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“Best restaurant in Haarlem”
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Wensen
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Centrum
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best restaurant in Haarlem”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Best restaurant in Haarlem! We went for the surprise menu and everything from the variety and quality of food and the wine selection was outstanding. Excellent service also. They also have a set menu now so hopefully that will attract more customers.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank EdelIre
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8 reviews from our community

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delicious food, consistent good service and quality”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We discovered Wensen by chance and have been to this place numerous times since it opened: the food if consistently delicious and service always great, with the waitress always remembering what we like and do not like from our prior visit.

Surprise menu is a good concept when you do not want to think too much about what to order, and also the guarantee not to eat always the same thing if you return to Wensen often. This place is run by a very talented chef, preparing a combination of traditional French cuisine and fine innovative dishes, who definitely enjoys what he does. It is remarkable value for money, with a quality of ingredients, cooking and service unmatched at this price in a very central location in historical Haarlem.

Small, cozy and confidential atmosphere, this place can be suitable for any kind of dinner. Anybody privileging the quality of the food and service should visit Wensen, a better alternative than many other more commercial and trendy places in the same street or the area.

To be noted a great variety of Cognacs!

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Philippe280172
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Delicious”
Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

We went here by a mistake and had a delicious surprise menu - if you love food you will love this place. Wine choice is great too - can't recommend this place highly enough. You start by telling the waitress what you don't like and they prepare the menu from there. We had four courses: duck, fish, veal and a delicious pudding :-)

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2 Thank MissGeorgeLittle
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usa
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“I love surprises!”
Reviewed September 24, 2011

We went to this restaurants as a group and discovered that the name of the restaurant means "wishes" - we had some special dietary needs, but the waiter soon established those and the chef proceeded to surprise us with wonderful creations that tasted as good as they looked on the plate! We enjoyed the evening, the wine, the surprises, the ambiance and were pleasantly surprised to find out that it did not cost the earth to have your wishes materialize on plates!

  • Visited June 2011
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1 Thank usintheusa
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Restaurant”
Reviewed June 11, 2011

In a group of 8 we happend upon this restaurant by chance.
The concept of a secret menu was intriguing and I am so glad we gave it a chance.
You tell the chef how many courses you would like and what you don't like to eat and with that he prepares your meal.
The food, the surroundings and the evening was a great experience.
Thank you for a lovely evening Wensen.

  • Visited June 2011
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2 Thank HMM72
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