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Het Gouden Kalf
Ranked #6 of 156 Restaurants in Scheveningen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $40
Cuisines: French, Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Enjoying the art of cooking and hospitality with a view of the typical boats in the Scheveningen Harbor. At Het Gouden Kalf, everything revolves around our fresh and seasonal products, a warm atmosphere and accompanying wines. By fresh, we really mean fresh on that exact day. Every morning, our day starts with choosing the freshest and finest ingredients the suppliers and fish markets (known as visafslag) have to offer. These ingredients form the basis of the 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6- course menu and the à la carte dishes that we form to your wishes. Lunch, dinner, meat of the week, fish of the week or vegetarian dishes we create an experience for everyone. Inside or on the best terrace of the entire harbour! We enjoy an easygoing atmosphere and proudly offer you a varying selection of 35 wines that you can order by the glass. Feel free to ask us for advice or experiment with our wines on your own. See you soon
Reviewed May 10, 2014

The Chef's menu is very good and also affordable. The staff are very friendly and the restaurant has a great atmosphere. The location is not ideal and it's a bit difficult to get to if you are a tourist and don't know the area and the local transport very well but it's still worth the trek there. They are also very attentive to any dietary requirements which was very helpful.

Thank Kramaidan
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Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Excellence.. Superb service. The food is sophisticated, good wine list. Good place to stay the end of the day with a good company!

Thank Jackson1975
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

A birthday celebration was the excuse to travel to Scheveningen harbour for dinner at The Golden Calf. My Dutch partner had been there before. Not the most inviting restaurant from the outside, but a lovely atmosphere once through the doors. We were given a table overlooking the boats, with the sun setting in front of us. Neither my partner nor I felt we could manage the set menu so we studied the a la carte. I'm not a great fish person and if this is a problem with you, check the menu available. There was only one possibility for me - tenderloin of beef - which suited, but could have been a problem. The menu's are dependent on what the chef buys, almost on a day to day basis. My partner had the sole, cooked with scallops in a delicious (she tells me) white sauce. The wines offered were good, my Rumanian Pinot Noir was a great surprise and the service good. I ordered the "Werther" creation as a desert which was shared and amazing. We ate on a Saturday evening and the restaurant was full so book to be sure.

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Thank WillTraveloften
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

This place was chosen based on the excellent TA reviews, and it didn't disappoint. It's based on the harbour, so there's a lovely view during sunset.
We had a 3 course set dinner, which meant most of us didn't know what was coming next.
Scallops to start, beautifully presented, excellent taste and perfectly cooked.
Steak for main, which was nicely cooked, pink in the middle, just right. Great frites.
Dessert was incredible, consisting of raspberry sorbet, yoghurt, spread across a plate accompanied with tiny local Dutch aniseed cake squares.
Dinner was amazing, service was great and the value was great given the quality of the food and setting.
I'd defiantly go back. Enjoy!

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2  Thank BelJB
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

Me and my wife came here based on TA ratings to celebrate our 6th marriage anniversary.We took a great decision. Started with a wonderful wine from the South of France with a very unique style of complimentary dish. The lady who served wine took 4 wonderful pictures with the harbor at the background. Next went inside the restaurant to have the main course. Had the chef's special.We had lobster bisque for appetizer, veal with crumbs, herbs and peas,finally for dessert had Werther's orginal (Dessert of almonds, white chocolate mousse with grapefruit and a Werther's Original butter candy.) All the food were of excellent quality. Had few more glasses of wine. The bill for 2 was still less than 100 Euros. The staffs were excellent. An evening to remember!

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1  Thank Subhronath
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