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Balthazar's Keuken

Elandsgracht 108, 1016 VA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
020-4202114
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Ranked #476 of 2,244 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
Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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London
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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
95 reviews 95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Attard, Malta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We went to balthazar's kitchen as it was suggested by a friend. The restaurant is quite small and very noisy however their food is great. The tuna steak on sepia rice is a must have! Overall expierence was positive. Keep in mind that they have a set menu!

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Crieff, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

An amazing experience! menu is very clever (a tapas style starter plate of 6 dishes, choice between meat or fish for main course and a plated dessert with many components). all prepare and cooked by your waiter in front of you (open planned kitchen). Wine of the week was the perfect match for the menu. I would definitely return if... More

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

It is a tiny place so booking is essential, especially Friday and Saturday. Check the website for the menu of the week or call, to avoid disappointment, because the menu too is small: two options for mains and one for starters and dessert. So if you are not keen on the options on offer, you will not have a good... More

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