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“Excellent Seafood Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Seafood Bar

The Seafood Bar
Van Baerlestraat 5 | Museumplein, 1071 AL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 670 8355
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Ranked #17 of 2,526 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $78
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Banchory, Scotland
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Seafood Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Myself and friend had a meal here on a wonderful visit to Amsterdam. We can highly recommend The Seafood Bar. I am quite picky about restaurants and I would say I struggle to find fault with this place. The service was impeccable. We had not reserved and it was clear to us that this was a busy place (always a good sign). We were sat at the bar where the barman politely offered us a drink and gave us some background to the delicious bottle of Chablis we had just ordered. The food was excellent and was excellent quality.

There is also a large table in the middle which can be booked for families. this is surrounded by bench type tables and then tables for 2.

All in, can't fault The Seafood Bar at all. Well recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fantastic food with friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

A friend and I were visiting Amsterdam this weekend and made a point of going here for a meal when we were in Museumplein for the day. I would recommend you book, we were really lucky and got a table about 5 on a Saturday but after that it filled up pretty quickly.

The staff were fantastically friendly, the food was amazing and the whole experience was a joy. If you're in this area (or even just visiting Amsterdam) I'd make a point of visiting.

  • Visited December 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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Helsinki, Finland
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“The Seafood Bar, Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The restaurant was excellent - super food, super interior and very nice service.
If you happen to be near the Van Gough museum, and love seafood - the restaurant is a MUST.

  • Visited December 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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Plainview, New York
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“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by Amsterdam natives who told me not to review it on tripadvisor because it might become so popular the locals wouldn't be able to get in. The food was excellent and the service was so good that we left a tip even though that is not the custom.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Excellent evening meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Booked the restaurant following review of trip advisor reports. On arrival there was a mix up in the booking but the staff were excellent and looked after us really well. We got a table quickly and ordered our meal.
The food was superb and the attention from the staff was first class. I will definitely be returning to this restaurant in the near future.

A must on the visit list!!!

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