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Bistro Bord'o

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Apothekersdijk 2, Leiden, The Netherlands
71-5130131
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, upscale

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
89 reviews 89 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I recently spent a few days in Holland on Business with a colleague and ended up in Leiden a place i know quite well. We wandered around for a while soaking up the sun & the atmosphere when we stumbled upon this little bistro by the cannel. we sat down and were imediatly greeted by Wendi & Meiki who offered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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