Carved pewter trees and wooden birds decorate this wood-paneled German restaurant, where carnivores and vegetarians alike are accommodated with dishes like labskaus (house-cured corned beef and potato hash, topped with pickles and a fried egg) and meat-free maultaschen (a large pasta pocket filled with spinach, leeks and bergkase cheese, in a mushroom broth). Six taps dispense a changing mix of German and local beers, while Jeremy Oertel (Dram) and Natasha David (Vandaag) are behind the menu of cocktails made with house-crafted syrups.
25 Lafayette Ave
|Cross street:||at Ashland Pl|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Thu 5:30–11pm; Fri, Sat 5:30–midnight; Sun 5:30pm–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St|
|Price:||Average entree: $16. AmEx|