13 Places to Eat the Best Schnitzel in Berlin

If you’re a fan of this crispy and oh-so-satisfying dish, you’ve come to the right place. Berlin is home to some seriously delectable schnitzel spots that will have your taste buds dancing joyfully.

Are you ready to find out where to eat the best schnitzel in Berlin?

From traditional German restaurants to trendy eateries putting their own spin on this classic dish, I’ve rounded up the best Berliner schnitzel spots in town. This list includes Berlin restaurants everyone’s talking about right now and the old classics that locals keep returning to – for the schnitzel.

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Choosing the Best Berliner Schnitzel Restaurants

long restaurant with chandelier and table and charis in austrian restaurant berlin

Every schnitzel German restaurant on this list has been selected based on my research living in Berlin.

When choosing restaurants, I considered both high-end and affordable eateries that offer an authentic and insider experience of Berlin. A great location close to Berlin attractions, warm service and the restaurant’s overall vibe is factored into the rating.

Next, it was taste testing time. Seeing I’m a vegetarian, my husband eagerly volunteered for the job. Schnitzel is one of his all-time favourites, so he is excited by the prospect of all you can eat Berlin schnitzel for months on end.

Here’s the rating system we used:

  • ⭐⭐ ⭐= best of the best
  • ⭐⭐ = excellent and would (or did) return again
  • ⭐ = good and would recommend

Now for your complete guide to the top-notch schnitzels that Berlin offers!

13 Best Schnitzel in Berlin

1. Borchardt

plate of schnitzel and cucumber

The Vibe: Elegance and sophistication converge at Borchardt, a historic gem

📍 Franzstr. 47 (Mitte) | €€€€ | ⭐⭐⭐

Borchardt is known for their schnitzel. It is believed to be first cooked in this restaurant. That means they ensure it is cooked to golden perfection, and it was. With its generous portion, this is one of the most expensive schnitzels you will have, but one of the best.

I ordered their vegetarian lunch special, beet couscous with roasted pumpkin accompanied by a medley of fresh vegetables, expertly prepared. Quality ingredients and perfectly executed.

  • 🌐Borchardt
  • 🕘 Monday – Sunday 11:30 AM – 12 AM
  • 🏛️Nearby: Many of the top places to visit include Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Gendarmenmarkt, Französische Friedrichstadtkirche, Neue Kirche

2. Einstein Unter den Linden

dinner table with food like salad, wine and best schnitzel in berlin

The Vibe: Welcoming place for politicians and tourists from day to night

📍 Unter den Linden 42 (Mitte) | €€€ | ⭐⭐⭐

Known for their schnitzel this was one of the first restaurants we dined at, and it became the benchmark for all other experiences to follow.

The schnitzel was tender, wafer thin and crispy. I enjoyed their daily special, which was pumpkin strudel- which featured pumpkin four ways. They pride themselves on cooking in season, with the best ingredients and their superior service. They achieved it in spades.

  • 🌐 Einstein Unter den Linden
  • 🕘Monday to Friday 8 AM – 10 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 10 PM, Sunday
  • 🏛️Nearby: Berlin’s most famous boulevard, Unter den Linden, Brandenburg Gate

3. Jolesch

plate of berliner schnitzel with lemon

The Vibe: An elegant modern fusion of Austrian dishes and fine wines

📍Muskauer Str. 1 (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg) | €€€€ | ⭐⭐ ⭐

When a top-notch restaurant critic rates it “best schnitzel in Berlin” you have to go!

The schnitzel at Jolesch is perfection! It is just as it was described by our waiter – wafer-thin, golden brown, and crispy. I had a few vegetarian options to choose from, so I went with the recommended Käsespätzle, and it was rich, decadent and delicious.

4. Austria

plate of all you can eat BERLIN schnitzel

The Vibe: Warm, inviting charm with cozy wooden tables and candles

📍Bergmannstr. 30 (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg) | €€ | ⭐ ⭐

A large piece of crispy wiener schnitzel was served with berries and lemon with warm potato salad and cucumber salad on the side. I had their lunch special which was pumpkin soup and I ate my husband’s potato and cucumber salad.

Because we didn’t want to leave this charming restaurant, we decided to order Kaiserschmarren, and it was delicious.

  • 🌐Austria
  • 🕘 Tuesday – Sunday 12 PM – 11 PM, Monday 6 PM – 11 PM
  • 🏛️Nearby: Templehofer Park, Marheinekeplatz

5. Landwirt

plate of schntizel in austria restaurant with potato salad

The Vibe: Off-the-beaten-path, unexpected charm and intimate culinary delight

📍 Regensburger Str. 7 (Charlottenberg Wilmersdorf) | €€€ | ⭐⭐

My husband’s choice of schnitzel was served with warm potato salad. Instead of one large schnitzel, this was made up of 4 smaller cuts.

I enjoyed the beet gnocchi. These vibrant and pillowy bites of goodness were tossed in savoury butter and olive oil. I would return to have that dish again, and again, and again.

  • 🌐No website or Social Media
  • 🕘 Monday – Friday, Sunday 12 PM – 10 PM
  • 🏛️Nearby: Ku’Damm, Viktoria-Luise-Platz, KaDeWe

6. Lokal

plate of all you can eat berlin schnitzel

The Vibe: Fine dining in an intimate neighbourhood restaurant with a gorgeous interior

📍Linienstraße 160 (Mitte) | €€€ | ⭐ ⭐

With our drinks, we got warm homemade bread along with various spreads. My husband found the schnitzel more refined compared to others on this list, and I really liked the seasonal vegetable pasta. Both dishes were delicious.

Since we still had space for dessert, we decided to go for the classic cheesecake paired with fresh sorbet, a delightful way to end our wonderful night out in Berlin.

  • 🌐 Lokal
  • 🕘Monday – Sunday 5:30 PM – 12 AM
  • 🏛️Nearby: New Berlin Synagogue, Oranienburger Str

7. Schneeweiss

plate of all you can eat berlin schnitzel with potatoes

The Vibe: All-white chic, Schneeweiss, or Snow White is modern meets elegant

📍Simplonstrasse 16 (Friedrichshain) | €€€ | ⭐ ⭐

The crispy schnitzel comes with a lukewarm potato salad and a light cucumber and cabbage salad. With Sellerie Schnitzel (celery vegetarian schnitzel) on the menu, I was curious to try it, and it was pretty good!

Although I intended to save room for their famous Kaiserschmarren, both our main dishes left us too satisfied for dessert.

  • 🌐Schneeweiss
  • 🕘 Monday – Saturday 5 PM – 12 AM, Sunday 10 AM – 12 AM
  • 🏛️Nearby: East Side Gallery, Sunday Flea market at Boxhangener Platz

8. Dicke Wirten

plate of berliner schnitzel on plate with lemon

The Vibe: A cult classic meeting place in Berlin that prides itself on timeless tradition

📍 Carmerstraße 9 (Charlottenburg) | € | ⭐

My husband went for the Dicke Wirten house special – a crispy breaded pork schnitzel with french fries, and he loved it. With just three vegetarian choices, I chose the roasted vegetables and Schupfnudeln.

  • 🌐 Dicke Wirten
  • 🕘Sunday to Monday, Wednesday to Saturday 11 AM – 1 AM
  • 🏛️Nearby: Berliner Zoo, Ku’Damm

9. Lemke am Schloss

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The Vibe: Berlin’s oldest brewery offers timeless charm in a friendly tavern atmosphere

📍 Luisenpl. 1 (Charlottenburg) | € | ⭐

My husband enjoyed the hearty wiener schnitzel, baked to a crispy, golden perfection, served alongside french fries. Despite the tempting vegan option, I opted for the spinach dumplings, and both dishes were accompanied by a garden salad.

True to brewery expectations, the extensive beer list featured their own craft brew, Lemke Berlin.

10. Ottenthal

plate of berliner schnitzel

The Vibe: Wine bar elegance meets Austrian charm in every pour

📍Kantstraße 153 (Charlottenburg) | €€€ | ⭐

My husband enjoyed the schnitzel, a classic breaded cutlet served with tasty potato salad. I really liked the homemade bread dumplings with mushroom sauce. They also have a vegan option, the Wiegern Schnitzel. What got me most excited was the Austrian wine selection.

We stopped by the wine shop after our dinner and brought a bottle home. And guess what? They even have this adorable Bärlin Sparkling wine that’s small enough to fit in your suitcase – the perfect Berlin souvenir!

  • 🌐 Ottenthal
  • 🕘Monday – Saturday 5 PM – 11:30 PM
  • 🏛️Nearby: Ku’Damm, Berliner Zoo

11. Schnitzelei

plate of schnitzel and potatoes at best austrian restaurant berlin

The Vibe: Charming courtyard, classic charm, and lively vibes

📍 3 locations: Novalisstrasse 11 or Chausseestr. 8 (Mitte) / Röntgenstraße 7b (Charlottenberg) / Landauer Str. 8 (Wilmersdorf) | €€ | ⭐

When the word schnitzel is in the name of your restaurant, it must mean one thing – you only go for the meat schnitzel.

We found out that the Schnitzelei restaurant offers a Sunday Schnitzel special at just €16. So why not cap off your Sunday in Berlin with a schnitzel dinner like we did?

Choose either the wiener schnitzel or the vegetarian oyster mushroom schnitzel served alongside a generous helping of warm, tangy potato salad. Bring your appetite because it is a generous portion.

  • 🌐Schnitzelei Mitte
  • 🕘 Monday – Saturday 4 PM – 11 PM, Sunday 12 PM – 11 PM
  • 🏛️Nearby: Memorial of the Berlin Wall

12. Schwarzwaldstuben Berlin

plate of schnitzel at best berliner schnitzel

The Vibe: Your go-to spot for a friendly, casual, relaxed meal

📍 Linienstraße 153 (Mitte) | € | ⭐

There are two specialties on the menu at Schwarzwaldstuben – schnitzel and Pflammelkuchen (which resembles pizza). I got the roasted veg Pflammelkuchen which was tasty and my husband the wiener schnitzel that comes with berries and fried potatoes.

This neighbourhood restaurant is easy on the budget but doesn’t compromise the quality of the food. You can’t go wrong at Schwarzwaldstuben!

  • 🌐 Schwarzwaldstuben
  • 🕘Tuesday – Thursday, Sunday 12 PM – 12 AM, Friday – Saturday 12 PM – 1 AM
  • 🏛️Nearby: Oranienburger Str.

13. Zollpackhof

The Vibe: Bavarian tavern meets modern flair: Zollpackhof’s panoramic city views

📍Elisabeth-Abegg-Straße 1 (Mitte) | €€ | ⭐

We both opted for the lunch special, my husband had the veal schnitzel and I had bread dumplings bathed in a creamy mushroom sauce.

With their partnership with the renowned Augustiner Brewery in Munich, having that on tap just capped off a delicious meal.

As a Holidaymaker

I hope this list helps you pick the best schnitzel spots in Berlin. As my husband always says, you can never have enough schnitzel.

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