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Kapuzinerstr. 30, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 233120
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
We “Confess," Zum Beichtstuhl is The Best

Visiting from The States for my cousin’s wedding (and surprising the rest of the relatives), we came to Zum Beichstuhl (the “confessional” in English) for what would be a rehearsal dinner in the USA. This restaurant was perfect on all counts. The physical restaurant itself is charming, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Denise K
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Saline, MI
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • German first
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English first
Saline, MI
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Visiting from The States for my cousin’s wedding (and surprising the rest of the relatives), we came to Zum Beichstuhl (the “confessional” in English) for what would be a rehearsal dinner in the USA. This restaurant was perfect on all counts. The physical restaurant itself is charming, the service was amazing (my husband doesn’t speak German so all the staff... More 

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

In general, I found German food a little uninspiring and heavy. But this place had very good local food, including a beautiful fig salad when I visited late August. Staff were helpful, recommended wonderful wine, as I'm not familiar with German varietals, and spoke perfect English to account for my utter lack of Deutsche! My favorite meal in Germany, particularly... More 

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montréal
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Had dinner there while on a business trip in Mainz. Was leasantly surprised by how nice the old city was. Dropped in on this restaurant as it had favorable reviews. While it has nice outdoor seating, all tables were occupied by groups of friends and families, when asked if there was available outdoor seating, the waiter proposed I sit with... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This a tiny place, filled with locals, on a small street just outside the tourist area. The food was excellent - based on local produce, well cooked and not too salty. Everyone was very friendly and the staff spoke some English.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Every time I am in Mainz, I try to stop by Zum Beichtstuhl, it is definitely my favorite place in Mainz, could it be for dinner or just for chilling with a glass of wine. It is a small restaurant in a small street in the old town, but once you find it, you know why it is hidden. The... More 

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australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

I am personal friends with the owners, who have friendly, English speaking staff. The menu is local and traditional, with very large servings and excellent value for money. Bookings are strongly advised as the restaurant is busy every night. Great wine list, and some favourite dishes include the smoked salmon salad, pork fillets with panfried potatoes, pumpkin soup, local handmade... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

This wine restaurant is in an asymmetric antique wooden house. There are 2 floors and both rooms are small so you are basically sitting really close to each other with your table neighbors. The portion of the meal is huge, so girls, ask how large the quantity is before you order an additional starters and desserts. The food is OK... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kapuzinerstr. 30, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Mainz
  • Phone Number: +49 6131 233120

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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