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Lijnbaansteeg 5-7 | 1012 TE, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 55356467
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Ranked #56 of 2,483 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $45
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 3:00 am
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tales & Spirits is a craft cocktail bar and restaurant in the historical center of Amsterdam. Serving exquisite cocktails and delicious food for affordable prices all with a big smile and extraordinary hospitality. T&S is a grown up eating & drinking establishment, admittance reserved to ladies & gentlemen over the age of 21. Our focus lies on providing incredible experiences, using classic and innovative culinary & mixology techniques, stunning presentation and serving vessels, all designed and served in a fashion that will continually 'wow' you. But above all, we believe in having fun..... don't you?

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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Bar was great - cocktails were inventive, well presented and tasted great. We got there about 8 ish and managed to get a seat, although it got busy straight after that. If you can reserve a table, do so. This place was quite hard to find, but its def worth making the effort to get there. Food is good -... More 

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Vienna Region, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

We found "our" T&S (as we call it) pure incidentally way back in autumn 2013 while walking the streets of Amsterdams' Grachtengürtel. It looked cosy and laid-back from outside so we just decided to have a quick drink inside. Luckily they just opened so it was not crowded but this changed just half an hour later. Make sure to book... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

it took a little time to find this one but it was worth well it. Bo and his team made us very welcome and the food and cocktails were particularly delicious, particuarly the barbie in the bath cocktail! great food throughout the night. comes highly recommended - book in advance or you wont get in!!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Booked Tales and Spirits to celebrate my husbands 50th Birthday, for our party of four. It was a Friday night in November when we visited Bustling friendly atmosphere on arrival and we were met by attentive staff who were extremely knowledgable of all their products. We commenced our celebrations by sampling some recommended cocktails which were all gorgeous (some very... More 

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East of England
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8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

An early supper but we soon relaxed into the specially made cocktails (we said what sort of things we liked and they create them specially) and enjoyed the high end delicious food. This is definitely a bar with food but as a cocktail bar of such an innovative and high standard, they have kept the bar high and delivered very... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I get the concept of this place and was actually pretty excited to try some of the cocktails I saw online. The cocktails themselves were totally delicious. It's too bad the staff is like a bunch of frat boys that are so busy making jokes between themselves they can barely be bothers with their patrons. Our waiter "cinnamon" spaced out... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Fantastic fresh & creative food and drinks. The staff was a bit picky and on the pretentious side , but great service overall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Couldn't find the restaurant so I gave them a call and the helpful person on the end of the phone directed us. Managed to arrive right on time. I had made reservations two weeks before via email from the UK. All very easy. We were seated on a cosy table, and made our first cocktail orders. So delicious and perfectly... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Took an age to find this place after a recommendation however find it we did on a sat night about 6ish after entering through the black curtain we were met by a young man who looked us up and down and asked us what we wanted! Bit bizarre but hey ho we eventually got sat at the bar and asked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went to Tales and Spirits for a quick cocktail before dinner. Restaurant is centrally located and in a nice quiet side street. Staff were super polite and welcoming. Great selection and some pretty creative options! Had a few small appetizers which were lovely. Would definitely go again when next in town!

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Additional Information about Tales and Spirits

Address: Lijnbaansteeg 5-7 | 1012 TE, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 6 55356467
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 5:30 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 45
Cuisine: International

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