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“Fantastic Dinner!”
Review of Van Speyk

Van Speyk
Ranked #105 of 4,190 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $57
Cuisines: French, Dutch
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centrum
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Based on TA reviews, we picked Van Speyk for dinner on the first night of our stay in Amsterdam. We were so glad we did. We were two couples, and all of us thought our individual dishes had to be the best. My wife had the special which was soup, mussels & fries, and dessert. It was all delicious and more than she could finish. Our friends raved about their Veal two ways and the scallops. Mine had to be the best though, it was the traditional Dutch stew. This was no stew like I've ever had- a large piece of fork tender beef on a bed of mashed potatoes, with a split grilled sausage perched on top.....it was so good it will make you want to go home and yell at your mother for thinking she could ever make stew! The service was excellent, the price reasonable, and the food superb!

Thank David C
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were looking for a restaurant close by as we had just arrived in Amsterdam and were suffering from jet lag. Our hotel recommended Van Speyk. The restaurant was within walking distance and had outdoor seating so that we could "people watch" as we ate. Our food was delicious and the service very good. I had the dutch stew.

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Thank Jean W
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

The staff at the hotel recommended this restaurant to us because it was close by, it was raining, and we had just arrived and were starving! We were told it was 'traditional dutch food'; I'm not so sure about that, but the steak I had was very good if a bit overpriced. A somewhat limited menu but what we had was good.

Thank HCPMOM
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

We bumped into this restaurant on our first night in town as it was literally across the street from out hotel. Luckily, it turned out to be a very good choice.

Well-made food from a limited, but well thought out menu. We visited several times, and the tuna, the cod and the beef stew were all nice. The chocolate cake with blood-orange sorbet was excellent (at least one of us had it each time we went). Also, a selection of micro-brewery beers were available.

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Thank joare
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Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant's menu lacks imagination although the prices punch above its class. Good service and food is well cooked but the rave reviews about this brasserie make it a little overrated.

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