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“Good value, excellent choice for a special treat” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elkaar

Elkaar
Ranked #261 of 3,557 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $32 - $59
Cuisines: Dutch, European, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Plantage & the East
Description: At Restaurant Elkaar you are always very welcome for a relax lunch or romantic dinner. We have a cozy ambience and unique terrace in Amsterdam.
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good value, excellent choice for a special treat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

This comfortable, well appointed restaurant is a short tram ride south of the city centre, on a square next to the Tropenmuseum (Museum of the colonies). It provides really superb international modern food with a Dutch twist. My duck rillettes with pickles were followed by a delicious cauliflower velouté and then roast cod for a main course, served with samphire and excellent roast vegetables. Desserts are straightforward but beautifully presented with home made ice cream. There's a good choice of wines by the glass and the service is friendly and efficient.
The 2, 3 and 4 course menu options provide good value for money - the quality is way, way above what you get in the tourist spots in the centre.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delightful find in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

Michelin worthy lunch with delicious dorado, steak and Iberico. The creme caramel was delicious too with orange and gluhwein syrup. We were served by one of the owners and the service was excellent. Situated opposite the Tropen museum, across the water it is small but personal! Recommended to us and we Highly recommend it onwards!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anisa N
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A welcome change to overpriced dross in Amdterdam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

Amsterdam's a lovely city but even it's most ardent admirer would admit there are too many places serving overpriced tourist food with precious little quality for the cost. This place, on the edge of town serves good worthy of the highest awards but is well priced (read not cheap but not ridiculous either). Worth finding if you're on this side of town.

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Florence, Alabama
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Extremely excellent!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

Just happened upon this place, a 3 minute walk from the Hampshire Lancaster Hotel. Nobody had mentioned it but it is a JEWEL. 5 course meal for 49,59 euros ---would cost 3 times as much inParis! Really, absolutely wonderful. Delightful staff, beautiful restaurant (quiet with view of bustling city), super chef. He slipped away before I could thank him personally for the beautiful evening. You want perfect, this is it.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank edelstein7
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London, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

Went with a large group and all had the five course menu. It was all super and no one had any complaints at all and I would come back. Only slight issue was one of the staff dropped a good bottle of wine and without asking proceeded to poor into our glasses. It would have been nice to have not been expected to pay for a whole bottle that was spilled on the floor. Apart from that it was a good evening.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Duncan K
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