German Dinner for Two or Four at Café Berlin (Up to 55% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Hearty German entrees—including sauerbraten and schnitzel—pair with obscure German brews at this Capitol Hill restaurant

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 31st, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Reservations recommended. Valid only for dinner menu and seasonal menu. Not valid on 4/20/14 or 5/11/14. Entree and small plate values may change based upon seasonal changes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Four Options

  • $42 for German dinner for two, valid any day: one small plate and two entrees (up to $85.95 value)
  • $39 for German dinner for two, valid Sunday–Thursday: one small plate and two entrees (up to $85.95 value)
  • $85 for German dinner for four, valid any day: two small plates and four entrees (up to $171.90 value)
  • $79 for German dinner for four, valid Sunday–Thursday: two small plates and four entrees (up to $171.90 value)<p>

See the menu here. Entree and small plate values may change based upon seasonal changes.

Café Berlin

Clytie Roberts-Glage and Rico Glage We spoke with Café Berlin's owner Clytie Roberts-Glage—pictured here with her husband and co-owner Rico Glage—about German food, romance, and what makes her neighborhood restaurant so special.

On her favorite foods

Café Berlin's menu reflects a happy marriage of tradition and creativity. "We take a lot of German ingredients and German dishes, and tweak those to make them more fun," Roberts-Glage says. Here are some of her favorites:

  • From the regular menu: Rinderroulade—braised topped round beef stuffed with bacon and served with red cabbage, dumplings, and more. "It almost tastes like barbecue."
  • From the seasonal menu: Wildschwiene Wurst and Rippchen—wild boar sausage and ribs with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts

On beer

Café Berlin rotates its beer selections regularly, which means beer lovers, including Clytie herself, can always try new German brews. "I love when we can get some more obscure German beers," she says. Here's one of her current favorites:

Rotating Beer Selections

  • Uergie Doppelsticke—a strong alt-style ale that comes from the Uerige brewery in Dusseldorf., which only brews it twice per year.

On meeting her husband at Café Berlin

"I was a customer here for a number of years," Clytie says. Then, she went to work for the restaurant's original owners, and the rest was fate. "When I started working here, that's when I met my husband." Rico Glage, who also worked at the cafe, had only been in the United States for three months when he met Clytie. The two started dating, got engaged, and were married—all while working at Café Berlin.

On buying the restaurant

"It was always the plan to have a restaurant." With a phone call, that plan was fulfilled. Upon retirement, Café Berlin's original owners called Clytie and Rico to ask if the wanted to buy the restaurant. They answered yes, and the two took over in 2013. It was a decision rooted in tradition. Clytie's parents had at one point owned four bars, a restaurant, and a catering business. Likewise, Rico's mother was a chef in Germany.

On what the restaurant means to the community

"It's a neighborhood tradition." Many customers have been coming ever since Café Berlin first opened its doors. That's not to say they haven't picked up some new faces over the years. Clytie notes that members of Congress and even former presidential candidates all eat at the restaurant. The restaurant is also a favorite stop for German tour buses, and is an ideal place to celebrate Oktoberfest.

On the decor

Clytie describes the restaurant's ambiance as "A German farmhouse with white linens." Indeed, Café Berlin—which occupies the ground floor of three joined townhouses—feels much like a friend's classy home. Shades of charcoal grey and khaki offset dark pine, while warm temperatures bring even more seating options, including a gorgeous outdoor patio.

To read more on Café Berlin and its owners, check out this article from the Capital Community News.


Tips

92% of 231 customers

  • “Great food, great service - if you like German food (and German beer), Cafe Berlin is the place to go in DC.”

  • “Food was very good, nice atmosphere, staff was very friendly and attentive.”

  • “They have great, pretty genuine German cuisine and a nice beer selection.”

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