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Cafe Modern

Meidoornweg 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #347 of 2,251 restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: French, Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My, what rude staff! They must really hate having customers. The guy sighed heavily because we sat down and wanted to have drinks. One of those places that wants to look cool and act cool but don't like people actually sitting on their chairs.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The fixed five course dinner (which apparently changes once a week) was fantastic. We tasted combinations of ingredients never experienced before; every dish was a culinary adventure! At €40 the menu was worth every penny -- and if you want to extend your stay you could order an extra cheese course (€11), perhaps to share. There is a small wine... More

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Den Haag
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Just a 5 minutes walk from the northern ferry jetty you can find "Café Modern". No menu choice but you do not need that. Because this place's fixed menu choice is excellent, from start to finish. A trendy atmosphere, do dress down! And enjoy the excellent dishes. Modern and fresh compositions. How about a japanese broth with oyster? Or the... More

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Voorhout
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Like the old fashioned name, the builing at Meidoornweg 2, is different from what you expect. Just as in a Frech Routier restaurant in france, you go there not fot a plow on the wall, but for the surpisingly good food. Original vegetables, like pastinaak, are combined withe refined small well prepared fish or meat or , if you prefer,... More

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Rye, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

A bit hard to find, but worth it. There's a set menu - which they will vary for allergies, etc. - which is delicious. Rather a hipster vibe - reminded me of early Soho, kind of utilitarian cafeteria-type "decor" - but the food was both excellent and interesting, the wine was wonderful, and the atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming. Go... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

In Amsterdam north, just a few walking minutes from the ferry, you have cafe Modern. The chairs are everything but comfortable, but the fixed 5 course meal is a treat! I just wanted more. The portions are not that big, we ordered a cheese platter after dinner. My husband and I were very pleased with the service level and food... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Cafe Modern, 2 Meidoornweg Amsterdam, +31 20-494 06, a short taxi ride from downtown is worth the visit;No pretense exists here, so come with your partner, family, and friends but make a reservation since it gets very busy on the weekends. Reservations should be made in advance on line. .Cafe Modern is an upscale restaurant of about 80-90 covers, with... More

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