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Review of The Seafood Bar

The Seafood Bar
Ranked #42 of 3,900 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $47
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Hamburg, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This hidden place is very bricht & modern, with lots of fish variety on ice, as it should be, the Sushi and Sardines were excellent.
We'll be back, thanx!

Visited July 2014
Thank Darius Z
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good not great”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Vibe us great. Foos is good. Prices on high side

No reservations, but v friendly staff had us seated in no time

More for locals than tourists. Vibe very lively decor trendy. Menu strong but not very out there

Lobster soup good. Butter w herbs great.

Croquettes and calamari ok. They got hubbies main course wrong but corrected quickly and was yummy. Lemon pie yummy. Nice but nit fantabulois evening out mainxourse wrong

1 Thank roxygirl100
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“trendy and good”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

we thought the restaurant was great but make a reservation as it gets busy. the food was very good and the decor modern and chic. the service was thoughtful

Visited July 2014
2 Thank brenda10022
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Go there when it's not busy”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

The food looked great! But we didn't get any. We had reservations but it was not going to be worth the effort. After ordering drinks and a selection of fingerfood for starters we waited for an hour to get oysters. There is plenty personell but when it's busy there just isn't any structure in what they do. Walking around empty handed. Leaving stuff on tables. We got at least 4 faces being friendly and pouring our drinks. Sure, we got apologies and the promise of an extra drink. But no food. And that drink also never came. We paid and left after an hour and had a great evening somewhere else. We'll try some other time because they must be doing something right.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Pierre19671024752
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Farnham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Looked good for platters but otherwise poor”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Visited for lunch and was very much looking forwards to it. Early signs were encouraging, but sadly the food did not live up to expectation and neither did the service. The platters looked incredible and I wish we had ordered one. Instead I ordered the fish (cod) and chips. The batter was very greasy (normally a sign the oil was too cold when the fish was fried) and lacked any crunch. The chips were also a very mixed bag, ranging from almost raw to almost burnt.

I understand that you can have an unlucky meal, but at no time did the staff ask how the food was. Furthermore I left 3/4 of my plate including almost all the fish and the waitress took it away without comment. For me, the sign of a bad kitchen is one that does not care enough to ask why a table's food has come back uneaten. To cap it off the fish and chips was crazy expensive

Wish my experience had been better, as I would love to try the platters, but I believe i voting with my feet. Even in Amsterdam (a city where poor service is the norm), this place stands out.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Julian S
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