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“jazzy fish or fishy jazz?”

Cafe Restaurant Stork
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Ranked #655 of 3,767 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $11 - $44
Cuisines: Dutch, Seafood, European
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, 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 .
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“jazzy fish or fishy jazz?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

Located at the northern bank of the river IJ, the restaurants offers a splendid view on some of the city's assets such as Muziekgebouw 't IJ, Central Station, the northern side of the KNSM isle, and, last but not least, the impressive cruise ships mooring at the Amsterdam Passenger Terminal.
The restaurant is specialized in sea food, and has an excellent choice of plates. On Sunday afternoons there is live music - when I visited Stork it was jazz - which is entertaining and not intrusive.
Service is good, friendly, and efficient, prices are very reasonable, and we may recommend in particular the chocolate 'truffels' for desert.

  • Visited May 2014
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“OK+ Food, Slow Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014

Pros:
Food pretty good (we got some lobster and oysters, it's hard to mess up when you are paying for this kind of food)

Cons:
1. Hard to get there (from the center you need a fairy and then long walk on Amsterdam Noord, a bad Amsterdam neighbourhood).
2. Service does not exist (we were ignored quite a bit and had to get the waiters more than once, table was not clean, etc.)

  • Visited March 2014
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4 Thank orhil
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Cairo
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“New experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Very nice and original restaurant by the water. warehouse turned into a restaurant, it's not fully refurbished so there's a bit roughness in the walls and the construction, makes it quite different from all other restaurants. Nice food.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Yousra R
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous Fish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

I booked this restaurant prior to holidaying in Amsterdam after reading other positive reviews on Trip Advisor. The Stork website enables you to pre-book a table, which I did. I asked for a table by the window, the restaurant accommodated my request and we had a great table with a scenic view over the river and Amsterdam itself.
Although it was a bit of a trek to get there from the centre of Amsterdam, it was an enjoyable journey catching the free boat from behind Central Station and taking the 10 minute walk on the other side of the river Ij, As tourists we used our phone map app to help us find the restaurant, however it is also signposted once you get close enough.
We enjoyed the 3 course set menu with matching wines, which in total cost 45.50 Euros each,, I thought this was an excellent price and much cheaper than any fish dining experience I have had in the UK.
The staff were helpful and attentive, the setting on the river was superb especially if you time it right to watch the sunset. I hope to be back soon.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Susoldol
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“a surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

I went there with a friend during the "Amsterdam restaurants week".
Surprisingly located in an industrial area of Amsterdam North, it has a great view of the modern city development skyline near the Central Station.
We had the selected menu for 27 euros excluded drinks and all the dishes had a special taste and the fish was clearly fresh and delicious.
Even though the restaurant was full we expected a bit more attention from the waiters, we had to remind them that with each dish should have come a different glass of wine (all good choices of wine by the way), but that was the only little problem for an overall great experience!
Go!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Andrea S
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