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R 1 077 - R 1 230
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Charlottenburg
0.1 km from Kurfurstendamm
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Reviewed 6 January 2024

Came here as a birthday treat for my partner, something different and a little extraordinary. Reviews are correct it is like stepping back in time dining in someone's dining room, kind of felt like the ambiance of Dinner for one tv show. From ringing the...doorbell to stepping in it was a wonderful experience. It is a little expensive but it is a treat, food is excellent, the servers are attentive and polite and the lovely Maitre D/hostess made it such an elegant night. The wine too, best wine I have had since St. Emilion earlier on in the year. Also have to say that the correspondence/communication with Franziska to book was faultless too, amazing place thank you for a wonderful evening and experience.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

My family and I were visiting Europe recently and after a very freezing time in Iceland we arrived into Berlin thinking that we would have a much nicer time here with a more bearable weather. On our very first night, we ended up at Heising...as I read that it was a very old but established restaurant in Berlin. Walking in, we felt that we were transported into 100-200 years ago. The furniture all looked like they were antiques and then a very elderly lady walked to take orders from us. This again was very unusual to us. We ordered the set dinners as that is all they have and I would have to say that the food was a hit and miss. The appetizer was not the best but the mains were ok. What we did not appreciate was that payment was by cash only and when we expressed concern, they pointed out that there was an atm nearby. As a tourist is a foreign city, we do not just go to any atm to withdraw money nor do we walk around with a lot of cash. The bill came up to under 250 euros which we had but I just felt that if you want to be customer friendly, a credit card option is always practical. My children who are now 20 and 16 were very amused by the whole experience because it was very old school, service was perfunctory and having enjoyed many meals in other restaurants in different cities, they felt that the experience, food and service did not quite jive with the price paid. In any case we look upon the experience as one where we went back into history and it will be a one time only experience. Will opt for other places if we are in Berlin again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

Most people in the reviews complaining about the staff or the owner clearly have no concept of adequate restaurant etiquette (it's normal to be told off if you turn up late to a reservation, not to mention that it's very snobby to expect to be...treated like royalty by the staff or owner just because you're paying...). That said, the experience we had at Heising tonight was beyond excellent. The staff was highly attentive and Frau Heising was incredibly welcoming and friendly. The food was excellent - the chefs are clearly well-versed in their craft, not to mention the menu... The selection of food was honestly perfect. It's not the biggest selection imaginable but that's a sign that both the owners and the chefs care about perfecting the dishes they have on offer. Apparently the menu hasn't changed in a good long while, but then again - why ruin perfection? The food and drink were both reasonably priced, especially when you take quality into account (everything was beyond delicious). For a 4-course and a decent amount of drink (a wine bottle, two apperitifs and a digestif) it was a little over 200 euros (for context, in most other places like this that I know of it's usually double the price...). We were expecting Heising to be excellent but it honestly surpassed our expectations by a lot. It was the perfect restaurant experience, and from now on it will be my personal standard for fine dining. Thank you to the staff and Frau Heising for a perfect night.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

Restaurant Heising is an amazing time warp that all tourists who goes to Berlin should visit! You step from the street directly into grandmother's (or great-grandmother's) dining room, as it looked 50 years ago. Don't forget to use the almost invisible door bell, as the...door is always locked! They serve well prepared and nicely arranged French without big frills. The staff (a.o. the owner, who is "well advanced" in age) is extremely polite, personal and professional, we have never felt this much like welcome guests - not just some random customers. If anything negative absolutely has to be said, it must be that it takes too long between serving the courses. Remember to bring along cash, you can’t pay with credit card. Words can't really describe the experience; you have to visit this place!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

Having dinner at Heising is not like visiting your ordinary downtown upscale restaurant, it is more like dining in someones beautifully decorated old fashioned living room - peaceful, comfortable and cosy. To get in you´ll have to ring a bell (and the waiter actually locks...the door behind you). The food is good, but not outstanding, and the service is just right. The recommended wines made a good job together with the food. Altogether a unique experience.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023 via mobile

We had the vegetarian lasagne and the halibut for main courses and loved it. The Haising is an experience, more than fine dining. Ring the door-bell, wait to be let inside and enter another time in history. Very good food, the best of service and...a peaceful and nice athmosphere. We are certainly going back the next time when in Berlin. Approx 200€ for 2 persons and 3 courses. A hand-written reciepe is a nostalgic memory.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023 via mobile

First class service, exquisite food, great value Charming old decor. Felt like a house guest. I am fussy but would thoroughly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 3 April 2023

On the Positive side : The restaurant is very elegant and gives a feeling of coming into a home. The girls doing the service are very pleasant. The food is good. On the Negative side: The lady owner is very unpleasant and has no feeling...of service or of welcoming her clients. They do not accept credit cards, only cash. it is quite expensive so you would expect better behaviour! Summary : Not to be recommended!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2022 via mobile

Does anyone know how to make a reservation? Sent several email, but not gjetting any response... Do they speak e glis if I call them?

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 August 2020

To give the Heising restaurant review is a tough one... The environment is soo special. We where absolutely stunned by the unique interior. It's like being transported 100 years back in time. In fact, it's a time capsule. If you like being transported in time,...which we did, it's a hit just for the premises. The furnishings and the decorations are in detail held very consistent in style. Beautifully consistent. Now then - the food? It's in no way dusty or antique. But classical French style. And very well cooked. Here we have a family driven restaurant and the chef has great skills. Top ingredients and cooking on a high level. So the fabulous interior is in fact accompanied by great cooking. It's very hard not to like this place. And to like what they are serving. Thus, very hard to not give five TA-points. Even if the food experience isn't in the stratosphere, it's high up enough! Prices by every measure more than fair. Very, very recommended to visit! And please do, since the owners indicated that they maybe will not be around in business for so very long...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 20 June 2020

I've been coming to Berlin on business for years and passed Heising a couple of times but had never visited...until last week. A colleague and myself decided to pay a visit and we were not disappointed. It was like dining in my grandmothers living room,...lots of fond memories. Rinderfilet for the main course was perfectly cooked and tasted fantastic. Combined with a Navarra wine, it was fantastic. Service staff were attentive and the owner Mrs. Heising was very friendly. Will definitely make a return trip.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 15 January 2020

We were very fortunate to find and get a reservation (by phone) at this beautiful restaurant during a short trip to Berlin. On arrival one rings on the door bell and is invited in to what feels like the dining room of a friend’s home....We thoroughly enjoyed an excellent dinner. The menu is small but has sufficient variety to provide a good range of choices for all 4 courses. The presentation and quality of all dishes was excellent and service was warm and friendly. Most of all the atmosphere is personal and very romantic. It is important to be aware that the payment is cash only.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

The food was excellent in all choices and flavors. Fine dining and special atmosphere. The only thing that was poor was the reservation system (only by phone). There was some misunderstanding, when we dis our reservation and when we arrived to the restaurant, the lady...confronted us with rude manners.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 3 January 2020

We had been receommended this French-style restaurant by a friend, who was very enthusiastic about the meal, ambience and service in this Berlin venue. We were not disapointed - the welcome, as the service during the visit was excellent, the meal was fantastic and the...dining room, an enlarged private room, emphasized the feeling of being a private guest. Marvellous!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 12 December 2019

Our friends introduced us to Heising; a hidden treasure in Berlin. It's not easy to get in: you really need a reservation. A very long time ago a couple with deep love for French cuisine opened the restaurant. Nowadays it's run by mother and daughter,...who have a chef from France (Périgord). It results in a very good, personal and obliging service and real French cuisine, all how it used to be many years ago. The interior decoration is still the same: elegant and romantic. So we ordered some champagne as an aperitif. We had a great dinner: Salade Périgordine, snails, fillet of veal Café de Paris, chocolate trilogie, French cheese, grand dessert. All accompanied by delicious wines. It was a great evening we won't forget. And we will be back!!!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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성연 조
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Response from Lisbeth K | Reviewed this property |
Hallo - I Would recommend that you Call Them - ever Day after 17.00 HTS lokal time Enjoy your trip and visit
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17 January 2017|
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Hello Paulette. From my experience, Franziska (Fraulein Heising) will not confirm a reservation request until about a month before the date so don't be surprised or disappointed if you do not receive a response to your email... More
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email Heising to ask your question. Good luck. Ron Munro
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