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“Treasures from the sea” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zeezout

Zeezout
Westerkade 11b, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
104365049
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Ranked #3 of 555 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Treasures from the sea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Zeezout is for years a constant good choice for fish in Rotterdam. The sun is shining and the tables were put on the pavement. Unfortunately for Zeezout the Dutch are playing against Spain in Brazil for the World championships football; only three tables were occupied. The attentive staff gave us a choice either to be surprised by the chef of choose from the menu. The menu is limited but showed enough room for a rewarding choice, including the usual suspect with “foam”. As an entrée we chose Prawn Spring Roll with bok choy with a couli of tropical fruit and radish, and Salmon With Quail Egg with various kinds of potato, and truffle. As mains; Fried Dutch cod, sweetbread and fried celeriac, Sea bream prepared in salt crust, risotto, green vegetables, parmesan cheese, olive oil, and lobster tempura. All well decorated and the taste was well balanced. Deserts are recommendable too but Zeezout will surprise you when ordering just a coffee. The Dutch won their first match in the championship humiliating the Spaniards five to one, whereas Zeezout won praise for its cuisine. Who could think of bad luck on this Friday the 13th, but the Spaniards?
With a view on the river Meuse and close to a small harbor giving shelter to an collection vintage sailing ships the location is ideal for timeless dining.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“As good as expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I was really looking forward to have dinner at Zeezout, as was on my list of places not to miss in Rotterdam.the result was really good! Food was tasty and well presented, staff nice and caring!
Will go back!!

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“Quality and speed; good business lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Excellent food; efficient service. Of course the fish (as the name Sea Salt pretends) is perfect. Compact seating, sometimes noisy.

Visited August 2013
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
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“Remains very good indeed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I have been here several times, and each time had a really good meal. This time we had a surprise 3 course meal, at lunch, which was both interesting and good. Cannot now remember the details, other than excellent contrasting flavours, all beautifully presented. Service was good, but not surprising, as only 3 tables occupied, which was surprising for a Thursday. Ambience is good, location good.

Visited May 2014
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Formal, good concept, would go again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My boyfriend took me for a dinner date knowing my love for fine dining. We arrived at 8 pm, the atmosphere was classy but rather formal (men in business suits, bright lights, later they were dimmed). Just before entering saw a couple arriving with a personal driver..:) Inside had a feeling like I saw some of the people in some magazines or maybe on TV.. just a feeling.

Our welcome was all right, we were seated at the table. Some people say that there is not much space between tables, which is true, but I didn't experience any inconvenience because of this.
Food was good, , but flavors quite strong. I felt that the emphasis was on putting a lot of intense flavors on the plate, which overpowerd the fish, but maybe this was the idea. It was a good experience, just different. Fine cutting and food processing techniques were observed, so definitelly suited for a sophisticated eater.

By the way, bread and Guernsey butter are worth mentioning! House chardonnay was pretty excellent too (buttery and fruity, will look it up to get a bottle at home!).

Didnt quite get the personal connection with the waiters, they did they job just fine.

Overall, a good restaurant! Worth to be in the top 5? Yes! Fish and Rotterdam goes well together. But left with a really heavy stomach... Pobably should have skipped the desert.

Try it for yourself!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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