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't Crabbetje

St.Aagtenstraat 5, 2312 CA Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 5128846
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Ranked #21 of 170 Restaurants in Leiden
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Malaga, Spain
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Fantastic service, very good food, friendly atmosphere, highly recommended. Chefs and waiters make you very welcome. Nothing to dislike, will definitely go back next time.

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Boston Area
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I suppose I was disappointed because this restaurant was so highly recommended and had such great reviews... and we'd had such a fabulous meal locally the night before. But there was absolutely nothing wrong with our meal. It just wasn't anything special. Now, I can't even remember what I had except that it was cod. It wasn't bad, it just... More

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We booked the last table here last Friday and had some luck in that we ate at 20:30 at a point where most of the other tables were running down to puddings. Staff was extremely engaging and helpful holding firm views as to which red wine went with what (we don't drink or rarely drink white). First night we had... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

On a short trip to Leiden, we were lucky enough to get the last table, next to the chefs on a busy Friday evening. 't Crabbetje is a fish restaurant, serving the freshest fish imaginable, chosen each day by the Chef/Owner from the local fish market. He should know about fish, having grown up in the business, and in the... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We have been in 't Crabbetje in November 2013. It was in a week day and not so crowded. Hence, we had a special service there. We ordered the Chef's Menu which included quite various kinds of sea food. Overall, they were tasty and filling. Though the outside of the restaurant seems not that good (with garages near it); inside... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Family affairs brought us all to Leiden and we reserved a table of 7 in 't Crabbetje. A contemporary designed small fish restaurant with a well balanced, suprising menu and wine list. The staff was very helpful and friendly and any combination we made was possible. To our pleasant suprise we could also choose between tap water or bottled water.... More

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant very often, mostly for work related diners once a month, but, showing how much I appreciate this place also often with the family. The most positive point is the fresh fish, certainly the best fish restaurant in Leiden, but also you won't find a better price quality ratio for a superb meal in the... More

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New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a wonderful restaurant. The food is good, it is comfortable and cozy, and the service is friendly and helpful. Excellent seafood, and the cheese course is not to be missed. The selection of ports to accompany the cheeses is perfect. I have never seen that before, and it worked really well.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Sometimes you visit restaurants which deserve every star that can be awarded. This is one of them. It's a fish restaurant in a side street close to the centre of Leiden. My wife had scallops followed by sole. I chose the Dutch shrimps for starters then the Dover Sole. It covered the plate and was cooked to perfection in butter.... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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330 reviews 330 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We've been here several times and feel pampered each and every time. From the outside the restaurant looks a bit like a garage and the alley where it is located isn't the most charming one in Leiden, but don't let it stop you.(Also, the tile floor inside is a bit garage- like. But the interior had a make-over not so... More

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