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“Excellent food; expensive; service good improve” 4 of 5 stars
Review of De Oesterbar

De Oesterbar
Leidseplein 10, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
020-623-2988
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Ranked #635 of 2,435 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: European, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Chicago, Illinois
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Excellent food; expensive; service good improve”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

One of my favorite places to eat in Amsterdam. Great seafood. Very pricey but food is worth it. Service is slow and not very attentive.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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UK
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371 reviews 371 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 113 cities Reviews in 113 cities
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
“Worth a visit if you like seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Went for dinner midweek with a friend who was last here some 30 years ago! Had the Oysters (of course!!) and went for the flat Dutch varietal rather than the Bretons. They were excellent and very fresh. I followed up with baby soles again, very, very good. Service was very pleasant and the wine list whilst good, was perhaps a bit expensive for what was on offer. This place apparently, is a bit of an institution in Amsterdam and from what I experienced, was worth visiting. Not cheap but very enjoyable. Will go again.

Visited April 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Fantastic fish discovery in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

A fabulous meal. Martin the attentive waiter was helpful and very welcoming! Our lobster bisque was perfect as we're the turbot and Dover soil. Ignore the neon exterior of the building as the cuisine is exquisite

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicious, excellent menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

If you want to impress your partner, business partner, family or friends take them to the Oesterbar in Amsterdam

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Don't ask for the Dover Sole”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I asked for the lobster bisque soup and was ok but nothing special but the Dover sole was a disappointment. It was drizzled with butter that it was soggy and it came Sami-warm. But was friendly and bathroom very clean

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