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“Very Nice French Cuisine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Merlot - Wijnbar & Restaurant

Merlot - Wijnbar & Restaurant
Grote Koppel 16, 3813AA Amersfoort, The Netherlands
033 4557614
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Ranked #9 of 149 Restaurants in Amersfoort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $148
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
New York City, New York
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243 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 127 cities Reviews in 127 cities
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
“Very Nice French Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I visited this restaurant with our business colleagues and all of us were impressed with the tastes. Especially, my grilled beef was good with its source.
The atmosphere inside the restaurant was black base and the atmosphere was superb. It would be also good for the date.

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Leusden-Utrecht
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Perfect food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Good atmosphere and perfect food and wines. If available choose for lounge table. Directly next to kitchen and allways staff available (and with swift and perfect service)

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Corby, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“great food-service-atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We went to Merlot for the wife's birthday and are so pleased we chose it.
The booking was made via internet with our apologies for not speaking Dutch and on our arrival were greeted in English by our hosts.
There was no English menu but we are in Netherlands so perhaps we should make the effort to speak/read more Dutch.
The waiter happily offered to translate anything we needed and spent as much time a necessary doing so.
We opted for the sampler/taster menu which they even offered to alter if anything on it was to to our taste-but it all was.
The location is easy to find and walking distance from the town centre area where we stayed.
The whole experience was excellent and we would recommend and return.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
“twice in two weeks a good meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Years ago we had a bad experience at Merlot so we avoided the restaurant. A few weeks ago we went back and were surprised, very good 7 course dinner with several amuses and lots of wines by the glass. Only problem was that the start of the meal was very slow, we had to wait a long time before we had the first two courses, later on they picked up speed. Overall very good.
Because of this experience we went back with guests and had a very good meal again, this time tempo was fine. Wine arrangement possible with whole or half glasses. Some of these wines were good some less but hey that is nearly allways the case with a wine arrangement.
Will visit again

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Perfect for business”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Visited this restaurant/winebar twice during a business trip. Classy, posh place with an excellent winecard and the right place to do business and close the deal. I was just glad I wasn't paying. The service is top notch and the selection of wines to die for.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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