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“Good quality of food but overall too pricy”

Restaurant & Weinhaus Stachel
Ranked #1 of 351 Restaurants in Wurzburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $21
Cuisines: German
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The pulse of Franconia beats in the heart of Wuerzburg. You can feel it ? Or rather taste it - in the historic surroundings of the Stachel, which is a restaurant and wine bar. As a wine bar, the Stachel offers the best wines in Franconia. There is wine tasting every Saturday in the restaurant's very own wine cellar. You also need something solid to line your stomach, so that the wine does not go to your head. Franconian delicacies and the presentation is creative. He cooks authentically using locally sourced ingredients which are mostly organic ? And it shows in the taste.
Norddeutschland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
“Good quality of food but overall too pricy”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Next to the Castell Bank at the Marketplace in a small short road you find the Stachel, the oldest restaurant in town. It seems you find it in most tourist guides and overall they are not a tourist trap and offer a very nice setting with wooden furniture large murals and a very fitting decoration but... coming home from a business lunch...

be careful about the table you get, some of them are pretty small. We had to change to another one. The service is not the fastest in the world for the menus and for the first order we had to wait a bit too long for a half empty house.

The menu consists of a few items only, with some fixed menus added and offers some seasonal specialties.

A positive part is the bread and butter you get before the meal, very good quality, while two of the three parts of the amuse gueule were rather bland. The steak I had (I like to test a kitchen on a very easy item rather than on something complicated) was of an ok quality, done to my liking but then again, nothing really to write home about, neither in size nor in quality. The potatoes were soggy instead of crispy and the small four parts of vegetable, well a bit less fat would have helped.

Overall nothing really to blame but if you consider that the whole region is full of good restaurants who offer a quality meal of bigger size for 70% of the prize.. at least I am not enticed to visit them for one of their menus.

As it was a lunch menu we did not have that much wine but their wine menu looked pretty inviting. All in all, you do not do anything wrong with them, but I think the other reviewers overhyped a bit.

  • Visited December 2012
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dc
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“superlative restaurant in the old town”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Finding Weinhaus Stachel is not easy: the understated entrance is on a tiny side street where cars seldom venture, but it is worth the trouble to find. The chef is a proponent of "slow food", and my husband and I opted for his slow food fixed-price menu. The food was superb from start to finish, and we were delighted that at the end of the meal, the chef made the rounds of the tables.

The interior of this old establishment exudes charm, warmth and intimacy. Our waiter gave us good advice on which of the many excellent Franken wines to choose; we only wish that we could purchase these wines here in the States.

An evening here is not cheap, but you will be rewarded with outstanding food and wine in a setting with all the Old World patina one could wish for.

  • Visited September 2012
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Stuttgart, Germany
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“Great Wine”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

The food was ok. It was the wine that amazed us. The restaurant is set in an amazing setting as well.

Visited May 2012
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Recife, PE
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“Excellent Weinhaus”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

The Stachel is Würzburg's oldest Weinhaus (1413) and is really a wonderful place. Richard Huth (Eurotoques Chef) is a member of " slow food", the international association for the preservation of good taste. It means that the service maybe is a bit relaxed, but once there, take your time. Try the outdoor guinea fowl - really fantastic!

  • Visited February 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Elegant historical setting with first class food”
Reviewed June 23, 2011

I prefer the small uncomfortable triangular table in the window alcove. There you get the feel of this 500-year-old restaurant. The service and food has always been borderline luxurious. The wines are outstanding and the atmosphere may be the best in town. If you have more than a day or two in town do not miss this restaurant.

  • Visited November 2010
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