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“Good dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St James's Gate Irish Pub

St James's Gate Irish Pub
Rembrandtplein 10, 1017 CV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 422 6886
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Ranked #263 of 2,444 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $5 - $32
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: St James's Gate is a large Irish Pub authentically and tastefully decorated and perfect for large groups of people. With its large bar and spacious seating area in the front, a very cosy, warm and intimate area in the back, St James's Gate appeals to many. Despite being relatively new St James's Gate has a good clientel mainly due to the amiable staff who are predominantly Irish. Drinking here you'll have a wide selection of Irish beers and whiskeys and with the resident Irish chef you'll get absolutely delicious food and before you know it you'll be a regular customer to St James's Gate.
Madrid, Spain
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“Good dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

- Very good location.
- Had the cottage pie, snack mix and a soup. All were good. (check the pictures)
- Irish waiter was very friendly.
- Adorable kitty wandering around the pub!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pekin, Illinois
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Sweet kitty...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We stopped here later one night for a late dinner and some beers. I had a ribeye sandwhich and my companion had a cheeseburger. We both drank a variety of Irish drafts (Guiness, Harp,etc).

The atmosphere was nothing special--average pub. The ladies room was awfully disgusting. BUT, the rest of the restaurant was in good shape and there was a sweet, fat cat who roamed around--not making a nuisance or anything--just sitting around. He lounged on the table beside us for awhile.

Our waiter was a great Irishman who was friendly and quick!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Good breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

had a pint of guinness and a full irish breakfast, big portions and tasted so good,
the food came quickly and the staff were polite and helpfull, good surroundings and great atmosphere.

Visited February 2013
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Came across it by accident when we were looking for somewhere to eat.The food was excellent,and the service was good.It was a bit noisy with loads of tvs and also loud background music.

Visited January 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Impressive Irish Bar/Restaurant/Pub in the heart of Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

St James Gate is the perfect spot for anyone interested in great food, service and atmosphere in a central location of Amsterdam. I walked around the square looking for the place that vibed the most and found it at Saint James. They had a perfect mix of music and people on the Thursday night that i visited. (mostly 20's - 30's, but also some older) The food was great...i started with the Bitterballs (local popular dish) and had the Fish and Chips for my entree. I've had lots of fish and chips over the years and theirs was one of the best (and I'm from Boston). Maarten (the owner) was a great host and is friendly and inviting to all. Bartenders were great as well. Plenty of TV's with sports for the soccer / Football and was surprised to hear they will host a massive Superbowl Football party 2013. Don't miss St James if you're in Amsterdam. Its located in one of the popular squares (Rembrandtplein). 20 min walk from the main train station - 5 min cab ride. You won't be disappointed.
Me - from Boston, MA, travel frequently, in Amsterdam for business.

  • Visited January 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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