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Restaurant Fris

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French, Dutch, International, Mediterranean
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Twijnderslaan 7, 2012 BG Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 235310717
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Fris represents good food in a relaxed atmosphere with a wholesome kitchen...
Fris represents good food in a relaxed atmosphere with a wholesome kitchen which uses only fresh products from the best suppliers. We choose to use organic and local products where possible. The menu changes on a regular basis and is inspired by the French and international cuisine, enriched with some famous Dutch dishes. Fris offers class without a fuss. Owner and host, Lex Gasseling, opened the restaurant in 2006 together with his wife, Sophia. Fris is now one of the best restaurants in Haarlem.
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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the best dining experiences ever

We made a reservation here for our 10th anniversary and the staff had remembered that as well as the fact that I speak Dutch and my wife English. On our arrival we were greeted immediately, wished a happy anniversary and taken to our table where one English and one Dutch menu awaited. That was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We made a reservation here for our 10th anniversary and the staff had remembered that as well as the fact that I speak Dutch and my wife English. On our arrival we were greeted immediately, wished a happy anniversary and taken to our table where one English and one Dutch menu awaited. That was just the beginning of an evening... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are in search of high quality food and are keen to be surprised, Fris is a good choice. Whine pairings are also a recommendation and the service is perfect. My only reason for deducting a rating is that I am not very fond of the interior decor.

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heemstede
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

As a group at a busy time of the year, December, we had a table that was situated apart but in the line of a draught when people entered.The staff were extremely friendly and committed. The menu was interesting , presentation good but the flavour especially in regard to the beef was disappointing. Perhaps the kitchen was a bit stretched... More 

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holland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Ate her a few times. All the times the food and service were really good. You can eat outside when the weather is nice enough. The last time we 6 or 7 courses. All of them were good. Recommandable.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I have eaten here many times and never got around to reviewing this excellent restaurant. Interesting modern cooking coupled with professional and friendly service. We eat as a party of 6 on a very busy Friday with the restaurant full. Despite this the service was attentive and we enjoyed the atmosphere, though it was a little hot in the dining... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had a 8-course dinner and I have to say, all courses were splendid! A few positive surprises and twists that turned out really well, good wines to accompany these courses and when we asked them whether it would be ok to serve us the wine we brought with the main course (we brought a bottle of Chateau Margaux of... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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272 reviews 272 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The brightly lit dining room was only half full on a Friday evening despite the fact that it is one of the few Michelin-recommended restaurants in Haarlem. The menus start from 33.5 Euro and wines are available from 23.5 Euro a bottle. We took the five course Jeunes Restaurateurs menu (50 Euro). The amuse-bouche was forgettable, but the following two... More 

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Netherlands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We had a lovely evening in this quiet, friendly restaurant. We would not come back for the food, but for the nice ambiance; the quality time we experienced in here was very sweet just as the amiable host. There is a genuine welcoming atmosphere in this place. For us, all the different ingredients didn't enhance the total taste of a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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98 reviews 98 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

A wonderful find: Great food, fine wine, perfect service (and location). Spacious seating (a welcome change from Amsterdam !) Prices aren't unreasonable. The heart lies in what the kitchen produces: We had an eight course menu full of delicious and sometimes surprising flavours, exceptionally tender game and beef, watch our for little gems like a button-sized portion of sauerkraut icecream,... More 

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Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This restaurant in Haarlem was a really good surprise: we had dinner on the terrasse, took the entry menu (around 30€) and the food was simply very very good for the price. No doubt that this restaurant is aiming at getting a star, and it will be deserve.

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Address: Twijnderslaan 7, 2012 BG Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 235310717
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem
Average Prices: USD 26 - 65
Cuisine: French, Dutch, International, Mediterranean

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Twijnderslaan 7, 2012 BG Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem
  • Phone Number: +31 235310717

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 65
  • Cuisine: French, Dutch, International, Mediterranean

Description

Fris represents good food in a relaxed atmosphere with a wholesome kitchen which uses only fresh products from the best suppliers. We choose to use organic and local products where possible. The menu changes on a regular basis and is inspired by the French and international cuisine, enriched with some famous Dutch dishes. Fris offers class without a fuss. Owner and host, Lex Gasseling, opened the restaurant in 2006 together with his wife, Sophia. Fris is now one of the best restaurants in Haarlem.

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