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“Great Lobster” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brasserie Bark

Brasserie Bark
Ranked #447 of 3,557 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $26
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Soups, French, Dutch, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Description: Inspired by the characteristic brasseries in Brussels and Paris, Brasserie Bark is a lively seafood restaurant in Amsterdam's museum quarter. On the menu you'll find an assortment of fish and seafood dishes, from oysters to lobster, salmon to sole and even swordfish. The house speciality is the 'fruits de mer', an impressive selection of shellfish served over ice. The restaurant takes particular pride in only using fresh produce, which means that the menu changes 5-6 times a year, according to the season. Rather unusually for a restaurant in Amsterdam, Brasserie Bark stays open until midnight, so whether you are going for an informal dinner or business meeting, time need not be an issue.
Leiden, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Lobster”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

I stumbled across this place when I was visiting Amsterdam. I love it. The Lobster was delicious. Service was excellent. The waitress's were very friendly, helpful and efficient, compared to other waiting staff that I've encountered in the Netherlands. It wasn't a cheap meal - about 70 euros, including a few glasses of Champagne (which bumps up the price by almost 50%). The décor is just to my taste - Art Deco, relaxed atmosphere, with a mixture of clientele - smart and casual. I will definitely return again.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Low-key sophistication”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

French menu with outstanding seafood. Don't miss the mushroom oyster soup if it is available (menu varies according to what is available in the market). Wonderful wines and service. A quiet, sophisticated room in a quiet neighborhood, not to be missed.

Visited April 2014
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Grand Manan, Canada
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great little restaurant with very good service and excellent seafood. The fish was cooked to perfection, wine selection was good, not too crowded on the Sunday evening we were there. Near museums and Concertgebouw.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 2travelgeeks
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Wantage, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Sea food special”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

Excellent fresh sea food and fish very large helpings and good wine. Very pleasant staff. Convenient to concert hall and museum district. We went on a Sunday night and locals were there as well as tourists. Salad comes as a starter as no extra with lovely dressing and great walnuts.

Visited March 2014
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Burtonsville, Maryland, United States
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198 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Lucky Stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

After arriving in Amsterdam we made a good find by having dinner at Brasserie Bark. The Cauliflower soup was excellent. We chose the Lobster Special and Sardines for our entrees and both were very good. A narrow restaurant on a street with many choices and near the museums, this was a nice way to start our stay in Amsterdam. I would definitely choose seafood at this restaurant and try the specials.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lee P
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