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Brasserie Bark

#486 of 2,855 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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London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Recommended by friends who now live in Amsterdam, I went here after a morning concert at the Concertgebouw. Apparently frequented by "sophisticated" Dutch diners, it is pretty unpretentious, the service is excellent, being friendly, efficient and helpful. The bouillabaisse is splendid, and the main course prawn dish normally has them served "shell on" but I was told the kitchen staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

This is our 3rd visit to the Bark Brassiere even though they have been spread over an 8 year gap the food, the service & restaurant have remained excellent! We love Amsterdam & in particular this great foodie find! If you love fresh fish, especially shellfish they do the best selection of oysters & shellfish platters I've ever had. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

My wife and I had dinner at Brasserie Bark on the recommendation of our hotel and it was excellent. Very friendly service and both he halibut and swordfish were fresh, well prepared, and nicely presented. Dessert was outstanding in the form of a pear in puff pastry with vanilla cream. I'd recommend it and go back.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

After a long day this restaurant was a lucky find as a place to eat late at night serving food while 12:30am. We had a vegetarian pasta meal and fish dish, both were lovely meals, very tasty and good portion size. However i felt that it was expensive and as others have said the staff were not too friendly.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

We (young couple) visited place for lunch and service was terrible. Maybe for older people or what restaurants target group ever is staff acts more politely... or maybe the waitress just had a bad day. Food was ok. Nothing special but not tasteless either. Still for a place like this I would expect great food and service.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We looked at the outdoor menu and were interested. Varied menu with lots of omelet options. Good service and our meals for a large party came quickly. We enjoyed the food and will visit again.

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Stavanger, Norway
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

The Brasserie Bark was recommended to us as an option by the concierge at the Marriott Amsterdam. Great Choice ! We had not booked a table, but were lucky to get a table for the two of us. We had fish and it was absolutely delicious !!!! Best meal during our week in Amsterdam. Friendly and service minded staff in... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

A little bit strange place... not easy to explain. Seems much nicer from outside than when inside. Food was good. We had steaks that were very nice. Desert also nice. Prices ok for what we had and for Amsterdam. Service also a little bit strange... the lady was very nice and kind. Another boy a little bit bumbling... dinner was... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across this place, while trying to find something to eat after finding our hotel, and honestly, it was awesome. Service was friendly, polite, and very quick. Nothing was too much effort, and the experience was great. Food, well my steak was nicely cooked, and complimented well by the sauce, and great dish, with lovely staff and atmosphere. Worth a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We were attracted by the atmosphere of this neighborhood gem. We ordered the mussel special. The portions were more than generous. The broth could have used more garlic. All in all, a safe bet.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $51
Cuisine
European, Soups, French, Dutch, Seafood, 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
Families with children
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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