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Balthazar's Keuken

Elandsgracht 108, 1016 VA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
020-4202114
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Ranked #459 of 2,287 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $24
Cuisines: Belgian, Dutch
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Jordaan
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English first
Marlow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Simply delicious . Small restaurant with plain decor and an open kitchen. Everybody is squashed in creating a cosy and buzzy atmosphere. The chefs decide on a new menu each week depending on fresh, seasonal products. The menu is then the same each evening. It is a set menu for 35 euros consisting of a starter, main and dessert. The... More

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was our third visit and the restaurant delivers consistently fresh ingredients in surprising and unusual, delicious combinations. The usual bread and butter is so good here that it has to be mentioned. We then had a really memorable citrusy burrata as part of the 6-item starter, followed by a main of grilled iberico pork with a generous dash of... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Food was mixed - some dishes were excellent and others were average, however we were dining as a large group on a set menu for a business dinner. I think if we dined a la carte it would have been fantastic as you could taste the promise of great dishes in some of our set options - fresh beetroot hummus... More

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were looking forward to this place. It's cute, and the staff are very friendly. When we went, it was about 37 euros. Unfortunately the food was just okay. All the 5 starters were cold, and are pre-prepared and sitting in this shelf next to the first set of tables. The mussels were pretty good, but the others weren't so... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We loved dining here for dinner! Excellent service- relaxed but chic environment- had a homey old charm feel And loved watching the 4 chefs serve and cook the food! Thoughtful and delicious Dining experience!! Would go back again! Paid 35.50 Euros per person which include entree platters to share, mains and dessert! High quality ingredients done well!!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The food wasn't great and it all felt a little mass produced. Started with a selection if small starters. All cold, the best bit was the bread an butter. Then it was rib eye and shoe string fries. I had the total of two very small chanterelle mushrooms in my sauce. The meat was very fatty. And the fries were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Balthazar's Keuken is a little gem in Amsterdam that is well worth a visit. The menu is changed on a weekly basis and is simple with a shared starter plate of 5 varied dishes (ours included marinated herring, baked artichoke and delicious sausage), followed by either a meat or fish option and dessert. The only choice to make is if... More

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I was a little concerned about the rather 'up and down' nature of the reviews. Our experience was perfectly OK but not such that i would urge you not to miss it. There is a set menu (5 hors d'oeuvres) a meat /fish choice of main course and a dessert. The fact there are 5 hors d'oeuvres, freshly made just... More

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant and were lucky to get a reservation for the following night.This small restaurant is fully packed over the weekend. The menu is changed on a weekly basis.Diners can only choose one of two main courses of seafood or meat. The starters and desserts are predetermined by the chef.Our starters comprised mozzarella cheese with plum red... More

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We make a point of eating here on every visit to Amsterdam and were excited to introduce our friends to it on this our 4th time. We used to love it for the fabulous fresh and inventive dishes and the excellent value. I'm sad to report we had a very disappointing meal. The 6-item starter tasted like it had been... More

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