Visited this place with 3 friends after a matinee concert at the Concertgebouw. We had booked and paid in advance using Groupon. Unfortunatley it opened late, 18.00. So we had to go to a pub at the corner of Utrechtsestraat and Herengracht. Around 18.00 we returned, sat inside. Was a bit dark, but we were directed towards the back, we would have preferred a place at the windows, alas. We explained who we were, the arrangement, we had paid etc. the owner had conformed this by e-mail and i also had contacted them over the phone. After some time it sank in, but he did not remember the deal, so he said. and then I knew we were being fooled as I had not completely printed out the deal, its contents, the exact descripion of the 3 course meal we had paid for. So, he kinda made up something, but I think we got about 75% of what we had expected and it wasn't all up to the expected quality. The starters were ok, except the fish soup one of us ordered, of which just a few spoonfulls were eaten. Of course they were fast asking for drinks, the wines were just ok, the beers normal. But man, waiting for the food, the courses, took ages and ages, our stomachs were really shouting for food. So, we spent hours and hours inside, realising we would miss this train, that train. So in additiion to our meal, also had another coffee, and coffee with licqour etc. The main courses were o.k., but we missed out on some things, that I was sure were in the deal. The desserts were o.k. The food in itself was great. I think the restaurant was too full with too few people working, hence the long wait. Which was really annoying. We arrived home in my hometown about 2 to 2.5 hours later than we had expected. I would give 2.5 stars, 3 is too much. A month later I visited La Vaca on the other side of Rembrandt square, the difference could not have been bigger. The waitress and the cook asked how everything was, but were not in the mood having our evening spoiled by complaining.
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