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Rembrandtplein
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Rembrandtplein 44, 1017 CV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(0)20 626 7078
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Rain bar, restaurant and club in Amsterdam’s most active...
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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    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 49
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
American grill in Amsterdam

Typical American grill food let down by poor service. We ordered the bread basket to start and a two main courses of ribs and a rump steak. Unfortunately for us it took a long time for the food to arrive. We complained when neighbouring tables got their food sooner and we finally received our... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Johnrw675
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Lancing, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

On our recent visit to Amsterdam we ate in this restaurant twice - so its not as bad as some of these reviews are probably making it out. Its an American style grill in the centre of Rebrandtplein or Rembrandt Square. Now a tip to travellers then perhaps to get good service and hot food is then to go around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Typical American grill food let down by poor service. We ordered the bread basket to start and a two main courses of ribs and a rump steak. Unfortunately for us it took a long time for the food to arrive. We complained when neighbouring tables got their food sooner and we finally received our starter but it was another 20-25... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were walking through Rembrandtplein on King's Day in Amsterdam when we came across the Rain bar and restaurant. Fancying a steak we thought we'd give this place a whirl. The first moan was the ridiculously loud club music blaring from the speakers at 17:00 in the evening! Yes I know it was King's Day but was it really necessary... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The food was very good, fresh and great flavours. Service wise, not so great. Originally we had a guy serve us and he was absolutely fine but then once his shift was over we had a couple of girls who didn't appear to know what there job roles were, had to literally wave arms around to get a drink. Compliments... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The service is terrible! I couldn't believe they allowed a drunken waiter. Dishes kept falling on the floor, even the new orders. Finally, I asked for the check and it didn't came. I paid on the counter eventually. Never again!!! Avoid at all cost!!!

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I cannot complain about the food at all. We have nachos for our starter and had the mixed grill each for the main, which consisted of salmon, king prawns, steak and lamb rack and was delicious. However, the service was very poor. It took a long time for someone to take our order and we also waited a very long... More 

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Leimen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had a very good meal. Enjoyed some Tenderloin and RibEye Steaks of excellent quality. Service also was good. We payed about 60 EUR for two persons, which is ok. We certainly would come back at our next trip to Amsterdam. Recommended!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very nice ribs,menu is not expensive at all ,they have a good service also, rice was fine very nice location just in front of rembrandtplein

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Don't waste your time! We came here out of convenience as we were staying next to Rembrant square. When the four of us were seated we were told "we'll bring you menus in 5 minutes time"... 15 minutes later, as we still had not received a menu, we requested one from a different waiter and were told that they were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Although the food was good the service ruined the atmosphere and vibe of our meal. Actively tried to get any waiters attention for 30+ min to order more drinks and never found success. Although we did find our waitress outside smoking a cigarette.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rembrandtplein 44, 1017 CV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Rembrandtplein
  • Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
  • Phone Number: (0)20 626 7078

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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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