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“Good location but a little pricey”
Review of Restaurant Smaak

Restaurant Smaak
Ranked #211 of 314 Restaurants in Arnhem
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 24, 2013

A good location down by the river and friendly and helpful staff. The food itself was quite good (although it could have been a little warmer) but the prices were high which is a shame. It is for that reason I'm rating it average, but the restaurant clearly has ambitions well above average and to be fair to them the chef cooked our food well, it just cost a lot for the amount on the plate.

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Thank whosaid
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

To those who may not know, smaak means taste in Dutch. Except for a small starter of North Sea shrimp sent from the kitchen just after seating, and a nice rhubard desert preperation just before "unseating", taste was nowhere to be found. The halibut starter was plain and honestly a bit "long on the tooth" (not fresh). The cucumber gazpacho was just ok, but otherwise uninspiring. The raw oysters, 3 at €13.50, were mangled into pieces for some odd reason, and served with a sickenly sweet "Bloody Mary" sauce. But the worst was saved for the entree. My friend ordered young pork ribs with a sauce of honey and apple. I ordered the Belgium beef. BOTH were served with the exact same undercooked carrots and vinegar tasting white asparagus and my meat had the very same sauce as her pork. I don't enjoy writing a poor review. The servers were very nice, the setting overlooking the river from the patio, beautiful, but otherwise go somewhere else.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Arrogant staff, overpriced. If you are in for surprises, this is the place to hit: especially when you see the bill in the end.

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Buongiorno, hello...
Last saturday, due to the Justin Bieber -fever concert, we dropped the girls and we run to this little ristorantino (kleine restaurant) on the river - not in the center of Arnhem (but very close by).
I had checked before tripadvisor, and instead to the usual italian or sushi places (our favy) we opted for having some fish/fusion food.
The place was amazing! just few tables, already "packed" (saturday night).The owner and all the staff are kind and smiling and the food buonissimo. They have 3, 4 or 5 choices menu.
And we sticked to the creativity of the chef and the freshness of the season products.
We had the 3 courses menu, with fish and meat..The cod was amazing, also the pastrami and the dessert was a orange tarte -tatin with a ginger/vanila icecream and another mousse.
Fantastic...They have also a top wine selection.I love also the table presentation, the plates shapes and how they present the food.
We had a wonderful dinner, good food.
Worth trying!!!! bon appetit! eet smakelijk!

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Thank Caciottina68
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This restaurant was taken over over by a new owner, last January. They turned their menu card into a surprise menu en a three or four course menu. Also it is possible to choose what you like to eat. The new and very enthousiastic owner told us she likes to buy her ingredients directly from the producer. We had a terrific entree with minced steak from Lakenvelder cows and the main dish from Belgian blue. Lovely made!

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Thank Ron1962
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