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Brasserie Bark

#413 of 2,943 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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

A small restaurant with a very nice selection of seafood. Lobster (Maine) is a specialty and available hot or cold. Dover sole is excellent (and expensive)

1 Thank Jim H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

The dinner we had here was very good quality and the service very attentive. We were very happy with the wine list as well. Everything was delicious, the service was attentive (not common in Amsterdam) and friendly. I would definitely recommend and will return as I live in Amsterdam.

Thank Carole A
Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

For us, a real test of a restaurant is what they do for our vegan daughter. Brasserie Bark - primarily a seafood restaurant - made her a lovely dinner of perfectly cooked as well as raw vegetables beautifully presented. My husband and I had salmon in a butter sauce and gorgeous white asparagus. Service was excellent, and the decor very... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

Everything was delicious and beautifully plated! Friendly and efficient staff too even when restaurant was crowded..

Thank Sharoneve07
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

We have been visiting Bark for a long time and love everything about it. The excellent waitresses serve superb fresh fish, seafood platters, oysters, etc. Meat is also on the menu. Enjoy delicious desserts and lovely wines to match. If you go to a concert in the Amsterdam Concert Hall (Concertgebouw), it's only a short walk to Bark for dinner.... More 

1 Thank Jane S
Old Hickory, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

We enjoyed a spectacular dinner. I had perch with lemon-dill sauce, a small side salad, tiny potatoes and sautéed green beans. Another in our group had hake (merluza) and the husbands had cod with mustard sauce. Two of us had a superb fruits of the forest tart while one had almond Bavarian cream with macaroons on top and another had... More 

1 Thank GwensGramma
Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

I stumbled across this place when I was visiting Amsterdam. I love it. The Lobster was delicious. Service was excellent. The waitress's were very friendly, helpful and efficient, compared to other waiting staff that I've encountered in the Netherlands. It wasn't a cheap meal - about 70 euros, including a few glasses of Champagne (which bumps up the price by... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

French menu with outstanding seafood. Don't miss the mushroom oyster soup if it is available (menu varies according to what is available in the market). Wonderful wines and service. A quiet, sophisticated room in a quiet neighborhood, not to be missed.

Thank Janet B
Grand Manan, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great little restaurant with very good service and excellent seafood. The fish was cooked to perfection, wine selection was good, not too crowded on the Sunday evening we were there. Near museums and Concertgebouw.

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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, Soups, French, Dutch, International
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
Romantic, 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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