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Rain

Rembrandtplein 44 (Utrechtse Straat), 1017 CV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
(0)20 626 7078
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Ranked #1,888 of 2,239 restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $18 - $31
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
Description: Rain bar, restaurant and club in Amsterdam’s most active café-and-nightlife neighborhood has been hot, hot, hot ever since it opened in 2005. Everything about it gets rave reviews: the menu, the bar, the club, the restaurant and the terrace, oh, and the genuine friendliness of the staff. Décor is tastefully modern with dark wood, leather seating, lilac and violet touches. The ground floor bar and Comfortable Dining Area morph into a club around eleven or so (weekend closing is 4am). The upstairs dining room is also tastefully modern. The truly inventive food is global fusion, like starter of pressing of wild duck and seasonal mushrooms with winter plum and chilli compote, crisp duck salad, foie gras lollipop and balsamic syrup, seemingly-simple main of burger becomes a Wagyu burger (birth certificate available on request) on hazelnut brioche with onion confit, sautéed foie gras, fried duck egg, hand cut chips and home made ketchup. Everything is made fresh here, from the bread to the famous ice creams. Up to 250 can take over the venue. There are three daily changing menus, 4- and 6-course tasting menus and an 8-course gourmet menu. Rain’s philosophy includes delight, refreshment and inspiration, and the hip, affluent crowd who gathers here seems to agree.
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having waited over an hour for our food with no apology or any explanation, we were told it would be served within 10 minutes. When it finally arrived it was cold. Staff were extremely rude and unapologetic, we left without eating. I would not recommend this restaurant under any circumstances..!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is the worst I have ever experienced in the Netherlands after many years of visiting. We waited 45 minutes for our food which didn't arrive all at the same time. Some of it was cold while some of us were finished our meals when the other meals had arrived. The food was well below average and not worth... More

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Naas, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I found this place after being advised by friends to visit Rembrandt Square. We sat our selves outside after waiting for some one to seat us. It then took at least 10 mins for the waiter to ask us for drinks. Once they came back with drinks and asked us if we were ready to order although... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place has changed hands many times. The original was excellent, as it changed hands the quality dropped. Now it's rock bottom. 12.80 for a small burger of poor quality meat, overcooked, with a salad where the tomatoes were green with the most unpleasant dressing ever. Avoid at all costs

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My sister and I came across this restaurant by chance and we a bit unsure when we first entered as it was empty except for a few locals at the bar. However, I think we were just a bit early for dinner as more customers came in later on. The food was lovely, the service was quick and the staff... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We visited as we had an Amsterdam City Card and they offered a good discount. The food was excellent (we had burgers), good portion sizes and the staff were really attentive. The restaurant itself was really nice and I'd definitely go back!

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Tempe, Arizona
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Let me start by saying the only time I will leave a negative review is when I feel it is necessary. We stopped here on our way to the Rembrandt house. It appears this restaurant does not care much about the quality. The hummus did not taste like hummus (it was pretty disgusting to be honest), the bread was VERY... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Me and my husband ordered the nachos and asked the waiter if the 2 person nacho was big enough for a meal for both of us. He assured us it was. When we got it, we were more than disappointed. The topping was bare and we both ordered other meals. We were with another couple who didn't get their meals... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

i was in Rain with a friend of mine on a friday night. i was expecting the place to be packed. 1st impressions: feeling of emptiness, cold and horrible decor. The service was nice and friendly, the menu is way too long for everything to be good and fresh...so i had low expectations the food was average. i read in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We should have known that eating lunch at a night club was a bad idea, but we were starving! I ordered the veggie burger and it was literally fried pieces of vegetables stacked between 2 buns....really???? It was not good.

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