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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, Reservations
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Dinner
Reservations

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  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Amazing!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
Kathrine K
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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 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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Hemsedal, Norway
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Malcesine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

I went there with a local friend who knew already the place, is a small restaurant but it have a big personality, we chose the four course surprise menu and it was fantastic the waiters very nice and friendly explain all the plates well presented and recommending good wines for every dishes, from different countries, I will definitely return to... More 

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Two visits: one in 2010 and last week. Both times: Excellent Service Excellent Food and Wine. Traditional french style of cooking but by far not boring. It can feel a little bit crowded because the tables are close to each other

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

interesting and intelligent food, good wine list, had the tasting menu, excellent 4 courses, 1 was superb. 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?