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Lucius

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Spuistraat 247, 1012 VP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-624-1831
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great seafood but unfriendly service

We ask our hotel ( the wonderful Toren) to make reservations at this fish restaurant , a few weeks before we arrived. We were therefore a little disappointed to see that our table was in the corner away from the fish tank and one of the less desirable tables in the restaurant. The food however was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent and popular fish restaurant serving a good variety of fresh fish and shellfish. Be warned that there is little or nothing for non fish eaters.We had splendid mussels, potted shrimps, smoked salmon and salt herring with dishes of halibut, and sole for mains. Everything was perfectly cooked and elegantly seved. The staff were very friendly and... More 

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Essex, England
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

If you like fish and seafood you will love Lucius. The food is delicious, well cooked, with plenty of choice including the fish catch of the day. The waiting staff are friendly, helpful and totally efficient. You will have to reserve +31 (0)20 624 18 31, but try to get a table near the tropical fish tank if you can.... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We came here on recommendation of our hotel. We live in Dorchester Dorset England and eat lots of sea bass We therefore have high expectations The main course sea bass we had tonight was the special for the evening Very slightly over cooked. The mussels and white wine sauce was ok but lacked seasoning We thought it was overpriced for... More 

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dublin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We went to the Lucius on the recommendation of our hotel barman. As it was a Monday evening we were lucky to get a table without reservation. The food was really good, we both had seafood starters and main courses. Our waitress was polite and efficient . They have a big fish tank set into the wall which is very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We ask our hotel ( the wonderful Toren) to make reservations at this fish restaurant , a few weeks before we arrived. We were therefore a little disappointed to see that our table was in the corner away from the fish tank and one of the less desirable tables in the restaurant. The food however was excellent. The crab cocktail... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Delightful choice of different fish dishes Very fresh an well cooked Highly recommended Helpful service

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Columbus, Ohio
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79 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This place was recommended by my hotel as my guest was looking for a nice seafood dinner. I do not like seafood so I ordered the steak. That was a big mistake. The steak was a terrible piece of meat. I even ordered it rare and it was still very dry. On the other hand I was told the fish... More 

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Fermanagh
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Our hotel, The Pulitizer recommended this restaurant to us. Our table was booked for 7.45pm, and when we arrived, the restaurant was already buzzing! It seemed to be all locals eating in it, which is always a good sign. The menu was reasonably priced and offered a good selection of fish. The side dishes were included in the price of... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went for dinner and had wild salmon and baby soles. Both were very fresh and perfectly cooked. The waiters had humor and were very observant and the atmosphere was great. We had trouble deciding wich wine, we wanted, so the waiter offered, that we could taste both before we decided. All in all amazing food and excellent service.

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Toren Hotel recommended this restaurant to us. They got it right. The food (seafood) was terrific, the staff were very efficient and friendly and there was a warm and vibrant atmosphere. We will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Spuistraat 247, 1012 VP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Dam Square
  • Neighborhood: Dam Square
  • Phone Number: 020-624-1831

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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