A pub in Germany is called a kneipe, typically a rustic space with a cluster of wooden tables and a bar in the middle. Usually you can’t find more than a few simple dishes and bags of chips at these establishments, but Nansen offers much more. It’s one of the city’s first true German gastropubs, as well as a lively watering hole in Berlin’s fastest developing area, along the canals of Kreuzkölln. The best time to eat here is in the fall and winter when the menu includes wild game, like a fantastic venison leg served with an onion tart and a side of yellow beets.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.