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Zur Kanzel

$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European
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Grebenstr. 4, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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334 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant Zur Kanzel is a nice place where we found good German cuisine for a reasonable price. Nice ambiance and good service.

Thank R. B
New York
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

We sat outside in a lovely garden area and ordered rack of lamb and poached salmon. Both meals were delicious. The friendly owner recommended a delicious apple torte with ice cream and liquor. It was very good. The owner was very talkative and when it came time for the bill, he asked for a TIP before I have him our... More 

1 Thank Donna T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Honestly, when you visit a restaurant, how often are you greeted by a handshake from the owner? From a very first second to the last, we felt like we are distant but very welcome family, loved and pampered.We got attention, we got service, we got suggestions and advice, and then we got food. Yes, food. The owner told us that... More 

Thank 367dmitrik
Mainz, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016

We have been going to Zur Kanzel for over two years now. It is by far my favorite restaurant in mainz. It is a lovely intimate place, unhurried, great food (my favourite is the pepper steak!), lovely wine and great service. I really can't recommend this place enough, every visitor we have goes there and each time we have a... More 

Thank Jamss E
Mainz, Germany
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269 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2015

Pleasant, friendly, efficient service Food and wines acceptable but nothing impressive. Perhaps a little over-priced but not exorbitant. Worth a second visit.

Thank Drehort
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2015

The atmosphere is lovely, the food is great and the location is in historic alt stadt, what more could you want?! I highly recommend the goat cheese salad. For dinner, you can't go wrong with the rumpsteak or the rack of lamb. For fish lovers the salmon or tuna and for those wanting German go for the pork loin filets... More 

1 Thank debinnh
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Susy L
Edwardsville, Illinois
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank freightdog99
Princeton, NJ
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Jaberwocky
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank guillaume51

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grebenstr. 4, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Mainz
  • Phone Number: 06131-237137

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