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Brasserie Bark

$$$
Museumplein
French, Seafood, International, Bistro, Brasserie
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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, Late Night, 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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  • 52
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Good food around the corner from our hotel

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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134 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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>  > Museumplein
  • Neighborhood: Museumplein
  • Phone Number: +31 20 675 0210

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 49
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, International, Bistro, Brasserie

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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