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Barbeque Castell

) #108 of 3,242 Restaurants in Amsterdam ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Steakhouse, Barbecue, European
Lijnbaansgracht 252-254, 1017 RK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 622 8606
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked potato” (39 reviews)
“spare ribs” (49 reviews)
“steak” (156 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Barbecue, European
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Lijnbaansgracht 252-254, 1017 RK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviews (629)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best ribs I've ever eaten - cool bar - amazing service - the best restaurant I've found in Amsterdam. Especially Clemens- he's a super star. Been working here for the last3 months - only wish I'd been here before.

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eating on a tray on your lap is just not for us. You are sitting on sofas around a large low table. Very hard to get your drink, side order etc when it is so far away and you risk dropping your food. It was...More

Thank MadExpat22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After checking-in to our hotel, we were looking for dinner even though it was getting a little late. Castell was located nearby and open a little later so we stopped in. The restaurant was busy, but we were able to get a table outside. It...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes it's a little odd the thought of eating a steak dinner on a sofa with a tray on your knee but it was so highly recommended by a local we decided to try anyway and are so glad that we did. The steak and...More

Thank Alfredio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like asking locals for restaurant recommendations and this was one of them! The Castell only takes reservations for the inside of the restaurant. The inside is cosy.....on sofas....and very dark. More a winter place and as there are no real tables I didn't fancy...More

Thank Anja70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read great things about the restaurant so came over one evening. As steak portions are quite big we wanted to split the dishes. When asked if it's ok, we were not allowed, as 'portions are per one person'. Understand that restaurants need to run business...More

Thank Joanna_GP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a recommendation from a leading restauranteur (blue pepper) and it did not disappoint. Casual, energetic crowd. Seating is relaxed and lounges. No real tables except for a little chefs table aka bar. Spicy prawn starter was delightful, prime rib was not your traditional...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We tried this based on the recommendation of a local who works in the Apple Store down the street. We showed up without reservations which wasn't a problem, but had a bit of a wait for a table outdoors since it was a very pleasant...More

Thank SusanG9141
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a nearby friend, meat was dry , sauces not very good. Hopefully the wine was decent, but bad steaks in a steakhouse??? I don't advise to go here.

Thank lamp32fin
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times over the years but last weekend we had the worst experience ever. We arrived at 8:45 pm, so it was quite busy. We ordered the pork chop, spare ribs and lamb. Unfortunately, all the meats were dry and overcooked!...More

2  Thank raymesis
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Morning, Do you have a kids menu / is it child friendly? TIA
21 February 2017|
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Response from Stenkenbaum | Reviewed this property |
Not really child-friendly, certainly didn't notice a kids menu.
What year was that opened?
12 June 2016|
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Response from Reagan10 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know for sure, but the guy I sat net to at the bar said he had been coming fo many years and knew the family that owned it. He had seen their kids grow up at the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lijnbaansgracht 252-254, 1017 RK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighbourhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: +31 20 622 8606
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