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“Great Food and Wine, No US Credit Cards”

Gutsausschank im Baiken
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 20, 2013

The location is idyllic, the menu and food delightful, the wine good and affordable, but I couldn't pay for our guests and ourselves because the Baiken does not accept US/Canadian credit cards - so bring cash!! May explain why there were lots of locals here, and very few tourists. This is certainly a locals' secret, as it is in a tiny town (Eltville am Rhein), up the hill at the edge of a large vineyard, in the Rhine Valley near Ruedesheim. The food is very classic German, and well prepared. Two of us had the veal shanks with chanterrelles and a demi-glace. Another had a pork cutlet, with spaetzle. The wait staff was most accommodating, allowing us to switch veggies, etc. We shared a cheese and asparagus quiche as an appy. For wine, we chose a "Graubergunder" (?grey burgundy?) as our wine, like a flavourful pinot gris, costing about 20 euro a bottle, although there were more expensive choices available. Crème caramel and cappuccinos for desert. The outside seating is substantial, with the patio looking down on the Rhine, and there is a large "Gaststube" inside as well. We'll find a way to get back!

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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Located in the idyllic hilly setting of acres upon acres of well manicured vines at what is probably Germany's best Staatsweingut (Federal State Winery), Baiken is an absolute treat when the weather is warm enough to sit outside on the terrace and enjoy fabulous cuisine with excellent Baiken Rieslings. I joined two German wine experts on one such warm summer evening, and we were all blown away by the setting, food, wine and the knowledgable and friendly hosts. It was all tip-top: the soup, smoked salmon, pork belly, medallions of venison leg, the desserts. When it was time to choose the second (at last!) bottle of wine for the evening, the staff literally dig a bottle out of the cellar that wasn't on the menu (at our request)- a 1971 Baiken Riesling- and went to the trouble to call the owner at home to get a price and the okay for us to open it. Then my friend had to perform quite the delicate operation (before a steadily growing audience of curious staff members!) to remove the crumbling cork and pour the precious nectar into a decanter. The bottle by the way was very reasonably priced, showed beautifully, and the rest of the menu is an absolute bargain. Overall, I can recommend Baiken with confidence.

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Reviewed June 23, 2012

We enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Gutsausschank im Baiken. There is an outdoor patio and a covered patio, where we sat. The restaurant is nestled in the vineyards and has beautiful views. The food was excellent. The staff was extremely friendly, we felt very welcome. It is a bit outside the town of Eltville.

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