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Restaurant Dartel

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Kloksteeg 13, 2311 SK Leiden, The Netherlands
071 5124012
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12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gourmand's delight at Dartel

Superb. Elegant. Relaxed. Dining at Dartel is a gourmand's delight and no wonder it has won awards. The chef has obviously spent much time perfecting taste and presentation---tuna and sesame, mango with a hint of chili and ginger and many more. There are different textures with foams and sauces... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
jeeves2576
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Sydney, Australia
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  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Superb. Elegant. Relaxed. Dining at Dartel is a gourmand's delight and no wonder it has won awards. The chef has obviously spent much time perfecting taste and presentation---tuna and sesame, mango with a hint of chili and ginger and many more. There are different textures with foams and sauces and each plate is an art piece in colour and form.We... More 

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Delft
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A modern restaurant in the middle of Leiden, good food and wine and good service. An interesting menu.

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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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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 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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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kloksteeg 13, 2311 SK Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 071 5124012

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European
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

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