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Restaurant Applause

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Grote Markt 23A, 2011 RC Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 531 1425
Wed - Sun 17:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This charming restaurant is right next to the outdoor market, so it is quite convenient. The decor is rustic and whimsical, the wait staff prompt and friendly, and the food, oh my! We ordered pesto, olive and bread before our main meal! All three were so fresh and yummy. I had the mushroom pasta and it was the best mushroom-based... More 

Thank Theresa S
Houston, Texas
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182 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I went in to this place for lunch on January 28, a Saturday. The tables were full, and the waitress/hostess rudely said there was no room for me. No offer to wait a few minutes, etc. I stood there and within 60 seconds a couple got up and left. Obviously the waitress knew these people were done, but she did... More 

Thank 82-ag
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I always try to pay a visit to Restaurant Applause. The food is wonderfully prepared and beyond flavorful. This visit I had the pane e pesto as a starter and hands down the best pesto I've had. Their dishes are just the right portion. The service is equally great. I had the same hostess from 2 years ago! Wonderful ambience,... More 

Thank cja767
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178 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We were on our way back to Amsterdam from spending an afternoon in Boemendaal and stopped to have dinner in Haarlem. The restaurant is right on the Main Square. The interiors of the restaurant is intimate/cozy with lovely wooden tables. We ordered 4 different types of pastas and they tasted excellent as you could tell all ingredients were fresh. The... More 

Thank lovetotravelhk
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a bite ti eat and found this restaurant through tripadvisor. We had wonderful food and the personell was really nice and the atmosphere relaxed :)

Thank TaLeDa
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

this restaurant is on the main square and we thought it might suffer from being touristy and mediocre, but happily that was not the case at all. We found the menu very interesting - one of the dishes we just had to try was spaghetti with saffron, sardines, onions, pine nuts and currants soaked in Marsala. This was perfectly prepared... More 

Thank Susann B
London, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We've been there for a simple lunch on a very cold and rainy day. Just two simple pasta dishes for us: Spaghetti Carbonara and Penne all Norma. The dry pasta was cook at the moment, hence perfectly 'al dente'. The source of both dishes was just perfect (trust me, I am Italian). Service was very attentive and prices reasonable. A... More 

Thank Marino R
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Not only is the restaurant situated in a prime location with a beautiful view from the terrace, but the food is fantastic! After spending three weeks in Italy, the craving for spectacular Italian food was peaking, and this restaurant more than satisfied that craving. The chef is also incredibly accommodating regarding special dietary needs/requests, so if you're allergic to/don't eat... More 

Thank Ilantjes
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We stayed in Haarlem on Grote Markt and Applause was our favorite spot for dinner. Our server made great recommendations for all of us, including our vegetarian daughter. We ate outside one night, on the plaza, and inside another night, in the cozy and atmospheric restaurant. We loved it both nights.

Thank MassachusettsScout
Haarlem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Somewhat hidden between the larger surrounding restaurants and café's lies this small authentic Italian restaurant. Wide selection of antipasti and pasta's (named 'primi platti') to choose from. Opt for the 'Antipasto del chef' and you'll get a table full of simple yet delicious small dishes to share. Or pick a starter and go for a 'secondi', main course. Very friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Italian, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grote Markt 23A, 2011 RC Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 23 531 1425

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