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Kloksteeg 13, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Ranked #33 of 183 Restaurants in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

We chose the Dartel for a business dinner and had the chef's menu. We ordered the menus with wine pairings. Due to the fact, that we still had to drive that night, we chose the half glass arrangement, which was offered by the waiter. The waiter poured the first glass of white wine and realized he had 'overfilled' our glasses.... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I came to the restaurant for a tasting menu. Prices are the same as in the best restaurants in Amsterdam but the quality - tragic. They try to be original, but fancy bowls and saucers is no substitute for taste. As Amuse-bouche we got popcorn in a sweet sauce and mayonnaise on top, then as a starter vegetarian "meat ball"... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

The food was good but not as good as in some others. It was quite annoying that we arrived at 7:00 pm and were only done with 3 courses at 11:00. There were only 2 waiters for 13 tables. So it was understandable that they were not that attentive but it was not ok that they put the silver ware... More 

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127 reviews 127 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

I have been too many restaurants in Leiden and at the moment would rate this the best one. It was already very good the last time I was here but it has further improved. the food can be clasified as very sophisticated, in complexity very much like top rated Michelin restaurants, but it has a local Dutch touch to some... More 

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Heemstede, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My wife booked it and I must say she was inspired. Very nice atmosphere and gentle staff for a start. The Chef introduced his menu options by himself. The food was what you would call international, yet with a genuine Dutch influence through chosen products and redesigned classics (excellent bitterball). Our wine pick was great as well. I understand a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This restaurant is extraordinary. Small and elegant, with friendly relaxed staff and extraordinary food from a small but well constructed menu. We had a diabetic kosher guest in our group and the staff were really accommodating. Lovely treats between courses too.

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Santiago
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13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

If you have the time you must visit this restorant. The service is as good as the food and the food is great. They have from 3 to 8 dishes to select from, but I recommend to go for all 8.

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Doha, Qatar
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We drove from The Hague to Leiden to have dinner at Dartel. It was a birthday celebration with four of us. The staff were well informed about the food menu and the wines. We chose to have the four course menu (up to 8 courses were available) and the accompanying wines. Couldn't fault the food or wine. I find that... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is a lovely restaurant in a great location in Leiden. It is the best restaurant in Leiden (just ahead of In Den Garpenden Eter). The chef is enthusiastic and explains the menu to you at your table, giving you the choice of 3-7 courses and adjusting the portions accordingly. A different wine is offered with each course. The food... More 

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Parker, Colorado, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This restaurant was one of the best restaurants that we have been to in Europe. French Style dining with a Dutch flare. Excellent presentation and tremendous quality courses. What an amazing night!

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Additional Information about Dartel

Address: Kloksteeg 13, Leiden, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: European

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