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Zur Letzten Instanz

Cheese and homemade fruitcake

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Berlin's oldest restaurant (established in 1621) lies half hidden in a nest of medieval streets, though it's welcomed some illustrious diners: Napoléon is said to have sat alongside the tile stove, Mikhail Gorbachev sipped a beer here in 1989, and Chancellor Gerhard Schröder treated French president Jacques Chirac to a meal here in 2003. The small menu focuses on some of Berlin's most traditional specialties, including Eisbein (pork knuckle), and takes its whimsical dish titles from classic legal jargon—the national courthouse is around the corner, and the restaurant's name is a rough equivalent of the term "at the 11th hour." Inside, the restaurant is cozy, and while the service is always friendly it can sometimes feel a bit erratic.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Waisenstr. 14–16, Mitte: Alexanderplatz, Berlin, 10179 | Map It
  • Phone: 030/242–5528
  • Website:
  • Subway: Klosterstrasse (U-bahn)
  • Location: Mitte

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun.
Updated: 12-24-2013

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