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“Bad wine and expensive”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Staal Rotterdam

Staal Rotterdam
Ranked #408 of 999 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Cuisines: Dutch, Bar, European, Pub, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Netherlands
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683 reviews
469 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
“Bad wine and expensive”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is your typical Dutch bar,only to be seen but not much substance in the menu or service. The dry white wine was pretty disgusting and the table outside were not cleaned or catered to properly. They have an extensive borrel menu on their website but it did not show when we went, only 5 typical dutch appetizer plates available, we chose the bread with 3 diferent types of butter and tapenade, it wasn't bad but not worth nearly 7 euros. Won't be back.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank LOLANetherlands
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Rotterdam
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Very decent lunch spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

Staal is becoming an iconic lunch spot in Rotterdam. Restaurant is based at lower ground floors of Rotterdam WTC, centrally located in city centre. Staff generally attentive and responsive.
Menu card has the usual Dutch classic like omelettes,dutch croquettes with bread, and burger with fries. My preferred choice is the salad goat cheese, which is a meal in itself Large chunks of cheese, enough veggies and large strips of crispy bacon...
Crowd is mixture of business and shoppers. Fair prices for the large portion and tasty dishes.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank elevation
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Famagusta, Cyprus
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice setting and meals but nothing exceptional to entice you to be a regular”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

Very nice setting inside the World Trade Center, dined here twice in the evening, on each occasion the restaurant was relatively quiet. I believe at lunch times it can get hectically busy.
Standard menu comprising fish, steaks and Italian style dishes, There is an English menu as well but the translations can be dubious, "Wild Hare" did not mean hare or rabbit but steak.
Nice setting but nothing exceptional to entice you to be a regular, pretty good service though.
There is a free phone charging booth in the restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Pagey74
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93 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“the boullabaisse great specialty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

I like the food, the atmosphere, service with a smile, very clean...only issue not so many variety in the menu. If something is wrong with the food they are not very willing to solve(one occasion, the last one) this but furter perfect for us!

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank wowwie
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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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170 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Not original, well executed, good location, professional”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

We had lunch here, on the first floor. The menu is very, very, very standard. There was literally not one single item on it that you would not expect on a Dutch lunch menu. Usually there would be something like a salad a la "name of the place", but even that was not there, just salad with chicken, salad with smoked salmon, omelet, Uitsmijter, etc. On the other hand the omelet and salad we ordered were nice. Also the personnel was good and since I love high ceilings the space itself was also nicely. The kids corner was a bit of an afterthought, but it was there.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Jie Yong K
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