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The Seafood Bar

Van Baerlestraat 5 | Museumplein, 1071 AL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-6708355
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Ranked #31 of 2,249 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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mumbai
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156 reviews 156 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Delicious sea food from all corners of Europe. Great choice of oysters. I tried the 'fruit the mare' which is a large plate of all kinds of seafood served chilled on ice. Loved every creature on the plate including snails, except for the crab which was overcooked. The appetizer of scallop in saffron was also superb. Word of caution do... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Had a great meal here our first night in Amsterdam - seafood was very fresh and tasty and staff were friendly.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Had a great meal on Thursday 24th, so we decided to go back tonight, the 28th we were having another great meal untill the staff decided it was OK to allow a man in with his dogs, asked the staff not to sit them next to us, he was then moved to the bar area with his dogs. One of... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were surprised to see a 'seafood' restaurant in Amsterdam - not the first location you would visit or expect to find the best seafood - but it surpassed our expectations - in fact we returned for a second visit! Modern and fast moving but with top quality seafood - and it's impressive the way you can watch the platters... More

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new england south
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

One of the best seafood places we have been to. The shrimp is amazing. Everything on the menu is. Ate here four times and each was better than the one before.

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Munich, Germany
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8 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

very stylish place reservation before makes sense - we had to wait for a table for around 30 minutes at the bar food is nice but not outstanding fish-soup to thick, but nice taste squid salad nice, but nothing special grilled fish was also nice - but too much rosemary overall we would recommend - but there are way better... More

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I visited on the first night of our honeymoon after reading reviews on TripAdvisor and I'm glad to say we were not disappointed! We visited on a busy evening with no reservation, but the hostess said she said that were would be a table in 20 mins if we were happy to wait at the bar which... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by the 'host services' in our hotel (Conservatorium Hotel, museum district) and it did not disappoint. It was a gorgeous evening so we sat outside (it's a fairly busy road, but by 9pm it really quietens down). We ordered thai fish cakes (or cookies as the Dutch seem to call them) and cockles to... More

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Being first timers the food here is excellent, there enough meat in the 1kg lobster and the fries seems homemade, which is tasty. However, certain staff members appear to be somewhat incompetent, at that time we were serviced by an Indian waitress who doesn't seem to understand how to be a waitress, for instance, no clearance of empty bottles at... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Love this place for good quality fish, every time I go I'm never disappointed. The staff is ok but not international enough, the very lay back approach doesn't really work for me. Nevertheless the atmosphere is buzzing and lots of good conversation.

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