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Review of Brasserie First

Brasserie First
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Ranked #4 of 92 Restaurants in Zeist
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$32
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Brasserie First nu al een begrip in Midden Nederland. Sinds 2007 zijn Monique Duvivier en John Stoffers de trotse eigenaars van Brasserie First in Zeist. Beiden komen van golfrestaurant De Lage Vuursche, waar zij vanaf de opening in 2000 tot 2007 een toprestaurant hebben neergezet voor de verwende leden van deze prestigieuze golfclub. Brasserie First is gelegen in het gezellige oude centrum van Zeist. Op loopafstand van het historische Slot Zeist, het schitterende Gemeentehuis en om de hoek van hotel/theater Figi. Vanuit Driebergen valt het pand op door zijn ligging precies aan de kruising Laan van Beek en Royen/2e Dorpsstraat. Aan de buitenkant straalt een eigentijdse lichtreclame de naam First uit. Het (verwarmde) terras is tot laat in de avond geopend. Parkeren is geen probleem, want naast het restaurant is een overdekte parkeergarage. In het sfeervol ingerichte restaurant draait alles om gastronomisch verwennen, verrassen, genieten en ervaren. Gastvrijheid staat hoog in het vaandel van Monique Duvivier. De kaart kenmerkt zich door traditionele gerechten op eigentijdse manier bereid. Brasserie First biedt diverse mogelijkheden. U kunt er heerlijk lunchen of dineren, maar u kunt ook kiezen voor een heerlijk glas wijn met een klein hapje (finger food). First biedt het allemaal.First heeft een schitterend verwarmd terras met 70 zitplaatsen. Binnen is een gezellig bargedeelte voor 25 gasten en een restaurant met 50 zitplaatsen. Tevens is er een Private Dining Room voor 20 gasten die ook gebruikt kan worden voor vergaderingen. Op de eerste verdieping bevindt zich een grote zaal voor circa 75 personen voor vergaderingen, seminars, zakendiners, recepties, bedrijfsfeesten of andere feesten. First is 6 dagen per week open voor lunch en diner. Vanaf 12.00 uur tot 22.00 uur
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

On business In zeist and Brasserie First was recommended . What a great experience . So friendly and welcoming . No menu but a great choice of fresh seasonal ingredients superbly presented and full of flavour - so accommodating of personal preferences. Will be a regular visitor and this is quality dining at a fair price . Loved it thank you Monique and crew

Thank GaryandAv
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I go to First for dinner several times a year. It's a gorgeous restaurant owned by the loveliest couple, John and Monique, and everything is perfectly thought out, from the decor to the wines to the food itself.

You just need to tell Monique how many courses you'd like and if you have any dietary restrictions, then sit back and be wowed. John is the chef, and he's innovative and meticulous. The food is delicious and every time we're there, something new surprises us!

Try asking for John shrimp dish for your fish course, it's really magical. :)

I highly recommend this restaurant, you won't be disappointed!

Thank ychoi12
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had an excellent 3-course dinner, albeit on a 2 for 1 ticket. The food is probably the best I have had thusfar in Zeist, maybe only surpassed by the former chef in Kasteel Kerckebosch.
The recommended wine choices by the maitre-d were excellent.
The setting is friendly and cozy, the restaurant does not have that many tables, we made reservations well in advance. Pricy, but on a 2 for 1 ticket more than worth it's money. The location is a little off, but in reasonable walking distance from the town's center.
Highly recommened.

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Thank RobEnJolanda
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I went here on a business trip with 5 people for lunch. The weather was great so we were sitting outside. Lunch was fab! We started with an amuse, followed by a fish plate and the 2nd round was a meat plate. Flavours and taste were nicely balanced and the staff was really friendly.

Thank hanskeijmel
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

My cousin and I came to eat here last night after consulting TripAdvisor. We could not have made a better choice. As we are both from South Africa, we had the chance to drink one of their wines produced in Stellenbosch, and they served us many other diverse drinks. Service by the way was excellent, and very warm and nice to talk to. Our menu was just divine from the starter to the dessert with amazing sauces. The main dish was absolutely delicious and tender. We had the opportunity to meet the chef and that made our evening. They also offered us an extremely unforgettable gift and we are truly thankful for that.
My cousin told me to not forget to mention how delicious the smoked popcorn was!! We will definitely come again when we have the chance, thank you First!

Thank Claudia M
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