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  • Waisenstr. 14–16 Map It
  • Mitte
  • German

Published 04/23/2016

Fodor's Review

Berlin's oldest restaurant (established in 1621) is half hidden in a maze of medieval streets, though it's welcomed some illustrious diners over the centuries: Napoléon is said to have sat by 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, well-priced 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 casual, and while the service is always friendly it can sometimes feel a bit erratic.

Restaurant Information


Waisenstr. 14–16, Berlin, Berlin, 10179, Germany

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun.
  • Reservations essential

Published 04/23/2016


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