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Rain

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Rembrandtplein 44, 1017 CV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 626 7078
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Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We fancied steak for dinner and wandered past a few restaurants and found this gem. Very cosmopolitan, but welcoming if that makes sense. I had the mixed bread starter and my husband had the Argentinian sausages - just wow! For main I had lobster and steak (surf and turf) and my husband had steak. We chose fries, mushrooms and onion... More 

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Thank 178juliette
Waterlooville
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here whilst away on a mini break and the food was amazing. Really filling and tasty. Service was good, and a nice view out onto the square

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Thank Clare W
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would recommend, great location, you won't be disappointed. The staff were very helpful, the choices on both food and drink were great, very accommodating to customers needs also.

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Thank mattdrewell
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Rain today and recieved good service and excellent food. The special offer meals were really good value for money.

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Thank Amanda H
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was really nice and it came out pretty quick as well considering the amount of people in the restaurant at the time. I would recommend visiting this restaurant as the food is nice and the price is reasonable.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here on the first night of a short break, food was tasty, hot and well prepared. Staff were friendly, helpful and attentive.

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Hereford
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 7pm and ordered our food. The food arrived and it was lovely. However a largish group arrived and the staff just couldn't cope. People were waiting 45 minutes just to receive a menu. We waited over half an hour for our plates to be removed. A lot of couples ended up complaining

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Thank Heidi T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The food is amazing, really good steaks and the portions were fantastic, defo worth a visit. Highly recommended

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Thank James B
Noordwijk aan Zee, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Avoid this place, I had been to Rain before the service was not so bad, long waits, but this time really it was awful, Rude waiter will no focus on service, Please avoid this place... was told to sit at a table right next to the door, service was very slow Order nachos it came with meat, No information on... More 

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Thank Shafiq007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

myself and 4 friends eat here during our trip to Amsterdam for new year the restaurant it advertises it self as an American style restaurant was clean and the tables and chairs very comfortable the food was excellent to much in fact I had to take a doggy bag away with me the service form ordering our drinks and food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$24
Cuisine
International
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rembrandtplein 44, 1017 CV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 626 7078
Description
Rain bar, restaurant and club in Amsterdam’s most active café-and-nightlife neighborhood has been hot, hot, hot ever since it opened in 2005. Everything about it gets rave reviews: the menu, the bar, the club, the restaurant and the terrace, oh, and the genuine friendliness of the staff. Décor is tastefully modern with dark wood, leather seating, lilac and violet touches. The ground floor bar and Comfortable Dining Area morph into a club around eleven or so (weekend closing is 4am). The upstairs dining room is also tastefully modern. The truly inventive food is global fusion, like starter of pressing of wild duck and seasonal mushrooms with winter plum and chilli compote, crisp duck salad, foie gras lollipop and balsamic syrup, seemingly-simple main of burger becomes a Wagyu burger (birth certificate available on request) on hazelnut brioche with onion confit, sautéed foie gras, fried duck egg, hand cut chips and home made ketchup. Everything is made fresh here, from the bread to the famous ice creams. Up to 250 can take over the venue. There are three daily changing menus, 4- and 6-course tasting menus and an 8-course gourmet menu. Rain’s philosophy includes delight, refreshment and inspiration, and the hip, affluent crowd who gathers here seems to agree.

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Staying in Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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