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#47 of 549 Bar in Amsterdam
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£9 - £21
CUISINES
Dutch, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

Quick weekend in Amsterdam… found this place by Google…Nice place, nice food, great service… everything was good… restaurant at 1st floor and bar at gronda floor… what else… Best regards from Italy… 😍

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. Great food. Service was patchy at the bar as we turned up as a group of 12 with a table reservation that wasn’t quite ready. But once the manager took control and the table staff kicked in, we couldn’t fault it. Set menu...options for our group catered for gluten free vegetarions.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

A quick review. We came here a little late in the day having just arrived in Amsterdam. The reason I am leaving the review is that the service was exceptional. All 4 front of house team members we encountered gave top service and were smiley...and friendly. The food and coffee were also very good, texture and flavour was there, but, the steak was not up to scratch. Dear Mata Hard, you should charge a few euros more and put a real ribeye on the plate. Flavours, potato and greens were excellent, I think the steak was even cooked well. Having said that we would go back but probably wouldn't have the rib-eye!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

Great bar for a social drink with friends. Staff friendly & accommodating. Beer very good especially the Amstel & Guinness. Sport on tv but not intrusive if you don’t want to watch. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023 via mobile

If you are visiting the red light district, this is definitely one of the nicer places to eat. Great food and really friendly staff

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023 via mobile

I wey to this place for a revista de it’s true the food it’s different but our meat wasn’t cooked really well… besides that everything was good

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023 via mobile

Very glad to find this restaurant one evening on holiday. They were very busy but still managed to find me a space on a small table by the bar. The food was lovely (red mullet linguine and lemon meringe pie), the price reasonable, and the...staff friendly and attentive. Would definitely visit again next time I'm in Amsterdam.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 April 2023 via mobile

Loved our dinner at Mata Hari! We were very impressed with the antipasto plate, for 25 euros it was so filling that we couldn't finish our entrees! For dinner we had the rib eye and the carrot soup, just delicious! Definitely make reservations as it...was packed!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2023 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous cocktail bar, happy to do any drinks not on the menu, moody, dark, beautiful decor. Music is A class too. The pics on trip advisor don’t do it justice, if your looking for ambience it’s all here!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023 via mobile

We had a lovely time here, early evening drinks and lite bites. Service and food was great, just very quiet when we were there so lacked a little bit of atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023

This restaurant caught my eye after a wander through the little canal lanes. We first visited for a drink downstairs sat in comfy armchairs in the window. Returned the next night unplanned and took a look upstairs and decided to stay for dinner. The ambience...is beautiful candle light, clink clink of cutlery and glass.Art deco styling, stunning canal side location at the end of the red light district. The menu is simple and the food good, waiting staff really welcoming. Not overpriced would highly recommend to anyone.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2022

Sitting outside, along a shady tree-lined canal, this is an excellent spot to eat, or grab a snack, have some drinks and enjoy the people watching. Loved this place! Staff was friendly,helpful. Would visit again.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2022

The food is excellent. We were a party of four and ate outside by the canal. Service was excellent. The only downside was the mix drinks were on the small side.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 June 2022

We have been here for cocktails and bar snacks (they have fantastic bitterballen) every time we’ve visited Amsterdam. This was our third time making a deliberate visit to this lovely bar/restaurant right in the midst of the Red Light District. This time we ate upstairs...in the restaurant (we booked to ensure a table, as we arrived at 9pm, but you might not need to). It was a lovely experience from start to finish. The food was delicious and the service was welcoming and swift. Our waitress was very nice and helpful. The ambience was relaxing and classy, but not stuffy or old fashioned. We shared entrecôte steak for two people, with a side of fries. Every element was perfect, the steak cooked perfectly rare (you can get it cooked however you prefer), the side of fries was crunchy and tasty. It came with delicious us mayonnaise. Worth a surprise mention was the salad and mashed turnip that came with the steak as it’s accompaniment. It was so tasty that I could have eaten a portions of it with the salad as a meal by itself because the salad was fresh and crunchy with samphire and tomatoes, the turnip mash was sweet and garlicky. We also shared house white wine that was cold, crisp and very moreish. We had a table by the window which was fun for people watching too. We would recommend it to anyone visiting that part of the city.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 20 February 2022 via mobile

A rainy day in Amsterdam lead to this beautiful Art Deco interior bar/lounge/bistro. Went in for an afternoon beer, ended up ordering the seafood platter for 2 and the calamari. Delicious. So tasty, a real explosion of flavour. The service was impeccable - the prefect...mix of friendliness and professionalism. Could have stayed here the whole day! Will certainly return if ever in Amsterdam. Thank you!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5