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“Disapointing”
Review of Vis & Ko - CLOSED

Vis & Ko
Price range: $55 - $81
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Vis en Ko is a top-class fish restaurant set in a grand French-style building. The great expertise of the sommelier make you want to taste the wines even more.
Reviewed November 23, 2012

This should be the best pace in Haarlem, but we had a very bad experience. It started that our resevation did not come through, we had to wait. The staff is not professional, look they arrived directlyfrom school. The chef did not look interested, and behaved angry to his employees, and the food was so, so. Nothing special, haarlem has much better places!

1  Thank Dutchbennie
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Never been there, so came with high expectations. Everything well prepared and well cooked, but did lack the 'wow'-factor (4 courses with wine accomplishment, apperetive and coffee €105 per person). Had hoped for more pronounced flavors, but maybe it was all too subtle for me. The wine was nice, but not more than that. Not competing in flavors with the food.
Young staff provided good service, after a slow start, but still looking for the right balance between formal and informal.
Overall, all good food (a lot can go wrong with fish) and service but not exciting with upper market prices.

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Thank BarneyHaarlem
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

The restaurant is along the road the winds through the Spaarne River. So I can imagine that this must be a nice restaurant to visit in spring or summer.

The staff was very friendly although a bit stiff when informing us of what was being served and the wine associated with the dish. I took it as a language issue so I did not really mind. They did try to give out their best in trying to please us by asking us whether everything was okay.

Very well presented, the dishes were very good The restaurant specialises in seafood. The complimentary smoked salmon mousse was excellent! The main courses were a tad short of being excellent but maybe it was just the fact that we were very tired that evening. Whatever the dishes lacked though, the wines kicked in the punch needed to bring one to a meal nirvana. The place knows its dishes and it definitely knows its dish as well.

For those of you driving in the rain, take the Appelaar underground parking about 100 meters from the restaurant. It's not easy to get kerb parking in this area.

Thank GranDia
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

We had an excellent 5-course diner at Vis en Ko.
The service was great (although a bit formal as you often see at more expensive restaurants) and the quality of the food was excellent.
Every dish was a work of art with well combined different flavours.
Vis en Ko also offers a wine arrangement which presents a different wine for every course. I recommend this unless you have to drive home afterwards (-;.
Downsides: there really aren't. Or it must be that we cannot afford to eat here to ofter due to the high prices.

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Thank Gatheringfan
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

Okay let's be honest, The food here is a bit expensive. But good, food has his price. The fish here is perfect fresh. And be aware it's difficult to be creative with fish. They found the perfect mix between creativity and keep it simple. The tuna is the best here. A reason to visit Haarlem.

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Thank Charlesdereiziger
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