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“Young Brigade excels” 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 #5 of 312 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.
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Young Brigade excels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The menu is excellent, one can not dine à la carte. This is not a flaw in my opinion, the standard for the dishes is high and all the attention and skills are used to give you a unique gastronomic experience. The accompanying wines are also fine. One of the brigade is a grappa connaisseu so a grappa with the coffee is highly recommended.
Good value for money.

  • 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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English first
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“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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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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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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