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Brasserie Bark

Van Baerlestraat 120, Amsterdam 1071 BD, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
+31 (0) 20 675 02 10
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Ranked #522 of 2,231 restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $23 - $53
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Museumplein
Description: Inspired by the characteristic brasseries in Brussels and Paris, Brasserie Bark is a lively seafood restaurant in Amsterdam's museum quarter. On the menu you'll find an assortment of fish and seafood dishes, from oysters to lobster, salmon to sole and even swordfish. The house speciality is the 'fruits de mer', an impressive selection of shellfish served over ice. The restaurant takes particular pride in only using fresh produce, which means that the menu changes 5-6 times a year, according to the season. Rather unusually for a restaurant in Amsterdam, Brasserie Bark stays open until midnight, so whether you are going for an informal dinner or business meeting, time need not be an issue.
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67 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We ordered Fruit de mer and redfish filet with tomato-basil source. Both were very tasty. Especially, Soup of Fruit de mer (soup) was very delicious, not so salty.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Five different preparations of salmon and a Gorgonzola salad to start - Cat Fish and a fillet of plaice for main. Three glasses of Sauvignon Blanc and a bottle of water - EUR 75. Very nice although the service was a little slow. Nice outside dining if the weather was a bit warmer. Highly recommended.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A small restaurant with a very nice selection of seafood. Lobster (Maine) is a specialty and available hot or cold. Dover sole is excellent (and expensive)

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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The dinner we had here was very good quality and the service very attentive. We were very happy with the wine list as well. Everything was delicious, the service was attentive (not common in Amsterdam) and friendly. I would definitely recommend and will return as I live in Amsterdam.

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Oakville, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

For us, a real test of a restaurant is what they do for our vegan daughter. Brasserie Bark - primarily a seafood restaurant - made her a lovely dinner of perfectly cooked as well as raw vegetables beautifully presented. My husband and I had salmon in a butter sauce and gorgeous white asparagus. Service was excellent, and the decor very... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Everything was delicious and beautifully plated! Friendly and efficient staff too even when restaurant was crowded..

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We have been visiting Bark for a long time and love everything about it. The excellent waitresses serve superb fresh fish, seafood platters, oysters, etc. Meat is also on the menu. Enjoy delicious desserts and lovely wines to match. If you go to a concert in the Amsterdam Concert Hall (Concertgebouw), it's only a short walk to Bark for dinner.... More

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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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110 reviews 110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We enjoyed a spectacular dinner. I had perch with lemon-dill sauce, a small side salad, tiny potatoes and sautéed green beans. Another in our group had hake (merluza) and the husbands had cod with mustard sauce. Two of us had a superb fruits of the forest tart while one had almond Bavarian cream with macaroons on top and another had... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I stumbled across this place when I was visiting Amsterdam. I love it. The Lobster was delicious. Service was excellent. The waitress's were very friendly, helpful and efficient, compared to other waiting staff that I've encountered in the Netherlands. It wasn't a cheap meal - about 70 euros, including a few glasses of Champagne (which bumps up the price by... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

French menu with outstanding seafood. Don't miss the mushroom oyster soup if it is available (menu varies according to what is available in the market). Wonderful wines and service. A quiet, sophisticated room in a quiet neighborhood, not to be missed.

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