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Lucius

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Dam Square
Chowder, Seafood, European
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 272
    Excellent
  • 227
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Seafood Dinner in Amsterdam

We wanted a great seafood dinner in Amsterdam and this restaurant was recommended again and again. It definitely met our expectations of a very delicious seafood dinner that included white asparagus and crab cocktail starters, turbot main courses and desserts. The restaurant was very busy with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Lotstosee89
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Grand Prairie, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Grand Prairie, Texas
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We wanted a great seafood dinner in Amsterdam and this restaurant was recommended again and again. It definitely met our expectations of a very delicious seafood dinner that included white asparagus and crab cocktail starters, turbot main courses and desserts. The restaurant was very busy with people always arriving when others left. The food quality was excellent. The service was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I was here in Lucius last year and had had an enjoyable time. This year, I revisited this seafood restaurant and was again not dissapointed. I had the Canadian lobster and the garlic prawns, both of which were well prepared, fresh and delicious. There is a decent selection of crustaceans available on the menu. This second time here at Lucius... More 

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Eich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The food is absolutely perfect, let's get that straight. But somehow the whole package doesn't work for me. The staff and the prices are a bit ..... too much.... it doesn't tick all the boxes

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Food was good, but not great. Service OK. No real private seating, likely to be placed at a table with other diners. Was fine for us, but be aware. A happy and loud atmosphere.

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Tampa, FL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Agree with other reviews. Probably is living on past glory. We could not get a reservation except 6:00 and had to be out by 7:15 per the waiter. All out of sole the whole night. I did try the herring and muscles - which is a stretch for me. Very good. No cooks in AMS wear gloves - it is... More 

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Milan, Italy
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I spent my last dinner at Lucius on 19/5/2015- Lucius was popular and was considered the best seafood in town.....some years ago. We booked for 3 people and they say to be there at 21h30- the table was not ready and we sat down for 40 mins waiting in front of the kitchen and it was interesting to see all... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Found it via our hotels free map. Thought we'd go and take a look. Liked what we saw and walked in at 19.00. It was already full, but staff very helpful and suggested we wait at the bar. Glad we did. Food was excellent. Wife had prawn tacos followed by halibut, whilst I had clam chowder followed by mixed grilled... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Hotel barmen are often a great source of recommendations for dinner. Ours at Hotel Krasnapolsky gave us an old-fashioned look when, on our last night, we said we wanted something close to the hotel but not touristy; but after a couple of seconds, pointed us to Spui Street: across Dam Square and two streets behind the Palace. There we found... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a got to go restaurant, if you love fish, when in Amsterdam. I had the Dutch Oysters for starters Outstanding. Next time I would do the Oyster Plate. You get to try other oysters. Susana's new dish was the Manhattan Clam Chowder. I enjoyed. Not what you would get in the USA, however, it was not as salty,... More 

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had the shellfish tray and it was superb, mussels where steamed but the rest was raw, clams and oysters. I was told to make a reservation but still went without around 21.00 . I was seated right away. Ambiance was warm and friendly service was very good. I will be back to try more dishes on my next rip to... More 

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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: Chowder, 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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