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Barbeque Castell

Lijnbaansgracht 252-254, 1017 RK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 622 8606
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“baked potato” (40 reviews)
“spare ribs” (49 reviews)
“steak” (159 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Barbecue, European
$$ - $$$
Lijnbaansgracht 252-254, 1017 RK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 - 20 of 410 reviews

Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Went there on a casual night. both my stake and my wife's, was made to perfection. The wine pairing was good. The atmosphere was great. The bar keeper was knowlegeable and nice. I will go back...

Thank Yuval T
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

Best ribs I've ever eaten - cool bar - amazing service - the best restaurant I've found in Amsterdam. Especially Clemens- he's a super star. Been working here for the last3 months - only wish I'd been here before.

1  Thank John D
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Eating on a tray on your lap is just not for us. You are sitting on sofas around a large low table. Very hard to get your drink, side order etc when it is so far away and you risk dropping your food. It was...More

1  Thank MadExpat22
Reviewed June 6, 2017

After checking-in to our hotel, we were looking for dinner even though it was getting a little late. Castell was located nearby and open a little later so we stopped in. The restaurant was busy, but we were able to get a table outside. It...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Yes it's a little odd the thought of eating a steak dinner on a sofa with a tray on your knee but it was so highly recommended by a local we decided to try anyway and are so glad that we did. The steak and...More

Thank Alfredio
Reviewed June 5, 2017

I like asking locals for restaurant recommendations and this was one of them! The Castell only takes reservations for the inside of the restaurant. The inside is cosy.....on sofas....and very dark. More a winter place and as there are no real tables I didn't fancy...More

1  Thank Anja70
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Read great things about the restaurant so came over one evening. As steak portions are quite big we wanted to split the dishes. When asked if it's ok, we were not allowed, as 'portions are per one person'. Understand that restaurants need to run business...More

1  Thank Joanna_GP
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Went on a recommendation from a leading restauranteur (blue pepper) and it did not disappoint. Casual, energetic crowd. Seating is relaxed and lounges. No real tables except for a little chefs table aka bar. Spicy prawn starter was delightful, prime rib was not your traditional...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

We tried this based on the recommendation of a local who works in the Apple Store down the street. We showed up without reservations which wasn't a problem, but had a bit of a wait for a table outdoors since it was a very pleasant...More

Thank SusanG9141
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a nearby friend, meat was dry , sauces not very good. Hopefully the wine was decent, but bad steaks in a steakhouse??? I don't advise to go here.

1  Thank lamp32fin
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Questions & Answers
February 21, 2017|
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Response from Stenkenbaum | Reviewed this property |
Not really child-friendly, certainly didn't notice a kids menu.
June 12, 2016|
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Response from Reagan10 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know for sure, but the guy I sat net to at the bar said he had been coming fo many years and knew the family that owned it. He had seen their kids grow up at the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lijnbaansgracht 252-254, 1017 RK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: +31 20 622 8606
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