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Zur Kanzel

Grebenstr. 4, Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
06131-237137
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Ranked #52 of 391 restaurants in Mainz
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 16, 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Walking down a charming street after visiting the Dom we spotted this interesting restaurant filled with history and warmth. The staff was very friendly. The beer and Rhine wine was just what the rainy day called for. I had a lovely salmon filet with a herb sauce and my husband had the schnitzel. The cabbage and potatoes are not to... More

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I like absolutely everything about this restaurant. It's a small, quiet, classy place, with great service and unbelievably good food. The curried monk fish and the pfeffersteak are the two best entrees I've ever put in my mouth! Everything I've tried there has been first class--the sauces are phenomenal. And it's moderately priced. I'm an international pilot who's lived all... More

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Princeton, NJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Our first night in Mainz. Nothing had really clicked. Until we walked into Zur Kanzel... We were on the earlier side of the dining experience in Mainz. The place was warm and welcoming, even picturesque. We found the owner, Guido, a talkative and friendly host, behind the bar. He welcomed us as if we were guests in his home. He... More

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Tulsa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

The service is lovely and the atmosphere intimate. The food (I was there only once) was fresh and faultlessly prepared if not quite distinguished. What I realy liked about Zur Kanzel was that you go there with a friend and have a long conversation in a quiet and unhurried setting. I saw nothing else in Mainz that rivaled this restaurant's... More

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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190 reviews 190 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

This was a tough restaurant to review. The service was friendly and attentive, the decor was tasteful, the food was simple and OK (although the steak my wife ordered was rather tough). It just wasn't what I would call a "dining experience". There was nothing really wrong with this place, except perhaps that you can easily drop 80 Euros for... More

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Brussels
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

Every time I am in Mainz I love to go to this restaurant, its informal atmosphere, friendly service and great food are a must if you visit Mainz. This is the first review I have written about the restaurant , even though I have visited on more than 10 occasions. The staff are more than happy to review the menu... More

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Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

The concierge at the Hyatt called and made a reservation for us, she had recommended this restaurant and we had a great meal. It was a few blocks to walk from the Hyatt. Service was friendly and the waiter told us the menu in English. We had a good bottle of a Reisling wine.The food was very good. It was... More

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St. Augustine Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

We dined at Zur Kanzel in September 2011 and in December 2010. Having previously dined there in 2009 we expected good food and good wine. Wrong!! The food was over cooked and the wine was sour and of poor quality. I suspect they serve only good wine by the bottle. The service was also unfriendly an rushed even though the... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2010

I was introduced to Zur Kanzel by a colleague 5 or 6 years ago, and ate there several times on regular business trips to Mainz around that time. The restaurant is not the easiest to find without a map or directions, with an understated exterior down a side-street - yet oozes warmth, charm and character once inside. This was my... More

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

We stumbled upon Zur Kanzel by chance on our recent trip through Bavaria & Franconia and boy were we glad we did. This quaint and cozy restaurant is filled with antiques and reminds me of the best bistro's I have been to in France. The menu is a fusion of french and German cuisine. I had the steak au poivre... More

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