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Cest Ca

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Bollenhofsestraat 142, 3572 VT Utrecht, The Netherlands
31 30 2710105
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6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Inspired by the French concept of "Table d'hotes", we serve a different...
Inspired by the French concept of "Table d'hotes", we serve a different five course menu for our guests, every day. In C'est Ca we always make use of organic meat, MSC certified fish and only purchase fresh seasonal produce for our daily changing dishes. We don't have complicated menus to choose from, but offer a delicious high quality 5 course meal for all to enjoy. Our chef combines the finest seasonal ingredients, to create a delicious French meal, consisting of a starter, a soup, a main course, a cheese platter and a sweet dessert. All homemade of course, to give our guests the ultimate homely feeling you can experience in a foreign restaurant.
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Good for:
Romance

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of my favourites

The atmosphere and service here is so warm. Food is really good and always great wine pairings. Look forward to my next visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Brook31
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The atmosphere and service here is so warm. Food is really good and always great wine pairings. Look forward to my next visit

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were made to feel super welcome when arranging a last minute booking pretty late in the evening for a business dinner. Things proceeded to get better - outstanding service, great flexibility on the menu and lovely food. Thank you for looking after us - you did a fab job.

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us from a resident of Utrecht. I was initially hesitant to go to a French restaurant because I don't eat meat, but after reviewing their website realized that although they offer only one 5 course menu each day, they do have the flexibility for vegetarian options. Upon arriving, we were asked if we knew about... More 

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CestCa, Manager at Cest Ca, responded to this review

Dear Johnson, How wonderful to hear from one of our vegetarian guests! It is a big compliment to read we accomplished in meeting your expectations and were able to contribute to such a wonderful evening. We would love to make you feel welcome again and are more than happy to greet you on one of your next visits to Utrecht.... More 

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stumbled on this little treasure by accident. But what a blessing. The food, atmosphere and service was top of the notch. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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CestCa, Manager at Cest Ca, responded to this review

Dear Jessica V, Well, first of all, many thanks for your very kind words. Merci! For us, it is always a delight to hear we were able to create an enjoyable and memorable evening for our guests. Since this is what we love doing. Making memories. Ofcourse we hope to see you "stumble in" again, if you're in the neighbourhood... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This French restaurant is in a quiet side street near Fort de Bilt [Oostprongpark bus stop]. It is a small French restaurant serving a set menu. When we visited it was five courses and we went with their selection of accompanying wines. The quality was outstanding and the bill reasonable. Highly recommended.

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CestCa, Manager at Cest Ca, responded to this review

Dear Tony, Thank you so much for your kind words of appraisal in your Tripadvisor review. We really appreciate your time taken to share your experience at our restaurant. For us, the biggest compliment is to be called a "hidden treasure", since these are the finds we love sharing with our guests ourselves. For example if we stumble upon a... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This place was recommended by our hotel and they booked us in. Restaurant was full when we arrived at 8.30pm - always a good sign. Food was excellent - it is a 5 course menu - starter, soup, main, cheese plate and dessert. This can also be served with matching wines, or you can just choose your own - we... More 

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CestCa, Manager at Cest Ca, responded to this review

Dear David and Mel, Thank you so much for your very kind words about our food, matching wine and service. You make us blush! We always strive to make our guests feel very welcome and are happy to hear we succeeded in doing so. Should you ever be in the neighbourhood again, we look forward on having you as our... More 

Edinburgh
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I visited this restaurant with 5 colleagues on a recent business trip to Utrecht. I was a little fearful when we were told that the menu is a set 5 courses, but the waiter ensured that any preferences, allergies or aversions were taken in to account for all of us. I was then pleasantly surprised by the meal itself. Some... More 

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CestCa, Manager at Cest Ca, responded to this review

Dear SaznTef, First of all, thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your time taken to provide us with your feedback. How very lovely to read. What a coincidence we served your favourite wine that evening! Merci beaucoup for your compliments on our friendly service, our chefs cooking skills and warm atmosphere. This is exactly what... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We went here during the Xmas break to have dinner with friends. I was explained they have only 1 menu, and I explained to them we had 3 kids. I was told it would not be a problem to prepare a small piece of beef, and something with potatoes. We arrived and sat down with a relatively large company. It... More 

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CestCa, Manager at Cest Ca, responded to this review

Dear Johan, Thank you for your review and time spent on sharing your experience at our restaurant with your friends on Saturday the 28th of December. Before your visit, we informed you (by telephone) about our menu and concept of our restaurant. As you know, we provide every guest with the same, set, five course surprise menu. Prepared by just... More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Inspired by other reviews, we made reservations at Cest Ca. At arrival we were told of it's table d'hotes formula. We loved the idea of not having to choose from a menu, the Chef knows best after all. And indeed, the food was excellent! Five courses of fresh, original and honoust ingredients, for €37,50. It's nothing short of a small... More 

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CestCa, Manager at Cest Ca, responded to this review

Dear Thomas-Kirsten, Merci beaucoup for your vivid review, our cheeks all blush bright red on receiving such compliments. We adore when people leave here, having had such a welcoming experience. Your description exactly matches the sort of warm/cosy restaurant we strive to be for our guests. Sincere, welcoming, honest and homely. We very much look forward on having you again... More 

Utrecht
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant goes a long way to impress. You need to book in advance and mention your food allergies and dislikes. Then each day the chef goes to market and decides what to cook for everyone. No waste! And fresh surprising menus. A winning concept. Each meal has the same concept: amuse Bouche, starter, soup, main, cheese and fresh bread... More 

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CestCa, Manager at Cest Ca, responded to this review

Dear Englishlady, Thank you very much for your positive feedback and sincere compliments. We appreciate all feedback we receive and make sure our staff is informed about every review written. We are happy to read you experienced our restaurant as a "no waste" environment. Something we strive for as we believe this to be very important. It's a way to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bollenhofsestraat 142, 3572 VT Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht
  • Phone Number: 31 30 2710105

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 49
  • Cuisine: Italian, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

Description

Inspired by the French concept of "Table d'hotes", we serve a different five course menu for our guests, every day. In C'est Ca we always make use of organic meat, MSC certified fish and only purchase fresh seasonal produce for our daily changing dishes. We don't have complicated menus to choose from, but offer a delicious high quality 5 course meal for all to enjoy. Our chef combines the finest seasonal ingredients, to create a delicious French meal, consisting of a starter, a soup, a main course, a cheese platter and a sweet dessert. All homemade of course, to give our guests the ultimate homely feeling you can experience in a foreign restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?