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“With more effort, this could be great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Restaurant Stork

Cafe Restaurant Stork
Ranked #545 of 3,377 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $11 - $45
Cuisines: Dutch, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Bar restaurant Stork: an excellent fish in a special location in Amsterdam. Stork Cafe Restaurant is located in an old industrial warehouse on the site of The Other Side , the former Stork grounds , on the Northern IJ banks . The warehouse is left intact to a large extent so that the industrial character has been preserved . In the old machine hall is a large zinc bar and an open kitchen built. The immense space has a length of 50 meters many windows overlooking the IJ. The restaurant has over 150 seats and the cafe over 100. In the summer months there is a large south facing terrace , directly on the IJ. Stork Restaurant is a seafood restaurant , a gigantic size the largest in Amsterdam .
Brussels, Belgium
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171 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“With more effort, this could be great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

This is an out of the centre, seafood restaurant in what looked like a former factory. The principle was good, fresh fish and seafood (on display) cooked to order but it seemed chaotic. We went on a Monday and there was a lot not available. Sometimes we were told but other times, a substitute was provided without asking. Service was very slow although staff were pleasant. The seafood was OK but not at all special. Disappointing.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Cairo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Loved it there. The atmosphere and setting of the place were remarkable.
The entree plate is not to be missed and the lobsters were great

Visited September 2013
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Thank Egyptiantravellers
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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is a huge place (a former factory building?) with a lovely view of the IJ. It is on the North bank of this waterway which runs behind the Central Station in Amsterdam and connects the Noordzee Channel with the Ijsselmeer. It is an up and coming area.
Appropriately the Stork menu emphasizes fish dishes. Our party of three had the Special oysters appetizer which was delicious. As main course one of my companions had the fish soup and I and the other diner had the Zeebaars (sea bass) which was prepared perfectly. With wine (four glasses) and one water "for Kenya", the bill came to 79 Euros.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Puck W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good location and atmosphere, very poor service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Good location and building.
Great waterside and the food is good quality as well.
Unfortunately the waiter had either a huge hangover 20th of July or he is completely unsuitable for restaurant business or hospitality.
Too bad it can influence the complete experience.
Other service was good.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Alex V
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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1,123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
“Good for large groups”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Restaurant Stork is in a large converted factory hall in industrial Amsterdam North with many original details still in place. It is actually huge. It also has some outdoor seating with views of the IJ. Very suited for large groups ... we were there for a casual workshop dinner with about 80 people, it went very well. A very casual style was chosen with a sequence of dishes handed out to standing and sitting diners and a bar in their neighbourhood. This went very well. The food was pretty good, both the fish as a beef meat skewer which was quite tasty. We finished somewhat remarkably on a Dutch style bag of fries with mayonnaise, which was however also quite tasty. The main disadvantage is probably that it is not that easy to reach, although sufficient free parking is available.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Hermes_NL
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