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“Fine food and charming restaurant”
Review of Greetje

Greetje
Ranked #185 of 3,954 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $34
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Dutch
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Plantage & the East
Description: At Restaurant Greetje you will enjoy traditional local cuisine imbued with a modern, upscale twist. Using local, eco-friendly, and organic ingredients, our menu beings to life the best of Dutch cuisine throughout the centuries. Our staff loves to look after you. They have tried every dish on the menu and can recommend their favorites while regaling you the history surrounding each offering. The restaurant is situated in a quiet and beautiful area of downtown Amsterdam, right between the Montelbaans Tower and the Nationale Maritime Museum. Our interior is cozy, with gentle lighting, hardwood floors. and wainscoting. Our tables are set with first class custom made Villeroy & Boch table ware and cutlery. If you are looking for a memorable Amsterdam experience, filled with fabulous food and drink, Restaurant Greetje is your best choice.
Somerset, England
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fine food and charming restaurant”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

This snug restaurant in the old city is well worth a visit. On a freezing winter day it was warm and inviting. Its old-style decor and soft lighting is reminiscent of a bygone age and, as such, fits well with the locality.

The menu offers a reasonable range of options and makes much of local specialities. The quality of the dishes is very good indeed, well cooked dishes with lots of flavour and obvious attention to detail. Whilst it is a little 'cheffy' this is no bad thing as good local produce is given the right kind of attention. A starter of mussel soup is probably the most delicate dish I've ever tasted - exceptional cooking and lots of skill. Each dish, though, looks and tastes as though it has been cared about and thought through. The fact that the owner was inspired by her own family experience of eating and cooking is significant - and the experience is evident.

Service is quite slow but deliberately so. You certainly don't feel the pressure of another sitting at your table. The impression given is of time allowed for a good meal that is deserving of attention, without being pretentious and smug.

Maybe there could be more wines available by the glass but this is not a major issue.

I would recommend this restaurant strongly if you're looking for a longish meal of excellent quality in a very convivial environment - and close to the station too

  • Visited February 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Simply Great - Food, Service the lot”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

I booked a meal with clients here and was very impressed indeed with the evening. Service was attentive with waiters who really understood the menu and were happy to advise. We went for a starter selection to share that I can well recommend - small tasters of innovative takes on some dutch classics (The bright red beetroot covered goats cheese sticks in my memory as does the tagine of traditional pea soup!) Main course for me was an excellent chicken breast cooked in on orange infusion and dessert was liquorice Ice Cream and Creme Brulee served in a long dish making sure there was more Brulee to Creme. I really couldn't fault this restaurant on this evening - great job.

  • Visited February 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent food, excellent service, great ambience”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Very nice restaurant. Food was excellent as well as service.
However its on the pricey side. Recommended but beware of the pricing.

  • Visited February 2013
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London
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“Great food, great place, great service”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

I had a business meeting at Greetje. I've never been there before. This was booked by the company hosting the event. Although I was really impressed. The starters were served in a very fancy way, with several different starters to try and share. They were amazingly delicious!! The main course was fish for me and it was lovely. The deserts, again with several different options. The owner explained what the different options were. All typical Dutch food. The ambiance was very cozy and friendly. Definitely a place to return. Very good for business meals and to take your partner for a romantic dinner. Highly recommended!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Perfect Dutch Dining Experience”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

We have been to Restaurant Greetje twice now. The first time we found it recommended online and it exceeded all expectations. The restaurant is in a quite part of Central Amsterdam. It is beautifully decorated and has a wonderful atmosphere. The staff were friendly, passionate about their jobs and highly knowledgeable about both food and wine, without being imposing, which is a great experience. The food is incredible. They take traditional dutch cooking and ingredients to another level. We enjoyed it so much that we went again on our last visit in January 2013, where my Fiance proposed to me! We were also lucky enough to meet the owner, who took the time to welcome us and take some pictures. As you can expect this restaurant is not at the cheap end of the market, but it is great value for money, I would say if you want an amazing dinner in Amsterdam, Greetje is a must! It has atmosphere, wonderful food and really welcoming staff, and you are guaranteed to have a great night.

  • Visited January 2013
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