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“Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Akademie

Akademie
Ranked #36 of 480 Restaurants in Heidelberg
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Heidelberg, Germany
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

we used to go there regularly 20 years ago, and it is still good.
the restaurant has tradition, the food is excellent, especially the Loup de mer in salt.
the wine even by the glass are more than accpetable.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Michel S
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  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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London
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351 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Great food but expensive and haphazard service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We hadn't booked but decided to go to Akademie on the strength of the Trip Advisor reviews we had read (and also because it was very near our hotel). The food, to be fair, did not disappoint - fantastic tortelloni, incredible veal saltimbocca, great cheeses and a good zabaione . It certainly is expensive (€5.90 for a litre of water, €21.50 for house wine, nearly €30 for a serving of saltimbocca) but the food is incredibly good.

However, we felt let down by the service. The maître d' could learn to smile a bit more and be less grumpy. The waitress who took our order (but did not write it down) was lovely but mixed it up so I ended with tortelloni with cream rather than the butter and sage sauce I had ordered. Our wine order was also wrong: we were brought a glass of wine when we had ordered a bottle, however, these errors were quickly remedied and it was not important.

What was annoying is that the specials board was at another table when we arrived and we were not shown it at any stage. When we noticed that there WAS a specials board, it was pretty much too late as we'd ordered from the main menu and before we even got a chance to read it through, it was whisked away to another (bigger) table where the maître d' wanted it, looking rather impatient and annoyed at his waitress who had dared stop to show it to us when we asked.

The cheese plate was delightful but we were not given a description of the cheeses until we asked - and then again, by a miserable-looking maître d' who spoke so fast and seemed so annoyed that it somehow made us feel unwelcome.

Again, I must stress that the food IS fantastic but there is more to a restaurant than its food and a smile and a warm welcome are almost as important.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank caratania
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good quality food, friendly staff, nice ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Enjoyed a nice dinner, including good wine and excellent service. Sitting outside, after a wasp committed suicide in our wine bottle, we instantly got a new bottle, for free.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank RB_RB2013
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Orlando, Florida
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455 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“The wine is great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

The food was good also. But sometimes it is just hard to find a good glass of wine to have with your dinner! We had a great time. The staff was professional and the service was great! We will be back!

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank BigWash
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Mol, Antwerpen, Belgium
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely Italian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

The hotel clerk recommended this restaurant and she was right: lovely Italian food for a reasonable price. When I entered, the restaurant was full, but I was allowed to wait at a high table until a seat became available.

Started with the Vitello tonnato and then mushroom pasta as main dish. Two glasses of red wine made it perfect. As desert, I opted for the desert of the house, which is a platter with a couple of small versions of the regular desserts. A good ristretto finished the job.

It's not cheap (I payed around €45) but you certainly get value for your money

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Gert_VdE
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