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Chez Bastian

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Lange Veerstraat 8, 2011 Haarlem, The Netherlands
023-5326006
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Small, unpretentious, delicious

In town for one night. Walked by several of the TripAdvisor favorites and weren't impressed; too pretentious for is. We passed this one, BastiJan. Chef worked for previous owner and now is the chef/owner. Only 12 tables. Elegantly appointed with art on a female classical theme. Service was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

In town for one night. Walked by several of the TripAdvisor favorites and weren't impressed; too pretentious for is. We passed this one, BastiJan. Chef worked for previous owner and now is the chef/owner. Only 12 tables. Elegantly appointed with art on a female classical theme. Service was friendly, sharp, charming. Food was first rate. It is the season for... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stopped at BastiJan for dinner last Thursday - it was a very good choice. Just a little way down from the main church square, with some great bars for an after dinner drink across the road. The service was excellent - there were English menus available, and the food was delicious, in pleasant Art Deco surroundings. Would definitely return

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Colorado Springs
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299 reviews 299 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were on a bike trip and stopped in Haarlem for the night--I had looked up several restaurants in town before we came and this was one that popped up. Near teh main cathedral and several other cafes and bars. We had a group of 8 Americans who stopped in without reservations on a Thursday night. Small place--only seats about... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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246 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

First of all, could Tripadvisor please have the name of this venue corrected to BastiJan? This little restaurant in a bit worn-out Art Nouveau style is situated next to the corner of the main market square of Haarlem. The starter of four bites had pleasant parts as well as (way too) salty pieces. The main dish of "skrei", which is... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We made a reservation for Friday night, and when we were seated it was the last table available in the place. The menu is only in Dutch, but the staff were happy to answer our questions. We went with a bottle of the house wine and the 4 course mystery menu. We were served raw marinated tuna on a bulgar... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is a small and very friendly restaurant serving very carefully thought out chef prepared dishes at reasonable prices. We were very pleased to find this place. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Highly recommended.

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South Pole
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

BastiJan is a small restaurant in "Restaurant Street" in Haarlem. Service was excellent, very friendly, very professional. The food was amazing. We took the 4-course surprise menu which is very good value for money; it's just 30 euros! And it was excellent food! The cook/owner, Jan, even adjusted our food to the wine we chose. Jan cooks with great passion... More 

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Erwitte, Germany
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Diverse Menu of seasonal specials, something for everyone. Wonderful service, romantic setting. Delicious food, great coffee and wonderful wines !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We came two Times at the end of 2013 where you havé a spécial 4 courses menu for less than 30€. Very Nice service pro and friendly food very tasty Fish méat everything was good and I eat there the best mascarpone café I eat in my Life. They havé an interesting card of wine also. I pût a review... More 

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Breda NL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Great food and very pleasant, helpful staff. High-class cuisine in an affordable, friendly venue. A definite place to eat in Haarlem!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lange Veerstraat 8, 2011 Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: 023-5326006

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

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