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“Great location, decor,service and food”
Review of de Luwte

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Ranked #187 of 4,181 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $22 - $29
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Description: Restaurant De Luwte has been a well-known establishment located at the Leliegracht in Amsterdam for over 27 years. This winter, it has renewed the look.As soon as you walk in you feel the warmth. Warmth coming from the cosy fireplace, but also the natural colors and materials surrounding you. You find yourself amongst the locals and internationals. Enjoy a nice glass of red wine by the fireplace, a special diner with a view over the Leliegracht or taste different cocktails below our vertical garden.The name 'De Luwte' means 'out of the wind' or a 'sheltered place'. De Luwte is a calm, relaxing spot in the centre of Amsterdam where you can escape the bustle of the city into a cosy and relaxing place.We have an international menu with a nod to the Mediterrenaen kitchen. To everyone's wish our menu is an affordable, obtainable and interesting answer.
Reviewed July 17, 2014

Located on the Leliegracht canal, this place reminds me of a small NYC bistro. We had the young hen stuffed with couscous and grapes... divine. Good wine list.

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Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I thought that we would love this place based on the reviews but we were a little disappointed. They seemed to be severely understaffed and it took forever to get our food, wine etc. We only had one glass of water the whole time and it was never refilled. The steak was 65euro for two people and although it was a huge portion, the quality of the meat was not what you would expect for that price. It was quite fatty. The waitresses were really nice and the restaurant ambience was chic but overall I would not recommend this place. There are better places in the neighbourhood for the price that we paid.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a great little restaurant on the lovely Leliegracht Canal in Amsterdam. The food is outstanding, the portions are decent-sized, and the ingredients are fresh and tasty. They have wonderful meat and vegetarian options, and one cannot beat sitting outside beside the beautiful canal, sipping wine, and having a fine meal. The desserts, by the way, are also delicious. The staff are attentive and helpful. One of the waiters even offered to take a photograph of my wife and I sitting at our outdoor table. It's also good value for your money.

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Reviewed July 5, 2014

We spent a week in Amsterdam and went here twice. Both times we had the tomahawk, which is a 30 oz. long bone ribeye for two. Comes with a great salad and a big bowl of fries. €65, I believe. Very good service and they made you feel very comfortable. I'd highly recommend.

P.S. We ordered the steak medium both times and because of the thickness, was more like rare both times, so feel free to overcook and it'd probably come out perfect.

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Reviewed June 25, 2014

On our visit to Amsterdam we stayed at the 't Hotel on Leliegracht. After a long day of walking we decided to eat at de Lewte which is only several doors up the street. Oddly, when I searched Trip Advisor for a restaurant recommendation on the map feature, it didn't come up despite having good reviews. Anyway, we were delighted with the find. The setting was most pleasant on a quiet section of canal, the food was truly superb and the staff was welcoming and helpful. An English menu was provided although most of the patrons seemed to be locals speaking Dutch. The staff all spoke English. My wife had the beet/blood orange soup and the cod and marinated vegetables dish both of which she said were the best of the type she's had. I had scollops and mussels for an appetizer and grilled (rare) tuna on fresh pasta with a puttanesca sauce. It seemed an unusual combination but was perfectly executed and quite successful. Our American credit card was easily accepted. Overall, we think de Luwte was one of the great unplanned finds that one has traveling, but one that we will plan on returning to when we come back next year.

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