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Balthazar's Keuken

) #489 of 3,317 Restaurants in Amsterdam ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ European, International
Elandsgracht 108, 1016 VA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 2114
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Elandsgracht 108, 1016 VA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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71 - 80 of 212 reviews

Reviewed 8 January 2016

I have eaten here many times over a considerable number of years and have always regarded the food and dining experience with the highest regard. We visited in December for my birthday and were disappointed. The restaurant was overly noisy and though we realised that...More

Thank irwin100
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

We had dinner at Balthazar recently. It is a small, unpretentious place with a relaxed, friendly vibe. The set meal was nicely cooked with good flavours. We had an appetizer plate with five selections, including mussels with fois gras, pâté, yogurt & cranberry, snails &...More

Thank htravelbug
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

I wanted to eat in a place that is small that locals eat there that the food is not pretentious - and I was so happy we found this restaurant. Menu changes every week and food is sooooooo tasty!

Thank Daniella K
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

They operate with a 3 course meal, which change weekly i think. Its a small place and easy to miss if your not looking for it. Our precourse had 5 dishes, there was fish or meat and a dessert, you can get wines to match....More

Thank Per V
Reviewed 27 November 2015

I walked by many time and got a chance to find a table this evening, it looked very small and cozy from outside,and I thought it must be good,so I decided to go try without even paying attention to the menu. It is true that...More

Thank cici20152015
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We tried this intimate restaurant after reading some good comments on TA. There is only a 3 course dinner menu that varies daily (about 33 EUR). You start with an appetizer tray of five items and move onto a fish or meat main course and...More

Thank Mr__LS99
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Unique little restaurant with a set menu. We enjoyed watching the kitchen at work. Small and intimate restaurant and the food was delicious with a good choice of wines.

Thank Isla A
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Had dinner at Balthazar 's wth friends while traveling In Amsterdaam. Appetizers were fabulous. The main course was fish and duck. The poached cod was unevenly cooked and the duck was undercooked. Dessert was simple buy tasty. The atmosphere was simple but noisy and hard...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

The menu changes weekly. The service is slow at first but picks up. The sharing platter was very good. Razor clams , caramelised onion, horse radish , beetroot . We both choose the meat dish for mains. Duck this was excellent served with snails in...More

Thank MrandMrsPoynton
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

This place has a different menu every day and it's basically set. We scored big time with a brilliant menu. Staff were friendly ns the food was brilliant. decor was not brilliant but the atmosphere was awesome. Well worth it but make a reservation.

Thank Edmo1066
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and
some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two
of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll
through this especially convivial warren of narrow
streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and
quality galleries. Historically a haven for the
working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is
better known as an enclave for artists and designers.
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Response from Jon B | Reviewed this property |
Agree, all sorts, mainly 20-30 somethings, lots of fashionable same sex couples. Really buzzy and busy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 38 - US$ 38
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elandsgracht 108, 1016 VA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
  • Neighbourhood: Jordaan
  • Phone Number: +31 20 420 2114
  • E-mail
Balthazars Keuken restaurant in the heart of the Jordaan district is one of Amsterdam's most special restaurants. It is a long, narrow space set in a former smithy, with scrubbed wooden floors, an open kitchen with pans and utensils hanging in plain view. The moss-coloured banquettes, unadorned wooden seating, and plain white table linens add to the ambience of simplicity and relaxation. And it's tiny, seating just about 30 inside and a few more on the bijou terrace in fine weather. 'Romantic' must be Balthazar's middle name, in spite of the plain surroundings. Owners Karen Gaasterland and Alain Parry create internationally-inflected three-course fixed-price dinners, with a menu that changes every week. They create. You enjoy. No choice about the dishes, though. The starters are tidbits meant to appeal to all. The mains are perfectly-sourced fish or meat with sides. House wine is from the Languedoc, chosen to complement the Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Dinner and lunch from Wednesday through Saturday. Groups up to ten can dine in the restaurant then, or hire the entire venue for private events during the rest of the week. Very popular, very packed.
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