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Restaurant Merkelbach

Middenweg 72, 1097 BS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 665 0880
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Ranked #902 of 2,401 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $2 - $75
Hours:
Sun - Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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English first
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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240 reviews 240 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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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203 reviews 203 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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
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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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Asuncion, Paraguay
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652 reviews 652 reviews
488 restaurant reviews
1,308 helpful votes 1,308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I liked this place... They have a smart menu formula, by which you choose the number of servings and can have whatever is on the menu. Wine pairing is also foreseen - I would not always share their ideas, but at least hey have some. And the food is solid, well prepared comfort food: it will not give you vertigo... More

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Additional Information about Restaurant Merkelbach

Address: Middenweg 72, 1097 BS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 665 0880
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
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
Average Prices: USD 2 - 75
Cuisine: European, French, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian, Organic

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