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Spinoza

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French, Dutch, European
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Eewal 50-52 | 8911GT, 8911 GT Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
+31 58 212 9393
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Lugano, Switzerland
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Nice atmosphere, but the restaurant is definitely pricey for what you get. Portions are quite small. The vegan menu has several dishes. I tried the jackfruit burrito and the tarte natas. Taste was ok, but nothing special. Food is well presented but doesn't look homemade. Service was ok.

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Thank Layra L
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

One of the few or maybe the only restaurant with a vegan menu. I came in juni for at least 3 times and always good. The staff is super friendly and fun. Highly recommanded. It had a bad reputations from a few years ago but look at the new recommandations there are great.

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Thank DeBourgondier
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We had initially avoided Spinoza's because it just did not look appealing, but at 1800 it still had the sun shining on the outside seats so we gave it a go. Long story short: €93 for 2x starters, 2x mains, 2x dessert, 1x Spinoza coffee and 4x beer - about par with other restaurants - but it took forever. All... More 

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Thank shiny653
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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Used to come here 3 times a year, this time I came with my girlfriend for a nice diner. We could pick our own table since we were reasonably early. After we sat down the waitress seemed tired or something, anyway we ordered some drink at first and looked into the menu card which had broad options. After decided what... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Locals brought me to the street, and after perusing the various establishments, I settled on Spinoza. It turned out to be a great choice. The interior was rustic and interesting, the service staff was highly knowledgeable and able to provide guidance and direction. The food and beverage was excellent. Seeking Dutch beverage and food, they helped me pick a local... More 

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Thank carlborch
San Francisco, California
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283 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

The only reason to come here is that it is cosy. Old fashioned with lots of candles at night. However, the food is not great and the service is much too slow. I would not return. There are better choices out there. There are steep stairs to the bathroom. On the stairwell there is an old fashioned marble sink and... More 

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Thank misanthropicdreamer
Bury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

We arrived at 8.45 and were advised the kitchen was closing at 9. We chose quickly and the food arrived soon. Both the lamb and pork we chose were lovely. My husband asked for a selection of cheeses and red wine and although this was not on the menu a good selection was provided. The limoncello cake was also delicious.... More 

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Thank Elaine S
Manchester
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012

Lovely atmospheric interior with candles. We chose from the 3 course menu for 19 euros per person, everything was really delicious and we loved it. The staff were also very good. Attentive and helpful with choices. I cannot say enough positive things about this place.

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Thank Ruby2000
Port Alfred, South Africa
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

Had dinner here with a group of colleagues. The service was quick and attentive and food substantial. Though the food was nice, it blew nobody's hair back (it was too salty). Nevertheless we had a great evening out and the entourage, service, and pricing would make us come back a next time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Dutch, European
Meals
Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eewal 50-52 | 8911GT, 8911 GT Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Friesland Province  >  Leeuwarden
  • Phone Number: +31 58 212 9393

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