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Restaurant Dartel

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Kloksteeg 13, 2311 SK, Leiden, The Netherlands
071 5124012
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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United States
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195 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dutch food keeps getting better and better. The beautiful presentations are matched by nearly flawless flavours and excellent wine pairings. The set menu with wine is worth the splurge and best enjoyed at a leisurely pace.

Thank galaxy1
Richmond, Canada
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is an excellent French restaurant where every bite is not only delicious but a work of art. The wait staff were excellent as well. That said, waiting twenty minutes between bite-size courses is way too long. I think we were there three hours but not by choice. We don't eat big meals but we left hungry and did not... More 

Thank gmartan
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

What a lovely dinner we had at Dartel! The weather was very nice so we sat outside. I would like to go back on a rainy day because the interior of the restaurant is much prettier and the kitchen is open. We went for a 6 course menu with matching wines. The choice of wines was absolutely excellent and the... More 

Thank nathck
Paris, France
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The food at dartel is a wonderful surprise even against very high expectations. The langoustines were cooked perfectly and well matched against seasonal accoutrements. Lamb course was truly memorable, as was the elderflower dessert. Highly recommended for a nice evening in Leiden

Thank penguinsteak
Leiden, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

Last week we had diner at Restaurant Dartel. What a cosy and nice restaurant and the food was excellent. Specially the "heilbot with goatcheese" and steak tartare were delicious. Great service and good wines!

Thank Fijnproever8
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

We were here on a quiet weeknight, but the restaurant still felt welcoming and cozy. I don't normally love menus with only prix fixe options ... but it was outstanding. We all had the 3 course option and were delighted with each offering ... plus the little tastes before each course made it spectacular. Would love to go back on... More 

Thank LaBelleVieCanada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

We had a diner with friends and this restaurant was the choice of the organiser. I didn't know this one, but the food was very good. The "strange" combinations are unexpectedly nice. The staff is friendly and always available at the time you need them. If you want a nice and relaxing dinner, take this one!!

Thank Rian N
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Last week we had a "formal" diner at Restaurant Dartel. We already heard a lot of this great restaurant and....it was all true! The diner was fantastic, creative and fine even as the service. Beside this the restaurant is very cosy and romantic and is placed in the middle of the Centre of Leiden. The chef will visit your table... More 

Thank Marijke G
Leiden, The Netherlands
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Modern, but not overly so, situated in one of the prettiest neighbourhoods of Leiden. A table for two at the window, coats neatly tucked away in the special wardrobe by the waitress. A nice start with a cava , a cheesecracker with clotted cream of Leiden cheese to go with it. The menu is not too big with a special... More 

Thank wardtmar
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Superb. Elegant. Relaxed. Dining at Dartel is a gourmand's delight and no wonder it has won awards. The chef has obviously spent much time perfecting taste and presentation---tuna and sesame, mango with a hint of chili and ginger and many more. There are different textures with foams and sauces and each plate is an art piece in colour and form.We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, French, Dutch, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kloksteeg 13, 2311 SK, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 071 5124012

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?