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Javastraat 9A, 2585 AB, The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 360 7389
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (10 reviews)
“sole” (3 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (2 reviews)
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French, Seafood, European
$$ - $$$
Javastraat 9A, 2585 AB, The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Bad service, I ordered a sole which comes with fries. They forgot to bring the side dish / fires. When I made them notice this (at the end of the dinner) they asked me if I still wanted them. I said no because I was...More

Thank GabrieleDamato
Reviewed 21 March 2017

What looks like a typical cafe on the street is an incredible restaurant that features fresh products across the board. The seafood is right off the docks and the cold appetizers (oysters, shrimp, etc) are likewise of the day. The menu is not large but...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I love oysters, but am always a bit wary. However, both the Creuses and de Fine Claires were really good; fresh, fatty and expertly shucked. Furthermore, the Bouillabaisse was excellent, as were the Dover Soles of my dinner partners. Good, friendly service; with a smile...More

Thank Reinsan
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We were positively surprised by the quality of this well established restaurant in The Hague. The oysters were the best!! The sole was really fresh and well prepared. I am used to wait for hours in Dutch restaurants, especially on a Saturday night. Not here,...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I had eaten here, when I lived in The Hague, more than 30 years ago. Food was up to a good and remembered high standard. Seems though that this was expensive and not sure that the price matched the food. All staff were friendly and...More

Thank Tom O
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Quite simply the best turbot we've ever had, with a wine list to match. In France you can no longer generally dine in a "bistro" without risking poor quality food at high prices but this doesn't apply to bistro mer in The Hague.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I don't post many bad reviews but this restaurant was a bad experience. We arrived and were presented wit a "summer menu" . The manager/head waiter seemed to be very keen to sell us oysters which we declined. We chose Mussels and then seafood platter...More

Thank olddrystonewall
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

As the title, it is just way too much money for okay quality and service. The female waitresses are okay; the manager however can only recommend the most expensive oysters, plates and wine. Diplomats probably like this, but where is the passion to deliver good...More

Thank WallyHolland
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Charming service with bid smiles. Coquilles St Jacques simply excellent, great fish soup too and very good cod and sole. Basically all the fish is great, but since it's a fish restaurant that's no surprise. The decor is quite old, but I liked it, it...More

Thank JohnR888
Reviewed 24 November 2015

The food quality was there, no doubt about this and I would not hesitate to go back! On the other hand, it is clear that they feel better for sea food as I had to send my steak back as it was not cooked the...More

Thank Serge_De_Bock
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Javastraat 9A, 2585 AB, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  The Hague
  • Phone Number: +31 70 360 7389
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All week open for dinner Lunch Tuesday to Friday, other days call us
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