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Auf der Forst 1, 45219 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2054 8912
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Essen, Germany
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Been twice in the last few months. Stunning food, fantastically presented and such a warm level of service. The two menus (we chose the tasting menu both times) were completely different, both highlighting different foods, but produced with a fabulous attention to detail. A real pleasure eating and drinking here. The wines were always well matched and the level of... More 

Thank Con_Stanza50
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The restaurant is all about the food!!! The decor has a flavor of being worn out or at least the touch is not there to try to achieve a superb experience which includes the restaurant's atmosphere. However, it does not distract after you consumed the first bite. The variation of different types, all prepared to perfection are just outstanding. Usually... More 

Thank Maize K
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

We had high hopes of this Michelin two-star restaurant, but left underwhelmed. The menu was well crafted--with some interesting touches--but not two-star quality, to our mind, and the decor is rather sterile. The worst, however, was that twice (twice...!) the wrong plates were delivered to our table, leaving half of us waiting for their replacements while the other half had... More 

Thank JacopoPeri
Stanford, South Africa
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

Close to 30 years of glory can be felt and tasted in this extraordinary restaurant. Berthold Bühler at the helm, and a steady crew of professionals man every post. We most appreciate the soft spoken, and always well-considered wine suggestions by Alfred Vogt: They smack of a breadth of understanding for both the foods served here, and the world of... More 

Thank Springfontein E
Dokkum, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Food was great, wines stunning, rooms good,with some jokes prepared (won't spoil it for you by saying what). But the best thing here was the staff. A good team, the waiters can tell you what the sommelier knows too, you pass reception, and they are happy to do something for you. Makes you wonder what a 3 Michelin star place... More 

Thank koos w
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

Fantastic service in restaurant! But far overpriced ( paid 400 euro diner for 2 with some wine), cuisine not two star Michelin. And paid 200 euro for a small, old style room years 70th. And on top of that you have to pay 2x 18 euro for the breakfast! Its not nice if you pay 400 and 200 and in... More 

Thank Wim G
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

Also the prices, but an unforgettable experience in more ways than one- somewhere for a VERY special occasion, Platinum card required( helpful!) as it will make a dent in your bank a/c especially if you are a group of friends But a very positive experience, excellent quality and quiet and very tranquil setting - leafy and exclusive - requires a... More 

Thank rotherham3
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Having dined in a great many restaurants, including most of Germanys 2 and 3 Michelin Star Restaurants and even the "Fat Duck ", the RESIDENCE is my favorite. Very relaxing athosphere, very nice, helpful and knowledgeable staff, a very trying wine-list and, of course, the great food makes me go there several times a year, but not quite as often... More 

Thank buerge
Columbus, Ohio
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

the food was elegantly presented and wonderfully delicious, a major dining destination! it is a pleasure to save the personalized menu. go here for the celebration of your life! only one negative for us Americans was how hot the room was for September!

Thank kygogirl
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93 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2009

Very good haute cuisine. The place is a little sterile

Thank avb2k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Auf der Forst 1, 45219 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen>  > Kettwig
  • Neighbourhood: Kettwig
  • Phone Number: +49 2054 8912

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?