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Brasserie Van Baerle

Van Baerlestraat 158, 1071 BG Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
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Ranked #491 of 2,317 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: Museumplein
Description: Brasserie van Baerle is contemporary classic restaurant with an international profile. The lunch and dinner institution has become a fixture of Amsterdam. The menu is based on French brasserie cuisine. The compact wine list is highly acclaimed for its combination of prestige and accessibility.Conveniently located near the Concertgebouw, major museums and the P.C. Hooftstraat fashion Mecca, Van Baerle is a great place to dine before or after a concert, museum visit or shopping excursion.
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This is without doubt the best meal I ate in Amsterdam during this stay. We were a large party of family and friends and we all got to order from a pre set menu with three available dishes for each course. All starters looked tasty. My choice, a quinoa salad with goat cheese croquettes, is a must try if it... More

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Naples, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We discovered this "gem" in the museum district of Amsterdam the first day we arrived. Lucky for us they had a cancellation and were able to give us a window seat at 8:15 p.m. on a Wednesday night (the place was packed). The service was impeccable. Our server was extremely kind, knowledgeable, professional and attentive (but not "in your face").... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Reserved a table here with some business partners. When coming in our table was ready and the service was immediately very friendly and responsive. We hade one of their menus and the food was simply great. The wine list was also very good and we all had what we liked. The courses came with a perfect timing. For all occasions,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The place is classic and lovely. The staff are attentive, friendly and made us feel extremely welcome. The food was excellent and the entire night was perfect. I came with my boyfriend and my parents and had a brilliant meal. Would definitely recommend.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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68 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a good restaurant in a neighbourhood that has many of them that are less worth while -- hence a "very good" rating rather than the "good" which it desrves. Service is good but slow, the food is good, but not striking, the setting pleasant -- with a good, small garden for Summer evenings.

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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Brasserie van Baerle has a good location and a lovely small courtyard in back where one can dine on a warm summer's day. The menu selection was fine, the portions generous, and they had some nice wines to go with my dinner. But despite not being fully booked up, the service was slow, and my Dover sole arrived cold. The... More

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had a brunch at the Brasserie last Sunday. The restaurant is extremely bright and delicate as per interior decor. The terrace outside is lovely. We were lucky to find a sunny day in Amsterdam and accordingly to have our brunch outside. The food was really delicious (I also got an addition to their bread, warm and crusty). I had... More

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Raleigh NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Most attentive service, and the food was perfectly preared. Nice walled garden outside for drinks before dinner

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were the only patrons for dinner on a Wednesday evening, which made for an odd experience. The food was good, though my scallops with pasta and vegetables was a bit too oily. My husband said that his lamb dish was excellent. We had the recommended wines for each dish and were pleased with the pairings. We shared an excellent... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Ambassade Hotel recommended this lovely brasserie as the best place to eat near the Concertgebouw, which is just down Van Baerlerstraat, as we had a concert to attend that night. But we'd go back to this restaurant in a flash, concert or no concert, as it really is nice: the back garden is such a pretty place to eat,... More

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