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Restaurant Merkelbach
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Middenweg 72, 1097 BS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Middenweg 72, 1097 BS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 665 0880
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Sun - Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: At restaurant Merkelbach we offer every day of the year a nice breakfest...
At restaurant Merkelbach we offer every day of the year a nice breakfest, just coffee/tea with cake, lunch (3 courses) or diner (3-6 courses) accompanied with a very fine selection of beautiful wines. Our restaurant is located in one of the last country estates of Amsterdam. The ornamental garden, where we have our outside terras, is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the seasons while being in the city. Our chefs our closely connected with Slow Food and our dishes are prepared with local and sustainable products. Our restaurant is a unique place in the middle of Amsterdam, to enjoy nature and fine tastes.
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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely hidden place

This place was recommended to me for a try. The restaurant is part of a beautiful place, which is called Frenkendaal and attached to a beautiful garden. The food is very good, a little bit price but I can taste the quality. The service knows what to do and their winelist is excellent. The coffee... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
Poddrickp
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This place was recommended to me for a try. The restaurant is part of a beautiful place, which is called Frenkendaal and attached to a beautiful garden. The food is very good, a little bit price but I can taste the quality. The service knows what to do and their winelist is excellent. The coffee was great by the way,... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Excellent cuisine in a spectacular position. Food is quite good. Menu quite expensive, no serious desserts. A la carte absent, 3 courses are charged anyway. Service kind but not very knowledgable.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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243 reviews 243 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Merkelbach is situated in the historic 17th-18th century country house"buitenhuis"FRANKENDAAL in the WATERGRAAFSMEER area. I enjoyed a cool drink on their outside garden-cafe in the public historic gardens. Payment only by pin-transaction, no cash

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We went for a full 4 course dinner with suggested wine. Excellent waitress explaining and sharing her knowledge of the wine and food. Nice location and a fully packed house. But the food came in (rather quick) in BIG portions - but to our disappointment - too plain and with no edge. They were nicely done, it looked good -... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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214 reviews 214 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

As mentioned in the title, the service provided by the restaurant staff was great. They really know their menu, food, ingredients and drinks and by supplying a narrative to each course and glass made our visit memorable. We had no choice of course since the restaurant participated in the Amsterdam Restaurant Week and only had one menu of sustainable meats,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Very nice location. It should be marvelous to have a glass of their very good selection of wines outside in the garden, during a summer afternoon. Unfortunately I was there during the winter and, although the wine was really good, the "old style" dining room was not so nice. The dishes are very well presented. They are very precise in... More 

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Amsterdam
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The location is just wonderful and the menu looks promising. But once we got the food it was rather disappointing. Simple, and rather boring dishes. But worse of all, portions were so small so we all went straight elsewhere to get more food.

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McLean VA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

You have to travel a bit on the tram to get here, but it's worth the trip. We went here because the restaurant was featured in Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the best in Amsterdam. I loved the food and my 86 year-old mother actually declared it was the best meal she had ever eaten in her life.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Nice restaurant to have a coffee, lunch or dinner in the garden. Relaxed atmosphere in the garden, away from busy Amsterdam. Food is from local biologic farms, form good quality.

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Kitzbuhel, Austria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

We started a wonderfull evening in the extremly charming garden surounded by birds. Lots of parrots flying around. The food was delicious and the vine served with the food was a perfect match. The service was very nice and made us feel at home immediately. Definitely a place to return

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Middenweg 72, 1097 BS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 665 0880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 73
  • Cuisine: European, French, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian, Organic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

Description

At restaurant Merkelbach we offer every day of the year a nice breakfest, just coffee/tea with cake, lunch (3 courses) or diner (3-6 courses) accompanied with a very fine selection of beautiful wines. Our restaurant is located in one of the last country estates of Amsterdam. The ornamental garden, where we have our outside terras, is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the seasons while being in the city. Our chefs our closely connected with Slow Food and our dishes are prepared with local and sustainable products. Our restaurant is a unique place in the middle of Amsterdam, to enjoy nature and fine tastes.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?