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Restaurant Podium

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Domstraat 4, 3512 JB Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 (30) 6350888
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: With no pretention and full of ambition, a young team is ready to give you...
With no pretention and full of ambition, a young team is ready to give you the best!Fine international quality cuisine with a focus on the best fresh ingredients.Chef Leon Mazairac and it's team prepare a monthly changing fixed 3 and 7 course menu.Everything is freshly produced, homemade bread and delicate, but recognizable dishes.In a relaxed and correct ambiance, the service staff will take care of all your needs.The sommelier will serve you perfectly matching wines. There is also a great wine list with (natural) european wines, or classic well known domaines.
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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Quality: triple A, P/Q: triple A+

Let me be brief this time. Staff are superfriendly, knowledgeable, adept. They know about the food and have an excellent choice of accompanying wines. The food was just superb, tradionally French I would say, but with a lighter touch. For instance for starters we had brill with a very nice noilly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
Henri2012_12
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Zeist, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Zeist, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Let me be brief this time. Staff are superfriendly, knowledgeable, adept. They know about the food and have an excellent choice of accompanying wines. The food was just superb, tradionally French I would say, but with a lighter touch. For instance for starters we had brill with a very nice noilly prat (I presume) sauce. But not too much butter... More 

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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I had a business dinner with 4 colleagues on a Tuesday evenining. When arriving the door was promply openened, they took my coat and was warmly greeted. The restaurant uses set menus of either 4 courses (mid week) or 6 courses (weekends). Wine pairing is also offered, either in full or half quantities. The staff is quite young (or I... More 

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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

For a birthday dinner, I had made a reservation at 'Podium Onder de Dom' for 4 people. The reservation had been made and confirmed 3 days before the actual dinner evening. However, once arrived at the restaurant with my family, the staff told me that my reservation had been cancelled and that I (apparently) have been informed by email a... More 

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the Netherlands
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Some months ago this restaurant changed its location, now being located in a very nice hotel (Domhotel) in the old center of Utrecht, for which reason the restaurant changed its name into "Podium onder de Dom". Very nice venue and atmosphere! Being a somewhat regular visitor, I can say that they still find possibilities to even improve their already very... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had a wonderful dinner here tonight. The menu was surprising and finished off by lovely wine pairing. There are very few restaurants that show this much passion and skill in their work. I will return soon.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

The food is amazing, the location great and the staff very nice and professional. The have a menu that changes every 4-6 weeks...I look forward to go again!

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Groningen, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Warm weather? Try and get a table near one of the huge open doors leading towards the garden, a lovely place to be. Young team makers for new dishes mixed with some classics. Would think they are working on a michelin Star. Tried to have dinner here a couple of times, but they are very popular. Solo visit, very well... More 

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Utrecht
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The food is absolutely fine, probably one of the technically best restaurants in all of Utrecht. The location is certainly splendid, a chic town house in the middle of the center of this very attractive historic city. So why am I not all that excited ? The food was well prepared, but just not very surprising or creative. And if... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

A dining jewel in the heart of beautiful Utrecht! A young but very professional team creates superb courses/dishes with daring & accompanying wines. Nothing is perfect but the whole brigade for sure must have come very near...

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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The menu is excellent, one can not dine à la carte. This is not a flaw in my opinion, the standard for the dishes is high and all the attention and skills are used to give you a unique gastronomic experience. The accompanying wines are also fine. One of the brigade is a grappa connaisseu so a grappa with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Domstraat 4, 3512 JB Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht
  • Phone Number: +31 (30) 6350888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 44 - 70
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

With no pretention and full of ambition, a young team is ready to give you the best!Fine international quality cuisine with a focus on the best fresh ingredients.Chef Leon Mazairac and it's team prepare a monthly changing fixed 3 and 7 course menu.Everything is freshly produced, homemade bread and delicate, but recognizable dishes.In a relaxed and correct ambiance, the service staff will take care of all your needs.The sommelier will serve you perfectly matching wines. There is also a great wine list with (natural) european wines, or classic well known domaines.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:30 pm - 12:00 am

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