When nothing but bratwurst will do, head for Hell's Kitchen for a meal at Hallo Berlin. In addition to "brat" there are over 10 other varieties of wurst to choose from, accompanied by traditional German dishes such as sauerkraut, spaetzle, or addictive pan-fried potatoes. The atmosphere is low-budget Berlin beer garden, but the low, low prices match the lack of pretension. There are other authentic dishes on the menu, but none can compete with a sausage paired with a cold pint of German beer.
Address: 402 W. 51st St., between 9th and 10th Aves.
Phone: 212/541-6248. No credit cards. No lunch Sun.