Food and drink
Expect uncomplicated but good-quality classic brasserie dishes - oysters, Caesar salad, wild boar paté, onion soup, coq au vin, grilled tuna, steak and chips, apple tart, brownies...I recently had a vast, satisfying venison stew with a baked pear and mash. The lunch menu is simpler - croque monsieur, eggs benedict, that sort of thing. House wines are cheap (2.9 euros a glass).
Informal and lively, with tables closely packed.
Swift. It's a well-run machine, with waiters in white T-shirts taking orders, and those in black T-shirts delivering the food.
On a narrow backstreet right in the centre of the city just off Dam Square.
Good value by Amsterdam's (pricey) standards, with three-course dinners costing around 25-35 euros, without drinks.
- First-time travellers
- People watching