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Cafe Modern

#231 of 2,583 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

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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
Fine Dining with Great Value

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Looe, United Kingdom
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Looe, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

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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Krakow, Poland
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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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26 reviews
24 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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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 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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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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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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