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Kotherhofstrasse 1, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
06131 / 23 84 40
Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food and nice decor

I had a terrific dinner with an excellent steak fillet. The presentation was nice and the sides were very tasty. The wine selection was also very good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Kenneth B
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
San Francisco, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I had a terrific dinner with an excellent steak fillet. The presentation was nice and the sides were very tasty. The wine selection was also very good.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is the place to go if you want a delicious steak. A steak like it should be. Also try the nice argentine wine. We were there now a couple of times and get never disappointed.

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Mainz, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This restaurant is located in a side road in Mainz. Small environment, but nice and very hospitable. Make sure to have a reservation, most of the evening are booked and not available for walk in guests. Steak is delicious, never waiting too long even if restaurant is full Try to get a room in the back, there's a bit traffic... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The meat is great! the place is small, but nicely set up. My only problem is that the wine in the menu is different to the one availalbe (that I consider a lower quality one, but we paid the same price).

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NJ
Top Contributor
302 reviews 302 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
716 helpful votes 716 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Be sure to make reservations in advance as this place fills up quick. The ambiance is warm, romantic and inviting. Although our waiter did not speak too much English, we managed to communicate with each other. Our server was both attentive and friendly. The tomato soup appetizer was smooth and creamy, quite possibly one of the best I've ever had.... More 

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London UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Excellentl restaurant. Simple no nonsense menu. Attentive but not overbearing staff. Dined here twice at the begining of June '14 and thoroughly enjoyed it on both occasions. Wonderful food. Gets very busy so book in advance if you don't want to be disappointed. Highly recommended.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Best steak in the city! The Steakhouse is located in the Altstadt of Mainz, the location is not the best because it is right on the road and there are construction going on ant the building next to it, but at the evening it's pretty quiet. The waiter did a great job offering us an American Merlot when we asked... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

You'll need to book here as the restaurant is small and always busy - with good reason, the steaks are fantastic. Service is quick and efficient, but very friendly. Have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful place.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Although a little off the beaten path the place was pretty full when I turned up on a chilly Monday night. The menu focusses on steaks and there is a limited wine list to accompany. The staff are friendly and knowledgable and the service is attentive. The star of the show though is the steak which was cooked to perfection.... More 

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Amman
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

It's the best steak house in town!! Actually the only best food in town.. The first time my husband and I went too, I didn't like how small the place is and has no specific theme or ambience , but my husband insisted that we check the menu and try... The menu is basically simple , only steaks and side... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kotherhofstrasse 1, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Mainz
  • Phone Number: 06131 / 23 84 40

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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