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“Nice fresh food and pleasant atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lucius

Lucius
Spuistraat 247, 1012 VP Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
020-624-1831
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Ranked #307 of 2,435 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: European, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Dam Square
Bucharest, Romania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Nice fresh food and pleasant atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We keep going back to this place. We try to eat here once every time we go to Amsterdam. We usually have the oysters for starters and moules (if in season) and prawns for main. This time we also tried the steak and crab combination which was very nice. They have great deserts, worth trying. Service is professional but not very friendly. The waiters almost never change and they do their job well. Try to get a table by the aquarium - it is very nice to watch the fish between courses. You should reserve a table, it can get quite crowded.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Lobster”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

If you are looking for a lobster this is the right place. Nice atmosphere. Should book a table in advance. Seafood is good!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bath UK
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13 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful fresh fish, lovely atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We dined twice at Lucius on our 4 night break. The first night we ate a-la-carte starting with Dutch oysters. They were beautiful, if a little expensive at 30 euros for 6. I had the three baby soles which I can highly recommend (just gorgeous), my husband had the mixed grill he also enjoyed. On the second visit we had the set meal, which is very good value, 39 euros for 3 courses (no wine included). Again, we really enjoyed our very fresh and well-cooked fish, the beautiful dessert, excellent service and busy bustling atmosphere.
We do thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited November 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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“One of the best in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I really liked the place, it was cosy, romantic and comfortable.

Service was good, the food was delicious and expect the unexpected :) Great value for money (40€p.p with a glass of wine and dessert )

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12 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood restaurant for locals.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We enjoyed this narrow and bustling restaurant late in the evening. Fish was fresh and well prepared but certainly not inexpensive. Baby sole was actually three fish, and was pan fried and delicious. Sea bass was unique as it was two small delicate filets. Good flavors and busy place with happy chatter all around. White burgundy was smooth and went well with the fish. Our waiter was at least 6'7" and very attentive. We enjoyed walking through the neighborhoods on the way home.

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