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“"Great little restaurant"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Bonjour

Restaurant Bonjour
Keizersgracht 770, 1017 EB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
+31 20 626 6040
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Ranked #790 of 2,460 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $17 - $27
Cuisines: French, Bistro
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
Description: Open since 1972, Bistro Bonjour French restaurant has an outdoor terrace overlooking the lovely Keizersgracht canal. Set around halfway between Waterlooplein and the Rijksmuseum, the restaurant's central location makes it a popular spot with tourists visiting the local area. Magere Brug - a typically Dutch wooden bridge - is also just around the corner. The menu is a celebration of traditional French cuisine and changes seasonally. Appetisers include steamed mussels, fried frog's legs and French onion soup. Mains are based on fish and meat, though there are vegetarian options, including a dish of the day. The desserts are also just as mouthwatering: chocolate mousse, crêpe flambée and crème brulée are just some of the options. To wash it all down, there is a good selection of French wines. In the evenings Bistro Bonjour is lit by candlelight - a very romantic way to enjoy a meal out in Amsterdam.
Edinburgh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“"Great little restaurant"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We visited this restaurant twice during our 5 day stay in Amsterdam and had fantastic food. The reasonably priced set menus offered a limited but varied choice of dishes. Everything is cooked to order and served hot and fresh. I had an amazing perfectly cooked steak. Everything is served with salad and vegetables on the side. The chef is very good. This is not a restaurant to go to if you need to eat in a hurry - there is no urgency to the service which is great if you want to have a long relaxing evening. The host is charming and many of the locals come to this restaurant with families. The atmosphere is very friendly. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Cozy and local restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We accidentally came across this restaurant but I'm glad we decided to eat there.
The restaurant is very cosy and the mood is great. If you're looking for a michelin-meal this is not the place to go. With this said there was nothing wrong with the food. We ordered a 3-meal course and everything had a great taste. Especially the bread with homemade garlic butter as an appetizer. The waitress was very kind even though you could tell that she was quite busy. Therefor the chef also brought out some of the food which made it even more familiar.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Menu selection was good, with reasonably priced fixed dinners. The food was good and served in reasonable time. The location is close to Rembrandtsplein and provides a nice break from the bustle of tourists. The restaurant is small but welcoming. The outdoor patio was popular on the weekend, situated on the Keizersgracht canal. The only negative was slow service after we ate, perhaps because we weren't ordering alcohol.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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whitby
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“lucky find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Great find while walking in the area. Enjoyed the three course dinner. Everything was hot and fresh.

  • Visited June 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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Chicago, Illinois
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“At-home French cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

A 3-course dinner, at a very modest price, is just the beginning of the reasons to visit. This cozy restaurant offers a good variety of well-prepared Bistro favorities and decent house wines.

Visited May 2013
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