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Bridges

Travelers' Choice award winner
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Red Light District (De Wallen)
French, Dutch, European
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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, 1012 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Cafe Roux)
+31 20 555 3560
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12:00 pm - 2:45 am
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:45 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Bridges Inspired by Ron Blaauw Bridges seafood restaurant is located at...
Bridges Inspired by Ron Blaauw Bridges seafood restaurant is located at the front of Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, the location and the building are special. Bridges restaurant is all about fish! The best 'fins' possible, caught at the best moment. Always in season, never out of it. We offer a large selection of mainly Dutch seafood, whether it is in the restaurant, the Bar or the Cocktail Bar. Local, organic vegetables complement the seafood; a perfect match of the sea meeting the land, with a French twist. The Wine Room is stocked with 'great whites'; fish just needs good 'vins'.
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  • 286
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    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chic and modern restaurant, nice food and high prices

We went to Bridges for lunch. Compared to our experience in the same restaurant, 2 years ago, we noticed that now the environment is more informal which is nice: chic casual dressing by the staff and also an younger staff. The decoration of the place is also quite nice: modern environment, with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Hugo S
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went to Bridges for lunch. Compared to our experience in the same restaurant, 2 years ago, we noticed that now the environment is more informal which is nice: chic casual dressing by the staff and also an younger staff. The decoration of the place is also quite nice: modern environment, with attention to the details. The staff is very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Just opened after renovation. Good interior Great food, good vine. Beautiful desert :) Big break between courses.

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The food was great, wines were very nice and the general atmosphere is very nice. We specially liked the pairing of the wines with the different dishes.

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Remco G, Manager at Bridges, responded to this review

Dear Mark P, first of all we would like to thank you for your kind words regarding your visit. We are pleased to hear that you graded our food, amazing and our wine, great! We truly hope we may welcome you again in restaurant Bridges whenever you are back in Amsterdam. Kind Regards, Team Bridges More 

New York City, New York
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I enjoyed this lunch! They offer €39.50 lunch menu which is a great value. Food was delicious and the service was good and professional. The wine menu is good with several nice offers by the glass. The extra starters you get in a Michelin stars restaurants were good. The Bouillabaisse was great and also the langoustine. I would return.

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Remco G, Manager at Bridges, responded to this review

Dear Noamjj, Thank you for sharing your lunch experience on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our serving style, the Bouillabaisse and the langoustine fried on sourdough. Your kind words have been shared with the whole team. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Kind Regards, Team Bridges More 

Bolingbrook, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a different hotel and we were not disappointing. The food, service and atmosphere were all outstanding.

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Remco G, Manager at Bridges, responded to this review

Dear Brent S, Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor. We are happy to hear that the food, service and atmosphere were all outstanding. I have passed on your compliments to the whole team. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in restaurant Bridges. Kind Regards, Team Bridges More 

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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Bridges offers a nice respite from the Amsterdam bustle. I opted for a set menu and had some matching glasses of wine (although not with every course). The food and wine were both excellent although the portions were quite small. The service was also good although some staff members were more courteous than others. Some of the furnishings were a... More 

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Remco G, Manager at Bridges, responded to this review

Dear Ivantm, Thank you for your valuable review here on TripAdvisor. It is great to hear you have had a pleasant experience. Your feedback on the size of the portions has been noted and I would like to share that we will take it along in our evaluation. Furthermore I would like to inform you that at this point in... More 

Haarlem, The Netherlands
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I booked this restaurant after finding out it had been awarded a michelin star. I was excited about trying it out as I had been to the previous michelin star on the location about 12 years ago. We were impressed to start with but then our impression was spoilt by the following things: Service was not to standard of a... More 

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Remco G, Manager at Bridges, responded to this review

Dear MissGeorgeLittle, Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are always happy to receive feedback from our guests, however we feel very sorry for the fact that we did not meet your expectations at all. Your feedback has been shared with the concerned teams. Such reviews mean really something to us.... More 

Province of Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Nice place into a beautiful hotel, nice deco and high prices. But I am afraid there is nothing else. Bad service and what is worse with an arrogant attitude that makes you think tthis is not what you expect from a Michelin starred restaurant. To me this range meassures lots of aspects. Not only food (I could not even try... More 

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Remco G, Manager at Bridges, responded to this review

Dear Ricardo M, Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are always happy to receive feedback from our guests, however we feel very sorry for the fact that we did not meet your expectations at all. Your feedback has been shared with the concerned teams. Such reviews mean really something to... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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126 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Had lunch here, unfortunately was running a little late but managed to advise restaurant. Welcomed by friendly lady who took our coats and showed us to our table. Was quiet with a few other patrons dining. The menu is very fish orientated with a couple of meat options. We opted for a la carte. A lovely glass of vintage 06... More 

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Remco G, Manager at Bridges, responded to this review

Dear Mr. flynn1812, Thank you very much for your kind words regarding your visit to Restaurant Bridges. We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed a lovely a la carte lunch with wine pairings. I have shared your comments with the whole team. Thank you for recommending us on Tripadvisor. We hope that we may welcome you again in... More 

florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This restaurant was highly rated but I have to say, the food was absolutely spectacular. My husband and I have traveled extensively and dined at many 5* establishments, this was truly one of the BEST meals we have ever had! The staff was top-notch, the dining experience was memorable and the quality of the food and presentation was above and... More 

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Remco G, Manager at Bridges, responded to this review

Dear Ms Robynne61, Thank you very much for your lovely words on Tripadvisor regarding restaurant Bridges. We are glad to read that you rated our service to be top-notch and that you had one of the best dining experiences ever. At Bridges Restaurant we do our utmost best to always exceed guest expectations and offer nothing but the best. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, 1012 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Cafe Roux)
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 555 3560

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 107
  • Cuisine: French, Dutch, European

Description

Bridges Inspired by Ron Blaauw Bridges seafood restaurant is located at the front of Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, the location and the building are special. Bridges restaurant is all about fish! The best 'fins' possible, caught at the best moment. Always in season, never out of it. We offer a large selection of mainly Dutch seafood, whether it is in the restaurant, the Bar or the Cocktail Bar. Local, organic vegetables complement the seafood; a perfect match of the sea meeting the land, with a French twist. The Wine Room is stocked with 'great whites'; fish just needs good 'vins'.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:45 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:45 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:45 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:45 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:45 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:45 am

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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