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“Posh, cute, unique meals” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brasserie Van Baerle

Brasserie Van Baerle
Van Baerlestraat 158, 1071 BG Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
020-679-1532
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Ranked #479 of 2,627 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighborhood: Museumplein
Description: Brasserie van Baerle is contemporary classic restaurant with an international profile. The lunch and dinner institution has become a fixture of Amsterdam. The menu is based on French brasserie cuisine. The compact wine list is highly acclaimed for its combination of prestige and accessibility.Conveniently located near the Concertgebouw, major museums and the P.C. Hooftstraat fashion Mecca, Van Baerle is a great place to dine before or after a concert, museum visit or shopping excursion.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Posh, cute, unique meals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Stopped in for a quick lu ch, but this French restaurant is designed for dinner I think. Very nice entrees, expensive, experimental choices, good wines. Very charming backyard terrace in the summer months. Not for a quick cheap bits I think though.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Good food, service and a pleasant garden to enjoy your meal. If it rains as it did just as we were leaving, you can transfer inside to finish your meal if necessary.

Around 25 Euro for a main course is not unreasonable in a main city.

The "a la Carte" choices are good and are offered together with two or three set menus to choose from, including suggested wines if you prefer.

A good setting with well dressed tables and attentive staff, also suited as a business dining venue from the clientele present on our visit.

Recommended

  • Visited June 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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Seattle, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Delicious from beginning to end”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

This is the kind of restaurant you like to find in an unfamiliar city. Small, smart and delicious. The service was excellent--I was given an English menu even though I had said little and was with Dutch friends. The food was not only delicious, but beautifully presented. We went here to celebrate a birthday before taking in a concert at the Concert-Gebouw, which is nearby. We started with a complimentary shot glass of delicious Gazpacho. The starter was a single grilled prawn on a bed of chopped avocado. Our entree--baked cod, polenta with spinach stirred into it and a soft shell crab was perfect. Very nice wines and a lovely, beautiful experience. They have a wonderful space upstairs where my Dutch friends will celebrate a family birthday later in the year. A real find!

  • Visited May 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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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Excellent food & wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

This restaurant is centrally located, close to the concerthall & museum district . We enjoyed three courses of fantastic food with delicious wines. The starters included fresh Dutch asparagus, a lovely treat. The wine served included a lovely Cremant. The restaurant was reasonably priced. The venue is lovely and the ambience was perfect, relaxed & peaceful. The staff were very friendly & helpful.This restaurant is very nice & well worth a visit.

Visited May 2012
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Amsterdam
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“The best French cuisine food in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

VB Brasserie has a style all of its own and a cuisine that you will definitely return for.
A little on the pricy side, but what you get makes you forget that and savour the evening.

Visited May 2011
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