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“Great Dutch food!”
Review of The Pantry

The Pantry
Ranked #74 of 4,003 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Dutch
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Description: The Pantry Imagine a restaurant version of the successful TV show I Love Holland, and that is what The Pantry is like. This cosy restaurant near the Leidseplein distinguishes itself with its typically Dutch atmosphere and traditional old-Dutch dishes. Hospitality is important. The staff understands the dining and hospitality business and have worked here for years, during which the recognition of this restaurant has been ever increasing. The Dutch living room atmosphere is enhanced by the use of lampshades, Delftware and old paintings on the wall, complemented by the background music. The Pantry works exclusively with fresh, homemade products. Its location in the Leidseplein neighbourhood makes this an ideal restaurant to eat before catching a theatre show or movie. The doors open from eleven in the morning, so it's also a great place to go for lunch
Reviewed January 21, 2013

We too went looking for Dutch food on our first trip to Amsterdam and found it at The Pantry. It is a small restaurant so need to make reservations or get there early. We went early, got the seat by the window and were very impressed with the service.

The waiter took the time to explain all the dishes and helped us choose from the menu. We had the pea soup, the hutspot, stamppot and jambon. All generous portions and all delicious at a reasonable price.

On a cold fall evening it was the perfect place to experience our first taste of the Netherlands! Would highly recommend!

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Thank darmstro56
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Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

On a Thursday night, we didn't believe we'd get in without a reservation but we did, and well into the diinner hour. We were seated at a cute two-top by the window and watched as several other groups were told that they should've called ahead, (best to make a reservation to be sure you get in.) The menu is in at least five languages and much of the waitstaff was fluent in Dutch, Italian and English. There were lists of delicious Dutch dishes; the food didn't disappoint. Such a great ambiance and the service was great.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

our dutch friends booked this wouldent have been our choice but was surprised the staff were fantisc and the food was just the same

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

We found it accidently when we walked around and saw the french magazin recommandation just in front of the door. It wasn't a big restaurant but the food is amazing. We are glad we tried even though it is slightly expensive. And looking forward to diner in the future again.

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Thank Th1s1swade
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by the concierge in our hotel, and it was everything he said it'd be and more. The restaurant has an amazing atmosphere, the service is incredible- everyone in there is happy, organized, and so accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious- fresh, well made, and delightfully Dutch. One of the people on our trip said their Dutch steak tasted better than some of the filet mignon he's had in the U.S. Everything on the menu is good. Try the carpaccio, it's heavenly. We can't wait to come back.

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