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“Excellent, reserve a table near the garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Restaurant Podium

Restaurant Podium
Ranked #10 of 567 Restaurants in Utrecht
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$44 - US$70
Cuisines: Dutch, Seafood, European, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: With no pretention and full of ambition, a young team is ready to give you the best!Fine international quality cuisine with a focus on the best fresh ingredients.Chef Leon Mazairac and it's team prepare a monthly changing fixed 3 and 7 course menu.Everything is freshly produced, homemade bread and delicate, but recognizable dishes.In a relaxed and correct ambiance, the service staff will take care of all your needs.The sommelier will serve you perfectly matching wines. There is also a great wine list with (natural) european wines, or classic well known domaines.
Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Excellent, reserve a table near the garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Warm weather? Try and get a table near one of the huge open doors leading towards the garden, a lovely place to be.

Young team makers for new dishes mixed with some classics. Would think they are working on a michelin Star.

Tried to have dinner here a couple of times, but they are very popular. Solo visit, very well worth it.
Do take the wine menu, some very interesting and different choices.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Utrecht
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Why am I not nuts bout this place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

The food is absolutely fine, probably one of the technically best restaurants in all of Utrecht. The location is certainly splendid, a chic town house in the middle of the center of this very attractive historic city. So why am I not all that excited ? The food was well prepared, but just not very surprising or creative. And if you add to that that the staff seemed to think they were sent by the God of Goof Food himself, it was just a tad disappointing. Nothing wrong, just not memorable enough.

  • Visited February 2014
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
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“Innovative food art...extremely edible!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

A dining jewel in the heart of beautiful Utrecht! A young but very professional team creates superb courses/dishes with daring & accompanying wines. Nothing is perfect but the whole brigade for sure must have come very near...

  • Visited October 2013
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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Young Brigade excels”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

The menu is excellent, one can not dine à la carte. This is not a flaw in my opinion, the standard for the dishes is high and all the attention and skills are used to give you a unique gastronomic experience. The accompanying wines are also fine. One of the brigade is a grappa connaisseu so a grappa with the coffee is highly recommended.
Good value for money.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Joram v
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197 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
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“Unique dining with an excellent personal touch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013 via mobile

So far my most amazing dinner this month! A young chef who beginning to e recognized by renowned peers. Book weeks in advance! The menu is fixed, 6 or 7 dishes with delightful tastes and variety. Let yourself be surprised with their wine choices and have the ride of your life! The waiters and the Chef alike brought a personal touch by regularly turning up at our table and asking how everything was. No pressure just brilliant! A touch of the evening, Golden Earring was in the house dining here as well.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Robert M
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