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The Seafood Bar

The Seafood Bar

Seafood Restaurant€€€
Museumkwartier, Amsterdam
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    This place is famous for their seafood. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Tips
    Irina M.
    "excellent vine and amazing "fruit de mer" platter."(7 Tips)
    Josh F.
    "Best lobster soup I've ever had."(7 Tips)
    Angela C.
    "Top quality mussels, fish & chips, seafood platter."(9 Tips)
    Lilian L.
    "Has the grilled king crab which was delicious ☺️"(5 Tips)
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  • seafood
  • trendy
  • good for dates
  • healthy food
  • good for groups
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  • Ekaterina D.heart icon on user image
    Ekaterina DementevaSeptember 20, 2015
    Great place!! I can call it "must-visit place" in Amsterdam! Everything is very fresh and tasty! Even a bread with special butter tastes sooo good!! Be prepared to wait for a table in the evening
  • Lily K.heart icon on user image
    Lily KwanNovember 28, 2016
    Ordered the combination with fruit de mer and mixed grilled.The snow crab legs and lobsters in the cold platter were so fresh and were the best I have ever had. This is the best among the 3 stores!
  • Libby M.heart icon on user image
    Libby Maxx PowerJanuary 5, 2020
    Seafood platters!! Such a great selection of seafood including cockles, crab, lobster and mussel. The surprisingly delicious item is the crab salad. They accept walk ins.Also try the Scroppino dessert
  • Gizem Z.heart icon on user image
    Gizem ZSeptember 27, 2016
    start with lobster soup, very delicious 😋 and try mixed grill menu including mussel, lobster, king prawn, grilled calamar and different fish types..All were tasty and fresh...👍🏻
  • Brigitte P.heart icon on user image
    Brigitte PerezOctober 22, 2017
    AMAZING! I’d suggest getting a bunch of finger foods. Calamari was the best I’ve ever had. Crab cakes , vongole & shrimp in garlic sauce. Homie had the salmon burger & it was big and juicy.
  • Alexandra E.heart icon on user image
    Alexandra EliasJuly 12, 2023
    I truly recommend the oysters. Get them during the oyster happy hours between 15-17. We enjoyed oysters and shared a Seafood plateau and it was more than enough. A place I’m definitely coming back to.
  • Alexander G.heart icon on user image
    Alexander GavrilinJune 14, 2015
    The choice of fish and fruits de mer is very big and portions are even bigger. The place is very popular among both locals and tourists so waiting time may be up to an hour. Better book in advance
  • Nick V.heart icon on user image
    Nick Van de VeldeMarch 28, 2022
    What a discovery! I was really amazed by the fact that it was this well priced! Great quality with fresh products. The waiters are very friendly. Will definitely come back here!
  • Elisa
    ElisaNovember 15, 2021
    Get the mixed grill. Large portion sizes - Very good value. The sauce is good. Bread & butter good too. Service is solid. Not sure why it’s a 9.7 though, I wasn’t mind blown or anything.
  • Grace Magdalene L.heart icon on user image
    Grace Magdalene LeongMarch 28, 2015
    Lobster Soup is a delicious; thick, tasty soup with chunky and soft lobster meat. Slurp! Fried Cod fillet also very crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Highly recommended!
  • Ugur S.heart icon on user image
    Ugur SavasNovember 5, 2015
    Bar is better experience. Needs reservation. Crabs, clamps,scallops, mussels and seashells all delicious. Chef menu, cold menu and seperate crab and scallops. Limited wine choices mostly white.
  • Chi N.heart icon on user image
    Chi NguyenMay 13, 2019
    As in the name of the restaurant, they serve seafood, the very fresh and tasty seafood 🦞
  • Althea S.heart icon on user image
    Althea StearnsOctober 17, 2015
    Excellent seafood. I had oysters from Ireland Tara No 4 and the chef special Dorada fish bake whole stuffed with herbs and a ramesco sauce. Reasonable prices for the quality.
  • Adriana C.
    Adriana CiurelDecember 1, 2014
    Great place, fantastic food, fresh, tasty, everything you can ask from seafood. The plateau is a mix of almost everything you might want to try. Must have oysters as well.
  • Althea S.heart icon on user image
    Althea StearnsApril 2, 2018
    Started with the French fish soup. Broth and most of the seafood was good, but shrimp was over cooked. It was mostly shrimp and mussels. The Mixed Grill was amazing. I had the serving for 1.
  • Michael .heart icon on user image
    Michael 🇩🇪March 5, 2017
    i love the food and service. but its really ridiculous you sit on so small tables if want eat a lot. we ordered not more because space is too tiny. you cant enjoy 💯. ok.its just a "bar" no restaurant
  • Maria G.heart icon on user image
    Maria GleesonOctober 24, 2016
    French mussels are delicious!!! Lobster was great. Have the Pinot Grigio!! Great service and you get a lot of food
  • DMheart icon on user image
    DMJanuary 20, 2016
    The reminder that it's the best sea food restaurants is totally true, all dishes are amazingly tasty. But stuff is a little bit slow and not not kind at all:)
  • Laura Z.
    Laura ZhiuAugust 24, 2015
    Have been there numerous times, anything I tried: outstanding (including service)! Mussels, fruits de mer, cod, fish soups, chef's grill mix and more to mention!
  • Karstenheart icon on user image
    KarstenSeptember 20, 2018
    Decent calamari, enh.further by remoulade. Paired Luc Pirlet chardonnay mostly unspectacular.Service not on par for "best place in town" - slow even after peak hours; no WhatsApp res. request
  • Isabella S.
    Isabella SanchesAugust 10, 2016
    I had to order 3 times my wine until it finally arrived. The waitress didn't take notes of our order. By the way the starter and the dessert was really good.
  • Vladieheart icon on user image
    VladieSeptember 15, 2018
    Delicious fresh sea food for a fair price. Try everything! The service is polite, friendly and really helpful (including great recommendations).
  • Jacquie H.
    Jacquie H.👹August 12, 2013
    For a quick seafood lunch or dinner it's always a good place to try. Perfectly cooked fish, great fruit des mer platters and the best fish and chips in town!
  • Foodieheart icon on user image
    FoodieJune 15, 2014
    The place must be quite popular as it was full, so you'd have to wait for around 10 mins, but that's fine as you can learn the menu meanwhile. All sorts of seafood one could wish 🐟
  • Mai A.
    Mai ALsaqa'abyApril 14, 2019
    Busy restaurant we waited for 30 minutes but worth the visit, I ordered the battered fish & chips it was delicious
  • Daniel V.heart icon on user image
    Daniel VasilyevNovember 9, 2019
    Big portions, fresh seafood, nice wine and place itself.
  • Akaru M.
    Akaru MedetaiJuly 20, 2015
    Fruits de Mer platter for two with the King Crab and additional Lobster option. Simply amazing!
  • Nataliya Y.
    Nataliya YeremenkoNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best sea food in Amsterdam. The king crab is delicious! Highly recommended. Reservation is required.
  • Luiz  Otavio Altenburgheart icon on user image
    Luiz Otavio AltenburgApril 28, 2018
    Excellent fresh seafood. Try pulpo a gallega and lobster soup. Bordeus oyster are amazing!!!
  • Karstenheart icon on user image
    KarstenNovember 21, 2018
    Pulpo alla gallega was not as tender and not as tasty as it could have been. Grilled too long and lacking the typical smoky 'Pimenton della Vera'. Note to the chef: Try sous vide!
  • Dema A.heart icon on user image
    Dema AlissaApril 14, 2019
    The waiting line was so long but worth the wait. Grilled salmon was cooked to perfection. Crab cake was yummy but a little oily.
  • A.A. K.
    A.A. K.March 1, 2014
    Amazingly great!!! Ordered french fish soup,mussels,scampi in garlic butter and calamari-the best! Book a table in advAnce
  • Evren K.heart icon on user image
    Evren KoksalNovember 1, 2014
    Best seafood ever! Best service in Amsterdam. Order anything! All is heaven :)
  • Alisa G.heart icon on user image
    Alisa GronJanuary 27, 2017
    Absolutely must visit and grab oysters ! Strongly recommended for fishfood lovers
  • Lara
    LaraMay 4, 2019
    Food is good, but service needs to improve! We had to ask twice for our side fries and salad, which only came after we were half way done with the food. They didn’t clean up the table until forever.
  • Lilian L.heart icon on user image
    Lilian LohNovember 5, 2014
    Fresh seafood, excellent service. Has the grilled king crab which was delicious ☺️
  • Potatoheart icon on user image
    PotatoAugust 6, 2015
    Excellent seafood restaurant !!!! quick service and fresh products !! Not so expensive
  • Diana Q.heart icon on user image
    Diana QuinteroFebruary 14, 2016
    Amazing place!!! Dishes are big enough. Sometimes share their own is better. Pulpo al olivo! You must try it!
  • Alexandra A.
    Alexandra AlvesDecember 31, 2014
    The attendants were a little impatient, but the food made it worth the trouble. Fish and chips were excellent and the price is great.
  • Gowrie R.heart icon on user image
    Gowrie RamcharanMay 1, 2015
    Great selection to of seafood, really well prepared. Fish and chips was very good.
  • yvonnnneeee
    yvonnnneeeeApril 30, 2015
    AMAZING FRUITS DE MER! and FRITTO MISTO! friendly servers great service!
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiJanuary 12, 2015
    The Belgian style mussels are really good. Reasonable prices for seafood.
  • mari b.heart icon on user image
    I’m not sure if the fish and calamari were fresh or frozen but definitely were tasty. Friendly staff and generally speaking a value for money restaurant .
  • Alexander i.heart icon on user image
    Alexander iT.December 5, 2014
    Octopus was hard, as well as potato. Boiled Lobster is big, but really taste were legs only. Tail had a taste of fried butter.
  • Dharyll R.heart icon on user image
    Dharyll RyceJuly 26, 2015
    All seafood is amazing here, staff are nice and attentive and good selection of wine.
  • Ama H.
    Ama HasaniNovember 5, 2020
    Great place. I love their crab, lobster. Highly recommended.
  • Daria T.heart icon on user image
    Daria TryashinaOctober 17, 2015
    be ready to wait for at least half an hour. the food is delicious, though honestly mussels can't be compared to what they serve in Brussels..
  • IBheart icon on user image
    IBJanuary 15, 2015
    Seafood is fresh and delicious, highly recommended! Book in advance. You can also book by e-mail.
  • Yulia H.
    Yulia HrulNovember 19, 2017
    Very fresh and delicious seafood! And the place is very nice!
  • Ina L.heart icon on user image
    Ina LiDecember 1, 2014
    Try the scallop with saffron sauce and whole sea bass!!
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