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Brasserie Bark

$$$
Museumplein
Seafood, International, Brasserie, Bistro
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Van Baerlestraat 120, 1071 BD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 675 0210
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12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Inspired by the characteristic brasseries in Brussels and Paris, Brasserie...
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very pleasant dinner

We had a pleasant dinner in this restaurant with my mother. The servers were friendly and the food was very good. We both ate a "sole meunière" with vegetables and found it delicious. The restaurant is quite well situated. I recommend this restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Laurence F
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Lausanne, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Lausanne, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We had a pleasant dinner in this restaurant with my mother. The servers were friendly and the food was very good. We both ate a "sole meunière" with vegetables and found it delicious. The restaurant is quite well situated. I recommend this restaurant.

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Amsterdam
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

They do get you in and out here in time for the concert. But the food is ordinary. Stick with simple things and you won't go wrong. Oysters were great.

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Ghent, Belgium
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Having tried other fish restaurants in Amsterdam I feel I can compare a little. We had a really good experience here. We started with oysters, had different main dishes, but of course all had fish, and some had a desert. We all agreed this was one of the better, and we would come here again. We felt that the price... More 

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Lower Rio Grande Valley, TX
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I ate at this establishment on the recommendation of the hotel desk where I was staying. The restaurant is very near the opera house and I was advised to go around 6 PM as it would get crowded. The advice was correct. I arrived around 6 PM and shortly after the place filled up to capacity. It is not a... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A lack of fantasy in cooking, a lack of eye for detail, badly cooked pasta, burnt salmon, railway station salad, no value for money. No wireless machine for credit card payment, that says it all, the customer experience is not good. A tourist trap, close to the famous venues of Amsterdam.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Excellent restaurant in the Museum District in Amsterdam (where many restaurants are overpriced and of low quality). Nice service, amazing lobster, good wine. Ambiance is very pleasant, somewhat feels like a Parisian brasserie. Definitely one of the best options in the neighbourhood.

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cape town
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Had a very good meal at this restaurant. Place very busy specially before a concert. Best time is after 7.30 or before 3:30. My spouse had salmon and I had lamb. It was beautifully prepared and served. We had the house wine and it was pleasant.

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Cambridge
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

nice welcome. Service very good and friendly but needed reminding about water and bill. Warm lobster and bouillabaisse delicious. Fine fat oysters. House white very drinkable. Will definitely go next time in Amsterdam.

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Toronto
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148 reviews 148 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Brasserie Bark is a stylish restaurant with a modern decor. It is near to the Concertgebouw and you should consider this when reserving and arrive after the concert has begun at 7:30. It specializes in fish and seafood, and does this very well. The wine list is very reasonably priced and encourages you to try a good bottle. Overall, quality... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant is within walking distance of our house (but also the Concertgebouw and several major museums in Amsterdam). They specialize in fish so I had the Bouillabaisse, my husband had the swordfish and our friends had the lobster. The restaurant is lovely and very modern, but after we left we realized it wasn't super cozy like many of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Van Baerlestraat 120, 1071 BD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museumplein
  • Neighborhood: Museumplein
  • Phone Number: +31 20 675 0210

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 51
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Brasserie, Bistro

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am

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