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“Yes, the steaks here are great!”
Review of Cafe Loetje

Cafe Loetje
Ranked #154 of 4,046 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Reviewed February 16, 2013

I've been many times, and often take foreign friends to Loetje. I can honestly say, that without exception, they all agree that this steak is amazing.

When you come in, walk to the end of the bar, give your name and get enlisted. Expect an hour or so waiting in the weekend, but try to kill your time drinking something at the bar. Do not expect a romantic setting, it is noisy, I would say the Dutch equivalent to a busy Spanish tapas bar. What you can expect is quick service, a decent salad and good french fries (chips), but then the steaks: I prefer the Bali, which is more spicy. The gravy is very tasteful and you will find the steaks amazing.

Oh, and they do not ask how you want your steak. It is supposed to be medium - rare. It's not bloody, but it is pinkish in the centre, but then again, this is how you should enjoy a good piece of beef. If you prefer medium, well-done, please stick to the French fries, and do not waste a good part of that animal. ;-)

In summer time it's nice to sit outside....

Enjoy!

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Thank Timothy W
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

if these is the best steak in Amsterdam than it don't say much for Amsterdam.
first of all they don't ask how you would like it which means it come's rare to medium so if blood in the middle is for then your ok and as for the sauce its more like a coloured water not a lot of flavour so I say just ok

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Thank ged m
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Has the small Bali with all its buttery goodness. Thankfully we early and were seated promptly which would have not been the case an hour later. I can't wait for the weather to warm up and visit the location in Ouderkerk A/D Amstel!

Thank Balou1999
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

I always eat here when in town - great atmosphere and the best steaks in the Netherlands. Good value for what you get, always busy and so central, just across the street from where i was staying and a great enjoyable evening.

Its a must and you will not regret your visit

Thank John D
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

This no nonsense place has the best steaks in Amsterdam. Don't go here to expect excellent "couvert" service. This place will not dissapoint you with the food. Best steak to order if you like spicy is the "Beef Bali". Just order this with fries, salad.

Thank caracasbaai
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