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Cafe Modern

Meidoornweg 2, 1031 GG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 494 0684
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“fixed menu” (7 reviews)
“course menu” (6 reviews)
All hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Meidoornweg 2, 1031 GG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Agree with all reviews and would love to give a higher rating. Paying € 75 per person is too much for little meat and fish. Wine is from my point of view too expensive/

Thank Jan R
Reviewed August 3, 2017

It is an old bank building where in one very high and light room there is the open kitchen and the dining happening. Very sparse interior design but very friendly and knowledgabel staff here. The menu ckoices are very limited but surprisingly well cooked. Fresh...More

Thank Willem V
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Wow. This restaurant was an unexpected surprise. I'm vegetarian and the chef was unfazed at this. The menu was adjusted so that non-vegetarians and vegetarians could enjoy wonderfully interesting and delicious food at the same table. It was truly excellent. Very innovative and gorgeous presentation...More

Thank leoniekrijger
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Ok, it is not located in the city center or in the trendy Pijp, but this place in Amsterdam Noord is really worth visiting. You could take the ferry from Central Station and walk. The building used to be a bank, which still shows when...More

Thank pauluspiscator
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Fluorescent lights, bright, high ceilings, basic furniture. The restaurant radiates pure plain simplicity. And that creates also its special ambiance. The food; you can choose the chef's menu for that week or you can choose the chef's menu ( taking Into consideration allergies and personal...More

Thank HarpertvS
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We had a most excellent meal at Cafe Modern. We've been hard pressed to find great restaurants in Amsterdam, spoiled as we are after living in the Pacific NW surrounded by great chefs and resources. The meal was superb, well planned and executed. I love...More

Thank Marielle M
Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

The place looks ok, not fancy and very tasty food. It has a 5 course menu for €42.50 plus drinks/wines. Very friendly service with lack of glamour. The tasty plates deserves more glamour at the moment to serve. Wines are a perfect combination and they...More

Thank VeroargentaMiami
Reviewed August 25, 2016

We were here for a business dinner on a hot weekday. At first sight, it was a bit in testing to find this kind of dining in a "working-class" residential area. Full of expectations, we were seated at a table outside. The waiter skillfully informed...More

Reviewed August 14, 2016

Yes, it is off the beaten track of Central Amsterdam. Yes, you have to cross the IJ by ferry (it's free!)! Yes, you have to keep on walking for a while! But then you find Café Modern, an unconscious retro restaurant within an apparently residential...More

Thank emanuelsousa
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Nice modern, fixed-menu type of restaurant (although you can indicate dislikes or preferences). Very nice 5-course menu with some surprising twists and surprising flavours. The dessert course was a minus, quite plain. Good service, nice wines. Only minus the dessert and don't really want to...More

Thank ThomDijkstra
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meidoornweg 2, 1031 GG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 494 0684
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