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De Oesterbar

#377 of 2,765 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Stadsdeel Zuid
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Leidseplein 10, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-623-2988
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 10
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh seafood in the heart of Amsterdam

If you like seafood really fresh go to the Oesterbar where they have nice oysters, clams, scallops, shrimp, crab, lobsters and different kind of fish. All this cooked in a simple and traditional way very tastefull. Service is attentious and polite. The wine list is small but you will find a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
OASette
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Sao Paulo, SP
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the second time we visited the Oesterbar. It is not cheap, but the food is great (seafood platter!) and the service is excellent and very friendly. Recommendation is the white wine from the south of Holland! Next time we are in Amsterdam we'll come back.

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Thank Thomas K
Sao Paulo, SP
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223 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 625 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like seafood really fresh go to the Oesterbar where they have nice oysters, clams, scallops, shrimp, crab, lobsters and different kind of fish. All this cooked in a simple and traditional way very tastefull. Service is attentious and polite. The wine list is small but you will find a good choice at not very expensive cost.

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Wichita, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The concierge at the Pulitzer Hotel recommended the restaurant based on the fact that we wanted a good seafood restaurant. It was superb. Every dish was prepared artfully as well as delicious. I have traveled around the world and can't say I have had better seafood. Wine list is excellent and moderately priced. It is a small historic restaurant with... More 

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Thank Diane P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I Highly recommend this restaurant, the food is amazing, the wine selection exquisite, good and relax sphere and good service in the middle of Leidseplein which is a thing between the average places to find a good restaurant.

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Thank LadyPrado
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Excellent seafood restaurant with great service. The compliment soup was pretty good. We ordered, some mixed grill seafood, king crab, and cod fish. Lobster bisque was soso. But the rest of the dish were superb.

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Thank Le Coussin C
scotland United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Visited this restaurant two nights running the food and service was so good. They made us feel really special.

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Thank pfurr_202323
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

...in the middle of a hectic Amsterdam area. Food was fabulous-we both had catch of the day and it was outstanding. Not too pricey but enough to separate it from the chains and usual food on offer in the area. Gladly recommend

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Thank mrstephenmills
Norwich, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Personally I do not eat oysters but my other half does and he has given them a hundred out of ten. We also had the seafood platter and it was exquisite - the presentation was top class - the wine choice also brilliant and the staff extremely helpful.

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Thank cherrypotts
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157 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Was a famous restaurant many years ago. It lost it's charm like the square and tourist joints and quality of the seafood was not good and too expensive. Well that changed and i can only share the reviews of the other guest. The oysters were very fresh and good, the grilled fish top and service efficient and friendly. We came... More 

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Thank Jan R
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

WOW. Hidden but blatantly obvious gem! This place is in a crowded square with other touristy-looking restaurants (disclaimer - those places could be equally as amazing as I have not yet been) that I would normally avoid. Wonderful meal! Period. Fish/seafood menu, get the turbot - very thoughtful, well put together, rich dish that I will not forget. We also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Leidseplein 10, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: 020-623-2988

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, European, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?