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Restaurant Cote Ouest

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Gravenstraat 20hs, 1012 NM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31(0)20 3208998
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing Quality Food with Amazing Crew

This restaurant is placed perfectly behind the royal Dutch palace with an exquisite taste in uniqueness! Recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Wessel W
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is placed perfectly behind the royal Dutch palace with an exquisite taste in uniqueness! Recommended

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Key West, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Finding good restaurants in Central Amsterdam is surprisingly difficult. I walked past Cote Ouest and liked the fact that it was not a chain or franchise. It also looked open and inviting, not a secretive net-curtain or dark corner in sight. I returned a little later, walked in and was met with a friendly smile and asked where I would... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A superb little restaurant hidden behind Dam Square. French/Dutch food prepared with care and attention, amazing mussels, steaks and salad. Service was flawless, the owner looked after us like we were old friends. So good we went twice in a four night break and look forward to going back soon.

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place, a French/Dutch bistro, was really great. Went with my wife and 2 children (12 and 14). Really excellent food (we had confit de canard, steak frites and coq au vin and for desert we had pancakes). Our waitress was lovely and the service fantastic. I would highly recommend it if you like really good food that is not... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We were in Amsterdam for just the one night & whilst walking & discovering new alleys & narrow streets we came across this little gem of a place. We ordered 2 x soup de jour which was simply devine & then had moules frites served with some lovely home made bread, all of which was just sooo tasty. The staff... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

I was lucky enough to go to this restaurant with a colleague who regularly visits Amsterdam. It is on one of the streets around the cathedral and would be hard to stumble on. Seek it out, friendly staff, great atmosphere and really good sea food

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London, United Kingdom
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206 reviews 206 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Found this place just off Dam Square on our first day in Amsterdam. The waitress was really helpful and friendly. Food was lovely and a good choice of French/Dutch food. Wine list was all French wines or cider. Went back for my birthday lunch and had their Sparkling Riesling which was nice and not sweet. My son had the steak... More 

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Colnbrook
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141 reviews 141 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I was with a group and were looking to find a place to eat, we chanced to pass this restaurant and decided to pop in. It was quiet (Thursday night) in the restaurant. The staff were very friendly and helpful in terms of suggestions and explaining the dishes. Despite my reservations about french food, this turned out to be spectacular... More 

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Essex
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

What a find. We went here on our first night and even though we got lost and were late not a problem. Food was delicious all home cooked. Nothing was too much trouble here and they made us so welcome we arranged to go back on Sunday or lunch for seconds! Lovely restuarant - book to avoid being disappointed.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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91 reviews 91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I am usually skeptical of French restaurants as they tend to be globalised heavy sauces and cheap baguettes. So we were a bit cautious about Cote Ouest, but our first choice in the area had renovations on. We went for lunch with our 4 year old and found the place immediately cosy and welcoming. It was quite, which was welcome... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gravenstraat 20hs, 1012 NM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31(0)20 3208998

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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