Kid Review: Heidi’s Gasthaus

April 27th, 2009  |  by  |  Published in Arts & Culture, FunBlog, Reviews By Kids  |  3 Comments

If you’re a fan of German comfort food, checkout Heidi?s Gasthaus, located at 1674 SW 57th Avenue, on the edge of Coral Gables. The moment you arrive, you are warmly greeted; and since this restaurant is a family business, you will enjoy meeting all the different family members.

Menu items appear in German, but don?t you worry. Your server will gladly assist you with any needed translations. You can feast on generous portions of homemade sausages, schnitzel, various potato sides and much more. My personal favorite is the Wiener schnitzel, which consists of thinly sliced veal, coated in breadcrumbs and fried. It is served with a hearty helping of mashed potatoes. Schnitzel can also be ordered in chicken or pork.

Whatever you decide for the main course, make sure to save room for dessert– the best part of the meal! You simply can?t leave without tasting the mouth-watering apple strudel drizzled with caramel and served with vanilla ice cream. The German chocolate cake is also very rich.

Every Thursday through Sunday, talented musicians play the double bass, clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, guitar, and drums. Not only are they great entertainers, but they also ask kids to come up and play the cowbell with them. Between sets, band members go around to the tables and chat with the patrons. On Fridays and Saturdays the band specializes in German music. On Thursdays and Sundays, they play relaxing jazz.

One of the best things about eating at Heidi?s is getting acquainted with . . . Heidi. You can easily mistake her for just another friendly employee when she greets you at the door or stops by the table to make sure everything is to your satisfaction.? She won’t tell you she’s the namesake matriarch, the keeper of the secret family recipes, or the one making sure to care about little details for your party.

Speaking of party, if you’re celebrating a birthday, Heidi will make sure you have a memorable experience.? Just call ahead and mention that you are celebrating a birthday.? She will make sure to decorate your table with birthday party favors.? You might even find a sign with the birthday person’s name on the wall!

Whether for a special occasion or a change of culinary fare, check out Heidi’s Gasthaus.? For reservations call (305) 265-4496. And remember to tell them you saw it on Miami Fun Guide!

Don't forget to tell them you saw it on Miami Fun Guide!


  1. Angela Mills says:

    October 18th, 2009 at 6:27 pm (#)

    Heidi’s Gasthaus closed longer where it was do you know if it reopened somewhere else?

  2. Rick Tuttle, Publisher says:

    October 18th, 2009 at 8:03 pm (#)

    Bummer! We’ll try to reach the folks at Heidi’s to see what happened. It would be a shame if they closed down.

  3. jackie soir says:

    January 3rd, 2010 at 12:54 pm (#)

    I loved that place. DId they move? or just close down? We want HEIDI’s backkk!!!!

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