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“Bit of a disappointment” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Vis & Ko

Vis & Ko
Spaarne 96, Haarlem, The Netherlands
00315127990
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Ranked #2 of 179 restaurants in Haarlem
Price range: $55 - $81
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Vis en Ko is a top-class fish restaurant set in a grand French-style building. The great expertise of the sommelier make you want to taste the wines even more.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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114 reviews 114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Bit of a disappointment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

With high expectations we entered the nice venue in downtown historic haarlem. Choose the 5 course menu (4 fish and a desert) and had to conclude that the desert was the most interesting dish. a bit weird for a fish restaurant. service was kind but very amateuristic. forgetting the wine, forgetting to call the taxi, putting unasked for drinks on the table and add them to the bill and some other minor flaws. if the food had been inspiring, this would all have been charming, but with mediocre dishes and a pretty high bill, it became irritable. won't see us again at this place.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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BUITENKAAG
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“a vibrant, culinary experience in a great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Personal, unrushed service, relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere, open kitchen where one can watch the professional chefs at work, refined and defined flavours in the menu. I am very much looking forward to a return visit!

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Bad Service...Mediocre food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

So disappointed...4 of us, One Italian, One French, Two Americans....all that know good food, restaurants and service. The restaurant has some beautiful details. We were greeted warmly when we arrived and form there it went downhill. The food seriously was nothing special....the wait between courses was ridiculous. After finishing our main course, our plates sat empty for over 20 minutes, before we had to get up from the table and ask them to please help us. Nobody asked how our meal was, they did not check our water or wine...we would have ordered more of each. We were going to leave without our dessert, but they then managed to bring that rather quickly. The dessert - a sort of pear tart with cinnamon ice cream was divine. Nice finish, but we will never go back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Very nice food in a good atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We choose for a 4 course menu + desert. Added to this we had a matching wine menu, two drinks as an aperitive, two bottles of water and two coffees. The total bill amounted to 218 Euro's.
Vis & Ko serve very good food (8/10) based - fish cuisine. The meals were sufficiently large to more than satisfy our needs - we are normal-moderate eaters. The accompanying wines were fine but not very good (7/10). Here Vis & Ko could really do themselves a favour and some real room for improvement. All in all we found the price a bit steep. Nevertheless we really enjoyed the dinner in a very nice atmosphere - excellent service and very friendly staff.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santpoort-Noord, The Netherlands
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31 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Disapointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

This should be the best pace in Haarlem, but we had a very bad experience. It started that our resevation did not come through, we had to wait. The staff is not professional, look they arrived directlyfrom school. The chef did not look interested, and behaved angry to his employees, and the food was so, so. Nothing special, haarlem has much better places!

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