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“Surprisingly good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Szmulewicz

Restaurant Szmulewicz
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Ranked #309 of 3,725 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Dutch, European, International, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Description: Szmulewicz is since 1990 a small, informal, cosy restaurant (with terrace) in the centre of Amsterdam, near Rembrandtplein. The name suggests a Polish kitchen, but the chefs have different nationalities, and are inspired by the international (Mediterranean) kitchen. Dutch dishes are also being served. We all speak English, and some of us speak French and German as well. Since the place is frequently visited by locals, please make a reservation!
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We were able to book a table only one hour in advance, which I assume was a coincidence, because the restaurant was packed when we got there. Very friendly staff, refined food and exquisite desert. Fair prices! The four of us paid 130 euro for wine, starters, main dish and desert (and a single malt whiskey). Surprisingly good discovery.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“best restaurant this side of Amsterdam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

Most of the area around Rembrandtplein is a bit of a tourist trap but this cafe is the exception, as it's filled with mainly locals to the point of it being hard to get a table. Food here is amazing- my favorite is the carpaccio- and it's a perfect spot if you need a good meal in the area before heading out. One of my favorites since I moved to Amsterdam!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Lovely food in cosy restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We came across this bustling, small restaurant by chance and - after initially being put off by the 'english pub' type neighbouring premises - were delighted by the food and service. The friendly staff soon sorted us a table while we had a drink at the bar. The menu had lots of choice and the food was good quality and well presented. Would definitely recommend to people seeking a European dinner option in a friendly location.

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Sheffield
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

This restaurant, just off Rembrandt Square serves fantastic food and at a very reasonable price: we paid 45e for two courses, including coffee and drinks. (We paid more for less at the other side of the square on a previous evening). The restaurant is quite small and as we ate quite early we were lucky to get a table straight away - but it wasn't long before people were waiting for tables. It is well worth a visit and very handy for Rembrandt Square - set back between The Three Sisters pub and L'opera cafe. Trams 9 and 14.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Our hotelier at Hotel Amstelzicht recommended this restaurant and the food, service and ambience was superb! We were disappointed in ourselves for not having booked a table for the next night, and ended up missing out! Make sure you book (And order the lamb)!

Visited October 2012
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