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“Great dining” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Geisel's Vinothek

Geisel's Vinothek
Schutzenstr. 11 (Hotel Excelsior) | 80335 Munich, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
+49 89 55137140
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Ranked #71 of 2,848 Restaurants in Munich
Price range: $11 - $51
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, International
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our unique Vinothek restaurant celebrates Italian and Bavarian cuisine, for a blend of tastes and cultures. Our love of good food and good wine is apparent when you walk in our door. Our extensive and impressive wine list includes up to 20 wines by the glass, so you can enjoy wine samplings that reflect your specific tastes. Or discuss your preferences with our staff, all wine lovers themselves.
Helsinki, Finland
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Relied on TA comments and were not disappointed. The place really deserves its top-ratings.

Visited on a Thursday evening, luckily with reservation, since by 8 pm all tables were reserved.

The food was delicious from starters to desserts. The amount of wines available was astonishing. Luckily the waiter was able to recommend us reasonably priced wines, which matched perfectly.

The service was fast, professional and friendly.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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socialex, Sales and Marketing Manager at Geisel's Vinothek, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear kariheikki,
Thank you for your very positive review. It is nice to hear that you were satisfied with our visit. We hope to seeing you again soon.
Best regards Julia Sprung and the team of Geisel´s Vinothek.
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“The waiter felix went out of his way to accommodate our request”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

The waiter felix went out of his way to accommodate our request for the Black Reiseling. The starter plate and the Roast Beef dinner was great.

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socialex, Sales and Marketing Manager at Geisel's Vinothek, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear janicecalhoun, Thank you for your wonderful review and the related positive feedback especially to our colleague Felix. We have passed on your compliments. Hope to seeing you again soon. Best regards Julia Sprung and the team of Geisel´s Vinothek.
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I had business lunch, the service was excellent, the steak was even better, I can highly recommend, you must try it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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socialex, Sales and Marketing Manager at Geisel's Vinothek, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Mark W, Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate that you have taken the time to share your thoughts with us and look forward to your next visit in the near future. Kindest regards Julia Sprung and the team of Geisel´s Vinothek.
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Toronto, Canada
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“Excellent experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We ate at this restaurant a couple of nights ago based on the reviews on this website and we were not disappointed. It was a refreshing change from the tyypical restaurants we ate at in the south. We loved the atmosphere......very cosy and warm. The restaurant is on the small side and adjoins a hotel, so make reservations. The menu is not large and has a lot of seafood, but the specials provide other options. I didn't like any of the appetizers and they were more than willing to put together a house salad for me. The portion sizes for the mains were not generous, but the quality more than made up for the not so large portion sizes. The wait staff were excellent......far better than any of our other experiences in Germany. They were attentive, friendly and helpful. Overall an excellent experience!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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socialex, Sales and Marketing Manager at Geisel's Vinothek, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Terri M, Thank you for taking the time to rate us here. Regarding such a great feedback is very motivational. It drives us to continue our efforts and aim meeting our guests´expectations. The next time you are in town we look forward to your visit. Warmest regards. Julia Sprung and the team of Geisel´s Vinothek
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Northern Va
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“Disappoining experience for a good meal”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Based on Trip Advisor reviews, decided to take the family (four of us) on a special dinner (instead of the beerhalls and pizza we had been doing) and check out Geisel's. The reviews were just what we were looking for - good, simple food, tasty, in a real restaurant.

We must have hit a blip, but our experience was terrible. We arrived on time, and really looking forward to the meal. We were told the table was not quite ready, but we were sat in the hotel lobby and a drink order was taken - a very nice way of having us wait, rather than having us standing around. The problem is 30 minutes later we are on the second round of bread sticks, and still no table. Despite being right on time for our reservation, we had to wait over 35 minutes for a WEDNESDAY reservation (and were the only party that had to wait - others who arrived after us were seated immediately I learned after we were finally seated. Apparently a table had been assigned to us but that table did not vacate while others did,hence we had to wait. If that really is the system, that makes no sense whatsoever).

No apology, nobody came out to say what the problem was, I had to go in ask when we would be seated and was told it would be only five more minutes (it was 10), but nothing was offered in compensation. VERY disappointing.

On top of that, dinner still took over 2 hours. Everything was just SLOW.

The food was good (yes it was very good, however the desserts were extra special), the wine was good as well with an excellent recommendation from our waiter, but if we had been 35 minutes late for our reservation we would not have been seated and having long gaps where servers disappeared for extended time was not appropriate for the expense of this dinner.

Despite the great reviews, there are so many other great restaurants to enjoy. This was our one really nice dinner out on this trip and it was very disappointing.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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socialex, Sales and Marketing Manager at Geisel's Vinothek, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear VATraveler003,
Thank you for your detailed feedback and information. Knowing this, we will do our utmost to improve to the even better. With great pleasure we read that you do rate our food selection very high as well as our wine recommendation. The more we regret that this impression has been affected by your negative experience. As you and your family, there are also a lot of tourists using the summer months to visit Munich. Our restaurant Vinothek is very popular and therefore good booked throughout the year. Both together can truly mean that the restaurant is busy during the week. We can well understand how frustrating the long waiting time for your pre reserved table must have been for you and your family, and we would like to apologize for this. Please forgive the inattentiveness of our staff and be ensured that this is normally not the case. We are sorry that this has happened to you this time especially as this evening was planned as a special occasion for you and your family. We will discuss your comment with the team and make sure that all employees are aware about these points. We would be more than glad to get a future chance and convince you and your family especially of our friendly and courteous staff. Please feel free to contact me directly for a future reservation (+49 89 55137 8128; j.sprung@geisel-privathotels.de), so I may personally look after your booking. With best regards Julia Sprung and the team of Geisel´s Vinothek
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