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Recommended restaurants in Amsterdam

't Swarte Schaep, Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 24
The Black Sheep is in a cozy 17th-century house near Leidseplein. Climb the stairs and it's like visiting a distance aunt's house.
The decor and the coooking are traditional. And it?s one of the few places in town where you can dine until 11PM.
Hours:  Noon to 11PM daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main courses from:   20.50EUR
Fixed price menu from:  35.25EUR

Bodega Keyzer, Van Baerlestraat 96
This restaurant next to the Concertgebouw has been serving musicians and music lovers for nearly a hundred years. The dark, wood paneling and pink linens dress the place up a bit. Fish and game dominate the menu.
Hours:  9AM to midnight
Monday through Saturday;
11AM to midnight Sundays
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC
Main Courses from:   18EUR

Cafe Americain, Leidsekade 97
The Art Nouveau interior of this restaurant in the Hotel America is designated a protected historic property. Designed by Dutch Jugendstil master Kromhout in 1902, it was the venue for Mata Hari?s wedding reception. You can get everything from a light snack to a rack of lamb here and the Sunday jazz brunch is especially popular. If you?re a fan of Art Nouveau, at least pop in for a bite.
Hours:  10:30AM to midnight daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main courses from:   16EUR

Christophe?s, Leliegrahct 46
Chef Jean Christophe has managed to earn a Michelin star every year for the past ten, which says a lot. He grew up in Algeria and cooked in the States, so he combines ingredients and techniques from many culinary traditions. The dining room, designed by American ballet designer William Katz, is as sophisticated as the menu which features innovative interpretations of French classics. You?ll need to reserve well in advance for the garden room.
Phone: Reservations required
Hours:  6:30PM to 10:30PM Tuesday through Saturday
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main courses from:   25EUR
Fixed price menu from:  39EUR

D?Vijff Vlieghen, Spuistraat 294-302
The dining rooms in five adjoining canal houses are as much a draw here as the updated Dutch cooking. Celebs from Orson Welles to Goldie Hawn have dined here over the years and its proven enduringly popular. Each of the dining rooms is decorated different; one includes Rembrandt etchings, another a collection of armor. Suckloing pig is a highlight and the restaurant 40 kinds of jenever, including one made on the premises. You?ll need to reserve well in advance.
Phone: Reservations required
Hours:  5:30PM to midnight daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main courses from:   22EUR

De Pepperwortel, Overtoom 140
Convenient to Museumplein, this good deli has yummy sandwiches, salads, and tempting picnic baskets.
Phone:  68.51.053
Hours:  4PM to 9PM daily
Credit cards accepted:  

Excelsior, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-8
The place in Amsterdam for a splurge. The views of the Amstel River from this dining room in the Hotel de l?Europe are matched only by the Michelin-starred French cuisine. It?s very formal, and very expensive, though the theater menu is a good value. Food, service, and ambience are the best in town.
Hours:  7AM to 11AM, 12:30PM to 2:30PM and 7PM to 10:30PM daily; no lunch on Saturdays
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main courses from:   22EUR
Fixed price lunch from:  39EUR

In de Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4
This restaurant set in Amsterdam?s 15th-century weigh house is one of Amsterdam?s most stylish. The cooking?s adventurous and fresh. In the evening, the candlelight makes it very romantic. And there?s even Internet access.
Hours:  10AM to 1AM daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main courses from:   13EUR

Kantjil en de Tijger, Spuistraat 291
Hipper than the usual Indonesian place, Kantjil en de Tijger has great satays -- there are five platters to choose from. But then anything would be good with their peanut sauce. They also turn out a very good rijsttafel. Not far from Spui.
Hours:  4:30PM to 11PM daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main courses from:   10.25EUR
Rijsttafel for two from:  35.25EUR

Sama Sebo, P. C. Hooftstraat 27
In a town of great Indonesian restaurants, this is one of the best. The decor evokes the south seas and you can order the rijsttafel or individual dishes ranging from sweet to spicy. It?s open for lunch if you?re shopping toney P.C. Hooftstraat and it?s been in business for 30 years. If you don?t order the rijsttafel, try the beef in coconut sauce.
Hours:  Noon to 2PM and 6PM to 10PM Monday thorugh Saturday
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Rijsttafel:   22.75EUR
Main courses from:  12.50EUR

Tempo Doeloe, Utrechtsestraat 75
Many locals consider this the best place for rijsttafel, the Indonesian smorgesbord of up to 30 dishes. The ambience here is a little more elegant than the usual Indonesian restaurant and the cooking is authentic. There are ten appetizers including gado gado.
Hours:  6PM to 11:30PM daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main courses from:   11.75EUR
Rijsttafel from:  21.75EUR

Vertigo, Vondelpark 3
This restaurant adjacent to the Film Museum in Vondelpark has arguably the best terrace in Amsterdam. It?s a great spot for a drink when you just want to watch the goings on in the park.
Phone:  61.23.021
Hours:  11AM to 1AM Monday through Friday: 11AM to 3AM Fridays and Saturdays
Credit cards accepted:  
Main courses from:   12EUR