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Restaurant Des Arts

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Boterstraat 15, 3511 LZ Utrecht, The Netherlands
+31 30 233 2219
17:30 - 23:00
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london england
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

the restaurant has apparently moved to a canal side local in a very pretty building however the comment below about the owner/chef doing everything himself and therefore dinner being slow, is an understatement. There are a lot of covers in this restaurant. Front of house staff were friendly and apologetic - they needed to be. 1 1/4 hour until the... More 

Thank ebrington
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Small cozy restaurant, French. You go here to eat food that is prepared with love and understanding, the guy who runs the place knows what he is doing. Also good wine advice.

Thank Rob A
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

Hidden in a small alley, you find this small restaurant. French cuisine, friendly service, and a 3 course meal for €30. It might be hot and hazy downstairs due to the open kitchen, but it also gives good atmosphere. Upstairs is perhaps a bit more quiet.

Thank Malloten
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014

This little restaurant services some of the best French bistro food I've tasted outside of France. The seating area is small and can be a bit noisy downstairs. Upstairs there is room for two small tables for two and a big table for groups up to 10 people. Although the seating might feel a bit cramped this is more than... More 

1 Thank goldenghostinc
Hilversum, The Netherlands
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218 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Restaurant des Arts is not in the usual route of bars and restaurants in the Utrecht centre but tucked away in a backstreet. But if you find the way you'll be sure to return for some great french cooking in Holland.

Thank bnbass
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

This is by far one of the best restaurants in Utrecht, not only for it's food but also for it's experience. It is a small cozy restaurant with maximum 10-12 tables and an open kitchen in back. The chef and his wife are extremely friendly and helpful, and the duck hearts are some of the best I've had. The wine... More 

Thank matt d
Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Beware tourists! the restaurant don´t accept VISA card, incrdible for this kind of restaurant. Food is good, the service familiar and correct.

Thank jl m
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We had dinner here a while ago. We liked the food, the personnel was helpful and friendly, and the wine was good. The restaurant and the kitchen is just a room, and everything looks rather small. But that gives a nice atmosphere to it.

Thank JohanJeuring
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2013

In the city center of Utrecht you will find this small restaurant near the parking Springhaver. Keep in mind that this restaurant is really small and some tables are directly placed near the main entrance (and no cloakroom). Nevertheless, the atmosphere is warm, relaxed and cosy, friendly staff, including the cook who's preparing your food in front of his guests.... More 

1 Thank Urs40
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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327 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2013

The menu is great: many French choices and different from other restaurants. The chef is kind and the food is good. The place is very small and it can be really busy and noisy. It is difficult to understand each other's conversation. Our waiter was kind, but needed to learn what good service means. When we left, it was explained... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boterstraat 15, 3511 LZ Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Utrecht Province  >  Utrecht
  • Phone Number: +31 30 233 2219

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