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Zur Letzten Instanz (seit 1621)

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German, Bar, Pizza, Grill, Pub
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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 35
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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
Local food in old style atmosphere

Good local restaurant. The atmosphere was nice and the waiters were funny (one could misunderstand a joke or two). The food was great. I had a big peace of pork;). The prices were around high average. It is one of few truly local restaurants, so I would recommend it to any tourist in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Komenda
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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Lognes, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Very good restaurant with good foods from Berlin. The waitress was very kind and very helpful. She also speaks a little of french.

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Komenda
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Good local restaurant. The atmosphere was nice and the waiters were funny (one could misunderstand a joke or two). The food was great. I had a big peace of pork;). The prices were around high average. It is one of few truly local restaurants, so I would recommend it to any tourist in the neighbourhood.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We booked a table, but when we arrived we were put on a back room and we were the only ones having dinner there. The place was depressive, it has no envirnoment at all. We had to wait 10 minutes for someone to get to us....We were expecting an animated place with tipical german but it was a sad place... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This place is situated in the centre of Berlin, still we had some difficulties to find it. In anyway, it was worth walking around and looking for. Food is really good and portions are big. I ate traditional German pork dish, it was so good. My friends liked a lot of their duck but could not eat everything: portions were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant is not for tourists. The staff are very cold and indifferent and choose to ignore you if they believe you are not local even to the point of trying to make out you do not have a booking.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My family and I went to this restaurant in Berlin, following the recommendation of the Lonely Planet guide. We had a wonderful time: the food was delicious and the restaurant was lovely. Given the quantities, the price is rather affordable (€30 per person incl. drinks and desserts for some of us), also considering the many VIPs that have eaten here... More 

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carlisle
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Ate here one evening whilst on a 4 day break in Berlin. It's apparently the oldest pub in Berlin, although it doesn't feel that 'old' inside, probably due to a heavy restoration post 1945 as is the case with most of 'old' Berlin. That said the atmosphere was warm and cosy on a cold February evening. I had pork knuckle... More 

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Prague
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My father and I went to this place, and we thought to order two main dishes. Different types of cooking method for pork knuckle. And we were super full we can't even finish all of them. It taste authentic historic food, just let what we imagined how it would be.

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Rome, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My friend Dario lives in Berlin and suggest me this restaurant for a Berliner tasting dinner. Very good draft beer, a tipical dish (pork, potatoes, etc) and a special sweet home made (apple pie with vanilla ice cream)

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you want to have a table in this restaurants you would need to book it in advance! The people and the food was very nice. Very typical German food but with a very good quality and price. There are a lot of foreigners so don't be surprise when you come in, you will hear french, English, Chinese, Spanish and... More 

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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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

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

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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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