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Brasserie Bark

#465 of 3,144 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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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2014

Considering this is a specialist seafood restaurant it was very average. We only had main meals and the cheese board after. My husband had lobster which was very small, I had the sea bass which was okay but it came with very little else all of which seemed like an after thought. The cheese board was an absolute joke at... More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

When we arrived we had to wait quit long to order drinks and even longer befor they were served....For starters, the Chicken soup did'nt taste much, the salmon was ok. When we were asked about the starters and my company said that she did'nt like the soup she got an arrogant look from the waiter who asked "why?" The main... More 

Thank Mikael F
Moscow, Russia
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2014

We went to the Bark by the recommendation of our hotel staff and were happy with the choice. It was not too touristic, full of locals, and it was a definite advantage. We ordered an assiette des fruits de mer (be careful with the size, the smallest one is more than enough for 2 persons), followed by redfish and sea... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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178 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2014

Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Bark seems to be very popular among locals. We picked it just because very closed to our hotel and it was indeed a lucky choice. We, a group of three, ordered different meals and we were all happy with what we had. My vegetarian tartar was good, but my mushroom pie was absolutely... More 

Thank vienna_myCapital
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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235 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We were invited to have dinner here with my eldery parents, and were accompanied by our teenage children. The fish was super fresh, a large selection of it to all tastes, and the service was outstanding! Definitely a must go in the concert building area!

Thank Moramare
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were recommended the Bark during a recent visit to Amsterdam and it lived up to expectations very well. The seafood selection is excellent and the service very friendly and helpful. The bouillabase is, apparently, one of their most favourite dishes and I can understand why - it is delicious.

Thank Neil F
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2014

We ate at Bark 4 years ago on our first trip to Amsterdam and really enjoyed it. Our return on this trip was every bit as good. Moules and Frites were excellent and the service was appropriately attentive. The house Cote de Rhone was very drinkable. Just wish the weather had been nice enough to sit at an outdoor table.... More 

Thank Gina04301
San Francisco Bay Area
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had just arrived and were very tired, so we chose a place close to our B&B. We were not disappointed, The sea bass, avocado salad and mushroom soup were all very good, as was the glass of Rose we shared. The warm cherry dessert in a heavy cherry sauce was amazing. Service was very attentive. My wife and I... More 

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Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 5, 2014

We ordered Fruit de mer and redfish filet with tomato-basil source. Both were very tasty. Especially, Soup of Fruit de mer (soup) was very delicious, not so salty.

Thank Masamichi-Ni
Bangkok, Thailand
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143 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Five different preparations of salmon and a Gorgonzola salad to start - Cat Fish and a fillet of plaice for main. Three glasses of Sauvignon Blanc and a bottle of water - EUR 75. Very nice although the service was a little slow. Nice outside dining if the weather was a bit warmer. Highly recommended.

Thank Andy G

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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
$20 - $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, Special occasions, Families with children
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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