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“great food-service-atmosphere”

Merlot - Wijnbar & Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 231 Restaurants in Amersfoort
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$37 - US$148
Cuisines: Dutch, Seafood, European, Wine Bar, Central European, French
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Corby, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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“great food-service-atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

We went to Merlot for the wife's birthday and are so pleased we chose it.
The booking was made via internet with our apologies for not speaking Dutch and on our arrival were greeted in English by our hosts.
There was no English menu but we are in Netherlands so perhaps we should make the effort to speak/read more Dutch.
The waiter happily offered to translate anything we needed and spent as much time a necessary doing so.
We opted for the sampler/taster menu which they even offered to alter if anything on it was to to our taste-but it all was.
The location is easy to find and walking distance from the town centre area where we stayed.
The whole experience was excellent and we would recommend and return.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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296 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“twice in two weeks a good meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Years ago we had a bad experience at Merlot so we avoided the restaurant. A few weeks ago we went back and were surprised, very good 7 course dinner with several amuses and lots of wines by the glass. Only problem was that the start of the meal was very slow, we had to wait a long time before we had the first two courses, later on they picked up speed. Overall very good.
Because of this experience we went back with guests and had a very good meal again, this time tempo was fine. Wine arrangement possible with whole or half glasses. Some of these wines were good some less but hey that is nearly allways the case with a wine arrangement.
Will visit again

  • Visited May 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect for business”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

Visited this restaurant/winebar twice during a business trip. Classy, posh place with an excellent winecard and the right place to do business and close the deal. I was just glad I wasn't paying. The service is top notch and the selection of wines to die for.

  • Visited November 2012
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Soest, The Netherlands
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524 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Lots of Wine by the glass”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Merlot is situated next to a canal, just outside city center of Amersfoort. The menu is good and has many tasty offerings. You can order main courses in half portions. This is good for those who like variety. Wine choice is great by the bottle but also by the glass.

  • Visited July 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in Amersfoort, worth traveling for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2013

We ad a great diner at Merlot. Five excellent modern courses with fish, meat and a surprisingly light pear desert. We took the wine arrangement which offered many good, and matching, wines from different European countries.
Good service, beautifully prepared dishes, modern ambiance and great privacy for guests.
Great location close to the old Amersfoort city.
Not only for business.... would go their also with my partner.

  • Visited February 2013
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