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Meidoornweg 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
One of the best meals I have ever had!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
montlilac
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Verona, NJ
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Verona, NJ
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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290 reviews 290 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 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
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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Senior Reviewer
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It is not a pub and it's not a restaurant, it is especially modern and trendy! The spartan furniture, poor acoustics and high internal temperature on a hot summer day give the impression of a cafe and not of a (fancy) restaurant. The quality and price (40€ per menu) of the food is of a fine restaurant. And the fixed... 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: French, Italian

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