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“Every time I visit this restaurant, I tend to get poetic”

Merlot - Wijnbar & Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 238 Restaurants in Amersfoort
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $37 - $148
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Soest, Utrecht, Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Every time I visit this restaurant, I tend to get poetic”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

This restaurant at the banks of the river Eem - the only river that springs in the Netherlands - is a haven for wining and dining. It is located in a recent extension to the centre of Amersfoort - a lovely small, ancient city in the center of the Netherlands.
Our 6-course surprise menu was again a revelation. Unbelievable how this cook can paint with ingredients, shaping dishes as a symphony of colours, tastes, mouth feel and aftertaste. And then the incredible wines that accompany the dishes. Original, tasteful and from all over the world. It all harmonises so well together.
The surprising dishes were served well paced - plan for three hours of culinary joy. The service is of a high standard - correct yet not too formal. These people clearly love their trade.
You might want to consider ordering a "Bob-arrangement", i.e. all the wines, but only half the volume.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very nice winebar/ restaurant”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Top restaurant with great wines and excellent food. We have been here several time and each time we enjoyed this restaurant very much.

  • Visited November 2013
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Enfield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“good experience lots of dishes to choose from”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

for sure it is modern cuisine, with a little bit too much happening some times in your plate at once
the service was very good and pleasant
but in all good experience and a nice evening. the food was looking fresh and in good quantities
i liked it and would go back
it is not cheap maybe a little over priced

  • Visited February 2014
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Antwerp, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Top restaurant. Value for money, nice wines. Been there twice and I loved the outside terrace. Never been inside the restaurant.

Visited September 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
1,536 reviews
841 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
“Very Nice French Cuisine”
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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