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Leidsekade 97, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
+31 20 556 3122
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Ranked #1,021 of 2,480 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $17 - $56
Cuisines: Brasserie
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Wine and dine among the local Amsterdam people, artists and actors. The ambiance in the dazzling Cafe Americain is dynamic and most of all cozy. It has been called Amsterdam's living room by many and that is exactly how it feels. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, just a coffee or a pleasant drink. At the Cafe Americain or on the amazing terrace during the summer time, you will always feel comfortable

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Geneva, Switzerland
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142 reviews 142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Dinner at Café Américain is a must for every visitor to Amsterdam. Its art-déco interior is second to none, the location is fabulous and the food is good. We had oysters from Zeeland, followed by sirloin steak and seabass. Unfortunately, the steak was not good, it had a strange flavour. The rest was delicious and the service excellent (we were... More 

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The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Goede locatie voor diner voorafgaand aan theater bezoek. Equally good for people visiting Amsterdam and looking for good standard quality food in a grand café environment in the centre of the city.

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had lunch here with our adult son. Service is leisurely bordering on indifferent. But the food is very good and the atmosphere is terrific. One of the most interesting spaces I've had a meal in. Your eyes drink in all the details in the architecture and the décor. And you have plenty of time, because no one is in... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My husband and I visited on New Year's Eve, which was also the second night of our honeymoon. We had made a reservation on arrival the previous evening. On arriving for our reservation, we were seated before being informed that the menu was a set tasting menu with wine with each course. The food and wine was delicious, and the... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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129 reviews 129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Allways, when we are in the Capital, we have lunch in Café Americain. Beautifull art-deco stile, very attended staff and good choice in the lunch menu. Of course a good glass of wine, and we are back in town. Our favourate waier, Carlos did not work in the weekend, but the lovely lady helped us very very good. This restaurant... More 

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Brinklow
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A good menu with a wide choice The pre-theatre set two or three course is good value at about 30 euros A lovely very snug dimly lit bar for pre-dinner drinks

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Den Haag
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very atmospheric Art Deco interior, incredibly busy but nice staff and very good food. Fairly pricey but it's special and a definite experience. Went twice in two days!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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172 reviews 172 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This place is interesting because its huge windows offer a perfect view on street life, and the "Art Deco" interior reminds of the past splendor of the late 1950s and early 1960s. We went there for a 5 p.m aperitif and stayed for dinner. I had a jenever and it was served in achilled glass. Perfect! On the side, we... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had a table for six for a birthday celebration. We were given a table by the window which was lovely. . The service was great, attentive and friendly. The food was superb, we all ordered different things and there were no complaints. I had the wild boar which was beautiful. Yes, it's pricey, but just being inside that beautiful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A treat within this hotel, this dining room is beautiful. More importantly, the breakfasts are good. If you like hot porridge, bring your own oats and they will gladly cook it for you!

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Address: Leidsekade 97, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 556 3122
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
Average Prices: USD 17 - 56
Cuisine: Brasserie

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