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“Good place for group meals” 4 of 5 stars
Review of De Malle Jan

De Malle Jan
Nieuwsteeg 11, 2311 RW Leiden, The Netherlands
071-5123888
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Ranked #85 of 183 Restaurants in Leiden
Price range: $11 - $21
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Columbia, Missouri
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160 reviews 160 reviews
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Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“Good place for group meals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Very friendly restaurant, with engaging service, and nice menus for larger groups. Convenient location in the historic heart of Leiden.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good basic restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Malle Jan is a quite popular place. Food was good, especially the dessert (Dame Blanche). Service was quite busy.

Visited April 2013
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Expensivish, but luckily cosy place. Food was simple and tasty, but certainly missed that "something". Portions are small, as if it were a gourmet restaurant, but the food quality does not reflect that. Salmon means a piece of fish on a big plate with a couple of rucola leaves - common, really? Not bad, not too good. Average.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A bit disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

The place looks very cosy and the atmosphere is nice. The staff was very friendly but they were really slow. It was a busy night but they should be used to a full restaurant. We had to wait for ages to be served.
The medium steak I ordered was very rare. Every professional cook should be able to make a correct steak in my opinion. The rest of the food was enjoyable.
The couple sitting next to us had a big dog with them. I find this absolutely disgusting in a place where food is served and I don't understand why they would allow this.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Netherlands
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Cozy place, tasty food, good value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Been here many times over the years. We like to take friends visiting from abroad to Malle Jan. Good food, fast service, large portions, very reasonable prices, and a very nice, cozy atmosphere. Tip: they've got great spareribs, that go well with the Rioja Crianza red wine. Nearby parking is easy too, at the Steenschuur (100 meters or so to walk).

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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