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Reservations: 202-333-7600
2434 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC 20007
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OLD EUROPE's Rich History:

Old Europe today Old Europe Founders

Since opening its doors in 1948, Old Europe Restaurant has become a true landmark in Washington D.C. It enjoys a reputation as one of the finest restaurants in the Nation's Capital. Old Europe is recommended by Zagat's, AAA, Mobil Travel Guide, Washingtonian Magazine and many local newspapers. The Lichtenstein family opened the Old Europe with the idea of serving delicious European cuisine, offering the best international wines, and serving great German beer. In the early 1970's Karl Herold took over the reigns of Old Europe after working with the Lichtensteins for 10 years.

Come Visit a Little Piece of Germany Today
... no air fare or passport required!!!

The Restaurant:

Our food is well prepared, beautifully presented and authentically German. Our customers are greeted and served by waitresses dressed in traditional German Dirndls. We offer an extensive selection of fine German wines as well as excellent imported German beers.
The Dining Room
The Rathskeller for private parties
The Clubroom for banquets

German Food and Culture 12 Months a Year

Desserts Throughout the year, the restaurant observes numerous festivals. Live German music, food, wine, beer and spirits combine to bring a little bit of Germany to our patrons. While "Spring Fever" at Old Europe means asparagus and May wine, the heat of the summer months are made bearable by our offerings of delicate wheat beers, our famous Summer Grillfest featuring grilled meats and seafood and, of course, our wonderful refreshing chilled soups. When the leaves start to fall, we present "Oktoberfest" when a rollicking Bavarian atmosphere prevails with Bock beer and hearty peasant fare. The winter solstice is met with our wild game menu. Venison, Wild Boar and Hassenpfeffer join savory cabbage, home-made soups and the tradtional hot-mulled Burgundy called "Glühwein" to warm the body and gladden the heart.


Cuckoo Clock Our interior is decorated in a decidely "old world" style and affords a delightful ambiance in which the diner is temporarily transported back in time to the days of old Europe. Antique steins, fine oil paintings and original works of art adorn the walls. We have related the tastes, smells and sights of our fine restaurant but have neglected to mention our unique sound. During the week, our main dining room is filled with the most beautiful piano music which is performed by our very own pianist who is sure to know all your favorites.