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“Best meal we had in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Szmulewicz

Restaurant Szmulewicz
Bakkersstraat 12, 1017 CW Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
+31 (0)20 6202822
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Ranked #214 of 2,497 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $32 - $40
Cuisines: International, Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
NJ
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90 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Best meal we had in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

My friend, a resident of Amsterdam, took me to this restaurant. This is their family's favorite. The menu changes frequently and they have very special offerings such as kangaroo meat. We started with a huge serving of nachos and antipasto. The lamb dish is excellent and the steak is tender and juicy. Their ice tea is made with sparkling water and somehow really gives it a kick. The portions are very generous.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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English first
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good food and friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We spotted this little restaurant off the Rembrandt square and thought it looked a little different from the usual tourist fare.
It is small cosy, quite quiet when we were in. Food was good. I had kangaroo skewer with mango and papaya and yam croquettes. Very tasty. Could definitely recommend the baked marzipan and blood orange ice cream. On special.

Visited April 2014
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely fresh food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Trying to get away from the usual offerings of steaks/burgers and chips we stumbled across this small restaurant just off Rembrandtplein. We ate there on three of the four nights we were in Amsterdam. Apart from their normal menu there were always a couple of starters, main courses and desserts on the specials board. Lovely freshly prepared dishes and great friendly service.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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15 reviews
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“Lovely fresh food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

When you get tired of the fried meat-and-potato balls, burgers, chips and stodgy pancakes, go to this restaurant and have something entirely different.
We had a starter-size plate of smoked duck breast with tagliatelli and a main meal size plate of rucula (rocket) in a dainty balsamic dressing, covered in plenty of slices of rare beef fillet.
The restaurant lets you order most dishes in two different portion sizes which is useful for us with smaller appetites.
We wanted to eat there again at Sunday lunch time but were told by the proprietor that they only open n the evenings. He then recommended we try U6, on the other side of Rembrandt plein, This we did and loved them, too! (Read my review)

Highly recommended, and our only regret is that we only got to eat there once!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bucharest, Romania
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“good for dinner & wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We found this through tripadvisor as we were looking for something near the hotel we were staying in. This is on a side street which is quite, we went in for a meal in the afternoon (after normal lunch hours, but normal tourist hours :) ) but they told us we have to wait as they will open at dinner time, we almost gave up when a gentleman who was making a reservation told us we should not give up on the place so we made a reservation for dinner.
We should thank this gentleman because it was indeed a very good meal, entree we had the platter with cold cuts, cheese, salads etc, main course i had the portuguese duck (a bit spicy, but you may water it down with wine) and my brother had some sort of fish (i cannot remember).
minuses were related to the selection of white wines (i am Romanian and we tend to be very demanding of foreign white wines as our local ones are quite good) and the deserts. overall a good pick for a nice dinner in a cosy place - book in advance, it gets completely full!

  • 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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