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“Wonderful Surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Daalder

Daalder
Lindengracht, 90, 1015KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
020-6248864
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Ranked #11 of 2,578 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $114
Cuisines: French, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Description: Dear Guest, So ... It 'guides season "is over! And we can be satisfied. Our place in the Gault Millau, we consolidated nicely with 15 points and also in Nice was written both in print and online again praised us. And last but not least, we got a nice mention as pleasant restaurant with very tasty dishes and an excellent wine list in the Michelin Guide. So that's nice! Now we go back just do what we like ... People deliver a top gourmet evening in a relaxed environment for a relaxing price.   With warm culinary regards,   Frans van Dam & Wilke Durand
Wexford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We found this in a Top 10 Guide to Amsterdam, and saw that it was only a few minutes walk from our hotel.
We were the first customers to come in for lunch. The host was very hospitable, and he explained the menu and the dishes. We chose the 2-course lunch. Menu changes according to what is fresh and in season, available at reasonable cost. Today, we had fresh pasta with pesto, tiny croutons, some shaved cheese, and nice pieces of fresh salmon. We started with flesh bread slices, olive oil or butter. Then an amuse-bouche, which had a greenish verdaine, fresh thin film of haddock, half a cherry tomato, a tiny button meringue with lime flavor--this was unusual and excellent. After the pasta and salmon was dessert, which came in a bowl of ripe strawberries alternating with cooked rhubarb stalk, ripe raspberries, tiny drops of whipped cream and again the meringue buttons with hint of lime.
In summary, this was a superb lunch fit for a discriminating gourmand. Price was very reasonable for the quality and taste. And we finished with cappuccino, and I had a taste of local jenevere. We shall return for dinner. I think this place deserves a Michelin star based on the food.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best experience in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We love to find small authentic restaurants with great food. For us Daaler was the perfect experience!
The staff is laid back and friendly, the food is excellent and the atmosphere lively and warm.
You can choose between three, four, five or six courses and our only regret is that we only choose four..

Will definitely come back when we return to Amsterdam this fall!

The place is small and always full, so book ahead.

  • Visited May 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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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Do not miss Daalder!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

If I lived in Amsterdam, I would be there once a week. The food and service are incredibly good. We went for our anniversary last week while we were visiting Europe and I am so glad I chose Daalder based on the reviews I read on TA. We did 8 courses with wine pairings and for the quality of food and wines they serve, it's a deal compared to restaurants in the states. Love, love, love this place!

  • Visited June 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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Hollywood
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“What a GEM of a Restaruant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A local chef recommended Daalder to me as a small establishment with a great chef. I decided to check it out, and went with my wife and daughter. There was no menu, just a selection of the number of courses from 3 to 7. We selected a three and a five course menu. The meal was SPECTACULAR! Honestly, I've eaten at hundreds of find dining establishments around the world, and this little place was a refreshing surprise. Each course was a culinary orgasm ... I wanted more of everything. It took two hours to complete but well worth it. If you can make it, I suggest you reserve your table in advance, as we did not, and were accommodated at the bar. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

  • Visited June 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Serendipity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We chanced upon this place and what a great find. Intrigued by the concept - a tasting menu where you choose the number of courses and have no idea what you will be served - we snapped up one of the last tables on a Monday night, and wow, were we impressed. Each course more delicious than the last, and the wine pairing excellent. Highly recommend.

  • Visited June 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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