“The Aigner stands for high-quality products - sourced primarily from the local area. We source our game, for example, rabbits, pork and lamb, directly from Brandenburg suppliers in the surrounding area. We want to indulge you with more dignified cuisine and hand-picked ingredients.”
Herbert Beltle - Owner
“Very happy with this place.” Chris Carson
“Super service, very nice atmosphere and great food.”
The Aigner restaurant on Berlin’s most beautiful square, the Gendarmenmarkt, offers a blend of classicism and modernity from its interior design down to its dishes. The cuisine combines the best of both Vienna and Berlin.
The interior dates back to Vienna during the Imperial and Royal period. The famous Kaffee Aigner establishment was disassembled in 1998 and was rebuilt to integrate modern lighting concepts in the Gendarmenmarkt.
Since 1999, restaurateur Herbert Beltle and head chef Andreas Klitsch have focussed on classic Viennese dishes, like schnitzel, and exquisite creations with regional ingredients.
The restaurant seats 120 inside and 60 outside under the arcades, with a spectacular view of the French cathedral and the Gendarmenmarkt.
“Excellent restaurant, perfect service, nice setting... and btw: The best Wiener schnitzel abroad I have ever had!”
Tho Jo Mel
Vienna? Berlin? Aigner is the best of both.
Alongside our menu, we offer you a range of freshly made ‘specials’. We buy fresh ingredients for these dishes each day. Please see the menu board in the restaurant’s foyer for the selection of main courses available.
Occasionally, we may not be able to offer some dishes if fresh ingredients are not available. We appreciate your understanding in these circumstances.
Please let us know if you have a food intolerance or allergy. We offer an excellent ‘allergy menu’ to suit your needs.
Tyrolean ham, dried in the mountain air and sliced with our Volano meat slicer, served with gherkins, horseradish & fresh rye bread
Steak tartare from a young bull, served with condiments to be added according to taste, fresh rye bread & butter Starter 90g / Main 120g
€17 / €22
+ Chunky chips and Béarnaise sauce
Aigner`s ‘Seasonal Salad’
Lamb`s lettuce on goat`s cheese with pomegranate and walnuts
Traditional German Dishes
Thin potato cakes with tsar-cut smoked salmon and bottarga
Nuremberg sausages served straight from the grill with sauerkraut, mustard and mashed potato
Aigner’s beef tea (concentrated beef bouillon cooked & served in the carafe)
‘Festive soup’ (a clear broth-based soup) fortified with vegetables, pancake strips, boiled beef, Swabian ravioli and bone marrow dumplings
Liver dumpling soup with vegetables and parsley
Cream soup of jerusalem artichoke with pear
Boneless Styrian fried chicken raised free range by Kikok, coated in breadcrumbs and served with a lemon- mustard mayonnaise and potato salad with bacon and pumpkin seed oil
Viennese schnitzel from saddle of German veal, served with potato bacon and gherkin salad warmed slightly, and cranberry jelly
The ‘Aigner Schnitzel’ made with saddle of ‘Saalower Kräuterschwein’ pork, served with potato bacon and gherkin salad warmed slightly, and cranberry jelly
Steak from Fillet of beef (250g) with pepper and coriander, served with Béarnaise sauce, large fried potatoes and lettuce with apricots
Original Königsberger klopse (German meatballs) served with beetroot, caper sauce & mashed potato seasoned with chives
Oven-baked Brandenburg duck served with creamed cabbage, Boskoop apples and filled potato dumplings
Brook trout fillet fried in nut butter on a bed of potato and kohlrabi salad with rucola pesto and marinated cress
Berlin-style fried calves’ liver with Boskoop apples, mashed potato and fried onion rings
Boiled fillet of Simmental beef served over 2 courses
We serve the fillet of beef in a copper pan together with a generous helping of beef broth and root vegetables. For the first course enjoy the broth with pancake strips, followed by the main course of boiled beef served with creamed spinach & roast potatoes, as well as horseradish, apple and cream sauce, and sour cream and chives.
Crema Catalana, caramelised at the table, served with blueberries in cassis sauce
Our homemade warm Valhrona chocolate cake with a molten centre served with frozen custard
Aigner’s cheesecake, served warm with plums
Cheese duel - goat’s cheese vs cow’s cheese (1:3) with walnuts, fig mustard & port grapes
Viennese Kaiserschmarrn (shredded pancake) served with apple sauce, cranberry sauce and vanilla ice cream - for 2 or more people (takes approx. 20 minutes to prepare)
Plan your event with us in Aigner style – which can be held either in our restaurant for up to 200 people, in our separate Billiard Room for up to 16 people or in Delphinium, our exclusive events room, which holds up to 200 guests.
The illuminated glass floor gives the room an air of exclusivity.
Delphinium and the Billiard Room
We are happy to organise the catering in your home, at your place of work or any other place of your choice. You will find a selection of culinary delights already on our menu, however, there is no replacement for a one-on-one conversation. We look forward to hearing from you and will be happy to discuss your future event:
We can also offer you other venues for your private functions and events. Why not visit the Altes Zollhaus restaurant on the Landwehrkanal in Kreuzberg or the Rotisserie on Gertraudenstraße in the city centre. Click on ‘Events’ to find other venues:
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