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Heidi's House

308 E 78th St, New York City, NY
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Ranked #787 of 11,610 restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Tapas
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- Jun 3, 2014
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English first
New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

"Cozy" is my word of choice for Heidi's. I am so grateful I finally had the courage to give it a whirl since it's tiny and therefore always seemed "packed". The menu may not have a ton of options but everything is fresh and delicious and I appreciate the wine selection. There are very limited tables and they're tiny so... More

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is a "gem", as others have written. But be prepared to pay up for discomfort. It is literally a hole in the wall by New York standards. Only one table for four, if you can call it that. It's a bar-top about 18 inches across with four stools without backs. Eat fast if you have a sensitive back! The... More

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New York City, New York, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You can literally walk past this place without a note - as we did for several years. Stop. Fabulous food, great wines, and wonderful service. Heidi is fabulous, but Freddie and all the staff are just great. Love it.

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New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I really do not want to review this restaurant because it is such a gem and hard to get into now that if everyone discovers one of THE BEST in NEW YORK, it will be impossible to get in.However, I MUST!! There is no liquor only beer and great wine! All the food here is YUM YUM!! The kitchen staff... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

If you blink you'll miss this place. It is an adorable "hole in the wall" spot with a small bar & tables for 2. It's a great spot for conversation, wine and some excellent food. If you're looking for an East Side gem, this is it. There seems to always be a waiting list to sit but it is undoubtedly... More

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This wine bar/bistro has terrific food and drinks! Good chummy service. The seared bonesless chicken was very delicious, as was the paella. Great wine list. Keep in mind this is a VERY small place, for single or couples only. There are about 6 tables and 14 bar seats. Its not good for a group, and if you're not good with... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

My husband and I lived in NYC about ten blocks away from here. This is by far our favorite restaurant to go to. We went here about once a week because the food and wine selection is amazing. The owner and servers are always so friendly and helpful. Our favorite items on the menu are the guacamole, shrimp tacos, the... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Its the place for excellent food and a great ambience at reasonable prices. It is small and intimate and I think there's only one table that seats 4, but a terrific place. Order the mac & cheese and prepare to see the comfort food Buddha. You will pass to the next life a happy soul.

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Austin. Houston, San Antonio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Open at 5 pm every evening, this restaurant and bar is a find. The food is incredible, with great salads, appetizers and entrees. There is a special every day and the asparagus artichoke ravioli I had was divine. The beef salad (think deconstructed Vietnamese lettuce wrap) was so good I almost ordered it both times I was there. Dessert was... More

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Miami, Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Heidi's House is a bit of misnomer - more a home than a house, it's smaller (and cozier) than a fourth floor walkup. Small and filled with personality, this Upper East Side micro-diner is a real neighborhood treasure. A clever layout features a long bar on one wall, and three two-tops and one four top on the other, the designers... More

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