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Brasserie Bark

Van Baerlestraat 120, 1071 BD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
+31 20 675 0210
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Ranked #962 of 2,434 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $21 - $56
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Cuisines: Seafood, International, Brasserie, Bistro
Neighborhood: Museumplein
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Lower Rio Grande Valley, TX
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
59 helpful votes 59 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
80 helpful votes 80 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 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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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

About to be refitted, so hurry to this lovely time warp of a 1980s seafood restaurant. The cooking is up to date, the quality splendid, the service the same. Not only serving rock oysters, they also serve the natives from South West Holland, tip top quality. The lobsters were sadly all from Canada, so don't bother with those - try... More 

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Leeds
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Considering this is a specialist seafood restaurant it was very average. We only had main meals and the cheese board after. My husband had lobster which was very small, I had the sea bass which was okay but it came with very little else all of which seemed like an after thought. The cheese board was an absolute joke at... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

When we arrived we had to wait quit long to order drinks and even longer befor they were served....For starters, the Chicken soup did'nt taste much, the salmon was ok. When we were asked about the starters and my company said that she did'nt like the soup she got an arrogant look from the waiter who asked "why?" The main... More 

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Additional Information about Brasserie Bark

Address: Van Baerlestraat 120, 1071 BD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 675 0210
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museumplein
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 21 - 56
Cuisine: Seafood, International, Brasserie, Bistro

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