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“Every time I visit this restaurant, I tend to get poetic” 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 #10 of 144 Restaurants in Amersfoort
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $37 - $148
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Every time I visit this restaurant, I tend to get poetic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This restaurant at the banks of the river Eem - the only river that springs in the Netherlands - is a haven for wining and dining. It is located in a recent extension to the centre of Amersfoort - a lovely small, ancient city in the center of the Netherlands.
Our 6-course surprise menu was again a revelation. Unbelievable how this cook can paint with ingredients, shaping dishes as a symphony of colours, tastes, mouth feel and aftertaste. And then the incredible wines that accompany the dishes. Original, tasteful and from all over the world. It all harmonises so well together.
The surprising dishes were served well paced - plan for three hours of culinary joy. The service is of a high standard - correct yet not too formal. These people clearly love their trade.
You might want to consider ordering a "Bob-arrangement", i.e. all the wines, but only half the volume.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very nice winebar/ restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Top restaurant with great wines and excellent food. We have been here several time and each time we enjoyed this restaurant very much.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Enfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“good experience lots of dishes to choose from”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

for sure it is modern cuisine, with a little bit too much happening some times in your plate at once
the service was very good and pleasant
but in all good experience and a nice evening. the food was looking fresh and in good quantities
i liked it and would go back
it is not cheap maybe a little over priced

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Antwerp, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Top restaurant. Value for money, nice wines. Been there twice and I loved the outside terrace. Never been inside the restaurant.

Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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448 reviews 448 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 132 cities Reviews in 132 cities
220 helpful votes 220 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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