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“Best restaurant in Utrecht” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Podium

Restaurant Podium
Ranked #8 of 541 Restaurants in Utrecht
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $44 - $70
Cuisines: European, French, Dutch, International, Contemporary, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: With no pretention and full of ambition, a young team is ready to give you the best!Fine international quality cuisine with a focus on the best fresh ingredients.Chef Leon Mazairac and it's team prepare a monthly changing fixed 3 and 7 course menu.Everything is freshly produced, homemade bread and delicate, but recognizable dishes.In a relaxed and correct ambiance, the service staff will take care of all your needs.The sommelier will serve you perfectly matching wines. There is also a great wine list with (natural) european wines, or classic well known domaines.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Utrecht”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Utrecht. The passion for food and wines of the chef show in every dish and second you are in this restaurant. Passion, love, honesty, purity and perfection are the basic ingredients for every dish.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alexander v
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  • Dutch first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One of (if not the!) best restaurant in Utrecht”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

Had dinner here last Friday. 8 light courses of different, beautiful flavours. Wine to match with every course. The chef that comes by every table, the personel that is always there but you never hear or see them moving until you need them, the feeling of intimate dining at every table. Truly: wow. And affordable!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MartinAlexis
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istanbul
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“What a disappointment except the dessert”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We chose this restaurant because it was ranked quite high in many listings. The wine selection looked good but I will concentrate on the food as the experimental nature of the food was what created problems. The chef is obviously trying new combinations and techniques of preparing food but they did not work for us. Mostly I felt I was questioning what was in my plate in minuscule sizes, even though we were given a thorough explanation before each course. The major problem is they did not create a good sensation in my mouth both in taste and in texture. The only exception was the dessert. It was well prepared, tasty and actually, delicious. The only reason I would go back is for the excellent dessert. The cost was understandable and the dinner lasted way much longer than I would expect to spend on a dinner; we were there for three hours.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sgist
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in Utrecht”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Eating at podium is not dinner, it's a culinary experience. Don't go here in if you're in a rush. Go here if you want a special night out and want to enjoy a long evening with culinary surprises and matching wines. Please note there's a set 5 course menu (not a la carte).

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David Z
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
“Still one of the best restaurants....in Holland!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Every now and then we have dinner here, either with friends or the family (it's closeby to our home).
Getting even better every time I come here. Consistently the highest standard in food. Daring menues and perfection in their wine-suggestions, also offering very good wines from less known regions/countries in the world.
Mr Michelin, pay attention here!!!! It surely deserves one or in my view even two stars. But OK, take it easy and grant them one....for starters..

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank HPBKraaijeveld
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