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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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Heemstede, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

My wife booked it and I must say she was inspired. Very nice atmosphere and gentle staff for a start. The Chef introduced his menu options by himself. The food was what you would call international, yet with a genuine Dutch influence through chosen products and redesigned classics (excellent bitterball). Our wine pick was great as well. I understand a... More 

1 Thank Stephane R
London, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

This restaurant is extraordinary. Small and elegant, with friendly relaxed staff and extraordinary food from a small but well constructed menu. We had a diabetic kosher guest in our group and the staff were really accommodating. Lovely treats between courses too.

1 Thank JTMSydneyLondon
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2013 via mobile

If you have the time you must visit this restorant. The service is as good as the food and the food is great. They have from 3 to 8 dishes to select from, but I recommend to go for all 8.

Thank gvergaraq
Doha, Qatar
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013

We drove from The Hague to Leiden to have dinner at Dartel. It was a birthday celebration with four of us. The staff were well informed about the food menu and the wines. We chose to have the four course menu (up to 8 courses were available) and the accompanying wines. Couldn't fault the food or wine. I find that... More 

Thank Catherine48
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2013

This is a lovely restaurant in a great location in Leiden. It is the best restaurant in Leiden (just ahead of In Den Garpenden Eter). The chef is enthusiastic and explains the menu to you at your table, giving you the choice of 3-7 courses and adjusting the portions accordingly. A different wine is offered with each course. The food... More 

Thank 03thomas
Parker, Colorado, United States
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171 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

This restaurant was one of the best restaurants that we have been to in Europe. French Style dining with a Dutch flare. Excellent presentation and tremendous quality courses. What an amazing night!

Thank JimCrypto
western ma
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126 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2013

My husband and I stopped at Dartel for lunch. After we were seated and ordered water we realized that they have a set menu for lunch which did not appeal to us. The chef made us both special lunches which were incredibly delicious. The presentation was camera ready for a food magazine. The service made us feel very special. it... More 

Thank hughesnetWesternMa
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

This restaurant is an absolute must for all; Leidenaars and visitors, foodies and non-foodies. The location is triple A, right in the heart of the historic center of Leiden only 100 yards from one of the places where Rembrandt used to live. The food is absolutely superb and seems to get even better on every successive visit. Recently an 8-course... More 

Thank PatrickLeiden
New York
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105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2013

The service was good, the food was very good, the location is absolutely charming and the decor is lovely. I expected more from the food though. Nothing made me stop and think, "wow!" As I have experienced in other restaurants in Leiden. It was clever, but not delicious. The wine pairings were uninspired. I actually left a third of the... More 

3 Thank BeatrixB
Bradford, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

The quality of the cooking is excellent, with finest ingredients. There is little choice, except for the number of courses you want, but the chef is willing to negotiate for vegetarians. He produced veggie options to match the number of courses my companion chose. We opted for the recommended wines to accompany the food, and suitable different wines were produced... More 

1 Thank Mary B

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
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?