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Cafe Modern

#494 of 2,765 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Meidoornweg 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
0204940684
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Modern cooking in Amsterdam North

The atmosphere and quality of the food, the presentation and the service at cafe modern in outstanding. Its relaxed, kind and great value for money: a 5 course surprise menu will cost you 42,50 euro and is worth every penny

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The atmosphere and quality of the food, the presentation and the service at cafe modern in outstanding. Its relaxed, kind and great value for money: a 5 course surprise menu will cost you 42,50 euro and is worth every penny

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Living in Amsterdam for more than 20 years, I was overwhelmed by the food of Cafe Modern. It just ticked all the boxes. First of all, the atmosphere is just perfect. Not a trendy place for hipsters or posh diners, but a very relaxed blend of people, that like eating out in a not so fancy part of Amsterdam. Cafe... More 

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Looe, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Located a ferry-ride and a short walk from the central station, the surroundings of this converted bank are less frenetic and much more relaxed, which is a good thing considering the focus is to be on the food and enjoying it without rushing. I was being treated for my birthday and a great treat it was too (but can't be... More 

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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Couldn't almost find the place, but what a trendy and delicious surprise!! For lunch, no menu but just what the waiter tells you to eat. And that's the trick!! He's good, and so is his friend the cook!! We had the most wonderful and delicious lunch since ages.

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Thank Rudolph d
Krakow, Poland
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Thank Rybas
Verona, NJ
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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229 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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416 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Meidoornweg 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: 0204940684

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, French

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