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Rain

Rembrandtplein 44 (Utrechtse Straat), 1017 CV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
(0)20 626 7078
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Ranked #2,014 of 2,314 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $18 - $29
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The outside of the restaurant gives the impression that it is good, but that is where it stops. The staff are rude and the food was either burnt to a crisp or completely undercooked. Other customers where seen arguing with staff as they would not let them leave the premises until they had paid for their meals which hadn't even... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Waited 90 min to get frozen food. Awful service. Manager is incompetent and not friendly at all. Please don't go there, it's really crap. I'm ashamed that we have such a lousy place in Amsterdam.

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Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nasty wet day in Amsterdam so unfortunately we were really hungry and should not have eaten this bland, average food. Buffalo wings were undercooked and gooey, fries were Luke warm, meat portion of burger was OK but bun was clearly just out of freezer-pleasant girl but no ambiance, sticky floor, people left and no way any value for food provided-avoid... More

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Portchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The outside of the resturant looks lovely and first impressions are good. The place is very dirty and sticky, my chair was wet and the table was wobbly. The service was rubbish and the staff ignored us for most of the meal. The food on the other hand was brilliant, we really enjoyed the food and the desserts. The cocktails... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

In this restaurant/hotel we (4 persons) wanted to have a quick bite; - tomato soup - fries - chicken piri piri with fries - burger We arrived and ordered at 9pm. 45 mins we had to wait for this simple dish. The food was more than below standard and with a terrible setting. We ate inside where the barman was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This restraunt is now called an American grill, which it is not! The staff are incredibly rude and couldn't care less what you think!. Our food took ages to come out and when it did it was cold and no one at our table finished there meal! It was absolutely discusting! I asked to speak to the manager and was... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

An extremely bad restaurant, the worst I have ever been to in Amsterdam. Unpleasant, even rude, staff, very racist towards other nationalities. I do no recommend a visit to this place at all!

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 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

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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