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Achter Clarenburg 6, 3511 JJ Utrecht, The Netherlands (Lange Elisabethstraat Mariaplaats)
030-236 78 76
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Ranked #8 of 344 Restaurants in Utrecht
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $30
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Belgian
Neighborhood: Lange Elisabethstraat Mariaplaats
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Café Olivier (pronounce the French way) is a former city church know a Maria Minor. It's a very pleasant and large bar-bistro now, mostly visited by student and post-student people who enjoy the buzz of a large room filled with people enjoyimg their drinks, food and company. Expect a crowded place, which in my opinion is the most charming of... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A hidden gem in Utrecht. Olivier's is housed in a former hidden church with a wide range of Belgian beers and a varied lunch menu... We had Croque Monsieur. Delicious !! Thoroughly recommend this venue for a tasty lunch in unusual surroundings.

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Oslo, Norway
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Amazing atmosphere in the old church. Enjoyed a nice beef stew which was a great choice when the autumn had arrived. Great selection of beers, and plus for beer recomendations for each dish

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I like the atmosphere of a bar in an old church. You don't expect it to be so big when you stand outside. The food is also good. I visited several times both for drinks and lunch.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Found this little gem on the way to the station after a good night. Anyone that likes "spoons" will get on here. The beers cheap and good and the local ladies are unbelievably attractive. Overall very good, however the noise of conversation was a little overbearing.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Having heard so many people recommending Olivier we gave it a try last night. The outside is very deceptive, as once you go in it's a huge church interior with a massive organ on the upper level at the back of the restaurant. You can eat or just drink, and we did both! We ordered the Ham Hock, and it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great selection of mainly Belgium beers from draft. Atmosphere is a little chaotic, but hey, you're going to a bar aren't you? Good food, one can be seated at a table and have dinner, or stay at the bar and have fun.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Olivier proclaims to be a typical Belgian cafe, serving a wide variety of typical Belgian beers and food. They succeed in it very well. So much so that they were chosen as the best cafe in The Netherlands of 2014.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Great location and surprisingly tasty food. Suprisingly, because it looks like a bar, but the food is better than other similar places in Utrecht. Olivier has a great assortment of Belgic beer for the beer lovers, and a lively atmosphere. Thursday and Friday after 18 it can get really busy as the Dutch go to 'borrel' after work. Don't miss... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It's always hard to get a table at Olivier, which is not surprising given it's atmosphere and it's location in the heart of Utrecht. So if it's dinner you're after, you better be early. It is incredibly noisy, which is also part of the atmosphere. However, if you can get a spot on the balcony near the organ, you get... More 

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Additional Information about Olivier

Address: Achter Clarenburg 6, 3511 JJ Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 030-236 78 76
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht>  > Lange Elisabethstraat Mariaplaats
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 24 - 30
Cuisine: Belgian

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