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“Unique dining with an excellent personal touch!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Podium

Restaurant Podium
Domstraat 4, 3512 JB Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 (30) 6350888
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Ranked #2 of 310 restaurants in Utrecht
Price range: $44 - $70
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: With no pretention and full of ambition, a young team is ready to give you the best!Fine international quality cuisine with a focus on the best fresh ingredients.Chef Leon Mazairac and it's team prepare a monthly changing fixed 3 and 7 course menu.Everything is freshly produced, homemade bread and delicate, but recognizable dishes.In a relaxed and correct ambiance, the service staff will take care of all your needs.The sommelier will serve you perfectly matching wines. There is also a great wine list with (natural) european wines, or classic well known domaines.
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“Unique dining with an excellent personal touch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

So far my most amazing dinner this month! A young chef who beginning to e recognized by renowned peers. Book weeks in advance! The menu is fixed, 6 or 7 dishes with delightful tastes and variety. Let yourself be surprised with their wine choices and have the ride of your life! The waiters and the Chef alike brought a personal touch by regularly turning up at our table and asking how everything was. No pressure just brilliant! A touch of the evening, Golden Earring was in the house dining here as well.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
Madrid, Spain
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Michelin without stars.... Excellent!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Food was excellent: surprising yet natural combinations served with a modern touch but not too complicated. Service was outstanding, great knowledge, discretion and sense of humour.
Able to read guests needs, the head chef was present into the service interacting with his guests. The wine arrangement was perfect! Value for money is a 10+.
Well done! Keep it up!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Utrecht”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Utrecht. The passion for food and wines of the chef show in every dish and second you are in this restaurant. Passion, love, honesty, purity and perfection are the basic ingredients for every dish.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“One of (if not the!) best restaurant in Utrecht”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Had dinner here last Friday. 8 light courses of different, beautiful flavours. Wine to match with every course. The chef that comes by every table, the personel that is always there but you never hear or see them moving until you need them, the feeling of intimate dining at every table. Truly: wow. And affordable!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“What a disappointment except the dessert”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We chose this restaurant because it was ranked quite high in many listings. The wine selection looked good but I will concentrate on the food as the experimental nature of the food was what created problems. The chef is obviously trying new combinations and techniques of preparing food but they did not work for us. Mostly I felt I was questioning what was in my plate in minuscule sizes, even though we were given a thorough explanation before each course. The major problem is they did not create a good sensation in my mouth both in taste and in texture. The only exception was the dessert. It was well prepared, tasty and actually, delicious. The only reason I would go back is for the excellent dessert. The cost was understandable and the dinner lasted way much longer than I would expect to spend on a dinner; we were there for three hours.

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