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De Oesterbar

#312 of 3,092 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Stadsdeel Zuid
Dutch, Seafood, European
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Leidseplein 10, 1017 PT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 2988
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a couple to celebrate my wife's birthday and while the food was decent enough the service was extremely poor. We were kept waiting for over 20 minutes after being seated before even seeing a menu and ordering a pre-dinner drink. After another 10 minutes or so a waitress came and told us tgat what we had ordred... More 

1 Thank ShaggyEssex
Maribor, Slovenia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We had oysters, caviar, mussels, the black cod and a chocolate coulant- everything really, really, really good. Amazing, raw, pure tastes. The service was exceptional, kudos to that. Deffinately worth visiting. Ps, THE best coffee in town!

Thank Alja K
Lohja, Finland
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Half raw lobster, Oyster's still intact on shell, Shrimp's mushy, mussels rubbery, and everything in that platter of fruit de mer was bit off quality but pricey.

Thank Sami M
Lohja, Finland
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126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We had the Fruit de Mer platter. Most of the larger shrimp were mushy. The staff were friendly and helpful, and offered to re-fire a few more. Didn't help. Not sure if it was the cook or the seafood quality. The clams were bland and rubbery. Melted garlic butter would have been welcome. The lobster is served half-raw. They said... More 

1 Thank Vikingbymarriage
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We were on the hunt for a seafood place but couldn't find it and ran into this small seafood restaurant near our hotel, the Marriott. We cannot say too many good things about this real find! The seafood is top notch and always packed full. Beautiful presentation and delicious.

Thank Corinne W
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215 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The name translates to oyster bar. And the oysters sure are the best in town. The rest of the menu is all well prepared and service is very friendly. But if I compare to the seafood bar on Spui, the price ratio is very poor.

Thank Alexander M
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Our visit to the restaurant was very worth while! The staff was amazingly friendly, the food was heavenly! The lobster is very recommended. One of the best I've ever had. Super oysters and same for the house special shrimp kroketje. We ended with a delicious desert, which was something with pear and an oven baked cake with rum, the restaurant... More 

Thank ZoeCnl
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

So, you're in a foreign city, hungry, but don't know where to eat. We walk to the Leidesplein, which is a very busy square, with restaurants all around. We spy this Oesterbar, looking quaint and fairly empty, so we decided to give it a shot. Well, we figured we scored when they brought an oyster menu. Who knew France and... More 

Thank C5686CEbarbarab
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

nice place, easy to find and friendly service. good food at a reasonable price assuming you don't order any wine

Thank Michael m
Brussels, Belgium
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Upon arrival we were already warmly greeted by the staff, then they explained in a good way the menu and gave us good advise of the wines! They even recommended a cheaper sancerre instead of the more expensive one as they said it had more taste! Oysters were out of this world tasteful and the rest of the fish and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leidseplein 10, 1017 PT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighbourhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: +31 20 623 2988

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?