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Rijsel

#254 of 3,058 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Marcusstraat 52B, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 463 2142
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Bristol, Rhode Island
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very fine meal here with a friend recently. It is a serious kitchen matched with a loud and appreciative clientele. It is a "happening" spot, so quiet intimate conversations are out of the question. But superbly cooked small chickens, fish and meat are a certain. Accompaniments include fresh dressed lettuce leaves and herbed roasted potatoes. Menu is... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Amsterdam food scene has improved immeasurably over the last few years and It's largely due to the arrival of restaurants like Rijsel that have brought genuine quality to the Amsterdam food scene,I actually believe Rijsel to be one of the only true five star restaurants the city has to offer, it's a gem and if your lucky enough to... More 

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Thank BenSibthorpe
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friend recommended Rijsel as a Belgian restaurant, not sure how accurate that was! Very busy - good thing but bit packed. Menu eclectic & little unusual - had poussin which was good but not inspiring. Would go again but not for business.

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NYC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

like being in paris.. sitting in a fine french famers kitchen. eating good fresh food, with suiting wines. go there if you want to have a good evening with friends or with your spouse. its good but not to fancy.

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Los Gatos, California
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner for 4 here in one of Amsterdam's bright spots in modern Dutch cuisine. Lots of fresh, organic ingredients, better meat dishes. Not a great place for families with younger children or vegetarians (they have a few dishes but this is not who they are catering to). Great for romantic dinners or intimate catch up dinners with friends. You won't... More 

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Switzerland
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2nd visit within a few months and both times very impressed with the food, wine and service. Never has something as simple as a poussin tasted so heavenly. This is the must try dish if you have not been before. Love the wine list, there is a super Champagne to start with and a very nice selection of predominantly southern... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to Rijsel. The first time was shortly after the restaurant was started. It was a great experience so we came back. Unfortunately but very visible they could not maintain their initial high quality of food and service. A conversation at our table was almost not possible as aside us there was a large table of... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Went there for dinner the restaurant located in a nice neighborhood far from the tourist places,looks old,noisy but nice atmosphere. food is excellent with a touch of french homemade,service is amazing as every one strive to serve you with a smile,reasonable prices.

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Bath
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We arrived early without a reservation. The waitress said we could have a table provided we were out by the time it was booked. We are glad we accepted the challenge. A very nice mise en bouche of pork terrine preceded our poussins roast in lemon and thyme. They were tender and tasty served with roast potatoes and dressed salad... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

It was a special evening, celebrating my birthday. We went to Rijsel because we have had a wonderful meal there in the past. As usual the menu is quite limited but for each course here are one or two "chef specials". My companions started with a beautiful dish of mushrooms on toast. I went for a boar pate. Both were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marcusstraat 52B, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 463 2142

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?