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“Great restaurant: prebook!”
Review of The Pantry

The Pantry
Ranked #121 of 4,475 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Dutch
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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 December 31, 2015

I agree with everyone else here, and found it on TripAdvisor. Such a great little restaurant, very busy, packed, people were constantly turned away - book in advance to be sure of getting a table.

Superb service in such a busy restaurant. Wonderful Dutch food (and wine) - all three courses. If you want a grand restaurant with long elaborate menus and fussy meals this is not the place for you. If you don't mind somewhat crowded tables and attendant noise, but are looking for good simple authentic Dutch food with excellent service, go here.

It was interesting to note that the next door German restaurant (same size) was completely empty when we were there. And that all along adjacent streets, restaurants employed people to call out to pedestrians to come into their places. The Pantry is doing well, and so it should. I'm glad we went and will definitely return next time we're in Amsterdam.

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Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

The salmon... Perfect!!! And the Dutch steak very very delicious. Very nice place, the service is amazing, food very tasty.

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Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This venue is definitely small and cosy. However the service is great and it had quite a homey feel. They serve a lot of traditional dutch dishes like croquettes, hutspot and the like. The food was incredible and the waiters were certainly attentive. A great restaurant to spend a cold amsterdam night.

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Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is a small cozy dark wood type place. The wait staff was very friendly.
Our family of four ate there after a day at the nearby Rijks Museum. It was a perfect piece of punctuation to our day.
I ordered a pre fixed meal consisting of an excellent pea soup with ham and rye bread, followed by the main course of an interestingly spiced sausage with three scoops of potato dishes, the first an excellent mix of beef, carrot and potato, the second a potato sauerkraut mixture, and the third a mixture of potato, kale and bacon. All were both interesting and excelllent
My wife had a cheese fondue. We had fun trying to identify the ingredients and spices. My guess was kirschewasser, garlic and nutmeg. Alas we won't know as the recipe is a family secret.
The meal was an experience that we recommend.

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Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The Pantry was on our hotels recommended list of restaurants and they made a reservation for us before we arrived! Small place that was booked when we walked in the day after Christmas! Very tasty food and wonderful staff that helped describe the food and made excellent recommendations! We would definitely recommend it if you want an authentic Dutch meal! The staff was so friendly and ran outside to give us my husbands phone and my hat that we left on the table!

Thank JDwalke
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