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Restaurant Dartel

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Kloksteeg 13, 2311 SK, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 4012
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We had a surprise menu, which turned out to be wonderful in every way. Creative, delicious cooking on a very high level. The service was equally wonderful: the servers were very helpful, but in no way intrusive. The selection of small cakes that was offered with our tea and coffee really complimented a lovely evening.

Thank Karen_Br378
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is simply the best in Leiden and a hidden pearl. It wouldn't surprise me if they get a Michelin star in the next year and you'd have to wait for two months to get a table. Go for the chefs menu which changes every few weeks. We did the four course yesterday and have had the five and... More 

Thank Iljamb
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Restaurant Dartel was recommended to us and it didn't disappoint. We didn't make our life very difficult and went straight for the 5 course surprise menu including wine. Food quality was very good. Nice combinations where the 'tongschaar' and smoked chicken foam stood out. Together with a white rioja this was a wonderful surprise. Friendly service, nice setting and nice... More 

Thank BramT
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I've been here several times. Mostly for lunch. Lunch is always three courses, with amuses in between. The food is cooked with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. The dishes look wonderful and they taste very good. Service is good and professional (so great to go for business lunches), but if you go here, be prepared to wait. Lunch easily takes... More 

Thank Remco B
United States
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202 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Dutch food keeps getting better and better. The beautiful presentations are matched by nearly flawless flavours and excellent wine pairings. The set menu with wine is worth the splurge and best enjoyed at a leisurely pace.

Thank galaxy1
Richmond, Canada
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is an excellent French restaurant where every bite is not only delicious but a work of art. The wait staff were excellent as well. That said, waiting twenty minutes between bite-size courses is way too long. I think we were there three hours but not by choice. We don't eat big meals but we left hungry and did not... More 

Thank gmartan
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

What a lovely dinner we had at Dartel! The weather was very nice so we sat outside. I would like to go back on a rainy day because the interior of the restaurant is much prettier and the kitchen is open. We went for a 6 course menu with matching wines. The choice of wines was absolutely excellent and the... More 

Thank nathck
Paris, France
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

The food at dartel is a wonderful surprise even against very high expectations. The langoustines were cooked perfectly and well matched against seasonal accoutrements. Lamb course was truly memorable, as was the elderflower dessert. Highly recommended for a nice evening in Leiden

Thank penguinsteak
Leiden, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Last week we had diner at Restaurant Dartel. What a cosy and nice restaurant and the food was excellent. Specially the "heilbot with goatcheese" and steak tartare were delicious. Great service and good wines!

Thank Fijnproever8
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We were here on a quiet weeknight, but the restaurant still felt welcoming and cozy. I don't normally love menus with only prix fixe options ... but it was outstanding. We all had the 3 course option and were delighted with each offering ... plus the little tastes before each course made it spectacular. Would love to go back on... More 

Thank LaBelleVieCanada

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Dutch, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kloksteeg 13, 2311 SK, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 4012

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?