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Cafe Modern

#274 of 2,468 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Meidoornweg 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hip stuff in Noord Amsterdam

Highly hipster place, but in a good way. Excellent set menu. Great service, very nice chef. Worth every eurocent!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Krakow, Poland
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Krakow, Poland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Highly hipster place, but in a good way. Excellent set menu. Great service, very nice chef. Worth every eurocent!

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Verona, NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

What an incredible restaurant- really could rival any master chef in the US. The food was delicious, seasonal, creative and thoughtful. The menu incorporated a variety of different flavors and techniques. The service was friendly and helpful with wine choices. Overall a rocking good meal!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Cafe Modern never ceases to amaze me. I've been here on many occasions (couples, friends, family) and every single time the food and service were just superb. Every couple of weeks they change their fixed menu, however they will mix it up/change it if you're allergic to something or don't like an ingredient. This is truly one of Amsterdam's best... More 

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Nuenen, The Netherlands
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175 reviews 175 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Café modern is not a café but a fine restaurant located at a still a bit unusual location in northern Amsterdam that can easily be reached by a 3 minutes crossing with the Buiksloter ferry from Amsterdam Central Station, north side exit. Then a ten minutes walk north bound. Ferries are going up and down about every 4 minutes, free... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We didn't book but I would definitely not leave this one to chance again. We got one of the last two tables of the night and I am so glad we did. It is a set menu so if you are happy to eat what you are served, then this is the place to give the chef free rein. Everything... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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291 reviews 291 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Definitely an adventure if you are from out of town: Cafe Modern is a new-ish restaurant started by the creators of another Amsterdam North hit, the Goudfazant (also highly recommended for a slightly more casual evening). I love the only menu option: 5 courses with dishes based on seasonal ingredients priced at 40 euros. Add to that fun service and... 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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The food was pretty good, but don't go there if you are in a hurry as it will take at least three hours to reach the last course. Nice, original and tasty menu. But the place is really too noisy, they need to find a solution to improve the acoustics as when it's a full house you have to yell... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of the best meals I've ever had. Worth the ferry across the river and extra little walk. The building is a converted old bank and they've kept the vault downstairs. Great food, good service. Get the ferry across the river from behind the station.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great fixed menu using seasonal ingredients cooked imaginatively and well. Locals seem to have discovered this place and they are a very mixed and bohemian bunch! It feels like a real Amsterdam experience. Well worth seeking out!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It is hard to find a place where the chef is not offended if you ask him to change some of the ingredients because you are allegic or just do not like them. At Cafe Modern it even looks like they love the challenge to make the same great dinner but with a few different ingredients. Very original dishes, taste,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Meidoornweg 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, French

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