Berlin Inn Restaurant & Bakery

★★★★☆
  • 3131 SE 12th Ave

    Portland, OR 97202

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  • 503-236-6761

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Wanted to support a local independent cafe for a Sunday breakfast. Our first visit to Berlin Inn was disappointing enough to be the only time that we will ever go there. We ordered two of the most basic offerings that should be easily

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Wanted to support a local independent cafe for a Sunday breakfast. Our first visit to Berlin Inn was disappointing enough to be the only time that we will ever go there. We ordered two of the most basic offerings that should be easily

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Having recently moved to the Brooklyn neighborhood in Portland, we decided to try this nearby restaurant for a late breakfast. What a disappointment! The omelet was overcooked and too brown on the outside. The potato pancakes my were

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Having recently moved to the Brooklyn neighborhood in Portland, we decided to try this nearby restaurant for a late breakfast. What a disappointment! The omelet was overcooked and too brown on the outside. The potato pancakes my were

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I've been here about 5 times in the past couple years and always have a great meal. The staff (expecially the one with tattoos) are friendly and know the food well. Fondue and dessert are the best things and the main course is usually really good too. Prices are reasonable.

I've had good german food and bad german food. This place is undoubtably the best in Portland.

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★★★★★

I've been here about 5 times in the past couple years and always have a great meal. The staff (expecially the one with tattoos) are friendly and know the food well. Fondue and dessert are the best things and the main course is usually really good too. Prices are reasonable.

I've had good german food and bad german food. This place is undoubtably the best in Portland.

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I am sad to say that I didn't find better German food during my 1000+ mile trip through Germany...and happy to say that means I can eat my favorite German food all the time! Great food, vegetarian and vegan options, plentiful selection of beer, wine, and dessert tray options. Lisa wins the prize for most entertaining server. (Well-behaved) children welcome, dogs welcome on the patio during summer.

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★★★★★

I am sad to say that I didn't find better German food during my 1000+ mile trip through Germany...and happy to say that means I can eat my favorite German food all the time! Great food, vegetarian and vegan options, plentiful selection of beer, wine, and dessert tray options. Lisa wins the prize for most entertaining server. (Well-behaved) children welcome, dogs welcome on the patio during summer.

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This quaint restaurants offers some of the best and authentic German food in Portland. The wait staff was very attentive and the menu selection was amazing. You will definitely need reservations but they will be well worth it.

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This quaint restaurants offers some of the best and authentic German food in Portland. The wait staff was very attentive and the menu selection was amazing. You will definitely need reservations but they will be well worth it.

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This little cozy restaurant has amazingly authentic german cuisine. My boyfriend enjoyed a few delicious dark beers, a unique baked kale salad, and a cheese fondue that didn't have that overwhelming wine taste you find at other german places that shall remain nameless. The service was perfect. Our tattooed server checked on us, refilled our water, but let us enjoy our meal without making us feel like she was working a tip. We will happily go back and look forward to the patio opening in the summer

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★★★★★

This little cozy restaurant has amazingly authentic german cuisine. My boyfriend enjoyed a few delicious dark beers, a unique baked kale salad, and a cheese fondue that didn't have that overwhelming wine taste you find at other german places that shall remain nameless. The service was perfect. Our tattooed server checked on us, refilled our water, but let us enjoy our meal without making us feel like she was working a tip. We will happily go back and look forward to the patio opening in the summer

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After eating at Gustav's and Rheinlander several times, I was anxious to try something new. My family of 8 plus a baby went to The Berlin Inn after a friend recommened it.
The food was terrific and the staff was very friendly and prompt. I felt as if I was over for dinner at a friends house. I would recommend this place over Gustav's any day. The menu has something for everyone!

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★★★★☆

After eating at Gustav's and Rheinlander several times, I was anxious to try something new. My family of 8 plus a baby went to The Berlin Inn after a friend recommened it.
The food was terrific and the staff was very friendly and prompt. I felt as if I was over for dinner at a friends house. I would recommend this place over Gustav's any day. The menu has something for everyone!

Pros: food and atmosphere

Cons: very limited seating (recommend amking reservations on weekends)

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After reading all the great reviews, and being a lover of German food, I was excited to eat at the Berlin Inn. The evening began with a great selection of German beers but sadly that was where the meal peaked. The food was sub-par, service was good, and atmosphere enjoyable. If you are looking for a place that has an authentic German menu and cozy comfortable dining room, but poor quality food, this is the place for you. Being that there are few German restaurants in Portland I am not surprised people speak highly of the Berlin Inn, but if this place was actually in Germany, it would be out of business within days. I had better pretzels at the Munich train station that at the Berlin Inn.

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★☆☆☆☆

After reading all the great reviews, and being a lover of German food, I was excited to eat at the Berlin Inn. The evening began with a great selection of German beers but sadly that was where the meal peaked. The food was sub-par, service was good, and atmosphere enjoyable. If you are looking for a place that has an authentic German menu and cozy comfortable dining room, but poor quality food, this is the place for you. Being that there are few German restaurants in Portland I am not surprised people speak highly of the Berlin Inn, but if this place was actually in Germany, it would be out of business within days. I had better pretzels at the Munich train station that at the Berlin Inn.

Pros: Beer selection and service

Cons: Food

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I was very sorry to read the review before mine, because this place has always been fantastic. What an unfortunate experience!! The staff that work there are fabulous people who really, really care about you ~ usually leading to very positive, energizing, lovely and interesting conversations. A staff member who does anything less at this place is an odd member, I'm sure... Sometimes the "family style" and very personalized manner of service can slow things down - which could be frustrating to some - but it doesn't hurt anything. Their desserts are amazing and the lady who cooks them is effing adorable. Everything I've eaten from that place has been fabulous. I've only been there thrice but there will be more opportunities I hope.
I hope they continue to flourish financially so that they can continue to please gastronomically.
You must give this place a chance! I promise you'll want to go again, and again.

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★★★★★

I was very sorry to read the review before mine, because this place has always been fantastic. What an unfortunate experience!! The staff that work there are fabulous people who really, really care about you ~ usually leading to very positive, energizing, lovely and interesting conversations. A staff member who does anything less at this place is an odd member, I'm sure... Sometimes the "family style" and very personalized manner of service can slow things down - which could be frustrating to some - but it doesn't hurt anything. Their desserts are amazing and the lady who cooks them is effing adorable. Everything I've eaten from that place has been fabulous. I've only been there thrice but there will be more opportunities I hope.
I hope they continue to flourish financially so that they can continue to please gastronomically.
You must give this place a chance! I promise you'll want to go again, and again.

Pros: excellent food, great employees, great selection of beer :)

Cons: the christmas music

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This was our first time at Berlin Inn. The dinner was very good although you had to pay extra for bread (2 rolls for $2.50?!) which seemed odd BUT, the rolls were delicious. The only real problem we had was with the waitress- she was HORRIBLE! First, she came to our table briefly, slowly walking by it saying "you didn't want anything to drink, do you?" What?? Of course we would like something to drink! So when we said that yes, actually, we would like something to drink, she backed up and took our drink orders. Then we ordered the rolls and she drops them off but immediately leaves. Well, the rolls were hot and we wanted to put butter on them but we had no silverware! So, we waited patiently for her to check on us but no. My husband tried to break the bread in half but it was so hot he couldn't. When she dropped off our food, we asked for silverware and she didn't even apologize (as our rolls sat uneaten and now cold). Once she dropped the food off, she never came back by. Halfway through the meal, we finished our drinks and needed water or something. I finally had to go up to the bar and ask one of the waitress for some water! Then she drops off the check and we said we actually wanted to see the dessert plate/menu. So she got it and went through all the desserts and we ordered one. THen we heard a different waitress going through the desserts with another table and the ingredients in a few of them were completely different than what our waitress had told us! I am not sure who was wrong but I guess our waitress since she said the cheesecake was made with coconut meat - the other waitress had said it was soaked cashews with agave juice, which sounded like what I remembered from the menu. Another waitress cleared our table for us (our waitress was standing around in the bar doing nothing- I could see her!) and yet another waitress picked up our check (again, our waitress stood around). The other waitresses were very good, just ours was horrible!

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★★★★☆

This was our first time at Berlin Inn. The dinner was very good although you had to pay extra for bread (2 rolls for $2.50?!) which seemed odd BUT, the rolls were delicious. The only real problem we had was with the waitress- she was HORRIBLE! First, she came to our table briefly, slowly walking by it saying "you didn't want anything to drink, do you?" What?? Of course we would like something to drink! So when we said that yes, actually, we would like something to drink, she backed up and took our drink orders. Then we ordered the rolls and she drops them off but immediately leaves. Well, the rolls were hot and we wanted to put butter on them but we had no silverware! So, we waited patiently for her to check on us but no. My husband tried to break the bread in half but it was so hot he couldn't. When she dropped off our food, we asked for silverware and she didn't even apologize (as our rolls sat uneaten and now cold). Once she dropped the food off, she never came back by. Halfway through the meal, we finished our drinks and needed water or something. I finally had to go up to the bar and ask one of the waitress for some water! Then she drops off the check and we said we actually wanted to see the dessert plate/menu. So she got it and went through all the desserts and we ordered one. THen we heard a different waitress going through the desserts with another table and the ingredients in a few of them were completely different than what our waitress had told us! I am not sure who was wrong but I guess our waitress since she said the cheesecake was made with coconut meat - the other waitress had said it was soaked cashews with agave juice, which sounded like what I remembered from the menu. Another waitress cleared our table for us (our waitress was standing around in the bar doing nothing- I could see her!) and yet another waitress picked up our check (again, our waitress stood around). The other waitresses were very good, just ours was horrible!

Pros: Food was very good, good drinks (cola was different but good)

Cons: Our waitress!!!

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We chose to have dinner at the Berlin Inn prior to seeing Cold B lood at the Aladdin. What a great surprise to our taste buds!! Being raised with a German grandfather I have eaten wonderful German food growing up and I was so happy to find a truly authentic German restaraunt!! The staff was knowledgable about the food, the beer (extensive choses) and the wine (also extensive). The saurbraten was fork tender and delicious!! We will definitely go again and again!! Oh and leave room for dessert...we didn't but they all looked wonderful!! Guten tag!

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★★★★★

We chose to have dinner at the Berlin Inn prior to seeing Cold B lood at the Aladdin. What a great surprise to our taste buds!! Being raised with a German grandfather I have eaten wonderful German food growing up and I was so happy to find a truly authentic German restaraunt!! The staff was knowledgable about the food, the beer (extensive choses) and the wine (also extensive). The saurbraten was fork tender and delicious!! We will definitely go again and again!! Oh and leave room for dessert...we didn't but they all looked wonderful!! Guten tag!

Pros: beer/wine selection, authentic German food

Cons: windy on the patio

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The Berlin Inn is a fun German Restaurant in southeast Portland. The food is delicious and you can sit on the patio with dogs in the summer. Wide variety of German food at reasonable prices. Recommend it highly.

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The Berlin Inn is a fun German Restaurant in southeast Portland. The food is delicious and you can sit on the patio with dogs in the summer. Wide variety of German food at reasonable prices. Recommend it highly.

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One of the great German places in the Northwest. Fresh baked bread starts off the experience. I'm not normally a fan of fondues, but they were very tasty, using only the best cheeses - many places skimp on this and it leads to the horrible taste I'd always associated with it.

Meats are cooked until they're tender, there's a great selection of beers. And to wrap it all up, you can go to the shop part of it and get some extra to take home for tomorrow.

I love Gustavs/Rhinelander, but I think this place beats it out by a hair.

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★★★★★

One of the great German places in the Northwest. Fresh baked bread starts off the experience. I'm not normally a fan of fondues, but they were very tasty, using only the best cheeses - many places skimp on this and it leads to the horrible taste I'd always associated with it.

Meats are cooked until they're tender, there's a great selection of beers. And to wrap it all up, you can go to the shop part of it and get some extra to take home for tomorrow.

I love Gustavs/Rhinelander, but I think this place beats it out by a hair.

Pros: Great staff, ordering in German is enjoyable.

Cons: Can get really busy

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...at least on friday or sat nights or sunday brunches - sometimes you luck out but sometimes they are packed full! But they gladly take reservations & its rare for your table not to be ready on time even when people are waiting outside the door.
Food is hearty - lots of meat & potatoes! Several vegetarian options too. Seems slightly overpriced but a lot of the portions are large too. I wish they offered smaller plates for a smaller price, I usually end up taking part of the meal home which is cool but inconvenient if I'm eating before a show at the aladdin.
Lisa the tattooed waitress and Dawn the manager are friendly and laid-back. In the summer the flower-filled patio is open to diners and their dogs.

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★★★★☆

...at least on friday or sat nights or sunday brunches - sometimes you luck out but sometimes they are packed full! But they gladly take reservations & its rare for your table not to be ready on time even when people are waiting outside the door.
Food is hearty - lots of meat & potatoes! Several vegetarian options too. Seems slightly overpriced but a lot of the portions are large too. I wish they offered smaller plates for a smaller price, I usually end up taking part of the meal home which is cool but inconvenient if I'm eating before a show at the aladdin.
Lisa the tattooed waitress and Dawn the manager are friendly and laid-back. In the summer the flower-filled patio is open to diners and their dogs.

Pros: Small (cozy/personal), tasty food & dessert, great wines and beers

Cons: Small (crowded/busy), a little pricey, food sometimes a little bland

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Went to the Berlin Inn Restaurant last night for dinner, the place was fantastic! What a nice cozy place to have dinner, it was like dining at home with full service! The food was better than any other German place here in Portland. It was nice to have a selection of different Fondues. Everything, including the desserts, are hand made on location, the owner even grows some of her own vegetables. The wait staff was fantastic, prompt and very knowledgeable of the menu items, the wine list and their extensive beer selection. It's small, so I'd recommend reservations, although it was not full on Saturday night. I'm going to have to say Bye Bye to The Rheinlander and Gustav's, the Berlin Inn Restaurant is far superior.

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★★★★★

Went to the Berlin Inn Restaurant last night for dinner, the place was fantastic! What a nice cozy place to have dinner, it was like dining at home with full service! The food was better than any other German place here in Portland. It was nice to have a selection of different Fondues. Everything, including the desserts, are hand made on location, the owner even grows some of her own vegetables. The wait staff was fantastic, prompt and very knowledgeable of the menu items, the wine list and their extensive beer selection. It's small, so I'd recommend reservations, although it was not full on Saturday night. I'm going to have to say Bye Bye to The Rheinlander and Gustav's, the Berlin Inn Restaurant is far superior.

Pros: Large food selection, great specials, huge beer selection

Cons: Somewhat expensive, but worth it.

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We went to see a show at the Aladdin this eve, and thought we would try Berlin for the first time since it is so close, and the reviews so good.

Well, we should have gone elsewhere.

The place was not busy, about half the table were full, and the patio was closed. We did get a prompt and courteous greeting, were given some choices on tables, and started off the dinner feeling up-beat. The menu is quite large in terms of items and choices, and that also made us feel like we had a winner.

We started with fairly slow service. Now, the gal was very nice and pleasant, but the time between seeing her was long. We finally ordered a salad ?to start?, the schnitzel club sandwich, the special pork chops in a mushroom gravy, and Schweinshaxe. About 20 mins later, everything arrived at once (no salad to start).

The sandwich is fine, and the special was average, but the Schweinshaxe was a problem. The outer skin was very crispy, so this looked great. But after I cut into the meat, I found what I feared, that the meat was dry and over cooked.

Which was really strange, since the center was frozen. Not cold, frozen.

So Berlin must do a lot of pre-prep on the dishes. This isn?t a huge surprise, given the size and scope of the menu. But, I would expect that this pre-prep would not be like a TGI Friday?s (where they have been known to serve what amounts to frozen food dinners).

So after about 10 mins of waiting to see the server, I got up, went to the front, found her, told her about the frozen nature. And she came, got the plate, disappeared for 10 mins, and came back. The meat had been heated through and through ? and boy did the already dry meat get even dryer. Thank goodness we still had gravy from the other dish.

All in all, a really poor showing for what?s supposed to be the best German food in town. I?d do Gustav?s any day over Berlin. But maybe we just got the ?B? team tonight.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to see a show at the Aladdin this eve, and thought we would try Berlin for the first time since it is so close, and the reviews so good.

Well, we should have gone elsewhere.

The place was not busy, about half the table were full, and the patio was closed. We did get a prompt and courteous greeting, were given some choices on tables, and started off the dinner feeling up-beat. The menu is quite large in terms of items and choices, and that also made us feel like we had a winner.

We started with fairly slow service. Now, the gal was very nice and pleasant, but the time between seeing her was long. We finally ordered a salad ?to start?, the schnitzel club sandwich, the special pork chops in a mushroom gravy, and Schweinshaxe. About 20 mins later, everything arrived at once (no salad to start).

The sandwich is fine, and the special was average, but the Schweinshaxe was a problem. The outer skin was very crispy, so this looked great. But after I cut into the meat, I found what I feared, that the meat was dry and over cooked.

Which was really strange, since the center was frozen. Not cold, frozen.

So Berlin must do a lot of pre-prep on the dishes. This isn?t a huge surprise, given the size and scope of the menu. But, I would expect that this pre-prep would not be like a TGI Friday?s (where they have been known to serve what amounts to frozen food dinners).

So after about 10 mins of waiting to see the server, I got up, went to the front, found her, told her about the frozen nature. And she came, got the plate, disappeared for 10 mins, and came back. The meat had been heated through and through ? and boy did the already dry meat get even dryer. Thank goodness we still had gravy from the other dish.

All in all, a really poor showing for what?s supposed to be the best German food in town. I?d do Gustav?s any day over Berlin. But maybe we just got the ?B? team tonight.

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Best German food in Portland. When you go I recommend the Sausage, Potatoes, and Sauerkraut dinner. (That's not what it's called but ask for it). Also, if you like beer, the Berlin Inn has some of the best beer I've had in Portland. The waiters and waitresses are friendly and more than happy to make a recommendation. When it comes to breakfast the Berlin Inn is delicious and very reasonably priced. Try the beer battered blueberry pancakes. The ambiance is nice. It makes you feel like you're in a small restaurant in Germany. It's small and can get busy so it's best to make a reservation. The prices at the Berlin Inn are all over the board. You could leave full and satisfied and sped $10. per person including beer. Or you could leave very full and satisfied spending $40 per person including beer, fondue, and desert. Either way it's very worth it. I highly recommend the Berlin Inn.

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★★★★★

Best German food in Portland. When you go I recommend the Sausage, Potatoes, and Sauerkraut dinner. (That's not what it's called but ask for it). Also, if you like beer, the Berlin Inn has some of the best beer I've had in Portland. The waiters and waitresses are friendly and more than happy to make a recommendation. When it comes to breakfast the Berlin Inn is delicious and very reasonably priced. Try the beer battered blueberry pancakes. The ambiance is nice. It makes you feel like you're in a small restaurant in Germany. It's small and can get busy so it's best to make a reservation. The prices at the Berlin Inn are all over the board. You could leave full and satisfied and sped $10. per person including beer. Or you could leave very full and satisfied spending $40 per person including beer, fondue, and desert. Either way it's very worth it. I highly recommend the Berlin Inn.

Pros: Great Beer, Incredible Food

Cons: It's Hidden, but is that a con?

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This is one of my favorite resturaunts around! A little difficult to find(on 12th street) BUT totally worth it. Excellent german cousine, great selection of beer, and nice friendly service.

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★★★★★

This is one of my favorite resturaunts around! A little difficult to find(on 12th street) BUT totally worth it. Excellent german cousine, great selection of beer, and nice friendly service.

Pros: Service, food, drinks

Cons: A little expensive

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AMBIENCE and SERVICE: The converted house that is this German grub jewel sticks out in the area. Outside, a small deck/patio is surrounded by plants and flowers, giving it a slight european feel. Inside, the German decor feels Hansel and Gretel-esque as it is cozy and quaint. At the table a friend and I had, there was a view of Mt. Adams in the distance (ignoring the warehouse across the street). The staff was welcoming, friendly, and attentive.

MENU: The menu has extensive offerings of authentic German dishes, beer and wine - both of which are imported from Germany (read big German-sized beer bottles with cork tops here). For our outing, we split two dishes - a cheese fondue platter and a sausage sampler. The menu offers three kinds of fondue - a blue cheese with something, a cheddar with beer (which we had), and a gouda with something. You order and pay for what you want to dip in the fondue ($9 -$20), whether it be bread, apples, sausage, vegetables, etc. We ordered "the Berliner with sausage" which included a rustic bread, apples, and sausage pieces. The platter was enough for 4 people, as an appetizer. For an entree, we split the "Best of the Wurst", a sampler of four different and delicious German sausages with tasty sourkraut and German potatoes (something between home fries and chunky hash browns). The portion was large enough for two. We left most of the kraut and potatoes because we focused on fondue, which we also didn't finish. Their dessert platter looked DIVINE. However, there was no way that we could eat more so we passed on it.

PRICE: Total for the meal, including a beer, fondue platter, and an entree - all which we split due to each item's size - was $36 plus tip.

OVERALL: For a change, few can beat a quaint, cozy slice of Germany with vast menu of hearty, authentic flavors. Although pricey at first glance, portion sizes make an evening escape to Germany via the Berlin Inn a surprising value.

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★★★★★

AMBIENCE and SERVICE: The converted house that is this German grub jewel sticks out in the area. Outside, a small deck/patio is surrounded by plants and flowers, giving it a slight european feel. Inside, the German decor feels Hansel and Gretel-esque as it is cozy and quaint. At the table a friend and I had, there was a view of Mt. Adams in the distance (ignoring the warehouse across the street). The staff was welcoming, friendly, and attentive.

MENU: The menu has extensive offerings of authentic German dishes, beer and wine - both of which are imported from Germany (read big German-sized beer bottles with cork tops here). For our outing, we split two dishes - a cheese fondue platter and a sausage sampler. The menu offers three kinds of fondue - a blue cheese with something, a cheddar with beer (which we had), and a gouda with something. You order and pay for what you want to dip in the fondue ($9 -$20), whether it be bread, apples, sausage, vegetables, etc. We ordered "the Berliner with sausage" which included a rustic bread, apples, and sausage pieces. The platter was enough for 4 people, as an appetizer. For an entree, we split the "Best of the Wurst", a sampler of four different and delicious German sausages with tasty sourkraut and German potatoes (something between home fries and chunky hash browns). The portion was large enough for two. We left most of the kraut and potatoes because we focused on fondue, which we also didn't finish. Their dessert platter looked DIVINE. However, there was no way that we could eat more so we passed on it.

PRICE: Total for the meal, including a beer, fondue platter, and an entree - all which we split due to each item's size - was $36 plus tip.

OVERALL: For a change, few can beat a quaint, cozy slice of Germany with vast menu of hearty, authentic flavors. Although pricey at first glance, portion sizes make an evening escape to Germany via the Berlin Inn a surprising value.

Pros: Authenticity, portions, food quality

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The Berlin Inn is a cozy restaurant with large portion, tummy satisfying German food. Their chicken snitzel is to die for and I love it accompanied by a birch beer soda. Their deserts are out of the world, apple strudel is my favorite but the cakes are oh so tempting too. It is a small restaurant so I would advise reservations or eating early, it is worth the wait though and we are repeat customers.

PROS: great food, large portions
CONS: none

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★★★★★

The Berlin Inn is a cozy restaurant with large portion, tummy satisfying German food. Their chicken snitzel is to die for and I love it accompanied by a birch beer soda. Their deserts are out of the world, apple strudel is my favorite but the cakes are oh so tempting too. It is a small restaurant so I would advise reservations or eating early, it is worth the wait though and we are repeat customers.

PROS: great food, large portions
CONS: none

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I've eaten at all of the local German places and this is BY FAR the best food around. Other places may be less expensive, but sometimes...ya get what ya pay for. I'd much rather spend an extra $10 or so and have excellent food. I've NEVER gotten cold food there as someone else's review stated and I've been a loyal customer there for 9 years. So go! And enjoy!

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★★★★★

I've eaten at all of the local German places and this is BY FAR the best food around. Other places may be less expensive, but sometimes...ya get what ya pay for. I'd much rather spend an extra $10 or so and have excellent food. I've NEVER gotten cold food there as someone else's review stated and I've been a loyal customer there for 9 years. So go! And enjoy!

Pros: Food, Service, Music

Cons: A little Expensive

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After having read the rave reviews for the Berlin Inn, I was looking forward to our dinner. We found the food to be quite mediocre and extremeley expensive for PDX. The portions were small and the food arrived cold. We've had much better German food at other places, and we definitely will not return to the Berlin Inn.

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★☆☆☆☆

After having read the rave reviews for the Berlin Inn, I was looking forward to our dinner. We found the food to be quite mediocre and extremeley expensive for PDX. The portions were small and the food arrived cold. We've had much better German food at other places, and we definitely will not return to the Berlin Inn.

Pros: Friendly server

Cons: , cold food, cramped tables

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Service is one of the best in portland restaurants. great german food. must try their fondue! specials are usually best item to order but all other items on menu are good as well. small, quiet place.

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★★★★★

Service is one of the best in portland restaurants. great german food. must try their fondue! specials are usually best item to order but all other items on menu are good as well. small, quiet place.

Pros: service, food, friendy staff

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region for four years and fell in love with the requisite Konig Ludwig Hefeweizen, red cabbage, weinerschnitzels and potato pancakes. Berlin Inn will not disappoint, as all of the above plus smoked salmon potato cakes, marinated cucumbers, smoked wurst, and almond tart were excellent. The atmosphere and food transported us back to Deutschland and we are eager to return to BI to sample the beef rouladen, kase spaetzle, and strudels. And the icing? The atmosphere and staff couldn't be nicer.

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★★★★☆

region for four years and fell in love with the requisite Konig Ludwig Hefeweizen, red cabbage, weinerschnitzels and potato pancakes. Berlin Inn will not disappoint, as all of the above plus smoked salmon potato cakes, marinated cucumbers, smoked wurst, and almond tart were excellent. The atmosphere and food transported us back to Deutschland and we are eager to return to BI to sample the beef rouladen, kase spaetzle, and strudels. And the icing? The atmosphere and staff couldn't be nicer.

Pros: food, friendly staff, food! :)

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This place is now at the top of my list! It's very hard to find a place where you AND your dog are very welcome. We had the best wait staff and made this a place we will definitely return to.

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★★★★★

This place is now at the top of my list! It's very hard to find a place where you AND your dog are very welcome. We had the best wait staff and made this a place we will definitely return to.

Pros: food, pet friendly, staff

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It's not often you find a German restaurant that goes to such lengths to be authentic. Although, I'm not an expert on German cuisine, I was impressed with the quality and the variety of items. I can't wait to go back and try other items on the menu.

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★★★★★

It's not often you find a German restaurant that goes to such lengths to be authentic. Although, I'm not an expert on German cuisine, I was impressed with the quality and the variety of items. I can't wait to go back and try other items on the menu.

Cons: Small dining area

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Thank God, there's a good (really good) German restaurant in Portland. I'm not going to mention that Disneyland place on Sandy. This, the Berlin Inn, has truly authentic German food (and having lived in Germany for four years, this rater does know...)

Great beer selection, fun atmosphere. Make sure you try the Rotkraut if you're bold enough. So thankful to have found this little gem!

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★★★★★

Thank God, there's a good (really good) German restaurant in Portland. I'm not going to mention that Disneyland place on Sandy. This, the Berlin Inn, has truly authentic German food (and having lived in Germany for four years, this rater does know...)

Great beer selection, fun atmosphere. Make sure you try the Rotkraut if you're bold enough. So thankful to have found this little gem!

Pros: authentic, delicious, friendly

Cons: -none-

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thought I would respond first to the last few posts complaining about:(on soap box) Spatzle- it is supposed to be bland it is Eggs, Flour, and a little salt. Mix it with the sauce on your plate. What your mom did to it to get you to eat it I don't know. Fondue- the dish served at the Berlin Inn is prepared with a smoked gouda cheese. Different then The velveta you have been buying all these years. (off soap box) This is one of the few places my family will go with me to eat I am so darned picky and it embarasses them. The service is some of the best in town , the Value for is good, the food is Fresh, not prepared days or weeks in advance and stored in some freezer somewhere and then shipped to Portland. My suggestion: TRY IT AGAIN!!(off soap box)

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★★★★★

thought I would respond first to the last few posts complaining about:(on soap box) Spatzle- it is supposed to be bland it is Eggs, Flour, and a little salt. Mix it with the sauce on your plate. What your mom did to it to get you to eat it I don't know. Fondue- the dish served at the Berlin Inn is prepared with a smoked gouda cheese. Different then The velveta you have been buying all these years. (off soap box) This is one of the few places my family will go with me to eat I am so darned picky and it embarasses them. The service is some of the best in town , the Value for is good, the food is Fresh, not prepared days or weeks in advance and stored in some freezer somewhere and then shipped to Portland. My suggestion: TRY IT AGAIN!!(off soap box)

Pros: Food, Service, Desserts

Cons: Small, wait if no resv,, stairs

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I'm not one to give high marks (see other reviews), but this place is a gem. The Wiener Schnitzel was outstanding, as the coating didn't slide off. The red cabbage was the best I've had; Salmon Chowder wasn't too fishy. Dessert selection was extensive (maybe too many cake-type choices); the rasberry/chocalate was moist and flavorable. If you like beer, try the Salvator Double Bock. The Spatzel noodles were a bit bland. We tried a variety of breakfast dishes, all were exceptional: cinnamon rolls, chicken schnitzel, fondue, and both potato sides. Price related to portion was a tad high (and most dinner selections are simply overpriced), so go for lunch or weekend brunch. Lastly, the service is superb!

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★★★★★

I'm not one to give high marks (see other reviews), but this place is a gem. The Wiener Schnitzel was outstanding, as the coating didn't slide off. The red cabbage was the best I've had; Salmon Chowder wasn't too fishy. Dessert selection was extensive (maybe too many cake-type choices); the rasberry/chocalate was moist and flavorable. If you like beer, try the Salvator Double Bock. The Spatzel noodles were a bit bland. We tried a variety of breakfast dishes, all were exceptional: cinnamon rolls, chicken schnitzel, fondue, and both potato sides. Price related to portion was a tad high (and most dinner selections are simply overpriced), so go for lunch or weekend brunch. Lastly, the service is superb!

Pros: wiener schnitzel, beer selection

Cons: noodles

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Although the staff was extremely friendly and attentive, the food was at best, okay. The sauerkraut seemed very greasy to me. The spaetzle wasn't bad, nor was it anything special. I did like their deli next door though! The food was not worth the price. I will try another German restaurant or continue to make my own at home.

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★★★☆☆

Although the staff was extremely friendly and attentive, the food was at best, okay. The sauerkraut seemed very greasy to me. The spaetzle wasn't bad, nor was it anything special. I did like their deli next door though! The food was not worth the price. I will try another German restaurant or continue to make my own at home.

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I stumbled on this place and decided to try it- only ordered the fondue which sounded really great but was only mediocre(and expensive!). the desserts looked fabulous tho and i'd probably try some of the entrees if i was in the area again.
As to the beers- i bought an EXPENSIVE bottle of european imported beer that supposedly won gold medal as best out of 200 european beers- the **** tasted like coors. So just order a dang coke!
Service was amazing though and typically that's what wins me over :) I'd give 'em another try!

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★★★★☆

I stumbled on this place and decided to try it- only ordered the fondue which sounded really great but was only mediocre(and expensive!). the desserts looked fabulous tho and i'd probably try some of the entrees if i was in the area again.
As to the beers- i bought an EXPENSIVE bottle of european imported beer that supposedly won gold medal as best out of 200 european beers- the **** tasted like coors. So just order a dang coke!
Service was amazing though and typically that's what wins me over :) I'd give 'em another try!

Pros: BEST SERVICE, atmosphere

Cons: very spendy, mediocre food

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Don't miss the fondue at the charming family-owned German restaurant. There are several options for the cheese and the dipping platters and they all make for great dining fun---especially for groups including children. The lengthy menu…

 

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