Time Out says
You’ll receive a warm welcome befitting a regular in this old-school establishment low on frills and high on hospitality. Founded in 1849, today’s Atschel seats patrons at communal wooden tables, beer hall style. The walls are adorned with framed vintage drawings of apples, and Art Nouveau ball lamps emit a warm light for a homey feel. Feast on hearty local cuisine like grilled pork knuckle with sauerkraut and bread or the region’s specialty dish—cold green sauce, or grüne Soße, made chiefly with local herbs and sour cream and served with boiled eggs and potatoes. Don’t leave without tasting Frankfurt’s quintessential drink, refreshing Apfelwein (apple wine), which is more sour than sweet. Traditional Bembel pottery hangs above the bar, and specials are written in German on chalkboards along the walls. Be warned: Atschel, located in Sachsenhausen, only takes cash and larger groups should reserve a table in advance.