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“Perfect” 5 of 5 stars
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Marius
Barentszstraat 243, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 204227880
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Ranked #413 of 2,298 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $0 - $59
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It's a bit out of the way, but the food and service more than make up for it.they service was wonderful and the pike fish course is one of the best dishes I've ever had. Go with the 4 course menu. You won't regret it.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
amsterdam
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“YUM!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Totally delighted we got a reservation one day in advance only. It’s a part of town not many tourists will find (we not tourists) BUT if you a tourist seek out this little Gem. Fresh homemade food in a comfy casual atmosphere but with the taste of excellence...4 course meal, each dish mouthwatering...excellent wine selection. Perfect service. No not super cheap, but worth every nickel spent. We will be back.

  • Visited December 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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arlington, va
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Top-Notch Welcoming Neighborhood Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Dinner for 2 on a Thursday night. Restaurant packed, smart looking crowd on the younger side. The two tables they had available were possibly the smallest most cramped tables we have ever sat in ---- but the restaurant staff was wonderfully friendly and about 10 minutes into our meal another table opened up and they offered to move us. Much appreciated, but even without that courtesy, we were charmed by the restaurant's warm and cozy feel and excellent food.

Bread that came with meal was just fantastic. Menu is short, drawn up daily, ranges widely (we had cod and partridge) and everything we ordered was fresh and flavorful. Desert was an upside down apple cake to die for. Well done!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fabulous Dinner in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Marius is one of those rare restaurants that offers an authentic dining experience (a casual, 10 table restaurant tucked into a quiet neighborhood on the edge of the canal district) that has a simply amazing chef. The 4 course menu changes daily and truly offers all of the pleasures of upscale gastronomy without all the pomp and circumstance.

We were served two delicious fish courses followed by the best pork cheek I have ever tasted and a wonderful sorbet for dessert.

Marius has an excellent wine list and charming, helpful staff.

Marius is not a well-kept secret, so reservations are a must.

  • Visited September 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“If Your Mom was Dutch & A Great Cook . . .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Mmmmmm. I'd read all of the reviews, but nothing prepared me for such great pairings of wine and food. Inspired cooking at the highest level without being pretentious. In a word: Perfect. As good as Chez Panisse, where I dine regularly, in a totally laid back atmosphere. Marius makes great eating fun. We took the Number 3 tram to the end of the line at Zoutkeetsgracht, walked across the bridge to the Barentszplein and Marius was easy to find in the next block.

Our main dish was roasted French pigeon (squab to those of you from the U.S.). It was flavorful, moist, not gamey tasting and its wine reduction sauce was smooth and layered. Served w/a deep, Spanish Rioja. OH MY. I'll have what she's having. We have 1 night left in Amsterdam. If we can scrounge together enough cash (they don't take credit cards)' we're going back.

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