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Brasserie Bark

#413 of 3,123 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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Van Baerlestraat 120 | Wouwermanstraat 1, 1071 BD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 675 0210
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were determined to have Lobster and Brasserie Bark did not let us down. Booking between pre and post Theatre ensures you get a table. The service was pleasant.

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Thank Tony M
Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole experience was a bit dreary - food not exciting (and how weird to serve Lobster mornay on a bed of fried rice and noodles), atmosphere a bit sterile, staff not that friendly. Had the advantage of being close to the hotel on a cold, rainy night, but that's about all.

Thank buttonlily
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bark is conveniently located near Concertgebouw. The staff is courteous and professional on a busy night. The menu is unchanged and filled with familiar dishes (for a regular). The food is fine, but it does not sparkle.

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Thank nescio2
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a place to have some fish before a concert in Concertgebouw. As always googled the area and found Brasserie Bark. The Tripadvisor rating was encouraging and we went. A good place, a bit old styled. A lot of seating places. We ended up ordering half dozen of oysters to start and Bouillabaisse as main. Oysters fresh... More 

Thank Konstantin R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

This is a local fish restaurant that we've been to several times. The specials board changes regularly and often contains some interesting and different fish, All the fish that we've tried have been well cooked (although there is not much excitement or variation in the sides). The service varies from good to adequate and the wine line list is long.

1 Thank Grudley
Torquay, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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 

Thank Mick B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 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!

Thank Bonnemot
Miami, Florida
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156 reviews
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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 

Thank kdmia
New York City, New York
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $26
Seafood, European, French, Dutch, International, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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
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)

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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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