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Zur Letzten Instanz (seit 1621)

Waisenstr. 14-16, Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
+49 30 242 55 28
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As featured in 3 days in Berlin
Ranked #501 of 5,811 Restaurants in Berlin
Cuisines: German, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Mitte
Description: Napoleon is believed to have once dined at this restaurant, which opened in 1621.
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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If it is good enough for Napoleon and Beethoven, then it is good enough for Angela Merkel and for me! Located in a lovely and quiet area not too far from the Museum Island (10 to 15 minutes on foot, strolling) is a small restaurant with outdoor seating. Amazing German dishes at (by Berlin standards) good prices... The BEST mushroom... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Great lunch under the trees. We tried the EISBEIN and Meatball. Both were tasty. Service was good but not perfect. It is worth a visit!!

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, Fribourg, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We waited 30 minutes for a half bowl of soup and more than another hour for a very poor meal. If you want to drink no problem, if you want to eat go somewhere else. Definitely the worst meal I've had in Germany

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

I did not reserve a table, so we are forced to seat in the garden. On early September weekday 7-8 pm, weather is really windy and cool. After eating a "windy cooled" meal, when we went and saw that actually tables inside the restaurant were still empty!!! We were not allowed to pay by credit card! But waiter did not... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Following Lonely Planet guide we went to the restaurant on a Tuesday night in August.(says that Napoleon to Angela Merkel have been there) We were told that if we do not have a booking they can not serve as they were fully booked. However, when I explained that I will not have any other chance to come he maitre de... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

May be it is an outstanding Gasthaus for Berlin, but being from Vienna, you will find there many similiar restaurants in all categories and price-levels. By all means it is a very cosy place to go, whether you are seated inside or in the Biergraten, outside. Service is average, we were told when we had to leave (although we reserved... More

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113 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had heard about this old restaurant and told it was a must. There was so much food we could not eat it all. Had pork knuckle because I was told to have it and I was not sorry one bit. Without a reservation you will be lucky if you can eat outside. If you are going to be there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Delicious delicious delicious. The meatball had a ton of veggies and a fantastic flavour. The pig knuckle had fabulous red sauerkraut and spicy meat. Soooooo good. Probably my favorite meal in berlin

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Nice, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Beautifully presented and very tasty. The portions were large. The service was fast and friendly. We want to come back to Berlin and will return to "Zur Letzen Instanz".

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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This restaurant doesn't feel authentic at all. We were seated by the bar and there was a radio playing pop music in the background. Also the waiters didn't seem to care about us at all. The service was hasty. Also the food wasn't great. The restaurant seemed to be more like a canteen pushing out bland meals as fast as... More

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