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Dartel

Kloksteeg 13, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Ranked #9 of 167 restaurants in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Vienna, Austria
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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 reviews 13 reviews
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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western ma
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67 reviews 67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

My husband and I stopped at Dartel for lunch. After we were seated and ordered water we realized that they have a set menu for lunch which did not appeal to us. The chef made us both special lunches which were incredibly delicious. The presentation was camera ready for a food magazine. The service made us feel very special. it... More

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Leiden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This restaurant is an absolute must for all; Leidenaars and visitors, foodies and non-foodies. The location is triple A, right in the heart of the historic center of Leiden only 100 yards from one of the places where Rembrandt used to live. The food is absolutely superb and seems to get even better on every successive visit. Recently an 8-course... More

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