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“Awesome with a Capital A!!!!”
Review of Heilig Geist

Heilig Geist
Ranked #5 of 525 Restaurants in Mainz
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Flower Mound, Texas, United States
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome with a Capital A!!!!”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

One of my colleagues is retiring and has travelled to Maintz many times. She chose Heilig Geist as her "farewell dinner venue" for our party of 8. I have never dined there before but had heard good things and was intrigued with its history. A former nun's convent which was later used as a hospital during the World War and now a restaurant. If those walls could talk! We initially were going to request to dine outside on the patio since it was a nice evening, but instead decided to dine indoors. So happy we did! Upon stepping inside one does get the feeling of entering a cathedral of ancient times. The beautiful, magnificent archways that line the interiors are breathtaking. The long,dark wooden tables are illuminated with candles. Photos do not capture the glorious ambience that imminates throughout this property. One should just visit this restaurant for the sheer "feeling" of the place. It is Awesome. Once seated, the staff was nice enough to provide us with English printed menus which was very helpful. Our group ordered a variety of items, we were all very pleased with our choices. From braised pork to grilled salmon to pizza to entree salads, the food was visually appetizing and delicious. I loved this place and will return again and again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Alton, Illinois, United States
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent food at a reasonable price”
Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

I was looking for local food, good wine selection and a reasonable price and found all three. We went early - around 7pm - and had no problem finding a table... But it filled up fast. I had the avocado and goat cheese salad and then the Wiener schnitzel, which was excellent, just a huge portion! The only catch that surprised me was that they did not take credit cards at all. You have to use cash or a German debit card - so be prepared.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Huge portions, beautiful room”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Seating wasn't so straightforward as they tried to jam 3 of us into a 2-seater as the restaurant was quite packed. Luckily, about 15 mins later it started to empty out, so we took over the next table as well.

Drinks selection is good, wines both by the bottle and by the glass.

Food is excellent, but the servings are huge. Don't hesitate to share the mains, as none of us were able to polish off our huge plates.

Service was attentive and consistent. Would definitely return.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank yvr1k
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Povoacao, Portugal
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Simply devine... food and all...”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

I've been several times in Mainz for weekends and I never miss this nice Gothic and historical place... Once again last weekend very good food and a wonderful Summer evening. You cannot miss it. And on the top very nice staff.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Adelia63
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
644 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
“Holy Smokes, Holy Ghost”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Heilig Geist is situated in a medieval building that once housed a hospital. It's Gothic interior is very atmospheric and popular with local young professionals. The menu is extensive, adventurous and a contemporary take on traditional German cooking.

The service is excellent and swift, prices are mid-range. As Mainz is the centre of the Rhennish wine growing region, the wine list is very extensive. A number of tap beers are available as well. Reservations are essential.

Visited June 2013
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