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Heidi's House

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308 E 78th St, New York City, NY
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A hidden gem

Heidi's house is a cute little "hole in the wall" on the Upper East Side. Great wine selection and excellent food dishes. I always make a stop here when I am in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
286 reviews 286 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had dinner here. Food is very good, although the open faced burger is really difficult to eat because it is very large and round. Not really open faced...My husband's gnocchi were excellent, but the portion was very small. The food is pricey, but maybe not for the Upper East Side. Very well chosen wine list with nicely priced bottles of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Heidi's house is a cute little "hole in the wall" on the Upper East Side. Great wine selection and excellent food dishes. I always make a stop here when I am in town.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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43 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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
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37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 308 E 78th St, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tapas
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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