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“Warning !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Barbeque Castell

Barbeque Castell
Lijnbaansgracht 252-254, 1017 RK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
020-6228606
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Ranked #105 of 2,542 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Belgian, Dutch, Barbecue, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Warning !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

You will get seriously overweight if you dine here regularly. Superb meats and excellent service. We had the ribs which were recommended to us and they were superb. Huge portions as well. Managed to get a table outside which was great on a hot Amsterdam night. Great night.

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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A star among a sea of tourist traps”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We came on the recommendation of tripadvisor and were amazed to be served one of the best meals (steak focused) in the Netherlands. Met by friendly and competent service we made a walk in reservation and were very pleased that the waiter already remembered our name 2hrs later and took my party of four to a prime outside table. On a Saturday night in down town AMS - we had a great location.

The food followed up to the same high standard, with amazing surf & turf (Lobster tail and filletsteak) or the substantial 400g Black Angus Steak... all four dishes cooked to order and delivered. The meat was top quality and certainly in my experience unrivaled in this city - I am out in AMS approx 8 nights a months.

There is a bar area inside that allows for pre or after dinner drinks, which makes BBQ Castell the perfect location for a great night out with friends.

  • Visited August 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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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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“A diamond surrounded by Rhinestones”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

To find a good restaurant in the city center of Amsterdam you need a magnifier. Before there was trip advisor, I made some bad choices. Not anymore. On this sunny and warm saturdaynight we were looking for a place where they serve top quality steaks. And if you don't know the city you will easily step into one of the bad bad BAD tourist trap steakhouses you see everywhere. Thru Tripadvisor we founf three places. This one was our 2nd choice ( distance) and they had space at 8.30 pm. We arrived on time and the cute and friendly host placed us at a outside table with canal view. A 5 star seating! Our waiter was friendly too. She suggested the Lobster with Filet steak. And so we did. My goodness, this is just perfect! Don't get me wrong, the price is high; € 60 for this surf and turf dish, but both were so tender and full of taste! Will I go back? Oh yes. Will try to find a group of friends to join us so we can use the restaurants boat in the canal in the front. The waiter explained that they use the boat for groups of around10 people. How cute would that be!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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York, United Kingdom
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“Top quality steaks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Big, juicy, chargrilled steak - delicious. Not cheap but worth it for the quality.

We ate at one of the outside tables on a warm evening. Glad we did as indoors it appears you eat on the bar or with your plate on your lap on the sofas.

  • Visited August 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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“One of the Best Steaks Ever!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. What a great recommendation! My wife and I both had steak and it was easily one of the best we have ever had. The meat was flavorful and tender. The menu is a bit confusing, only showing prices for full bottles of wine, even though they have wines by the glass available. The seating setup is strange, and it is a little pricey, as others have mentioned, but overall it was a good experience worth recommending.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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