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“Long wait, not great” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brasserie Harkema - CLOSED

Brasserie Harkema
Price range: $12 - $20
Cuisines: Dutch, Mediterranean, European, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
Darmstadt
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Long wait, not great”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

Don't get draw in by the modern look - this place was like a cafeteria. The service was very slow and when they finally served our appetizer, it arrived even before our drinks!
Food was average, really not much to say about it. The place was crowded though so I guess they can get away with these problems...

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank mle888
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“How can they get it so wrong?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

We selected this restaurant as it is in a great location, looked stylish, but had a simple tasty menu. However, there doesn't appear to be anybody monitoring the quality, either of the food or the service. It took a long time to have any sort of service and when the food did eventually come, one of the main courses was cold and the side order of vegetables was missing. We informed the manager of this and a new main course was procured. However, the vegetables were still missing and the main course they were ordered for was actually finished by the time they arrived. To add insult to injury, the bill was not checked, was wrong, and had someone else's main courses on it... Dreadful.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Andrew J
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Milan, Italy
Level Contributor
79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

I've been told about this place and I enjoyed the meal. It's a minimal location with interesting light and space solution (except from the table and the chairs), service is fine, people is young and inexperienced but friendly.
The cauliflower soup was very delicate (maybe the cod fish could be a little bit more) and the grilled tuna was served with an interesting wasabi mayonnaise.
I recommend a visit.

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1 Thank Dudecares
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Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“simple food, stylish ambiance”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

on a sunday during lunch time the place, which is designed very modern and appealing, was basically empty. service was fast, menu limited to burgers, salads and the likes, but good. fairly priced and in a central location, close to theatres. which explains that most of the plenty tables were reserved for the evening, which seems to be the time to go there.

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Thank 78ernico
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrible Service!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

We chose this restaurant as it seemed reasonably priced and we just wanted a quick dinner without walking too far.

We were seated quickly enough but had to wait 5-10 mins before being offered a drink and another 10 minutes before being given a menu. We had been just about to leave when we suddenly seemed to be remembered about.

The food was very ordinary, nothing to write home about, but the service was thoroughly TERRIBLE.

We would NOT recommend this restaurant!!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Pipus_12
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