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“Beautiful interior, very good food and great service!”

The Lobby Nesplein Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #66 of 4,099 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $42
Cuisines: Dutch, International
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
Description: BREAKFAST/LUNCH/BRUNCH: Not to brag, but we have what could possibly be the best Eggs Benedict in town. Try us! Also, our flammkuchen is to die for. DINNER: A la Carte or a 3-course menu for just 36 euro per person. Pair your dinner with wine specially sourced from our amazing sommelier and you have yourself a perfect night out. The Lobby: a unique location in Hotel V Nesplein where Amsterdammers and internationals can meet and converge, featuring a restaurant (breakfast, lunch & dinner), a gorgeous open wood fireplace, a terrace overlooking the Nes square, and a small stage for events. The emphasis is on high quality dishes and drinks served in a unpretentious manner by funky staff who want to make your stay memorable.
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Go and have dinner in The Lobby in Amsterdam and start with their famous Flammkuchen! The service is extremely friendly and good and the food is fantastic. I have been there twice now and both times enjoyed it tremendously!

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Thank Janine H
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

I love places like this! Honest dishes done very well and at a very decent price. Not entirely sure if I'd classify this as a gastro pub, it reminds me more of a laid back bistro.

Choices on the menu are not extensive which allows for attractive prices. Good wines starting at 29 euros and some very interesting beers from local microbreweries.

Service is warm and attentive and they all speak good English. Chilled tap water was free of charge as was a refill of the excellent bread.
I had a rabbit pate which was pretty good, roast pork which was one of the best I've ever had and a creme brule which was kept from being excellent by a little bit too much sugar.

All in all a place to visit if you're in the area but book a table. Even on a tuesday night the place was packed!

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Thank wijnands
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Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

An ex-colleague of mine had been recommended The Lobby, and as he then offered either this or one of the many great food/lousy service Chinese places, I was pleased that I chose correctly.
He is Dutch, I am British. We were both welcomed and spoken to the same by very friendly (but not over friendly) staff. We chose different starters and 3rd courses, and chose a pork dish for 2 as main course. 4 of the 5 dishes were wonderful. Apparently the creme brulee was very slightly below this standard.
There was only wine on the menu, and we asked about beers. We both chose a Dutch very dark beer, which we discovered was 10%. This too was great, and we managed two servings each.
OK, it's not a cheap meal. But for this quality of food, staff, and surroundings you don't expect cheap. For 4 beers, 2 starters, 2mains, 2 puddings and 2 coffees the bill came to €103. It was well worth it.
It is a popular place. We got there just before 19:00 and got a table. Within an hour it was packed solid.

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Reviewed March 3, 2014

We tried to dinner at this lovely place but it was Saturday night and we didn't had a reservation... So, we went there next day at lunch, and enjoyed the ambiance and the food. We loved the fireplace, the calm music and the kind staff.
Truly recommended. Probably at dinner, it gets even better! Don't forget to book a table.

Thank PortoLiberty
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Truly amazing service and food , liked the bread that comes with 'Amsterdam Omlete', would be better if it would come with the butter

Thank Knyazeva
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