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“Good value, excellent choice for a special treat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Elkaar

Elkaar
Alexanderplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
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Ranked #333 of 2,244 restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $44 - $145
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance
Neighborhood: Binnenstad
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good value, excellent choice for a special treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This comfortable, well appointed restaurant is a short tram ride south of the city centre, on a square next to the Tropenmuseum (Museum of the colonies). It provides really superb international modern food with a Dutch twist. My duck rillettes with pickles were followed by a delicious cauliflower velouté and then roast cod for a main course, served with samphire and excellent roast vegetables. Desserts are straightforward but beautifully presented with home made ice cream. There's a good choice of wines by the glass and the service is friendly and efficient.
The 2, 3 and 4 course menu options provide good value for money - the quality is way, way above what you get in the tourist spots in the centre.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Delightful find in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Michelin worthy lunch with delicious dorado, steak and Iberico. The creme caramel was delicious too with orange and gluhwein syrup. We were served by one of the owners and the service was excellent. Situated opposite the Tropen museum, across the water it is small but personal! Recommended to us and we Highly recommend it onwards!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A welcome change to overpriced dross in Amdterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Amsterdam's a lovely city but even it's most ardent admirer would admit there are too many places serving overpriced tourist food with precious little quality for the cost. This place, on the edge of town serves good worthy of the highest awards but is well priced (read not cheap but not ridiculous either). Worth finding if you're on this side of town.

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Florence, Alabama
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Extremely excellent!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Just happened upon this place, a 3 minute walk from the Hampshire Lancaster Hotel. Nobody had mentioned it but it is a JEWEL. 5 course meal for 49,59 euros ---would cost 3 times as much inParis! Really, absolutely wonderful. Delightful staff, beautiful restaurant (quiet with view of bustling city), super chef. He slipped away before I could thank him personally for the beautiful evening. You want perfect, this is it.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Went with a large group and all had the five course menu. It was all super and no one had any complaints at all and I would come back. Only slight issue was one of the staff dropped a good bottle of wine and without asking proceeded to poor into our glasses. It would have been nice to have not been expected to pay for a whole bottle that was spilled on the floor. Apart from that it was a good evening.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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