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Zur Letzten Instanz

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Waisenstr. 14-16, Berlin, Germany
+49 30 242 55 28
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Napoleon is believed to have once dined at this restaurant, which opened...
Napoleon is believed to have once dined at this restaurant, which opened in 1621.
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  • 253
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  • 38
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  • 51
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but bad service

I'll start by saying that that night looked for the place for like 1 hour and a half, so we were very hungry. The place is very nice, good atmosphere. We desperately wanted to order food but the not very nice waiter (old man) only wsnted us to order to drink and ignored us for the next 25 min. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Federica B
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent carefully cooked food. Had Berlin style beef liver and the house meatballs and complimentary apple cake - I have never tasted anything so delicately flavored. Service was sullen but they do get a lot of tourists and very old and fussy German customers. A little hard to find, but worth the trip and walk from Alexanderplatz. The history and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I'll start by saying that that night looked for the place for like 1 hour and a half, so we were very hungry. The place is very nice, good atmosphere. We desperately wanted to order food but the not very nice waiter (old man) only wsnted us to order to drink and ignored us for the next 25 min. We... More 

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Cusago, Italy
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A delicious old German dinner!! Nice restaurant, food food, quite and warm atmosphere!!! Several typical kind of German food, lovely beer. I suggest you!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This restaurant has it all, the waiter was very nice and courteous, the food was fresh and absolutely delicious, the atmosphere was very interesting, and the place itself has loads of history. If you're in Berlin and wanna eat some good food go here. I recommend the meatball it's what I had, and I never eat my veggies but the... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The restaurant has been on the same site since 1621 and it his claimed that Napoleon once dined there. When we arrived we wear greeted warmly, always a good start and then given an option on which table we wanted, in the two dining areas. It really is a fabulous historic place to eat a traditional German meal, where I... More 

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Cme
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Everybody goes because of the Lonely Planet recommendation. We saw at least 5 tables with the guide in different languages. I have had typical German Cuisine in the last 5 years living in Germany... more tasty and less expensive. The restaurant doesn't give you any plus. Service was good

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I cannot understand the bad comments here about their service because as a Chinese tourist from Hong Kong I didn't experience any of the bad service some others were complaining here. As for the food I am not qualified to say if they're truly "German" but they are very delicious. The grilled pork knuckle is especially good. Compared to another... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A little hard to find it but it worth. The pork is very juicy and tasty! And the local beer is wonderful. Only problem is that the dish is too big for a girl to eat them all~

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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Food is okay, but service is horrible. We arrived a little early so we decided to have a beer in the biergarten. We were met by a host with a picklepuss who didn't come out for 15 minutes despite no crowd and serving two other groups in the garten on separate visits. The we were presented a bill which included... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We really wanted to try some german food, however all they offered was pork (which we can't eat because of dietary restrictions). When we approached the waitress asking for advice on what we could possible eat, she was rude. We had to stand up and leave.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waisenstr. 14-16, Berlin, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Berlin>  > Mitte
  • Neighborhood: Mitte
  • Phone Number: +49 30 242 55 28

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Bar, Pizza, Grill, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

Napoleon is believed to have once dined at this restaurant, which opened in 1621.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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Staying in Mitte

Neighborhood Profile
Mitte
The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.
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