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“Very good restaurant nicely located along the waterside”

Merlot - Wijnbar & Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 252 Restaurants in Amersfoort
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $118
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 23, 2014

I had diner with 5 study mates 2 weeks ago in Merlot, we ordered the 6-course menu with wines.
Not all of the guys were accustomed to have diner at the better restaurants but they loved the place very much.
The atmosphere is modern / trendy, staff is welcoming you at the door and through the evening very friendly and professional. Because we were catching up good times they kept more to the background which was exactly the right thing without forgetting to make sure that we knew what kind of course and wine we would get.
The food was very good, presented in a perfect way. I did not give this restaurant an excellent rating because in my opinion the food is missing some times the specific finishing touch of a michelin star restaurant. But without doubt I can recommend this restaurant to everybody.
The wines were very good to even excellent.

To summarize a great place to have dinner, we had a great evening which ended after midnight.

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Thank Erik V
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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.

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Thank Tr0ttr
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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.

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Thank Petra A
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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

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Thank nick3317
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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.

Thank peterv200013
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