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“Extraordinary food”
Review of Restaurant Fred

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Ranked #45 of 1,115 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$133
Cuisines: French, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Fred is an extraordinary place. We went there with Dining with the stars deal. The restaurant generously exemplified its best shots. They were not being frugal on us whatsoever, for which the owner should be commended. The food was unusually unique, with creative dishes and flavors we've never had before. The wine and the atmosphere were great. We liked it that the kitchen is visible from the dining area. We would definitely come back à la carte (when we can afford it :). The only point of improvement would be to add one waiter to the shift so customers won't have to wait too long. Except that - Perfect!

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Thank Sitobeli
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

We had a 4 course lunch at restaurant FRED. Overall Excellent taste, good quality ingredients. Beautifull presentation. Service at the table was adequate and the meal was finished with the best chocolate desert we had this year. Last year we were not happy when we left the table at Interscaldes, but this year with Fred, "Dining with the stars" proves that price and quality can be in balance too, because the total amount for meal, wine and coffee was less than you would have expected. Fred is one of our new favourites in Rotterdam.

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Thank WILENLIN
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Always dinner on Friday evening before we do the North Sea Jazz Fest thing. The Dutch, in their usual fashion, are alway very accommodating and offer great service. Unfortunately, this year Carlos Santana was playing at the AHOY on Friday evening so we opted for lunch at Fred's on Friday afternoon. Compared to dinner the year before it was ummmmmmm....kinda sorta ok. Dinner 2012 was much better. A great mix of gourmet servings for each course coupled with the accompanying wine was tremendous. Always go for the menu with wine at Freds and you will be pleased. Service exceptional, multi-lingual staff and excellent food. While not agreeing with a previous reviewer that the lunch menu was disappointing some of the courses were "over the top" at its attempt at innovation. Hopefully North Sea Jazz Fest 2014 won't have a headline draw on Friday evening and we can return to Fred's for dinner vice lunch. Nonetheless, a yearly visit for this Jazz Fest couple. Lady of the couple comment "I love the toilets."

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Thank Lopez C
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

To start with the positives: I really liked the food and there was enough of it. I found service somewhat wanting, however. The sommelier did not provide any advice on alcohol when we asked for brandy, just brought us some and poured in the glasses, without even telling us which brandy it was. Our waitress smiled once during the whole evening. When we asked for a mint and black tea we were served two mint teas. The whole dinner, with its 7 courses, lasted for almost 4 hours. I have nothing against fine, slow and deliberate food, but this was somewhat excessive. Perhaps, if we were served a bit faster...

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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Based on the TripAdvisor reviews we booked a table for 2 on a Thursday evening after having found out that our first choice (In Den Rustwat, across the road) was fully booked. At Fred, there were only two other tables occupied. The interior is somewhat overdone in the daylight, but becomes cosier when the lights are turned on. Our general experience was one of disappointment. As another reviewer said: over the top. The food tries too hard to be innovative and some dishes were too salty for our taste. The service is too intense (perhaps also because of the low occupancy rate that evening); we were too often interrupted. On the wine list, there was however one very pleasant surprise: Oliver Zeter's "S cuvee" (Pfalz, 2012), made of six different grape varieties: highly recommended white wine!

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Thank Schreuder
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