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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location is super convenient. The menu is not that extensive but it was spot on. Everything we tried was super delicious even though it seems so simple. The flavor profile of the dishes are deep and complex.Mushroom ravioli was the best. Glass of chardonnay...is also super refreshing. Definitely recommended 👍🏼More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022 via mobile

We walked past this restaurant and it looked nice so booked a table for the next evening. The menu is a little limited, but we found things we liked. Starters were simple but pleasant. The pea and bean raviolo were lovely. Dessert was fine but...forgettable. Wine was unusual, but that may have just been that we chose a strange one unknowingly. The tables at the front are really close together - to the point that it is quite difficult getting in and out and it felt quite awkward as your conversation is really very clearly heard by those around you. Waiting staff were young and not the most professional, but pleasant enough. Nice, all about the basic ingredients I think, but nothing special.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2021

A pleasant restaurant however I was shocked to find a charge for tap water on the bill, the more tap water you drink the more you are charged...dishes are already in the higher price range, an additional charge for tap water is ridiculous and disappointing...as it's a basic dining necessity. Staff were fairly friendly, but the service was also slow throughout the evening. Probably won't be returning.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 6, 2021 via mobile

Unfriendly staff, didn’t feel welcome. Food is nothing exceptional and the service is bad. Also, not good for drinks, they serve the Bloody Mary without seasoning it, give you the spices and not salt.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed July 29, 2020 via mobile

We reserved for dinner today with high expectations as we’d had excellent dinner there several times before. Today we were very much disappointed: served by two rather unfriendly people, food indifferent. Sorry to say price quality ratio way below standard. Very disappointing overall this time.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 21, 2020

Whilst the spot is cosy and has a nice location by the canals, the staff was extremely arrogant. We kindly asked for a table, and had to wait nearly ten minutes despite the fact that there were two available tables just in front of us....When we were directed to the table, it took rather long until we received the menus, being able to order and not to forget, to pay. We ordered scrambled eggs with salmon, and it was nothing special. The bread was of the drier kind, and the eggs were tasteless. So to the blonde gentleman working at Friday 19th of June around 2 o'clock, a quick course in etiquette would be beneficial, especially when working at a café.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

I had a lovely dinner with my family before we went to have a concert near by. The people working there are super friendly and knowledgeable about their wines and food. The food was very tasty. We decided to order multiple things and share them,...which worked out perfectly fine. The atmosphere is super cozy at dinner time. A lot of candles and dimmed light. We told them beforehand that we had to leave on time on order to go to the museum which they knew at arrival and made sure we were done quickly. Super interesting wine list. Everything organic and a lot of organic and orange wines. Would definitely recommend it for an cozy but bit fancier evening out with friends or a date.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

We arrived as the first guests for lunch and had a reservation. Despite being first to arrive we were guided to the absolute worst table in the back, opposite the bathroom. When we very friendly asked if we could have a different table the manager's...response was an extremely unhospitable 'no.'. Mind you, we were first to arrive of 5-7 tables for 2 so there was no logistical explanation possible. The answer was so arrogant and unflexible that we decided to leave without sitting down. We are normal and local people (not that that should make a difference but still) and I have actually recommended this place to people before. Alas, no more. The manager obviously considers himself above his guests, something the waiter guiding us clearly felt uncomfortable about. A place not to be missed! If you want to experience 'Amsterdam arrogance' that is.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 14, 2020

We arrived without reservations shortly after 5:00 pm and the place was bustling. They accommodated us and asked that we vacate by 7:30 which was not a problem. It has a really good vibe - a small delicious menu and reasonably priced-

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

We went there with 15 people from 6 nations - we all liked the fresh Food. A lot of vegetables - Good for Vegetarians and Vegans, but Fish and meat was excellent as well. The varities of deserts was a delight. The service was quick...and uncomplicated.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 16, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic omelet! We also lived the much room stew and ravioli. The sparkling chenin blanc was delicious. But the omelet was perfectly cooked with lots of cheese and mayo in the side.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019

We happened upon this gem while walking the Prinsengracht While they could not accommodate us inside we enjoyed a sidewalk table with a lovely view of the canal. Enjoyed some nice wine and then ordered steak and the fish entrees with sides of potatoes and...vegetables. Only complaint is both entrees were undercooked. My steak was rare when I asked for no pink and my wife's fish was raw in places. Sent the fish back but ate the steak rare. Very tasty food and a lovely atmosphere.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019 via mobile

We had a great experience at Buffet van Odette, very nice caponata and polenta, nice sardines and nice omlette but did not taste enough truffle.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019

Ate here tonight, the mussels were divine and the steak and mustard mouthwatering. Will definitely be back the next time we are in Amsterdam.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

This is a real find. Small menu, good quality and interesting food, decent small wine list, lots of mostly locals and really made for couples or four maybe 6 at a push but no more and so it’s light and breezy but also not too...big at the same time. Worth goingMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4