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Brasserie Bark

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
French, Seafood, International, Bistro
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Van Baerlestraat 120 | Wouwermanstraat 1, 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice lunch

We wandered in here for lunch after just arriving in Amsterdam. Lunches were great, good portion sizes and very tasty!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'll keep this short. This is the preferred seafood restaurant for many years for my Japanese colleagues who have been based in Amsterdam (so not on the tourist trail). This is seriously good food with great service. Book a table today!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We wandered in here for lunch after just arriving in Amsterdam. Lunches were great, good portion sizes and very tasty!

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Superior, Colorado, United States
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Nothing crazy about this place but that have good + fresh seafood and a good vibe. Great for people watching if you sit outside.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Had the pleasure of eating there twice the last few weeks...glad we did. If you are impressed with fancy restaurants, this may not be for you. If you are impressed with excellent food, fair prices, and good service, then head for Bark! It's unfortunate that most hotels recommend typical tourist raps to their American guests. We were lucky, as ours... More 

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Dillon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Long first day in Amsterdam looking for a glass of wine and apps before succumbing to lag/sleeplessness. Ended up splitting entree-pollack w lobster sauce. Excellent. Presentation, flavor and preparation, along w friendly service. Just what we needed!

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Stirling, Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

As the organiser of a business trip to Amsterdam involving 22 people it was a challenge to find a restaurant that would please all. Based on a recommendation the Brasserie Bark turned out to be an excellent choice. The food was excellent (a challenge for the kitchen to serve 22 at the same time , especially mostly fish courses -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The seafood spaghetti is just so so, very special sweet taste. But the oyster is very tasty and fresh. But the mussels are not fresh with sands.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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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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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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Additional Information about Brasserie Bark

Address: Van Baerlestraat 120 | Wouwermanstraat 1, 1071 BD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 675 0210
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 49
Cuisine: French, Seafood, International, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Van Baerlestraat 120 | Wouwermanstraat 1, 1071 BD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Neighborhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 675 0210

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 49
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, International, 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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Staying in Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

Neighborhood Profile
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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