Famous as one of the most international cities in the Netherlands, Utrecht is home to some of the best restaurants in the country. Here are some of our favorites.
The American Steakhouse has a prime canal-side location, with a dining-space just inches from the water. One of the few American steakhouses in the city, and popular among visitors from the U.S., the menu is faithful to its inspiration, offering large portions of porterhouse steaks, rib platters, fries, onion rings and great beer. Hosting occasional live music performances and other events, the steakhouse can be extremely crowded even on weekdays, so be sure to call in advance for a reservation.
Address: Oudegracht 139 a/d Werf, 3511 AJ Utrecht, The Netherlands
This high-end establishment, just a few short blocks from the Utrecht train station in Downtown, serves a medley of Greek and Italian cuisine. Well-known for the beautiful presentation of their dishes, excellent service, the freshness of their food and adherence to ethical principles (they are proud followers of the Slow Food Movement). With a modish, spotless interior, intimate lighting and great value dishes, El Primo is among the most highly acclaimed restaurants in the city.
Address: bis a, Croeselaan 221, 3521 BN Utrecht, Netherlands
This commodious establishment, near the Architectuurcentrum Aorta and Museum Speelklok in Downtown, stands out from competitors in its attention to comfort. With armchair-style seating, plush soft-leather booths, and a warm color-range heavy on crimson and mahogany, San Siro puts you immediately at ease. Well-reviewed for their excellent service and modern presentation, San Siro specializes chiefly in Italian cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood and antipasti, and a carefully created set menu with over 20 options for wine pairings.
Address: Oud Kerkhof 9, 3512GH Utrecht, The Netherlands