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“Good Lunch Place But Service Rude” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Buffet Van Odette

Buffet Van Odette
Prinsengracht 598, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 423 6034
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Ranked #576 of 2,459 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: French, Organic, Moroccan, Bistro
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Buffet van Odette is located on a nice and light spot right on the canal. We are open from 10 in the mornig for breakfast, lunch and diner. We use mainly authentic, organic and local product in our kitchen. Our Bocca-coffee is delicious and Direct Trade (even better than Fair Trade)!
San Francisco, California
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“Good Lunch Place But Service Rude”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We were exhausted after a museum and looking for a lunch place when we came upon this place. The wait was thirty minutes. We waited. The tables are cramped together and the female server was very slow and rude. We asked about gluten free choices and got attitude. You are pretty much out of luck with those types of questions here. Also, they run out of a lot of menu options quickly. My daughter had an okay tomato soup and I violated my gluten free diet and ate an okay spinach quiche. The men were more happy with their lunches. The toilet here is teensy. Nevertheless, considering the awful meals we had at other places I am forced to give this one three stars.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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“The best lunch in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We chose this restaurant at the recommendation of our canal boat tour captain. It was on the Prinsengracht canal. We sat outside facing the canal. The food was very much farm to table. I had a spinach quiche with goat cheese that was fabulous! We spent eight days in Amsterdam and this was my most memorable meal.

Visited July 2013
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Sapa, Vietnam
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“Deliciously slooooowwwww”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Steak and chicken were so delicious but waiting for the dishes is another story. Very slow service but the wait staff are friendly and pleasant. The cheese plate was really tasty but not big enough to subside our hunger while waiting 40 min for the main dish. Even the apple pie took about 15 min just to get warmed up. The quality of food and the location was really good and we enjoyed our dinner but I hope they hire more staff to speed things up a bit. Recommend it though.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Where is the quality of the old Buffet van Odette gone..?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

After 5 years re-visiting Buffet van Odette at the new location. The old location was really nice, good food and service. We visited this morning and really disappointing: slow service, only few guests but staff quite arrogant and very busy with themselves, food was so-so (omelette at home is better and far more cheaper), wifi didn't work (they said they would fix it but never happened). For 4 people coffee+ breakfast for EUR 60 is a lot and next time would love to spend it at a better place...Dear Odette..have you lost your charming during your moving...!?

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Perfect place for lunch while shopping in Amsterdam.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Got stuck here because of heavy rain. Nice people, good service which is quite exceptional in Amsterdam. Good food, interesting menu and wines. Everything biological. If it doesn't rain you can sit outside on the small but cosy terrace with a view on the Prinsengracht.

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