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“Good service let down by mediocre food”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of RAZMATAZ

RAZMATAZ
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Ranked #1,023 of 3,767 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: US$27 - US$53
Cuisines: European, Dutch, International
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Quincy Jones sang a song about it, Iris Molkenboer named her company after it. Razmataz, bar, coffee saloon, restaurant and EnSuite, a chain of warm, cosy areas, all in a living room setting, without any fuss but with lots of love for you as a guest! And it shows. As soon as you walk in the friendly staff welcomes you, as well as the aroma of freshly roasted coffee and the homemade cakes. The restaurant serves you breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the dishes are well balanced and with pure ingredients. The bar of Razmataz is famous as it was one of the first Gin & Tonic bars in Amsterdam. More than 50 types of Gin are served and it specializes in Vermouth as well.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Good service let down by mediocre food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Firstly, the bar is lovely; cosy and with a great selection of drinks so coming here for a refreshing beverage is highly recommended. The food, however, is sadly lacking. The service was friendly and knowledgeable of the dishes, but the server's descriptions turned out to be far more appetizing than the actual meals. Our starters were big but just ok, and our mains not great. Lamb was rather dry and my ravioli was really not very good, to the point where I took one piece and immediately sent it back for being extremely sweet. Sending it back resulted in poor service from that point forward (being ignored) and I was not happy to order a replacement dish as the first one took such a long time to come and I was pretty hungry, and also we felt extremely unwelcome at that point so wanted to leave. The uneaten ravioli remained firmly on the bill, and after much discussion, the waitress grudgingly took 2 small glasses of cider off of our bill (a total of approximately 8 euro). The service just went from being really great to really poor as soon as I expressed a polite view that the food was really not up to par in one of the dishes. I'd rather spend half the money and go to one of the many decent places in the surrounding area. Finish with a drink here, but save your food-money for somewhere else.

  • Visited December 2013
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“Great place to eat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

Delicious food! Friendly service! A restaurant to go more than once! Highly recommend the steak tartar and the fig dessert.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“You can do better near here”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

This place looks better than it is. The food is not great and the service is arrogant and rude. I would recommend the Turkish place (Orontes West) across the square.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Great Dessert”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

We had some really good dishes. I agree that the watermelon gazpacho was not too good, but my wife's ravioli was quite good and I had "bread salad" with a couple of prawns on top. It was very good. What really made the place was the great, friendly service (our waitress was a lot of fun), sidewalk seating, and a dessert to die for. We would go back again.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Gaspaccio? Really?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

The gaspaccio USA watermelon with some spices. Really disappinting. Really. I here ate this moment, waiting for a next dish, but the cheap thing the served me as gaspaccio is reason enough to run out. To be fair, the pasta I tried before was good. Overrated in general,

  • Visited July 2013
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