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“Ideal Bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Restaurant Vlaming

Restaurant Vlaming
Ranked #31 of 3,767 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $44
Cuisines: Dutch, European, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Description: A family owned bistro where we serve nice dishes with a good quality - price relation in a friendly atmosphere. We serve here the "worldfamous" (anyway in Amsterdam) Sticky Toffee Pie and home-made Limoncello.
USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Ideal Bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Tiny place, noisy, tight table placement, friendly staff, solid bistro fare. Everything a good bistro should have. Very much like its sister establishment just a few blocks away. If you cannot get a table at one try the other. They both should provide a pleasant dinning experience. Go across the street for an after dinner drink. It is a great neighborhood pub.

  • Visited January 2013
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Food @ Vlaming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Went to Vlaming Eten en Drinken on Sat Dec 15th 2012. Great meal! Delicious home cooked bread with starters and my wife's steak and my fish dish were superb. Staff were attentive and friendly and location in Jordaan is great - some great bars very near.

  • Visited December 2012
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Did not disappoint”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Booked this last year for a table on 19/01/13. It was just great, freshly baked delicious bread, pumpkin soup to die for, tuna with sesame sauce was fab and deserts were different and delicious. Service was friendly and attentive. Not too formal or too big, just perfectly formed. Would strongly recoomend.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank hillbill5
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Eten & Drinken Indeed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

This place is rated very highly on the list of places to eat in Amsterdam for very good reason, there is nothing suspicious about it, it is rare to see such experienced reviewers all saying the same thing about a single place, and all of them are true. This place is incredible.

They know that they are highly rated on Trip Advisor and are proud of it, yes of course there is “finer dining” you can have in Amsterdam, and yes you will more than likely pay more for it, but that isn’t the true value that we always put on a meal out. From us that have experienced picking from a picture in Mallorca through getting served whatever it is that it is in Turkmenistan to eating at restaurants that have the highest plaudits and acclaims known to man, the ones I remember the most are not the latter. It is always about whom you are with of course, the food and the service. Sometimes the service might be all you are with. Then it is a bit about how much you pay for what you get, and then you can derive the value really.

It simply feels like eating at home, with service that comes with smiles that are bright enough to turn dark January Nights into sunny days, a very cosy atmosphere and although we were late and the kitchen was closing so couldn’t order starters, there was still a very unhurried atmosphere, we could have stayed as long as we wanted.

The Food was fantastic, and the house wine went well with it.

Amazing quality, amazing service….

It cost 57 Euro for two of us…

You can spend that on a couple of kebabs and cokes…two minutes walk away…

That is why it is number 1 or thereabouts in Amsterdam…it has an amazing atmosphere, is “real” as opposed to “touristy” it has excellent food, I still remember the service now…and you don’t have to pay a fortune for it…

You just have to find it…

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank KERF_Worldwide
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

Really good food, athmosphere and service!! Had the steak which was perfectly cooked and canneloni, all very good. Starters were fish salad and carpacio very nice and fresh! Total bill with cokes and two glasses of wine and a delicious stick toffee pudding came to 77?. Overall a very good meal!

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