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Restaurant Podium

Domstraat 4, 3512 JB Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 (30) 6350888
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Ranked #2 of 321 Restaurants in Utrecht
Price range: $44 - $70
Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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.
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Utrecht. The passion for food and wines of the chef show in every dish and second you are in this restaurant. Passion, love, honesty, purity and perfection are the basic ingredients for every dish.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Had dinner here last Friday. 8 light courses of different, beautiful flavours. Wine to match with every course. The chef that comes by every table, the personel that is always there but you never hear or see them moving until you need them, the feeling of intimate dining at every table. Truly: wow. And affordable!

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istanbul
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We chose this restaurant because it was ranked quite high in many listings. The wine selection looked good but I will concentrate on the food as the experimental nature of the food was what created problems. The chef is obviously trying new combinations and techniques of preparing food but they did not work for us. Mostly I felt I was... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Eating at podium is not dinner, it's a culinary experience. Don't go here in if you're in a rush. Go here if you want a special night out and want to enjoy a long evening with culinary surprises and matching wines. Please note there's a set 5 course menu (not a la carte).

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the Netherlands
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Every now and then we have dinner here, either with friends or the family (it's closeby to our home). Getting even better every time I come here. Consistently the highest standard in food. Daring menues and perfection in their wine-suggestions, also offering very good wines from less known regions/countries in the world. Mr Michelin, pay attention here!!!! It surely deserves... More

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milano
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202 reviews 202 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Although we live quite close to this restaurant, we didn't ever have the occasion to go there. it is open only few days per week and as it is a small and cozy restaurant with fe table, you'd better book in advance. It was a very pleasant surprise. We decided to take the full 5 courses menu of the month... More

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Utrecht
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012 via mobile

This might just be the best restaurant in Utrecht. Very cosy atmophere, very tasty food & fabulous wines.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Our 6-th visit was again a good surprise in many ways. The Podium menu is, as always, excellent and combines very well with the wines served ('wijnarrangement'). Podium again surprised us with a very good greek wine and its special, the raviolo, but also the skrei. The staff knows what they are talking about and provide for an entertaining, comfortable... More

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the Netherlands
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

We have been coming here for years now and the food keeps on getter better. Strongly undervalued restaurant, probably mainly because they are open for dinner just from Wednesday to Saturday. "Mr. Michelin" still has to discover this - in my modest view by far the - best restaurant in Utrecht. It started with a cooking school (still running, other... More

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