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“Overpriced and underheated” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Rosarium

Rosarium
Europaboulevard | Amstelpark 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 644 4085
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Ranked #1,763 of 2,445 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $43 - $73
Cuisines: European, French, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
Description: Style, personal service, quality and located in the middle of the green environment of the beautiful Amstelpark. We welcome you at the Rosarium. Besides our elegant a la carte restaurant, the Rosarium also offers a wide range of connectible meetingspaces that are suitable for 2 to 500 guests. These spaces are also bookable for private dinners. After your meeting it is possible to have a drink in our Winebar with terrace, our Lounge with its fireplace or in the trendy Club. The Rosarium is easily reachable: located near the highway exit and within a very short distance of the South Business district and the RAI Convention Centre. There are always plenty of parkingspaces and in the weekends parking is free of charge.
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“Overpriced and underheated”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We went to Rosarium last night as a group of six colleagues. We practically froze because the restaurant had no heating. It was minus 7 degrees outside and not a lot more indoors and I honestly believe that if you can't keep your restaurant warm, you shouldn't open. It's not like it doesn't snow EVERY YEAR in Amsterdam or the weather was particularly unusual.

The food was really disappointing and very expensive for the poor quality served. The starter tuna tasted of absolutely nothing and was missing some of the ingredients listed in the description. Main course monkfish (zeeduivel) was served far too cool and was missing one of the main ingredients.

After two courses we had lost the feeling in our feet and we had to leave even though nobody felt they'd really had anything significant to eat. My starter and main each contained no carbohydrate at all and the main in particular was crying out for a bit of stodge to balance out the lukewarm fish.

This place is probably LOVELY when the sun is shining but even if we hadn't frozen the food was poor, tasteless and served at the wrong temperature. VERY disappointing.

Over 300 Euros for six people each eating just two tiny poor quality courses. You can do a lot better even in Amsterdam. The waitress was lovely and tried hard but it just wasn't enough to compensate for the poor food and cold room.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovely setting in the park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We used this restaurant a couple of times for groups of 40 plus people. Everyone loved the food, it's top quality for a decent price.

Visited September 2012
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“Expensive and small portions”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The Rosarium is near the RAI conference center which is quite convenient for events during the exhibition.
We had a staff dinner there. The food tastes good but the portion are quite small and the prices high. It was not the right size for people working on an exhibition.
We also went there with customers. The staff was not friendly. The menu we chose was completely changed. Drink wishes could not be met. One guest pointed out he had a lactose allergy. The waiter came back some minutes later and asked if eggs were ok (obviously he did not know that eggs don't come from the cow - could be expected in location in that price segemetn).

Visited October 2012
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“Good food but a bit quiet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

For Lunch. We were the only guests. Felt a bit strange. Food good though and service good as well. Looks a bit like a party centre which maybe it is?

Visited March 2012
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“This is not a restaurant but a place where companies have meetings and they can also eat there”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

What a big dissapointment! Value for money is extremely poor, their wine which they sell for 4,90 per glass,you can buy for 2,95 per bottle in the store. The only people who dine here are business men who just had their meeting, no music, no atmosphere. The waiters try to be nice but mostly they are not around (literally nowhere,probably in the kitchen) if you need them. The food was ok but again overpriced, we were the last of the evening and probably some ingredients of the dish (as mentioned on the menucard)were not there anymore.

There are so many better restaurants in Amsterdam where you can have a much better night for this price.

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