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“Wonderful Surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Daalder

Daalder
Lindengracht, 90, 1015KK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
31206248864
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Ranked #9 of 2,765 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $34 - $75
Cuisines: French, International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Description: At Restaurant Daalder we rather cook high end food for people who simply love food, than serving high end food to people who simply can afford it... So our concept is simple: Michelin Star food for a more than reasonable price...We do not carry an extensive á la carte menu at Daalder, but we serve our guests a fantastic 4- to 7 course surprise menu. You simply choose how many courses you want to eat, lean back and leave the rest to our Chef. Usually the surprise menu exceeds the expectation of our guests, but if there are any special dietary needs, do let us know? We are happy to adjust the menu, anywhere possible. Team Daalder
Wexford, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
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Oslo
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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
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Thank Julie S
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Sarasota, Florida
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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
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Thank rjvlovetotravel
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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
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Thank iceportal15
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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
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