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De Librije

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French, Belgian, Dutch, European
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Spinhuisplein 1, 8011 ZZ Zwolle, The Netherlands
038-4212083
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A real experience!

This three star restaurant stands out not only because the food is great, but the service is top notch as well, but not posh per se. They are like a chameleon, meeting an exceeding your personal wishes and desires. I was pleased to see that this restaurant has an outstanding vegetarian menu next to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This three star restaurant stands out not only because the food is great, but the service is top notch as well, but not posh per se. They are like a chameleon, meeting an exceeding your personal wishes and desires. I was pleased to see that this restaurant has an outstanding vegetarian menu next to their meat menu.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely delightful of four and half hours. Chose the seven coarse vegetarian option - which has seven amuse-bouches (off menu bite size appetizers). I can not praise De Librije enough for having a vegetarian menu.The wine menu offers great variety that is spot-on and complementing. They offer a 'half of half' glass option for drivers. A minor disappointment was the... More 

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The Hague
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That was indeed the third time we tried this restaurant, first time since they moved to the same building as the hotel. Very good service, excellent wine list with decent prices for a 3 Michelin star restaurant. All in all, a very good experience, but the magic is gone..while we were tasting the 7 courses menu, I was thinking that... More 

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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Visiting the Librije Restaurant really was (until the last dish) an outstanding experience. All the dishes seemed to appear from outer space (but they called it the kitchen). Every ingredient/ element on our plates, was superb. I can say 'Mind blowing delicious'. Every wine which was served was perfect. The waiters and staff (and of course Jonnie and Thérèse Boer)... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner at the Librije on Saturday evening and were absolutely spoiled to bits. The food is fantastically sumptuous as you'd expect from a 3 star chef. The staff were absolutely brilliant, each and everyone go out of their way to provide an exceptional service. Accompanying wines were lush! We even got picked up and driven home, compliment to... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

full service, from design of the interior to the uniforms of the servants, from the owners as well, not too formal, but always correct. There is too much to tell about all the dishes, you will have to experience it yourself. It started off with tea from red cabbish and ended with a perfect assort of chocolates in four tastes... More 

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Bunnik, The Netherlands
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We had an incredible evening at De Librije. Everything just right. The reception, the welcome drinks, ambiance, the service, the amuses, the wines and the dinner. We were with a group of 16 and were seated in the Thorbecke Salon which provided a perfect private dining experience for a group this size. The salon is situated in the mids of... More 

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Minneapolis
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160 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We had an extraordinary experience here (seriously, out of the ordinary). Every dish was delicious. The imagination and creativity to present every dish was also incredible (never a single dull plate, always something great). Service was excellent and the ambience is fantastic. Although it reads that it could be expensive, I have to disagree, I've been to many restaurants that... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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163 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

A 5+ hour parade of amazing dishes presented ingeniously. The owners (chef and sommelier) spend time with each guest and are accessible which was so nice. There are so many little extras that you walk away feeling like every penny was well spent. They really pay attention to every detail and the venue (an old women's prison) is arranged beautifully... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

To celebrate our wedding anniversary, we booked a table for two. The food they served give me a lot of surprises. It is really beyond my expectations. From the beef served in front on you on the hot stone, the goose liver, the refreshing alcohol free cocktails, the mushroom taste chocolates, everything is so thoughtfully presented. The serving staff are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Spinhuisplein 1, 8011 ZZ Zwolle, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Overijssel Province  >  Zwolle
  • Phone Number: 038-4212083

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, Dutch, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?