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Cafe Modern

Meidoornweg 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #262 of 2,314 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: French, Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
94 reviews 94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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