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“What an experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Beluga

Beluga
Ranked #4 of 354 Restaurants in Maastricht
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European, Gluten Free, Dutch
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“What an experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We had a great meal yesterday at Beluga!

After a personal welcome by the head chef we chose a 8 course meal with accompanying wines. the dinner started with 8 exquisite amuses (the parmesan foam with tomato was to die for) The flavors and textures were unbelievably good and really showed the quality of the kitchen. We tasted like we never did before! All dishes were great but we especially liked the 25 preparations of vegetables,the coquillles and the langoustine and veal.
The service was very good but quite informal (sometimes almost too informal) but this did ensure a very relaxed and lively evening.
Overall we had a fantastic time, and even though the bill was hefty (over 1000 for 4) it was a very unique and great experience and much nicer than a very formal 3 star meal I once had.
I would definetly reccommend this to everyone! You have to experience this!

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Sittard, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
“It was good, it was delicious, but it did not knock me off my feet.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

For a diner with collegues and partners we went to Beluga. At previous occasions I was really impressed by the creative cuisine of Chef Hans van Wolde.

There was a warm welcome by an attentive and courteous staff. We were seated in a beautifull private dining room (14 pers. but could easily seat larger groups).

The amuse bouches were extremely tastefull and surprising, showing the craftsmanship of the Chef.
During the six course dinner we had tuna, a well grilled griet filet (don't know the translation of the dutch griet, a type of fish) a combo with scalop and crab, a tarte tatin with lobster and skillfuly prepared filet of lamb, al of the courses with realy tastefull small side dishes.

Desert with among others a beautifull easter egg (it was the friday before easter).

All of these dishes were very well prepared but dit not knock me off my feet in contrast to previous dinners/lunches at Beluga did. May be I have become to picky and have become accustomed to superb cuisine?

The wines arrangement was well chosen and tastefull but dit not really impress me neither.

But after all it was an excellent diner, in a very nice contemporary surrounding, very attentive and professional staff and with really tastefull food.

  • Visited March 2013
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128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Best Place in Maastricht”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

This critic here is fairly simply. If you can afford it, this place is a MUST. The food is absolutely amazing and totally deserves 2 michelin stars. Dont forget to try the home-brewed beluga beer.

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Berlin, Germany
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100 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in the Netherlands and beyond”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Atrue experience. Very unique style and cooking, worth a trip. Book weeks ahaed if you want to come on a saturday. The sommelier is also fantastic.

Visited November 2012
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
1 review
“Simply Outstanding!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This was the best dining experience ever. Great atmosphere, staff and of course, cuisine.

The food is simply art, from renowned Chef - Hans van Wolde and the taste is simply out of this world. To top it off the meal is accompanied by beautiful European Wines.

The staff is fantastic and every little detail is taken care of.

Everyone should dine at Beluga once in your life.......and then of course go again.

I'll be back!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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