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Brasserie Bark

#413 of 2,994 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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Van Baerlestraat 120 | Wouwermanstraat 1, 1071 BD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 675 0210
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12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was intended to be long leisurely lunch with an old friend. The restaurant was recommended and it proved to be empty at lunchtime - perhaps a portent of things to come? Service was leisurely so much so that I had to request a second glass of wine on 3 occasions, a bit surprising as we were the only diners... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and elegant, mainly fish restaurant. Open till midnight. Always a nice daily special! Elegant and professional service. Wine menu is good, although maybe not very creative! Food and fish super fresh.

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Thank Maarten-Jan M
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

good choice of dishes, pleasant service and a nice atmosphere, not too stylish but with a certain unpretentious coolness, if you enjoy seafood but don't wish to be stuck in the tourist food mile enjoy!

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Miami, Florida
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152 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

We needed a last minute place to have a business dinner and I am glad someone suggested this place. It is almost exclusively seafood, but does have three beef entrees. The wine selection wasn't huge but the quality was very nice. Every entree was enjoyed by us all; we were 10 and everyone commented on the simplicity but deliciousness of... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Bark was recommended by our Airbnb host, and it proved to be so pleasant and with such good food that we ate here more than once during our brief stay. The staff were welcoming and friendly, and the food was even better than we expected. We ordered drinks and two starters each night, and it was plenty of food and... More 

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We ate here while staying at the Conservatorium Hotel - a short walk past the Concertebouw down Van Baerlestraat. We went on a cold rainy night and were really glad we had made a reservation the day before - as it was packed with warm, smiling, happy people! We all found something delicious to eat (mostly fish!) but also our... More 

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Peter J, Eigenaar at Brasserie Bark, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Peter Janssen More 

Bordeaux
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic welcome and service. The Merlot by the glass is really good. Prices very reasonable and they don't mind if you order two starters or order a starter in mains size. Open kitchen which means you can see everything going on. Ambience is stylish and classy

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Peter J, Eigenaar at Brasserie Bark, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Peter Janssen More 

Mainz, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

for Seafood Lovers THE address in Amsterdam, around the corner from van Gogh and Rijksmuseum. Been there many times. Always good.

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Peter J, Eigenaar at Brasserie Bark, responded to this review

Thank you for your reaction. Kind regards, Peter Janssen More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Our hotel recommended this place when we asked for a fish restaurant and we were not disappointed. It was a Thursday evening and we hadn't booked but there were tables free. The menu was not in English but the waitress did her best to try and translate. The food was wonderful. We asked to share a crab starter and when... More 

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HK
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We started with the oyster (French and Dutch). So fresh and delicious! But we prefer the Dutch one as less salty and more cream and more mild after taste. Then we order mussel with fries and grilled lobster. Mussel is something u cannot missed, so fresh and juicy I guess this is the right season to have it! (It's on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $26
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Soups, French, Dutch, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Van Baerlestraat 120 | Wouwermanstraat 1, 1071 BD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Neighborhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 675 0210
Description
Inspired by the characteristic brasseries in Brussels and Paris, Brasserie Bark is a lively seafood restaurant in Amsterdam's museum quarter. On the menu you'll find an assortment of fish and seafood dishes, from oysters to lobster, salmon to sole and even swordfish. The house speciality is the 'fruits de mer', an impressive selection of shellfish served over ice. The restaurant takes particular pride in only using fresh produce, which means that the menu changes 5-6 times a year, according to the season. Rather unusually for a restaurant in Amsterdam, Brasserie Bark stays open until midnight, so whether you are going for an informal dinner or business meeting, time need not be an issue.

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Staying in Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

Neighborhood Profile
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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