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BoCinq

#632 of 3,135 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Prinsengracht 494, 1017 KH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 622 0682
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18:00 - 03:00
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Mon - Wed 18:00 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 03:00
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We had a group of 9 visiting the area and were bouncing around different bars. We stopped at Bo Cinq and ended up staying a lot longer than planned. All of the bartenders were extremely nice. They seemed to really love creating the beautiful cocktails they were serving. And the free popcorn kept us thirsty. ;)

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Thank Paula9789
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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108 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Wines served are nice and cocktails are patiently prepared. The best is the atmosphere which is comfy and fancy together nice jazzy music. I do not know for the food but it's worth a visit! Especially in a are filled with touristy bars.

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Thank Mikaket
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Nice drinks, lovely atmosphere, went here for some meetup drinks and it was great, a quiet location just a stones throw away from all the tourists.

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Thank funbar89
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

3 couples, saturday night, nice atmosphere, we ordered six main courses, 3 first courses, drinks etc... One of the main dishes was too sweet so we asked to chsnge it.. Unfortunantly we were charged for it and tbe reason was : there was nothing wrong with the dish. I never heard of a place that charched you for a dish... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Dined here last week with my wife the place was amazing. Very nice brick walls nice lighting music was good. The service was a bit mixed as our waiter had no knowledge of anything I guess he was new but he was very nice. The food was OK nothing special my wife misread chicken actually it was chickpeas. Mushroom chickpeas... More 

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Thank Ziad S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here. The food was much better than I had expected considering the area they are located in. I had been there before for cocktails and such but had never really been excited for dinner there. They certainly proved me wrong! Great food and wonderful wine selection.

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Thank RosaMaria3001
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Cocktails are good, food is tasty, lovely bartenders and waitresses. Can't fault this place. I would say that it's a place you don't go to with just anyone. A close friend, special day, family or loved one yes for sure. But not a friends night out or business meeting.

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Thank CharleneAC
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2016

You should avoid this place if you are looking for anything close to what one would eat in an authentic Moroccan restaurant. The starters were mixed. The scallops and the mozerrella were excellent. The veal was bland. The seafood tajine was good, the lamb disappointing. It was as if many of the ingredients had been added after the meat had... More 

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Thank 517graemee
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We reserved a table at BoCinq received confirming the same day and also a reminder on the date of the reservation Staff were very pleasant and took time to talk us through the menu and recommendations We order starters , mains for two and a bottle of wine which came in around 110 euros including tip Food was very good.... More 

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Thank KiwiKent
Sarah_MF20142014, Guest Relations Manager at BoCinq, responded to this review

Dear KiwiKent, Thanks for your fantastic review of our food and service! We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your last visit to BoCinq! We look forward to welcoming you again at our restaurant. Have a great day! BoCinq Team More 

Oxford, Mississippi
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of the reasons to visit great cities is to experience great restaurants with imaginative and delightfully executed menus. This place is a fantastic addition to Amsterdam. I have been coming through Amsterdam for 17 years and was so happy to find this place a mere few blocks from the major tourist locations. It is authentic and chic. A great... More 

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Thank Richard G
Sarah_MF20142014, Public Relations Manager at BoCinq, responded to this review

Dear Richard G, Thank you for your fantastic review of our establishment! It makes us very happy to read such enthusiastic comments about out bar, restaurant and staff! We strive to offer amazing food and stellar service to every customer and we are happy to know how much you enjoyed it. We hope to see you soon again at BoCinq!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 01:00
Thursday
18:00 - 03:00
Friday
18:00 - 03:00
Saturday
18:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prinsengracht 494, 1017 KH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 622 0682
Description
In a discrete building on one of Amsterdam's most beautiful canals you will find BoCinq, an exquisite fusion of French-Arabian fine dining and the best cocktails in the city. Mixing French ideals of haute-cuisine with rich Arabian flavors and ancient Middle-Eastern spice blends, BoCinq creates an exclusive and unparalleled culinary experience for guests. With its stunning cocktail bar, relaxed ambiance and award-winning lounge, BoCinq has become a popular meeting spot amongst locals and international visitors looking to enjoy a sophisticated, yet laid-back evening. Very centrally located (around the corner of bustling Leidseplein) BoCinq is easily accessible by public transport and canal boats, with parking facilities within walking distance.

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