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“Great food and good lunch specials!!”
Review of Buffet Van Odette

Buffet Van Odette
Ranked #332 of 4,085 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$50
Cuisines: French, Moroccan
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Buffet van Odette is located on a nice and light spot right on the canal. We are open from 10 in the mornig for breakfast, lunch and diner. We use mainly authentic, organic and local product in our kitchen. Our Bocca-coffee is delicious and Direct Trade (even better than Fair Trade)!
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Ate here twice because the food was so good and it was close to our apartement. Great food and nice atmosphere!

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Thank DanP708
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Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

Our overall impression was quite good but there were a few things that made the visit slightly less enjoyable.

The food was really good, they have a reduced main course menu but what they do sell is very nice. However for the price I would have expected a slightly bigger piece of steak (mine was 3 inches x 3 inches) but the sauce was truly amazing! Another concern was the way that we were packed into the restaurant. We (party of 2) were put on a 6 person table which 5 other people then joined. In itself this was not an issue but because of the positioning of the tables my wife literally couldn't get out from behind our table and our table had to be pulled right out for her to leave the restaurant.

Our waiter was very friendly but we found it quite bizarre when the staff bought out 2 of the 5 courses of the table next to us, before bringing the other 3 five minutes later.

Overall it was a nice enough meal and experience but with so much choice and competition in Amsterdam it's sad that such easy to fix issues would still be prevalent.

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Thank JWaldock
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

We were exhausted after a museum and looking for a lunch place when we came upon this place. The wait was thirty minutes. We waited. The tables are cramped together and the female server was very slow and rude. We asked about gluten free choices and got attitude. You are pretty much out of luck with those types of questions here. Also, they run out of a lot of menu options quickly. My daughter had an okay tomato soup and I violated my gluten free diet and ate an okay spinach quiche. The men were more happy with their lunches. The toilet here is teensy. Nevertheless, considering the awful meals we had at other places I am forced to give this one three stars.

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Thank misanthropicdreamer
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

We chose this restaurant at the recommendation of our canal boat tour captain. It was on the Prinsengracht canal. We sat outside facing the canal. The food was very much farm to table. I had a spinach quiche with goat cheese that was fabulous! We spent eight days in Amsterdam and this was my most memorable meal.

Thank ARretired
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Steak and chicken were so delicious but waiting for the dishes is another story. Very slow service but the wait staff are friendly and pleasant. The cheese plate was really tasty but not big enough to subside our hunger while waiting 40 min for the main dish. Even the apple pie took about 15 min just to get warmed up. The quality of food and the location was really good and we enjoyed our dinner but I hope they hire more staff to speed things up a bit. Recommend it though.

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Thank BrunaE1225
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