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De Machinist

Willem Buytewechstraat 45, 3024 BK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 477 5700
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“fries” (7 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
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Dutch, Seafood, European, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Willem Buytewechstraat 45, 3024 BK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

This place is okay. Not bad, not good. It is average. The meat was good in texture but lacked in taste. Fries were just fries. And the side salad was no more than that either. If you ask me prices are too high for what...More

Thank jozzer2017
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We ate dinner at De Machinist in one night of our stay in Rotterdam. We found a there this restaurant full of local people, good food and Vine, and very nice and helpful staff.

Thank Andrei C
Reviewed 28 February 2018

I went in on a Sundayafternoon. From 3pm onwards there is a live orchestra, very nice atmosphere. However the food is not too good. I ordered fresh orangejuice but received juice that was not squized at the location. I really had to convince the waiter...More

Thank fleurie99
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Good place to have seafood. Service is good. Recommend to do reservation as it is generally crowded on weekends. Fish dishes are very good. Staff is courteous

Thank Vikram P
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Great food & service. Not expected here, the offered quality is like a grand cafe … would have preferred "machinist" style food and service here. We're in Rotterdam here, not in Paris ;-).

Thank Akxsel
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We used to get wine and olives, the wine is still there (although much too warm for a dry white), the olives only come with nuts and pretzels and the kitchen would not agree to serve them without. Sounds silly? It is.

2  Thank Peter T
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across the viskantine - what a wonderful find it was. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful with suggestions, the fish was some of the freshest and tastiest fish I've had in a while - the flavours we're light and complimenting to the fish...More

Thank char_dut
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We went there with the fixed idea of having the all-you-can-eat option with a variety of dish chosen by the chef. A friend recommended us to do so. So I expected the typical tricks of those kind of options (lots of potatoes, small portions of...More

Thank jorbarenys
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This was a wonderful surprise. While the menu appeared limited at first, there were several items that were a tough choice to make. Started with tomato soup which was freshly made and perfectly spiced and flavored. Lemon sole was perfectly cooked as I remembered it...More

Thank Mr G
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Granted, we visited on a summer's day, when the sun was high and the outdoors area was full of all types of visitors. But the place is exciting and full of character. It appears that is a venue that has a full calendar of all...More

Thank christinebraganza
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Willem Buytewechstraat 45, 3024 BK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Rotterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 10 477 5700
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