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#273 of 1,149 Restaurants in The Hague
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Javastraat 9A, 2585 AB, The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 360 7389
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had eaten here, when I lived in The Hague, more than 30 years ago. Food was up to a good and remembered high standard. Seems though that this was expensive and not sure that the price matched the food. All staff were friendly and good.

Thank Tom O
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Quite simply the best turbot we've ever had, with a wine list to match. In France you can no longer generally dine in a "bistro" without risking poor quality food at high prices but this doesn't apply to bistro mer in The Hague.

Thank Peter B
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I don't post many bad reviews but this restaurant was a bad experience. We arrived and were presented wit a "summer menu" . The manager/head waiter seemed to be very keen to sell us oysters which we declined. We chose Mussels and then seafood platter The mussels were OK but not great, (we had just come from Bruges where they... More 

Thank olddrystonewall
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148 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

As the title, it is just way too much money for okay quality and service. The female waitresses are okay; the manager however can only recommend the most expensive oysters, plates and wine. Diplomats probably like this, but where is the passion to deliver good food and service for a good price? Further, less entertaining was when the manager thought... More 

Thank WallyHolland
Durham, United Kingdom
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470 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Charming service with bid smiles. Coquilles St Jacques simply excellent, great fish soup too and very good cod and sole. Basically all the fish is great, but since it's a fish restaurant that's no surprise. The decor is quite old, but I liked it, it feels authentic, there are lots of places with a pared down Scandinavian feel, this had... More 

Thank JohnR888
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231 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

The food quality was there, no doubt about this and I would not hesitate to go back! On the other hand, it is clear that they feel better for sea food as I had to send my steak back as it was not cooked the right way and they also forgot the foie gras for the rossini part! Nevertheless the... More 

Thank Serge_De_Bock
The Hague, The Netherlands
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Fish is really good, I advise the boulliabesse. Nevertheless, the decor needs some upgrading/renovation, unless we like old fashion (e.g. 80s)

Thank DimitrisTheHague
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

This elegant French-style bistro has been in business for over 30 years. I last visited 11 years ago and very little had changed. The menu seemed unaltered and I thoroughly enjoyed grilled oysters, coquilles St Jacques and their ever-excellent bouillabaise. Delicious half bottle of Sancerre to accompany. Service, mainly from girls studying at the local catering college, was efficient and... More 

Thank Tim W
Oxted, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

The clue is in the name so if you dont like fish then dont go! I found the service pretty quick and very friendly and the food was great - basically fish served pretty simply and good wine.

Thank Bigfatbilly
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Fantastic food! We took big plate with oysters, muslecs, crab and so on for two people. Oysters were from the Netherlands (3 sorts) and from France (one sort ). Grilled tuna was perfect ! Very friendly personal ! Recommended for people who appreciate seafood ! The same experience as in restaurants in Yerseke!

Thank Olga D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Seafood, European, Dutch
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Javastraat 9A, 2585 AB, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  The Hague
  • Phone Number: +31 70 360 7389

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?