Recommendation by Lemi
Zur Letzten Instanz is the oldest restaurant in the city. It opened in 1621 and has served Emperor Napoleon and classical musician Beethoven. The restaurant’s most popular dish is the Eisbein (they serve up to 80 plates of it a day!). Eisbein (ice leg) is a boiled and cured, pink-colored pork knuckle topped with green pea puree and mustard. It’s rich, tender, salty, and almost as delightful as Berlin itself. In other parts of Germany, pork knuckle is called Schweinshaxe and is usually roasted or broiled.