Le 4 Stagioni
This is the oldest and most established pizzeria in the city. Its interior is very atmospheric, thanks to the origin of this location: it used to be an old butcher’s shop. The walls are decorated with antique wall tiles and in summer you can sit on cozy the terrace outside (without a lot of disturbing traffic). As it is a chique neighbourhood, you would expect high prices but it’s not like that at all. Prices are very reasonable and all dishes are authentic Italian. You will find many local residents and not too many tourists. A true recommendation during your stay! Address: Johannes Verhulststraat 32.
The food in this restaurant is truly amazing! You can taste that it is prepared with a lot of love and attention. If you like asian food, visiting this restaurant is a must. The menu is mainly based on the Chinese cuisine, combined with a gentle Japanese touch. The best thing to do is order a surprise menu and choose from 4 to 7 courses. The nigiri salmon (completely different from the regular nigiri you receive when ordering sushi) and the scallops with garlic are very recommendable! The staff is very friendly and helpful. Located at the back of the Vondelpark. Address: Amstelveenseweg 128.
More than thirty years ago, Loetje was just a bar in the neighborhood where locals went to have a small bite and to play a game of billiards. Then they introduced the steak…it was an instant success! The café is now known for serving the best steak in town. The desserts are also great! One tip: order the ‘Biefstuk Bali‘, I guarantee you will not regret it. (A couple from Israel that visited me told me they just had to go to this restaurant twice in one week because they just thought the steak was so amazing!) Address: Johannes Vermeerstraat 52.
L’Entrecôte et les dames
This is my favourite restaurant in this neighbourhood. Its formula exists of tender entrecôte (with a delicious sauce), salad en French fries and is served in two rounds. If you prefer to eat fish, you will be served small sole fish instead of the steak. This atmospheric restaurant is also open for lunch. As it is located next to the Museumplein it is an ideal option after having visited one of the museums or just before going to a concert in the concert hall. Address: Van Baerlestraat 49.