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Restaurant De Garde

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Drieharingenstraat 10-12, Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 238 1870
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fine Dining with very very slow delivery of food

We visited here in Dec. We chose this restaurant totally by random. The restaurant itself is not spacious but overall cozy. Waitress was friendly and helpful to help us settling down. We had ordered set dinner menu. It took kinda long for each dish to come... (like french... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
DominiqueUltee
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Singapore, Singapore
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My brother booked a table here tonight. Pleasant staff slow service. I had the lamb. Full of sinews and could barely cut it. I realise that shoulder is fatty, but not full of gristle and sinews. I made a comment to the waitress about the lamb and asked her to pass it on to the chef. The comments from the... More 

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Thank Pattamais
Tienhoven, Utrecht, Netherlands
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

My brother and me went to De Garde after I discovered their fish comes fresh from the Utrecht farmers' market. So do their vegetables, by the way. The 'catch of the day' was truly outstanding, so much even that we ordered a second helping between us! There was still room for a dessert, so we took the dessert of the... More 

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Thank Heleen-from-the-bog
Singapore, Singapore
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152 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited here in Dec. We chose this restaurant totally by random. The restaurant itself is not spacious but overall cozy. Waitress was friendly and helpful to help us settling down. We had ordered set dinner menu. It took kinda long for each dish to come... (like french dining) Quality of food is good, tasting fab. We had overall cozy... More 

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1 Thank DominiqueUltee
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were lucky to have a table this tiny restaurant in the charming and vibrant small street Drieharingstraat close to the canal. We were met by one of the most friendly and accomodating and attentive staff we've ever met. They made us a tasty and exciting coctail before the food - although there were no coctails on the menu, and... More 

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1 Thank Kathrine K
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Found the reviews on tripadvisor and was so happy to find a nice quiet place on Drieharingstraat in City Center. Laid back atmosphere, very good service, and quite a good meal and selection of wine by the glass. Not fancy but perfect for a business person or anyone looking to avoid a mob scene.

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1 Thank Inanairport
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Our party of seven enjoyed the three course surprise menu, which was done very well. All dishes were made nicely, not too big. Especially the duck was great. Appropriate wines to accompany them. Service was friendly and adequate, good explanation on the dishes and the wine. Reasonably priced. The restaurant is situated between lots of other nice places to dine,... More 

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1 Thank Pietreis
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I didn't expect that we could have such a good meal! We took 1 surprise menù to share + catch of the day, the food was more than enough and the price good for the quality (very high) of the food. The surprise menù was really a surprise of combination of flavours and the dishes were appealable also from the... More 

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Thank Clara B
Germany
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

From the outside this looks very nondescript. But that's what makes it exclusive. Inside everything is also pretty down-to-earth as if you've walked into an old French family restaurant. The food is truly outstanding. We had the menu fixe where each course came with a recommended glass of wine - (if you wanted it). It could have hardly been bettered.... More 

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Thank GermanShakespeare
Hemsedal, Norway
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101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I have stayed in Utrecht 20 times over the years, and have eaten in many restaurants. Restaurant de Garde is definitely one of the best! Located in a lovely old building in the very centre of Utrecht close to the pedestrian area, it is a small restaurant with few tables and fantastic food. I have been here several times, and... More 

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Thank gunnnorway
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Great little restaurant in the centre of Utrecht. Came here due to trip advisor recommendations are were not disappointed. We had the 3 course chefs surprise menu and every course was excellent! You tell them what you like and don't like and the chef prepares something suitable. Also great service and atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Drieharingenstraat 10-12, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht
  • Phone Number: +31 30 238 1870

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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