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Restaurant Dartel

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Kloksteeg 13, 2311 SK, Leiden, The Netherlands
071 5124012
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12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very, very nice

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rian N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!!

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Thank Rian N
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Marijke G
Leiden, The Netherlands
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

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Thank wardtmar
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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Thank jeeves2576
Delft
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130 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A modern restaurant in the middle of Leiden, good food and wine and good service. An interesting menu.

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Thank ClaireofDelft
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

We chose the Dartel for a business dinner and had the chef's menu. We ordered the menus with wine pairings. Due to the fact, that we still had to drive that night, we chose the half glass arrangement, which was offered by the waiter. The waiter poured the first glass of white wine and realized he had 'overfilled' our glasses.... More 

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8 Thank Dirk R
Warsaw, Poland
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I came to the restaurant for a tasting menu. Prices are the same as in the best restaurants in Amsterdam but the quality - tragic. They try to be original, but fancy bowls and saucers is no substitute for taste. As Amuse-bouche we got popcorn in a sweet sauce and mayonnaise on top, then as a starter vegetarian "meat ball"... More 

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1 Thank karolinapawelec
Vienna, Austria
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

The food was good but not as good as in some others. It was quite annoying that we arrived at 7:00 pm and were only done with 3 courses at 11:00. There were only 2 waiters for 13 tables. So it was understandable that they were not that attentive but it was not ok that they put the silver ware... More 

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Thank HazelVienna_Austria
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197 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

I have been too many restaurants in Leiden and at the moment would rate this the best one. It was already very good the last time I was here but it has further improved. the food can be clasified as very sophisticated, in complexity very much like top rated Michelin restaurants, but it has a local Dutch touch to some... More 

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1 Thank Herman S
Heemstede, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My wife booked it and I must say she was inspired. Very nice atmosphere and gentle staff for a start. The Chef introduced his menu options by himself. The food was what you would call international, yet with a genuine Dutch influence through chosen products and redesigned classics (excellent bitterball). Our wine pick was great as well. I understand a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kloksteeg 13, 2311 SK, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 071 5124012

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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