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De Oesterbar

Leidseplein 10, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
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Ranked #808 of 2,147 restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: European, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
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86 reviews from our community

67% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

A fabulous meal. Martin the attentive waiter was helpful and very welcoming! Our lobster bisque was perfect as we're the turbot and Dover soil. Ignore the neon exterior of the building as the cuisine is exquisite

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Enschede, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

If you want to impress your partner, business partner, family or friends take them to the Oesterbar in Amsterdam

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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I asked for the lobster bisque soup and was ok but nothing special but the Dover sole was a disappointment. It was drizzled with butter that it was soggy and it came Sami-warm. But was friendly and bathroom very clean

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State College, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

De Oesterbar has been an institution on the Leidesplein since the ‘30s. The dining room is done in white tile and feels a bit like an elegant fishmarket. We were there on a Saturday night, and though the Leidesplein was thronged with ice skaters and hardy café patrons sitting at sidewalk tables, indoors the restaurant was serene, with orange carp... More

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Lafayette, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Every time I visit Amsterdam I eat at De Oesterbar. This is an authentic fish restaurant with an excellent menu. As starters, the shrimp kroket is very tasty - I love Dutch shrimp, which is very different from what we have in the US. The sole, although a bit on the pricy side is exquisite. The "fish of the day"... More

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Orange, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The restaurant is in a busy, popular square. We sat at the window and had a great view of all of the people at the cafe tables and passers-by. It is a lively and entertaining area at night. The service was very good with people being able to help us in English. We started with oysters, an ahi tartare app... More

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The place smelled like there was a problem with the plumbing, the atmosphere was unpleasant, and it was very brightly lit. We were recommended this by our hotel, but after being seated, declined to order.

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Lyon, France
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I needed to find a restaurant in Amsterdam to celebrate the birthday of a special friend and decided to return to the Oesterbar. Leidesplein has many good 'tourist' restaurants but this is at a different level. We were running late but I had called ahead and they saved me the best table in the house looking into the square. After... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We were staying at the American Hotel and as it was pouring with rain we found our way acros part of the plein weaving through various Irish Pubs and found this fish restaurant. It was nearly empty. I started with a bisque which was obviously just made from the shells of whatever shellfish that were available - it was watery... More

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I quite liked the food here and the service was great. They even had some vegetarian options and lots of different oyster options. Bit pricey, but definitely worth a go.

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