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Restaurant Jacob

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Seafood, European, French, Dutch, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Papengracht 6a, 2311 TW, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 512 4053
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We are very critical about restaurants in the Netherlands..☺️And so are our friends. Middle range restaurants are simply bad. To have a good meal you basically need to go to a Michelin star establishment. Luckly there are some exceptions. And Restaurant Jacob is for sure one of them!

Thank MiBP2014
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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287 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The food is really good, but still room for improvement. I must admit this opinion is also based on the fact that I don't like preset menus and with the large group we had there was no choice offered. Especially with this large group they seemed to have some problems in communication especially with the drinks. E.g red whine was... More 

Thank Herman S
Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Our first time in Restaurant Jacob yesterday evening and it was superb. We chose the house menu and let the culinary magicians perform their magic. Exciting tastes in each course building to a scrumptious desert. The wine that we chose complimented the food. Great ambience of people enjoying their evening out. Friendly service added to the experience. What we didn't... More 

Thank opadon2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I am staying in Leiden for a few months studying abroad and my family and I decided to go to Jacob somewhat on a whim. It was unreal, I have been to Bistro Bord'o here and it was good but Restaurant Jacob is my top spot in Leiden. We did the wine pairings with the four course meal designed by... More 

Thank Jack B
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

well, whenever you reach Leiden or are getting close to it - plan an evening at Jacobs, you sure won't regret it. It' s something to rember for a good while. Ambitious people are running this small restaurant, very creativ kitchen, very good tips and recommendations, Take the menu, dont be to shy to ask for changes if you dont... More 

Thank gbaumeister
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

We came for a fixed menu dinner and from the start I have to admit that the wines were excellent, the fish was of gourmet quality and the desert was tasty. However, we waited an hour between each dish and this was terrible. So great food and unacceptable waiting time

Thank Shamirraanan
Kenmare, Ireland
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

I had dinner here with my Aunt and her husband last Saturday night. The atmosphere was great and the food was superb. We opted for the menu chosen by the restaurant for that night. Each dish was accompanied by a glass of wine that was especially selected by the resident sommelier. The staff member in question was highly knowledgable about... More 

Thank DaniloWRD
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Three stunning courses were served with the perfect blend of friendliness and service. Picture perfect food at astonishingly low prices for the quality.

Thank Sheila L
Heerlen, Nederland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

This restaurant is a big star worth! Open for a Year now was this on my birthday a big surprise.With family we had a Dinner that was an amazone qualiteit and presentation for a very reasonable Price stay in Leiden and have a Dinner there you will be surprised.

Thank Henry666-66
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

I have hesitated for a long time whether I should post a review for Jacob because the food was good however due to an incident with the chef/manager I feel I have to share our experience. Went with a group of 8 friends and we all had a lovely meal, although be warned that the portion served are very small,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, French, Dutch, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Papengracht 6a, 2311 TW, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 512 4053
Restaurant Jacob is Located is names after the chef of the restaurant, Jacob van der Schaaf. You are welcome for a delicious dinner with a glass of wine, but above all to enjoy yourself.

The menu consists of delicious appetizers,entremets, main dishes, but also try one of the amazing desserts. We also serve a varied, four-course menu at a fixed price of thirty-five euros.

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