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Brasserie Bark

#498 of 2,856 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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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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.

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Grand Manan, Canada
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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Wantage, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Excellent fresh sea food and fish very large helpings and good wine. Very pleasant staff. Convenient to concert hall and museum district. We went on a Sunday night and locals were there as well as tourists. Salad comes as a starter as no extra with lovely dressing and great walnuts.

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Burtonsville, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

After arriving in Amsterdam we made a good find by having dinner at Brasserie Bark. The Cauliflower soup was excellent. We chose the Lobster Special and Sardines for our entrees and both were very good. A narrow restaurant on a street with many choices and near the museums, this was a nice way to start our stay in Amsterdam. I... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This was my third time dining at Bark. And I've had a pretty consistent experience with it - the food is ok - but far from great. What makes it just ok is the quality of the ingredients. For example, during my last visit, I had both a smoked version of carpaccio and a tuna steak for my main course.... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This restaurant serves wonderful fish. The service is very friendly and food of excellent quality. There are many specials on the board daily, which made it very hard for me to choose what to have! The only thing is that I sat near the window and got cold, so we moved seats to the other side of the restaurant. The... More 

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Greater Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We visited this restaurant after a Friday night visit to the nearby Van Gogh Museum. The seafood was delicious and fresh. The service was friendly and personable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We were running late and only had an hour for lunch. The staff promised to serve us promptly and they did. We had the raw salmon and scallops for starters -- both very good, and the halibut on pasta and the butterfish on scampi risotta for the main course. The halibut was excellent and the scampi risotta could have been... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $51
European, Soups, French, Dutch, Seafood, 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
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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