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Cafe Americain Amsterdam

Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 556 3010
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“onion soup” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 11:30 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Dutch, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 418 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful varied breakfast with many unexpected treasures, in a wonderful setting , but marred by poor service. At least twice in 5 Days needed to get up, find server, to get coffees ordered. One one occasion wrong item brought. Some dishes at food bar not...More

Thank frequentraveler13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was totally unbelievable! I arrived at 330pm for a late lunch, ordered a tomato juice, lobster soup and beef tartare sandwich. One of the staff, an elderly man came and placed on the opposite side of my table, tablemat and cutlery. He then went...More

Thank 1mightymouse
Johan v, Manager at Cafe Americain Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post this review, we value our guests opinion in order to improve ourselves. We took your situation up with the waiter from that day, to ensure that this will not happen in the future. in three...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Grand Café Americain used to be one of the most beautiful places in Amsterdam and it still is lovely in its decor. Art Déco styling, welll situated on the Leidseplein. It is terribly outdated though. Slow service, bad food and an overall sleezy feel....More

Thank wolffman1973
Johan v, Manager at Cafe Americain Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your time to post this review, we are very proud of our art deco interior. However we do agree with you about our outdated product, therefore we are undergoing a major construction to update this i a proper manor. In...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here briefly on the way to a restaurant and was impressed by both the service and the quality of the cocktails. Would definitely go back to just chill for a while and try a few more. :) We didn't eat at all, so we...More

1  Thank Richard G
Johan v, Manager at Cafe Americain Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Richard, Thank you for your kind words, of course you are welcome to come and chill again in our beautiful Café Americain. Kind Regards,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this restaurant. Is a beautiful location, food is perfect as well as the wine that was served. Service was amazing and you feel you are back in history. This is a must in Amsterdam.

1  Thank ElviraHelena
Johan v, Manager at Cafe Americain Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Elvira, Thank you for your lovely review, we are proud at our history and like to maitain this as part of our story. See you next time in Amsterdam. Kind Regards,

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food we all enjoyed our bagel with smoked salmon ,service was excellent, a big thank you to Carlos for looking after us so well .

Thank MariaTS1966
Johan v, Manager at Cafe Americain Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Maria, Thank you for your kind words, we will pass this on to Carlos and untill next time in our beautiful Café Americain. Kind Regards,

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stay at a hotel nearby but always enjoy stopping by the cafe for a drink or snack and watching all the people both inside and along the street. The staff behind the bar are typically friendly and engaging, despite the volume of coffee and...More

Thank J_GTucson_Arizona
Johan v, Manager at Cafe Americain Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice review, we hope to welcome you again in our beautiful Café Americain. Kind Regards,

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Had the breakfast buffet here. A bit overpriced for the fare but we did enjoy the great atmosphere and art deco décor.

Thank LovesBritain
Johan v, Manager at Cafe Americain Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for the time you took to write this review, we value our guests feedback in order to learn and improve. We do believe our breakfast is priced competitable compared to other hotels in the area. Kind Regards,

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Ate dinner and had coffee on separate occasions. The meal was as good as the environ. The price was in line with home. Only sad thing was poor desert selection. Otherwise, great meal. I had Pork medallions, with pickled mustard seeds. We also had salmon-...More

Thank gynechiatrist
Johan v, Manager at Cafe Americain Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for the time you took to write this review, good to read that you had a pleasant experience. Coming november we will be renovating and with that our menu is going to change as well. Please check out our new menu...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Outstanding art déco interior when walking inside this wellknown restaurant, that's for the positive side of my review! We took place on the terrace (not many tables occupied at that moment) Service can't be called bad, but more like kind of nonexistent!! Many unorganized service...More

2  Thank soinic
Johan v, Manager at Cafe Americain Amsterdam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Dear Guest, We are very sorry to read that you did not had the experience we thrive for. We took this up with our serivce staaf to learn and prevend this in the future. Kind Regards

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WhittyAJ
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Response from mswiseguy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the hotel does have elevators, however if I remember correctly there were a couple of rooms that required going down and up a small flight of stairs so if navigating stairs is a problem I'd suggest you make certain to... More
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Roxanne2010
10 August 2015|
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Response from artonthego | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I did not go to High Tea, so don't know about the china. However, regular pottery was used at the dinner, and the food was good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 59
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighbourhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: +31 20 556 3010
  • E-mail
Description
Wine and dine among the local Amsterdam people, artists and actors. The ambiance in the dazzling Cafe Americain is dynamic and most of all cozy. It has been called Amsterdam's living room by many and that is exactly how it feels. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, just a coffee or a pleasant drink. At the Cafe Americain or on the amazing terrace during the summer time, you will always feel comfortable
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