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“Yummy lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Cafe Brinkmann

Grand Cafe Brinkmann
Grote Markt 13, 2011 RC Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
+31 23 532 3111
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Ranked #20 of 216 Restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $21
Cuisines: Bistro
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centrum
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Yummy lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Cafe Brinkmann in Haarlem is well worth a stop for lunch. Reasonable prices and hearty portions. Local fare includes a tuna salad sandwich that is delish! Or order the beef krokets if you want to try a Dutch favorite, but eat them correctly! Smash the kroket on a slice of bread that has mustard spread on it. Eat open faced and enjoy! Fast and friendly service, good people-watching on the Grote Markt.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review, June 16, 2014
Dear David H,

Thank you very much for leaving your review on Tripadvisor.
We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in Haarlem and at Brinkmann.
The krokets are always hot and chrunchy!! Keep that in mind for next time ;-)

Kind regards,

Team Brinkmann
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Loved Cafe Brinkman!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We ducked into Café Brinkman for lunch on a cold, blustery day in Haarlem. It was warm and
cozy inside, all dark wood, black and white tile floors and gorgeous hanging light fixtures! The service was fast and friendly and the food was delicious! A great place to people watch on the square.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Dear Moonpiemama.

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a positive review!!
It gives us great pleasure you found us to be a warm refuge on that cold and rainy day.
We hope you enjoyed your stay in Haarlem and the Netherlands.

Kind regards,

Team Brinkmann
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Oranjestad, Aruba
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great service and view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Located in the center of this charming town. Tables a little close to each other but great vieuw on the town square. Service fast attentive and fun

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review, May 17, 2014
Dear PartickvdBerg,

Thank you for leaving your review on tripadvisor and the compliments on our staff.
We hope you enjoyed visiting our charrming town.

Kind regards,

Team Brinkmann
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Boston, Massachusetts
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134 reviews 134 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, great food and good prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

It was a very rainy late afternoon early evening when we ducked into this restaurant. We were seated immediately and a very nice, friendly waiter came right over to ask us if we wanted a drink. He suggested a beer for my husband which he really enjoyed and my cab/sav wine was nice. we ordered the lamb which was superb! The chocolate mousse was to die for!! And a very generous portion too! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Haarlam!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review, May 17, 2014
Dear Bluebirds77,

How much more positive cana a review be?
We truely appreciate you took the time for leaving your comments!!
These are the kinds we cannot get enough of.
Hope you enjoyed your stay in Haarlem.

Kind regards,

Team Brinkmann
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Hong Kong
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food but slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Great atmosphere and good food. Location is good. Staff are nice and helpful. However, the food was served in a very slow speed. We'd waited for more than an hour for the main course after the starter.

Visited May 2014
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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review, May 17, 2014
Dear Susanna S,

Thank you very much for your feedback.
We highly appreciate the compliments on the quality of the food and staff.
However, we do appologise for the long time between starter and main course, as we are usually well know for our friendliness and speedy service... Your comment motivates us even more to keep pushing and improve our service.

Kind regards,

Team Brinkmann
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