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“Great food, too busy, mediocre service” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Loetje aan de Amstel

Loetje aan de Amstel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $31
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Dutch, Bar, European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great food, too busy, mediocre service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

Had diner with a business relation on a wednesday night. The place was packed. We had a small table, seated very close to the neighbouring guests. The waitress was eager to take our order. When we finished our main course it took us half an hour to order some coffees. And the restrooms had nog paper left at the sinks. The food was great, though. I sincerely hope the owner puts a bit more effort behind the total experience package in the very near future. I won't be revisiting this place.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Appleton, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great steak and friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank JustJim79
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Tipperary
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234 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Best Steak Ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Rome
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220 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Best steak in Holland”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SusiBarton
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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173 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Steak in Dutch tradition”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Marjo1187
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