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“Why am I not nuts bout this place” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Podium

Restaurant Podium
Ranked #9 of 494 Restaurants in Utrecht
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $44 - $70
Cuisines: European, Central European, Gluten Free Options, French, Seafood, International, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Utrecht
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134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Why am I not nuts bout this place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The food is absolutely fine, probably one of the technically best restaurants in all of Utrecht. The location is certainly splendid, a chic town house in the middle of the center of this very attractive historic city. So why am I not all that excited ? The food was well prepared, but just not very surprising or creative. And if you add to that that the staff seemed to think they were sent by the God of Goof Food himself, it was just a tad disappointing. Nothing wrong, just not memorable enough.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Jurriaan T
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English first
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Innovative food art...extremely edible!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

A dining jewel in the heart of beautiful Utrecht! A young but very professional team creates superb courses/dishes with daring & accompanying wines. Nothing is perfect but the whole brigade for sure must have come very near...

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Peter W
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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Young Brigade excels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The menu is excellent, one can not dine à la carte. This is not a flaw in my opinion, the standard for the dishes is high and all the attention and skills are used to give you a unique gastronomic experience. The accompanying wines are also fine. One of the brigade is a grappa connaisseu so a grappa with the coffee is highly recommended.
Good value for money.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Joram v
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176 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Unique dining with an excellent personal touch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

So far my most amazing dinner this month! A young chef who beginning to e recognized by renowned peers. Book weeks in advance! The menu is fixed, 6 or 7 dishes with delightful tastes and variety. Let yourself be surprised with their wine choices and have the ride of your life! The waiters and the Chef alike brought a personal touch by regularly turning up at our table and asking how everything was. No pressure just brilliant! A touch of the evening, Golden Earring was in the house dining here as well.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Robert M
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Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Michelin without stars.... Excellent!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Food was excellent: surprising yet natural combinations served with a modern touch but not too complicated. Service was outstanding, great knowledge, discretion and sense of humour.
Able to read guests needs, the head chef was present into the service interacting with his guests. The wine arrangement was perfect! Value for money is a 10+.
Well done! Keep it up!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank alessio c
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