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The Seafood Bar

Van Baerlestraat 5 | Museumplein, 1071 AL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-6708355
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Ranked #27 of 2,287 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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Paris, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

that was really a nice surprise. We arrived pretty late for Dutch standards, 9.45 pm!...got a table!...the place is pretty big, modern, simple but nice decoration and atmosphere. The food...fish of course!....very nice and tasty! i had grilled squids and grilled Sword fish. I ordered the fish not too cooked as I like it this way, it was a nice... More

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had the Sur de Mar, for two, and it was fantastic. Everything on the dish was of high quality, fresh, and prepared nicely. The Sur de Mar included lobster, king crab legs, stone crab, oysters, muscles, scampi, and other kinds of shellfish that I've never heard of before... It took us about 2 hours to finish our meal, but... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I went here without a reservation as one of the area's restaurants recommended by my hotel. Sat at the front counter for 10 minutes with a nice beer while I waited for a table and this was a great experience - you get to see all the ingredients and the food preparation that's not done in the back kitchen. All... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

To me, an important element of "freshness" is the proper handling of fresh food. My friend and I were appalled to see one of the kitchen staff behind the bar (where we were sitting) replacing the garbage bag on the garbage bin and then, without changing gloves, carefully picking up handfuls of what looked like sashimi and putting them away... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Without having made a reservation we thought we'd try our luck at what looked a very busy restaurant, even for a Sunday evening. With all the room taken inside we waited outside with a group of people that kept on growing. We gave our name to the waiter who gave us a rough waiting time. Just as we'd finished a... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Without reservations on a Friday night, we had to sit at the bar for close to an hour waiting for a table at this popular restaurant. That turned out to be a blessing in disguise, since we were able to watch the staff assembling all the cold seafood platters and knew just what we wanted once we were seated. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The atmosphere and service are really great. Try mix (approx. 15€) - you won't stay hungry and will taste many amazing kinds of seafood. Lobsters are also very fresh and delicious.

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Amsterdam
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I am a local and I love the place. Fact is that the restaurant has better service when the owner is present. Great food with ' normal ' prices considering the location. Lots of tourists as all hotels from the neighborhood ship them in. Worth a try and you will come back for more :))

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Miami, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My perspective on Amsterdam might be more limited than others, but I had lunch here on a recent business trip, and found this spot to have spectacularly fresh sea food, phenomenal shellfish, and an overall great vibe and ambience. While getting a table was quite difficult for Friday lunch, we found a seat at the bar, and we were rewarded... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

What a place for all sea food lovers, never seen dishes like it any where!! The dishes are huge so make sure you go there with an empty stomach and always book as this place gets busy. We went there for my wife's 30th on a Friday night and it was packed. The service we had there was pretty below... More

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