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“Enjoyable introduction to good German food”

Zur Letzten Instanz
Ranked #581 of 9,362 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Mitte
Description: Napoleon is believed to have once dined at this restaurant, which opened in 1621. In 1621, a retired knight’s servant of the elector of that time opened a little distillery, and by this he laid the foundations for “Letzte Instanz”. Thanks to the “Graues Kloster” (Grey Monastery), in Waisenstraße, belonging to Nikolaikirche, the distillery was getting more and more popular even beyond the borderlines of the city. The monastery, working place of doctors, alchemists, and astrologists, and which also had a printing work and a foundry of letters, enhanced the popularity of Waisenstraße and attracted a large number of guests coming to our restaurant.
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Oldest restaurant in Berlin with a wonderful ambiance, excellent traditional German dishes, good beer and wine. The best meal we had in a week in Berlin. We would go there again.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

If you are to traditional German food in Berlin, this is the place to go. Lovely garden and cellar. Good value for money (what the Germans call "Preisleistungsverhältnis" :-)

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

The garden tables made for a wonderful setting on a June evening. The food was delicious with well prepared sauces and very tasty meats. The Berliner beer was, of course, excellent.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The grilled pork knuckle here was one of the best things that I have ever eaten. Our group was treated very well and I can definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for a hearty German meal.

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Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Traditional German food, lovely atmosphere, pleasant service. Too bad they do not accept credit cards (minimum 50 euros). 2 main courses, 1 beer and 1 big coke costed about 36 euros (not including service).
Worth a visit because the garden you sit in is special.

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