Aigner

Price guide: Mid-range

Französische Staße 25, Berlin, 10117

Price guide: Mid-range

Restaurant

By Paul Sullivan, your Berlin expert

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#18 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Berlin
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Foodies, Romance

Expert review of Aigner

Step back into old Austria at this fine dining restaurant.

Aigner offers not only delicious traditional food and freshly tapped beers, but an amazing backdrop of Berlin's French and German cathedrals on the Gendarmenmarkt.

Food and drink: 

Herbert Beltle, who has been awarded Berlin's "Master Chef" title and the honorary "Best Gastronome" award, uses the freshest ingredients to create excellent regional Austrian and south German cuisine along with more modern, lighter dishes. Dishes include ice cream of potato-leek soup with fried scallops, Argentine pepper steak with Béarnaise sauce, pink-fried calf’s kidneys in mustard sauce with potatoes, and veal dumplings with mashed potatoes and beets. The wine list is excellent and there are fine beers such as freshly tapped Bitburger or Berliner Pilsner.

Recommended dishes: 

Aigner’s signature dish is Tafelspitz, boiled beef with horseradish, served in a large brass kettle with haunch and shoulder of beef, vegetables, savoy cabbage, crème fraiche and apple-flavoured horseradish.

Ambience: 

The elegant interior of the restaurant features original Thonet Jugendstil furnishings of the legendary Viennese Cafe Aigner, from which the restaurant takes its name. The ambiance is refined and brings to mind Habsburg-era Austria. In summer, guests can dine on the terrace and private groups may make use of a separate reception with billiard table.

Service: 

Old fashioned service, though not as stuffy as you might think.

Location: 

Aigner enjoys a superb location on the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin Mitte, with views of both the French and German cathedrals. The Schauspielhaus theatre is only a few steps away.

Price advice: 

Mains from 10-25 euros.

More information on Aigner:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
German
Address:
Französische Staße 25, Berlin, 10117
Telephone:
030 203 75 18 50/51
Website:
http://www.aigner-gendarmenmarkt.de
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily noon-2am (the kitchen closes at 11:30pm).
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Wine

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