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“Are you in for the burgers? or for the behind the iron wall best cocktails in town”
Review of The Butcher

The Butcher
Ranked #251 of 4,143 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: De Pijp
Reviewed November 17, 2013

It was a very long day and I had just returned from a day trip to Belgium, when a friend of mine suggested that we meet at The Butcher. The address of the place is enough to excite any visitor or local, because the Albert Cuypstraat is famous for the outdoor market and ethnic food outlets in its vicinity. Nevertheless, I never heard of this place, so I said why not...The place is early 1900 butcher shop a la 21st century steel and fit-outs, so very intriguing....the menu was amazingly rich in choice of burgers, Lamb, Beef, Chicken and Veggie with a fish and chips option for that non-red meat or vegetarian person...and simple straight forward side dishes. I actually had two burgers and both were great.

Only downside was the music playing in the background was a bit too "specific taste" and disrupts the food experience.

I inquired from my friend after dinner, where are we going next? My friend smiled and said we are going behind the Iron Wall; I was on the list as her guest.
I literally was dumbfounded when I discovered that behind this burger joint lay the coolest little lounge and bar in town...the crowd was very eclectic, friendly and happy, but the real highlight was the great music that went well with the excellent cocktails being served by the "Fabulous Shaker Boys"…probably two of the most charismatic and talented mixologists in town; "old school meets new school" bartending with a lot of content, not just show

The burger place is a must, but the bar is a triple must…so find a way to get on the list

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

This restaurant was on my planned shortlist. It is located in the middle of the famous Albert Cuypmarket street.
Burger here is where you had never has burger before. The menu offers lots of sandwich varieties with different toppings. I optioned for The Daddy 250g along with fries. The sandwich was mouthful, tasty, and juicy and the fries was perfect. Ketchup and Mayonnaise are free here not like other places.
The service was very good and it did not take much time till delivering the food.
Overall excellent experience and highly recommended for burger lovers.

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Thank ahmedalhadidi
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Decked out like a traditional butchers shop, with a few stools to perch on for your food, isn't the best first impression for what you are going to receive, but when you see the fresh burgers being put on the griddle, your impression changes!

Burgers were amazing, a good choice of different meats for everyone, but go for the Big Daddy! The sides are also good, huge chunks of chicken breast go into the popcorn chicken.

Its about 25-30 minutes walk from the main center districts of Amsterdam, but well worth the walk. Check of the bar Kingfisher just down the road on the way back!

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Thank Steve C
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Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

The Butcher located in the middle of the market, while we were hanging the stomach made us get in, and thankes to that, we enjoyed great and simple Burger. The Fried is also very good, and the meat does not fat-rich for the fat lovers (maybe dry but still good)
Don't forget to ask Medium size!

Thank Ronny14
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Amazing burger!
Excellent service!
Gezellige atmosphere!
The Italian manager simply makes the difference! Gefeliciteerd!

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Thank FFBCN
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