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“Great steak and friendly service”

Loetje aan de Amstel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $31
Cuisines: Dutch
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Appleton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great steak and friendly service”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

Was over for a very brief work visit to Amsterdam and got taken here by a couple of colleagues... one of the very best steaks I've had for a long time. I had the Bali Steak given I enjoy my spice, and the gravy was perfect, spicy yet did not detract from the flavour of the steak.

The service was friendly, and the atmosphere was vibrant and very busy very early on.

Value for money was good, not overly priced given the quality of the meat, and the beer selection also very good...

Won't be my only visit this year to Amsterdam, and you know what, think I might come back here again!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank JustJim79
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  • English first
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Best Steak Ever!”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

Wow I had a Bali steak (hot and spicy) on the advice of a friend. Awesome (was sorry I didn't have the large one). Salad and chips the best also! Really worth a detour.

Visited December 2013
Thank iggyTipperary
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Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Best steak in Holland”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

I came to this steak restaurant with some locals and was not disappointed. While we waited for a table we tried the bitteballen and beer. For dinner I had the steak in sauce, mushrooms and salad. The ambiance is warm and homey and the food is good. The service was just ok- but the type of place where you need to flag your waitress down seems to fit in with the place. I would definately go back!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank SusiBarton
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Steak in Dutch tradition”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is how granny cooked a steak in Holland, medium rare with a nice gravy, that you soak up with fresh white bread.
The gravy is nothing more than the margarine the steak was cooked in, but they manage to get a nicely browned. So do not expect any fancy sauce, just indulge and enjoy it the Dutch way.
Sides you order separately, the fries are perfect and the salad again as granny would have made it: a cooked egg on top, small bits of fried bacon and a simple oil and vinegar dressing.
Service is fast and friendly, the food is very reasonably price, €16.50 for a 200gram fillet steak. Place is crowded after 6pm, so come early or be prepared to wait. No reservations.
There is other stuff on the menu as well, also some traditional desserts, but it is the steak you go to this please for.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Marjo1187
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The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Probable past its prime”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Have been to Loetje several times over the last few years, it has always improved over time. But as of late it seems that with all its fame and glory it is now going downhill, the last few times service and food quality has declined. This can always be due to the reason that they have become so popular, is always packed and kitchen and staff cannot cope with the volume of customers. However, waiters dont have time to take your orders, they tell you very abrupbtly to wait untill they have time to come and serve you. They are very rude in handling requests. They are out of stock in general items. Toilets are closed due to overflowing. Food comes out cold when you eventually receive it. What a pity, this was a great place to have a decent steak. Hopefully they can get the act together and once more rise to the levels they were at before.

  • Visited September 2013
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