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De Oesterbar

#381 of 3,133 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Stadsdeel Zuid
Dutch, Seafood, European
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Leidseplein 10, 1017 PT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 2988
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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150 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I reduced my rating from last time as the speed of service is deplorable. 40 minutes for SOUP an hour for entree. I have been coming here for years because of the outstanding food, and the food remains so. The manager, who has also been there 20+ years explained that they have new owners and new staff. To me that... More 

Thank Frequent001
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91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

At first sight the outside of this restaurant isn't anything special and actually I guess it is a little old fashioned inside. However, what that brings is a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. The staff are lovely and the food is very good. It isn't cheap as some people have said, but we had a three course set menu for... More 

Thank mmmmhh
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

this is a place with a long history of selling and eating fish, back to 1800, when some parts of the world were not even fully discovered.... In the lighted center of the Leidseplein in the heart of Amsterdam, this is a haven of quiescence and excellent quality fish, served by a friendly staff.

Thank Peter S
Jerusalem, Israel
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The Oysters were good and fresh, but expensive compare to other places. The restaurant itself not attractive enough for sitting, the selection of vine not rich.

Thank Henic
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We went as a couple to celebrate my wife's birthday and while the food was decent enough the service was extremely poor. We were kept waiting for over 20 minutes after being seated before even seeing a menu and ordering a pre-dinner drink. After another 10 minutes or so a waitress came and told us tgat what we had ordred... More 

2 Thank ShaggyEssex
Maribor, Slovenia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We had oysters, caviar, mussels, the black cod and a chocolate coulant- everything really, really, really good. Amazing, raw, pure tastes. The service was exceptional, kudos to that. Deffinately worth visiting. Ps, THE best coffee in town!

Thank Alja K
Lohja, Finland
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Half raw lobster, Oyster's still intact on shell, Shrimp's mushy, mussels rubbery, and everything in that platter of fruit de mer was bit off quality but pricey.

Thank Sami M
Lohja, Finland
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156 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We had the Fruit de Mer platter. Most of the larger shrimp were mushy. The staff were friendly and helpful, and offered to re-fire a few more. Didn't help. Not sure if it was the cook or the seafood quality. The clams were bland and rubbery. Melted garlic butter would have been welcome. The lobster is served half-raw. They said... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We were on the hunt for a seafood place but couldn't find it and ran into this small seafood restaurant near our hotel, the Marriott. We cannot say too many good things about this real find! The seafood is top notch and always packed full. Beautiful presentation and delicious.

Thank Corinne W
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215 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The name translates to oyster bar. And the oysters sure are the best in town. The rest of the menu is all well prepared and service is very friendly. But if I compare to the seafood bar on Spui, the price ratio is very poor.

Thank Alexander M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leidseplein 10, 1017 PT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Neighbourhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
  • Phone Number: +31 20 623 2988

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?