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Bistro Bord'o

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Apothekersdijk 2, Leiden, The Netherlands
71-5130131
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous dining

The food is exquisite and the wine list superb. You do need plenty of time at one point it was an hour between courses. The food really is outstanding and the atmosphere was lovely. 200 euros for 4 of us including wine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
BeckyIlkley
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The food is exquisite and the wine list superb. You do need plenty of time at one point it was an hour between courses. The food really is outstanding and the atmosphere was lovely. 200 euros for 4 of us including wine.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food. Upscale restaurant. Nice entourage, friendly people. Minor issue Little bit old fashioned/french way of serving.

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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A neat and inviting little restaurant spread over two house widths on a residential canal street in the centre of Leiden. A really well balanced menu and good wine list are complemented by very pleasant - but not gushing - waiting staff. The kitchen is open to the restaurant but keeps well in the background. Certainly not cheap, but I... More 

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Verona, NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is my kind of dining experience- cozy, friendly, and warm! The menu was artfully presented and delicious. The chefs clearly have a great sense of flavor and possibility! A real treat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

This one of those places that doesn't wow you with unnecessary splendor but just with great food and fantastic wines. You can taste and see that the owners are there because they believe they have got something special. I totally agree.

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Keller, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

One of the better and fancier meals I have enjoyed in Leiden. It is a nice atmosphere and maintains a very approachable menu.

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Lille, France
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19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I got the only unreserved table my first evening in Leiden, and will be forever grateful. The food and service were both superb. I had the daily four-course menu, with two of the three offered wine pairings, but will not even attempt to describe each course in any detail. The plates were not large, but each (even the amuse-bouche) was... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

The four course dinner (incl. veal & tasty pheasant) is top-notch. The excellent staff succeeds in creating a friendly, neighbourhood like atmosphere. Dinner and wine were perfectly timed. Do take their wine by the glass offer. The glasses are generous and you will drink top quality wines off-the-beaten-track (Jurancon, Morellino).

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I have had the pleasure to have lunch and dinner here several times in the past few months. Great food (haute cuisine), good wines, nice & hip ambience, professional & attentive service. My contacts (of whom some food specialists) and I are always happily surprised after eating here. The plates are works of art by appearance and taste. Unfortunately the... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My colleague booked this and he chose well. From the outset, very friendly but not stuffy service. Food a revelation as it was unexpected in a "bistro". A black pudding and duck liver starter was sublime and beautifully cooked, presented and seasoned. The next course was shoulder of beef - well, this was beef as good as any filet for... More 

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  • Address: Apothekersdijk 2, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 71-5130131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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