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“Great atmosphere, Great food”
Review of Artist

Artist
Ranked #1,635 of 4,045 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: De Pijp
Reviewed 4 June 2014

A really great experience in Artist. Great mezze very tasty - special mention to the falafel which are really unbeatable ! Meet was also excellent and very consistent. The prices are really good for the excellent food you get. Moreover, great atmosphere and very friendly managers !

Definitely a must-do in Amsterdam for all the lovers of Middle-East food !

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Thank Jan995
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

hello guyz,i rarely write on trip advisor...but this time i decided to start with it,especialy for this lebanese restaurant that is here in amsterdam since years...
i travel often to Adam for work,6 to 8 times per year for at list a week.and this time the Artist family just improved so much,this young talented and new Chef took personnaly care of us the 4times we went there during our week. the combination of the mezze was excellent,especialy at this price ,22,50/person for the meal...in this neighbourhood....superb.we were located in the pijp area as well ,i can tell you ...really not cheap at all!
back to the food, :) the Mezzes were miami, and my favorite the chiken with rice and Almonds.just delicious.
if you're looking for a real home authentic experience,it is the place,especialy in amsterdam where it is really difficult to combine,good food,pleasure and confort

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Thank christian H
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Best restaurant in Amsterdam!
Great atmosphere, great food, great service, warm people, and great music

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Thank GeorgiaDias
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

The title say it all... you'll feel like you're eating at the owner's house. I'll just add that the place is very cosy, nice deco. Best Libanese i know in Amsterdam.

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Thank CedricGlobetrotter
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We love Lebanese food and reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, we headed over to the Artist. We were met by the owner, who was very friendly but in an overbearing way, and after the initial chit-chat, he presented us with a set "special" menu which cost around €45 for two people. It comprised a selection of mezzes and then a second course of either kebab, or vegetable couscous. He also gave us the standard à la carte menu, but when we tried to order just a selection of mezzes from the à la carte, he said only the set menu was available (why give us the other menu then??)
So we ordered the selection of mezzes as a starter. The menu seemed to indicate that there would be 8 things, but we only received five, and then afterwards we had a chicken kebab and the veggie couscous.

The mezzes were very nice and tasted properly Lebanese, although they were the same old same-old (hummus, babaganoush, taboulé, falafel and something else). The chicken kebab was chicken on a stick and wasn't very middle-Eastern and the veggie couscous was pretty bland.

All in all we felt we had been manipulated into ordering food that we didn't really want and it wasn't cheap either. We spent almost €70 for that set menu plus a couple of glasses of (frankly mediocre Italian) wine and a bottle of water.

All in all quite a rip-off with an overbearing owner. If you are allowed to order just the mezzes, though, they were good.

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Thank esp67
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