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“Very Nice French Cuisine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Merlot - Wijnbar & Restaurant

Merlot - Wijnbar & Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 210 Restaurants in Amersfoort
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $37 - $148
Cuisines: French, Dutch, Seafood, European, Wine Bar, Central European, Gluten Free Options
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New York City, New York
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1,183 reviews
660 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
“Very Nice French Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with our business colleagues and all of us were impressed with the tastes. Especially, my grilled beef was good with its source.
The atmosphere inside the restaurant was black base and the atmosphere was superb. It would be also good for the date.

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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Leusden-Utrecht
Level Contributor
51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Perfect food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Good atmosphere and perfect food and wines. If available choose for lounge table. Directly next to kitchen and allways staff available (and with swift and perfect service)

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Marcel G
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Corby, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“great food-service-atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We went to Merlot for the wife's birthday and are so pleased we chose it.
The booking was made via internet with our apologies for not speaking Dutch and on our arrival were greeted in English by our hosts.
There was no English menu but we are in Netherlands so perhaps we should make the effort to speak/read more Dutch.
The waiter happily offered to translate anything we needed and spent as much time a necessary doing so.
We opted for the sampler/taster menu which they even offered to alter if anything on it was to to our taste-but it all was.
The location is easy to find and walking distance from the town centre area where we stayed.
The whole experience was excellent and we would recommend and return.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank jwgNorthants
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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268 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“twice in two weeks a good meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Years ago we had a bad experience at Merlot so we avoided the restaurant. A few weeks ago we went back and were surprised, very good 7 course dinner with several amuses and lots of wines by the glass. Only problem was that the start of the meal was very slow, we had to wait a long time before we had the first two courses, later on they picked up speed. Overall very good.
Because of this experience we went back with guests and had a very good meal again, this time tempo was fine. Wine arrangement possible with whole or half glasses. Some of these wines were good some less but hey that is nearly allways the case with a wine arrangement.
Will visit again

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank ekholland27
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect for business”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Visited this restaurant/winebar twice during a business trip. Classy, posh place with an excellent winecard and the right place to do business and close the deal. I was just glad I wasn't paying. The service is top notch and the selection of wines to die for.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Steven W
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