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“excellent food, service and wine”
Review of Van Der Dussen

Van Der Dussen
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Ranked #2 of 240 Restaurants in Delft
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$77
Cuisines: European, French
Dining options: After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We ate the surprise menu: it was a nice surprise. We took the wine arrangement: also good. On our request we could change one of the wines because i did not liket the one they advised; the alternative was excellent. Service is pleasant and friendly.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Based on a previous review, I drove from Leyden to Delft to have dinner in Van Der Dussen. It is located at the end of a quiet courtyard and parking is two blocks away. The original restaurant was two pieces with a glass atrium now spanning the sections. Sitting near the open kitchen is a wonderful experience. The head chef (Michelin One Star trained) was off that evening but it didn't matter. Most of the dishes were 'sous vide' and held deep taste and texture. I started with white Dutch asparagus three ways (thin peeled, vinaigrette and butter cooked) with the taste and texture of still life from the lowlands. The pork belly was served with conical cauliflower over a bed of slow cooked cabbage. The flesh was tender beneath a crust and the dish was the equal of the best I have had (Morimoto in Philadelphia). The Sea Bass cooked skin-side down, was crisped and full textured over a bed of creamed cauliflower. Service was excellent, attentive and engaged staff answered recipe questions. At $US 60 this was excellent; albeit slightly expensive.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We, a party of 8 family and friends, arrived at our reservation time at 7 pm. We had heard that this was one of the best restaurants in Delft. We split into two tables to simplify the ordering. That didn't help. It took us 4 hours, 10 minutes to get served and pay the bill.

We should have known there would be problems when it took the waiter 45 minutes to take our drink order (water, wine, cocktails). It took 2 hours to get served the second course. We only saw 2 waiters and 1 helper during our time in the restaurant. And there were two large parties already at the restaurant when we arrived. One of our party did mention to the waiter that the food should have been served quicker between the courses.

The menu is a set price for 4 courses (or you can order from a special menu, which costs slightly less). There were a limited number of items to choose from, but that was OK. The food was good. Our experience does give us a good story to tell our friends back home.

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Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

Was invited for a business dinner. I never was at van der Dussen before and what a pleasant surprise it was! Fantastic historic building, innovative menu, great wines and not to forget very friendly and well trained staff. A great place to celebrate special occasions or to have a romantic dinner.

1  Thank Vrijbuiters
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Maybe the best restaurant in Delft nicely hidden on a small square in a historical building. Great food, great wines - including people that know what they are doing.

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Thank MarkMonique
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