Only open for a few months, but still mysterious: Onglet is a restaurant with a focus on meat in a fantastic design setting.
It would be a shame to tell you everything about the story of Onglet as you would miss the experience once you’re there. So I’m keeping it short. In the area of Wyck in Maastricht there used to be a butcher shop for slightly more than 100 years. Generation after generation they took over until the last owner sold the place to Levy Smit, the owner of Onglet. Smit also has a restaurant called Brasserie Mijn Streek in Heerlen. Together with his chef Alan Oostrom they’ve decided to continue the story of the butcher’s past, but in a completely new design (done by Ontwerpbureau Reiters, also know for The Dutch in Maastricht).
Because of the history the menu has lots of delicious options for carnivores (try the thin cut Secreto 07 and the grilled Onglet). But they also thought about those who won’t eat meat (I’ve tried the roasted beetroot dish and loved it). The idea is to share dishes so you can try lots of different flavors. You can look into the kitchen and see the chefs preparing your food – you can even sit on the bar if you would like a closer look.
The interior is industrial and keeps the spirit of the butcher’s past alive, but combined with soft fabrics, wooden chairs, photos on the wall and hand-made lamps it gives the restaurant a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Check out: www.onglet.nl