snowmelt coming off the Alps made the region ideal for grazing animals such as cattle and goats.

Published on 2014-07-08 13:15:58 GMT

German food tends to be hearty, filling, and nutritious. Meats and starch, like potatoes and noodles, form the basis for many dishes, along with vegetables like carrots, turnips, and asparagus. German food is perfect for when you want something that sticks to the ribs.

Published on 2014-07-04 13:15:43 GMT

We may be closed until the 18th for some renovations and updates but make plans to join us for Restaurant week beginning January 19th.

Published on 2015-01-09 18:01:18 GMT

We are closed tonight for a private party but will re-open tomorrow morning at 11:30am! Thank you for your continued support!!

Published on 2014-12-09 22:51:51 GMT

Closing up shop early again today. Hopefully our kitchen will be operational by Monday. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Published on 2014-10-25 20:34:12 GMT

Do to a broken hood motor the kitchen will be closed! Hope to be back tomorrow! Sorry for any inconvenience !

Published on 2014-10-24 23:10:56 GMT

We are open tonight with modified menu. Cold appetizers and salads. We hope to be back and running at full strength by morning.