Aigner

Address: Französische Staße 25, Berlin, 10117, Germany
Telephone: 030 203 75 18 50/51

- Mid-range

4

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
4
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Food and drink
4
90%
Value for money
3.9
90%
Ambience
3.9
90%
Location
4.3
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Foodies
  • Romance

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