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“Good food for a reasonable price in the heart of Amsterdam”

Restaurant Cote Ouest
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Ranked #69 of 3,753 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $29
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Centrum
Description: At Cote Ouest we do what we do best and we're proud of it: giving our guests a warm welcome and serving delicious and honest cooking. Salade Chevre Chaud, Moules, Huitres, sans gluten, Soupe a l'Oignon, organique, Confit de Canard, Galette au Saumon Fume, Orange Givre, Brand Imperator, Plateau de Fromages, Crepe Citron et Sucre, Cidre, Cafe Richard, French wines, Tarte Tatin, Monbazillac, Poisson du Jour... Come along and get a bite of our hospitality and honest food. Discover our lunch and dinner menu and keep an eye on those blackboard specials. A bientot!
Amersfoort, Netherlands
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74 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good food for a reasonable price in the heart of Amsterdam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

We had dinner with some friends here. The place was recommended by a colleague of my wife, and we agree with is recommendation, it is the best restaurant in the center of Amsterdam if you want to eat French food for dinner, and the prices are OK as well.
The location is a bit tricky, the restaurant is hidden behind De Nieuwe Kerk, adjacent to the Dam square, and you walk around the church building thinking is this it when out of the blue a few horeca establishments appear. Cote Ouest is in the middle of them and has a narrow front.
Inside there is a small floor with maybe 16 seats, and upstears there is a bigger seating area where maybe 40 people can sit. All in all it is not to big, and the customers are not treated as numbers.
The staff was very friendly and we got a menu with the dish names in French, and explanations below what it is in Dutch and English. On the menu explanation the staff was excellent in explaining what was there, the explanation made us more hungry then when we came in.
In the menu there are choices of Meat, Fish and vegetarian dishes, so for all there is something, also they have a variable day menu for all these types next to their standard menu. For starters I had the smoked fish (Poissons Fumee) which was good. As main course I had the duck (Confit Canard) and it was the best duck I have ever eaten! We did not take desert as we were full from this. For drinks the service was fine as well, with refill asked if your glass was empty but without pushing.
As conclusion, we will go there again!

  • Visited May 2013
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cluntungan, Owner at Restaurant Cote Ouest, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Wonderfull review, very honest. We hope you will visit us again, whenever you're in Amsterdam. Kind regards, Claudia van den Berg
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Wexford, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A very friendly little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

From the moment we entered the Restaurant we were very happy.The food was of a very high quality and cooked to perfection Steaks were tender and tasty.My daughter and I enjoyed our meal and hope to return again

Visited May 2013
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cluntungan, Owner at Restaurant Cote Ouest, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you so much for reviewing Côte Ouest. We also hope that you will return again! Kind regards, Claudia van den Berg
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London
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent break from sightseeing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Had an amazing French lunch - wonderful food, great service, and convenient location just off of the Dam Square.

Visited May 2013
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cluntungan, Owner at Restaurant Cote Ouest, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Always nice to read positive feedback, the team at Côte Ouest (inl. the kitchen staff) is thankfull. Kind regards, Claudia van den Berg
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very nice food at a decent price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, serving very good food at a decent price. The service was very good, friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed our time here and would gladly come again!

  • Visited May 2013
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cluntungan, Owner at Restaurant Cote Ouest, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank for visiting Côte Ouest and the review. Kind regards, Claudia van den Berg
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Shelby Township
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Exquisite Dining in a Casual Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

The appetizers, soup, entrees, and deserts were all superb as if prepared by a 5 star chief. The staff spoke many languages, were informative, friendly, and attentive. A cozy casual atmosphere added to our relaxed dining experience.

  • Visited April 2013
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cluntungan, Owner at Restaurant Cote Ouest, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderfull review! Kind regards, Claudia van den Berg
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