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“A Michelin Star restaurant you can understand” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ranked #10 of 256 Restaurants in Den Bosch
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, European, French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Very nice restaurant in historic centre of den bosch, city well known for eating out in south of holland.
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Michelin Star restaurant you can understand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant is really worthy of its Michelin star. It has a modern, but cosy interior, with colorful paintings, spheric lights, and comfortable seating. The service is excellent, and the Chef is personal, and warm hearted. On our first visit we brought a cousin, age 15, who wanted to take a peek at the kitchen. The Chef hospitably invited us to have a look. It was small, but open, so we could see almost everything. It was very tidy, and the young team was working in an orderly fashion. The food was presented in a Michelin star way, every dish presented like a piece of art. It was very delicate, molecular style cooking, however, this Chef understood that, to keep in touch with reality, each dish was created with a mix of molecular taste versions of ingredients as well as an original version of the ingredients. E.g. you did not only taste a mousse of pumpkin, but a well cooked bit of pumpkin as well. In this way you not only have tastes of certain ingredients, but the real texture as well, something that is not realized in many Michelin Star restaurants. The deserts were unforgettable! We have recently returned for our wedding anniversary, and will return many more times for sure.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Overloon, The Netherlands
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164 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“The big tasty!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

Distinct and superb food in an elegant restaurant opposite the central North Brabant museum. Every single piece served is fresh and full of taste. We had heard a lot about Sense before our dinner at this restaurant and it surely did not disappoint us. On the contrary!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Erik1964
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Moscow
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121 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Nice cuisine, but staff needs better training”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Nice cozy restaurant in the central part of Den Bosch. Reservation recommended, but we didn't have any problems booking a table one day before our dinner.

Small tasting size portions, but don't make our mistake of ordering a 7-course tasting menu, unless you ate nothing for the last couple of days... However small they are, 7 is just 2 too much. I couldn't even try one of the latest ones...

Overall a very nice impression. Being greeted by the chef himself is a really nice touch. And a true chef he is :)))

Two minor glitches with staff: a quite pretentious waiter and being abandoned by sommelier while he was presenting the wine as he went away to greet a client who has just walked in.... That you wouldn't normally expect in a Michelin star restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food, nice chef, staff could improve a bit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

My wife and me ate at Sense for the first (and definitely not last) time last Saturday. We had a great night! The restaurant is nice and intimate, I think the maximum number of people they can serve on an evening is 30.
After we installed ourselves at the table and received some small bites on the table, the chef came to welcome us and explained the concept of the restaurant. Serving smaller portion dishes, you can choose your own combination of hot and cold, or be surprised by a 3-7 course surprise menu. We chose a 5-course surprise menu and were very happy with what we saw on our plate. As usual in a Michelin starred restaurant we got a couple of nice fish dishes to start with and then two courses with first duck and after that angus beef. Quality was very consistent throughout the meal. I ended with cheese and my wife with a sweet desert. Accompanying ones were very tasteful as well.
Only point that can be improved is the way waiters take away plates after each course. They ask you if everything was ok, which you don't need to do in my opinion if you're taking away empty plates. And if you still want to do it, then at least give the guests the intention that you are interested in their answer to this question. Other than that, a great night! We'll come again!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Consistent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner at Sense tonight....nice food, wonderull wines, great service...
We took friends for dinner, they as well were very pleased about our choice...Sense is doing a very consistent job!!

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