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Chez Antoinette

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Updated 10/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really nice experience. Food is excellent and not too salty as in some other restaurants. The menu is inspiring and original. Food is nicely presented. Staff attentive. It is true that the owner is chatty and quite present, we liked it however. It...gives the restaurant a personal touch. However, also understand that this might not be the case for everyone. We truly enjoyed the evening at Chez Antoinette and plan to be back sometime.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed November 7, 2019

The food is excellent and has improved immensely since our previous visit a few months ago. Apparently the chef has been trying a new approach. If you’ve been before, then go again for a pleasant surprise. If you haven’t ever been, make sure you reserve...and spend an evening tasting the menu. We are vegetarians and loved the variety and tastiness of the dishes that were available. And we’re the picky sort!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Average and quasi for its style. For a Portugese/Mediterranean style restaurant portions of food were quite marginal and not surprising. For instance, for desert I had to look hard for a few tiny pieces of cheese on a very large platter. Service can be annoying,...with the son of the owner telling off his friendly staff at the table, and providing unsollicited ‘table talk’ that is hardly amusing.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Portuguese restaurant with a Dutch accent. Even if the recipes have the original Portuguese name (I am Portuguese) what you get is a Dutch adaptation of them (taste and form). If you are not Portuguese, you dont know that, and everything is fine :-). Old...decoration and old everything in general. Good service and charismatic owner that likes to talk and to show off (but funny guy). Nice wines! Not very expensive for the Netherlands. All fine, but please dont go to the toilets; you go back to the 16th century. Apart from that it worth a try.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

We were in Deventer to listen to a concert the day before. We saw the restaurant and were intrigued and went there the following day. We hadn't realised that people going to the concert had booked a meal here beforehand and at the break (8.15...- 9pm) the concert goers had the restaurant reserved for pudding and drinks. However we got there just before the concert goers and the owner made us feel very welcome. We had drinks in the cosy bar and the host gave us a little tour as the restaurant had a little history attached to it. He was very chatty, explained the restaurant concept and we had a lovely meal with good food and for a reasonable price. We'll definitely go back.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant in Deventer! The atmosphere is gezellig, and the wines are perfectly selected. The owner is passionate about the food and wine, and creates a very welcoming environment.

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Very nice wines from Portugal. Ask for glasses to go with each course. A nice addition to your dinner. The starter was fabulous, cocille with a sause of sweet black beans and some wild pork. Never ate that before. It was a nice balanced dish....Main course was codfish. A typical Portugeese dish, nice with rice and nice spices. Not as good as the starter but very tasty just the samen. Dessert was cheese and a parfait. The cheeses were very special and mostly goat or sheep. By the way, all wines and chees were boilogical. The service was very good andthe reception was great. Will go back there soon.More

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed April 17, 2017

The entry and layout of this restaurant is lovely. The waitstaff are efficient and attentive. But the food ... We were six for dinner. Little snacks were served right after we sat down and drinks were ordered. We received 5 little roasted peppers ... five...for the six of us. Tiny .. like my little finger or smaller. Plus a teaspoon of their red pepper spread. A teaspoon ... for six people. Salt and olive oil on the table, too. The owner (or son of the owner) came to our table without menus and told us how great the 3-course menu was. He did not offer anything else and, of course, he didn't hand out any menus. I was a bit put out at this time because I had looked forward to an interesting Portuguese dinner. So far, I was underwhelmed. Every one at the table took the sales pitch bait and ordered the 3-course menu he offered. I did, too. For the appetizer, I chose the "Burger" of Feta cheese and walnut. OK, touch your middle finger to your thumb and look at the circle you have made. That is the size of the "Burger" I was served, two of them, about 1/4 inch thick. These came with 4 scraggly pieces of arugula. They were room temperature and absolutely tasteless, unless glue is a taste. My wife ordered the salmon, described as their take on Gravlax pressed between slices of raw, red beets. She received three small pieces (think hand cut tagliatelle 1/2 inch by 4 inches by 1/8 inch thick) and one of the tiniest gherkin pickles I had ever seen. She let me have a bite ... just the flavor of raw beet - no salmon, no Gravlax flavor. Awful. For the main course I ordered the pig jowls. I received two small chunks of meat, one a bit dried out, in a sauce with one small potato - small, like the size of the end of your thumb. The saving grace was to be all the cool side dishes that would be served with the main course. "Oh good," I thought, now some Portuguese cuisine! Nope ... two small bowls of french fries and a small bowl of salad ... seriously small, like an appetizer salad for one. We were six at the table, remember? We asked for more salad for the table and we received one extra bowl even smaller than the first. I didn't know they made salad bowls that small. My wife's main course was the fish - hake. A nice sized piece, steamed I think, sometime earlier in the day and left warm, waiting to be ordered. It hadn't quite become vulcanized, but it wasn't cooked like a nice fish steak should have been cooked. It was tough, chewy and a bit dried out. I already said "awful" once, but seriously ... My desert was a rice pudding dish, served with dried apricots. The pudding arrived as a cube, about two inches on each side, proudly standing on its own next to two sad, dried apricots. The rice pudding didn't taste like rice or pudding. Sort of like the white paste I remember from my childhood, the kind used to glue pieces of paper together. We each paid 35 Euros for what was, essentially, three courses of ill-prepared tapas-sized courses. Not even Portuguese tapas. I don't know what they were thinking. I'm never going back. I'm still simmering.More

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed March 4, 2017

in the bar its possible to eat delicious portogees snacks or take a table in one of the rooms and enjoy super service and lovely food. And dont forget to take a arrangement wine, fine price and great wines. bar is cozy and warm, restaurant...is luxe but lots of privacyMore

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed January 10, 2017

We found the address on tripadviser, the restaurant is in a nice building in the center. We took all the dishes (small) from the menu. And they where all splendid. With always a nice explanation on what is on the plate. Also a good explanation...of the wines. It was super.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Chez Antoinette is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4