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Buffet Van Odette

Dutch, European
As featured in Best Food in Amsterdam
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Prinsengracht 598, 1017 KS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 423 6034
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a fresh saturday evening we had diner outside, very pleasant at a quiet part of the Prinsengracht, close to Spiegelgracht and far enough away from Leidsestraat. It is a small terrace, so tables are tight. But the food makes up for that. The selection of wines is professional, the service is pleasant. Reservations make you sure of a place... More 

Thank umbria_10
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon this cafe on a trip to Amsterdam for breakfast and am so glad! The best breakfast I had the entire trip -- it was fresh, delicious, and reasonably priced.

Thank NBrown18
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant with 5 friends and we had booked a table after seeing it in a number of blogs. We were not disappointed, the food was delicious and presented well. Service was fine and the wine was lovely. My only regret is that the plate of dutch cheese did not really look/taste different from French cheese or... More 

Thank Hélène C
Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! This was just simply an amazing experience. We were renting a flat in the area and asked one of the neighbours if he could recommend a good restaurant nearby. This was the place he recommended and we couldn't be happier. This was simply one of the best meals I have ever had. We were a group of 3 people... More 

Thank Tomas W
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small restaurant feautures simple and healthy dishes in a friendly atmosphere. A good place to go for breakfast or lunch (I did not yet try dinner). The restaurant has a la carte menus, and also a buffet. Have a look at the website for the times of the healthy buffet. I tried the Vlaams gehakt (Flemish meatloaf), which is... More 

Thank Maurice Q Q
San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though this place was recommended in my Lonely Planet, found it to be a nice mix of locals and tourists. Very cozy but hip atmosphere; the owner was walking around greeting guests and helping serve. We enjoyed our fish dishes and wine.

Thank Sona P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A busy restaurant on the Friday we ate there. We did reserve and that would probably be a good idea. The mussels in harissa sauce were plump, juicy and spicy. A lovely change from mussels in a wine sauce that is fairly standard in the UK. The pea ravioli was also excellent. Food was tasty, well cooked and presented. We... More 

Thank SeaNeptune
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having driven 250 miles from Luxembourg on our way home to England, we stumbled on this place by accident. At 1-30 on a Saturday afternoon we were seated within 10 mins. Lunch was delicious, smoked mackerel salad and steak sandwiches were he highlight. Good selection of drinks and wonderful service. Would heartily recommend.

Thank Andy B
Brooklyn, New York
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard good things about Buffet van Odette, but were sadly disappointed by the absurdly bad service. It is a shame, because it is one of the few restaurants in this area that has a more distinctive menu while remaining casual and comfortable for tourists or locals. We went for dinner and again for breakfast -- poor service both... More 

Thank Jardiniste
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

My friend suggested me and I've eaten there the first day on my vacation. Then the last day, before I catched my flight I had my breakfast there again. The atmosphere and canal and food are so good.

Thank Büke Çağla Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $50
Dutch, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prinsengracht 598, 1017 KS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 423 6034
Buffet van Odette is located on a nice and light spot right on the canal. We are open from 10 in the mornig for breakfast, lunch and diner. We use mainly authentic, organic and local product in our kitchen. Our Bocca-coffee is delicious and Direct Trade (even better than Fair Trade)!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?