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Amsterdam Cafe

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Mon., 25/3

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Cape Cod mussels, garlic, shallots, white wine, fresh herbs, cream, grilled baguette
Shrimp & Grits
grilled gulf shrimp, Oakview Farm grits, tasso cream sauce
Fried Calamari
red pepper coulis
Black-Eyed Pea Hummus
Lahvosh cracker bread, red & green bell peppers, cucumbers, oven roasted tomatoes, olives
Lobster Egg Rolls
lobster chunks, smoked gouda, zucchini, carrots, sriracha, orange-horseradish marmalade
Santiago Salsa
trio of beans, pico de gallo, pickled jalapeno, monterey jack & cheddar blend, serrano oil, crispy tortilla chips
Large $5.28
Small $3.48
House-Made Sweet Potato Chips
Steak & Egg
sliced ribeye, salsa verde, egg sunny-side up, fresh cut fries
Grilled Salmon
bacon-roasted pepper lentils, brocolini, smoked tomato-fennel jam
Fried Chicken Roulade
roasted bell pepper cornbread stuffing, baked mac 'n cheese, sautéed haricots verts, country gravy
Basil Pesto Pasta
sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini, asparagus, crimini mushrooms, artichokes, parmesan, linguine pasta
Romaine Cobb Salad
chopped grilled chicken, bacon, avocado, feta, hard-boiled egg, oven roasted tomatoes, sliced red onion, green goddess dressing
Sliced Baby Wedge Salad
bacon lardons, Sister Shubert croutons, confit grape tomatoes, cucumbers, gorgonzola dressing
Rum Salmon Salad
5 oz. salmon fillet, organic mesclun greens, diced mango, spiced pecans, sweet rum vinaigrette
Large $8.88
Small $4.28
sweet rum
Amsterdam Salad
organic spring mixed lettuce, cherry tomatoes, julienne carrots, cucumbers, lahvosh cracker bread
Large $8.88
Small $4.28
Caesar Salad
romaine, parmesan, Sister Schubert croutons, caesar dressing
Cup $5.28
Bowl $8.48
Baja Chicken Enchilada Soup
sweet corn,‏ black beans, shredded chicken, crispy tortilla chips, monterey jack & cheddar blend
Cup $5.48
Bowl $8.88
Carrot & Cilantro Soup
pickled rock shrimp & toasted coriander oil
Daily Seasonal Features
ask server for details
Baja Enchilada Bowl & House or Caesar Salad
Carrot & Cilantro Bowl & House or Caesar Salad
choosE: style house caesar salad
Available all day
Sandwiches are served with a pickle and choice of kettle chips or house-made sweet potato chips. substitute french fries, house salad, caesar salad or cup of either soup for $1.48
Amsterdam Burger
American cheese, house cured bacon, caramelized onions, shredded lettuce, spicy pickles, comeback sauce, traditional bun
Crab Cake & Avocado Sandwich
Voted as one of Alabama’s top 100 dishes: lump crab cake, avocado, creole remoulade, mango pico de gallo, toasted croissant
Steak Sandwich
sliced Hereford round steak, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, pepper jack cheese, arugula, horseradish crème fraiche, traditional bun
Pepperjack Grilled Chicken Sandwich
pepperjack cheese, applewood smoked bacon, roasted red pepper mayo, toasted ciabatta bread
Amsterdam Turkey Wrap
turkey breast, Swiss cheese, cream cheese, lettuce, softened Lahvosh cracker bread, honey mustard and/or tzatziki side
Double fgt $10.28
Farm fried egg $10.28
Grilled salmon $12.28
Fried Green Tomato BLT
green leaf lettuce, house smoked bacon, basil aioli, house baked potato bread, honey butter
Available after 5pm
Apple Brined Pork Chop
baked tasso mac 'n cheese, grilled peaches, collard greens
Roasted Chicken
pretzel spatzle, oven roasted sweet tea brined chicken, chicken gravy, collard greens
Sesame Crusted Tuna
southern fried rice, blacck eyed peas & peppers, bok choy
cornmeal dusted, red pepper harissa, zucchini-squash cake, baby carrots
Crispy Pork Shank
baked black eyed peas, cracklin' cornbread, pork jus, tasso brussels
Grilled Gulf Grouper
Nola style BBQ shrimp, grilled green onions over Oakview Farms grits
Shrimp Crusted Grouper
shrimp mousse, Sister Schubert panzanella with confit tomatoes, roasted artichokes, red onion & haricots verts
Filet Mignon
"Carolina Gold" risotto with asparagus, sunchoke puree, red wine-shallot demi, sunchoke chips
Chicken Carbonara
sweet tea brined chicken, house-cured bacon, English peas, house-made carbonara sauce, fettucine, crispy chicken skin
Unique casual dining featuring homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and an extensive selection of American cuisine. Full bar and terrace dining available. Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-2:30pm, 4pm-9pm. Reservations not accepted.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Title says it all...be the kind of person who can carry on with conversation to pass the time...much like its namesake, this cafe takes a European approach to dining...much slower than American habits. Food is fresh, positively delicious, and staff are friendly...if slightly inattentive.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jasonk897
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I had an early dinner at Amsterdam Cafe this evening. The tomato-basil bisque was delicious but lukewarm. The crab cake with avocado and creole remoulade sauce was very good. Grilled asparagus was tough. The service was very good. We will definitely return but...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank shersmeals
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent lunch spot. I had salad and my husband had the crab cake sandwich. The turtle cheesecake was to die for!!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LauraWCook
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Long time favorite of locals and visitors alike. Located in the edge of a residential area that is near campus. Parking is limited. Outside dining terrace a favorite, weather permitting.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jack1339
Reviewed 23 January 2019

what a quaint little place with a BIG taste of amazing food and service! We were seated right away and greeted immediately by our waitress. We told her it was our first time, so she took her time explaining dishes and suggesting things. A tad...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank stjoechic
Reviewed 19 January 2019

Great menu and wine selection. Friendly service in a nice but casual atmosphere. Will eat here again on our next trip!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jbrown106
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

I went with friends who live in Auburn and recommended it. I had the Shrimp and Grits which were wonderful. One friend had a Crab Cake sandwich. I tasted hers as well. All the food was wonderful. I would highly recommend it!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ltsteve35210
Reviewed 28 November 2018

I make it a point to go here at least once every time I'm in Auburn. Located in the heart of town, this wonderful eating place never disappoints. Staff are most accommodating and willing to answer your questions and help you out. Choice of food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mary C
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Wonderful food and lovely, quaint atmosphere, great for brunch--remember in Auburn you have to wait until after 12 for Bloody Mary or Mimosa so if that makes a difference, plan accordingly :) They take reservations which makes it so nice because the wait can be...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Martha C
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

An Auburn institution that should not be missed! Fortunately, they offer free valet parking (at least the Friday night we visited) which helps tremendously. Great friendly good service. Our party of 6 was well taken care off by the staff. We enjoyed appetizers (shrimp were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Response from peasleyshorter | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just seeing this. Yes, you will need reservations Sunday brunch
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