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“Best meal in 4 years!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Modern

Cafe Modern
Meidoornweg 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #290 of 2,445 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: French, Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Amsterdam
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best meal in 4 years!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We loved the experience of taking our bikes on the ferry over to the north side of Amsterdam and the quick ride to the restaurant in a developing neighborhood is very easy. The 5 course menu is is creative and beautifully presented without being precious. Portions appropriate in size, timely in delivery and flawlessly executed. Our meal was seafood heavy but the kitchen happily provided a delicious combination of meat/veggie options for the non-seafood lover in our party. The staff are great and the atmosphere in this former bank building is relaxed with quirky touches ( subtle 50's colours, bike in front entry). Our meal came to 250 euros for 4 persons including 4 beers, 2 bottles of wine, 4 glasses of dessert wine. A fantastic "night out"! Check out the Goudfazant which was our best meal in 4 years until we came here!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Unexpected delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I had dinner with a group of friends and I was a bit put off by having to get the ferry but it is really near the boat station. Very friendly staff, great food and in general a great night out. Well worth the ferry ride!

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Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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147 reviews 147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Northern Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

Excellent new restaurant in North Amsterdam, about a 10 minute walk from the free ferry behind Central Station (take the ferry going to Buiksloterweg). The 5-course menu - there's no a la carta - costs € 40 but is worth every euro. The atmosphere is relaxed, the service friendly and knowledgeable. The portions are just right. Popular from the beginning, make sure you book in advance on weekends. Combine dinner here with a visit and/or drinks at EYE Film Museum, and you'll have a wonderful evening in North Amsterdam.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great "safe food" in former bank”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This restaurant in Amsterdam North is of the owners of Goudfazant. Very original setting (old bank office, with safes still intact), very close to the ferry to Central Station. Great food, very original, delicious wines, good, no nonsense, very easy going service. I liked it all!

Visited September 2012
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Gytheio, Greece
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112 reviews 112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Another good restaurant in Amsterdam North”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

The menu (set, so no choices, however they ask if it's OK to serve this menu) contains different kinds of fish and meat. 5 plates, each not too big, so you can really taste all the food without being stuffed. Every plate was very tasteful and the staff members know what's on the plate. The service is more than good and the atmosphere is very relaxed. Due to the fact that it is close to the ferry in North, everybody can visit this good restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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