Image yourself in a Parisian bistro. That’s the vibe that L’Entrecôte et les Dames gives off. You can probably already guess what they serve. Their menu is ultimately simple: you go here to have entrecôte. Probably the best one you’ll find in Amsterdam.
Paris in Amsterdam
So you’re at Museumplein. You just spent your afternoon looking at van Gogh’s. And now you’re ready for a good glass of wine. Plenty of restaurants in this area. Few as authentic and simply good as L’Entrecôte. Just walk towards het Concertgebouw, take a left on Van Baerlestraat. And there you have it; a piece of Paris in Amsterdam.
So what should you get? Like I mentioned, the menu is extremely simple. You go here to eat entrecôte. Saignant (or any other cuisson if you dare asking the waiters) served with salad, fries, and their famous butter sauce, filled with fresh herbs.
Ok, if you don’t eat meat, they serve a butter fried lemon sole. Which really isn’t bad at all. I love entrecôte, but there have been evenings just I just felt more like having fish. Anything they serve is good, but let’s be clear that the entrecôte is the showstopper here.
First, you’ll get the salad as an appetizer. Crispy romaine with a dijon mustard vinaigrette and walnuts. And then; the headliner. Thinly sliced meat, only topped with some fleur de sel. On the side: french fries, as much as you can eat. And just when you’re about to finish your entrecôte (or lemon sole), the waiter returns to your table with round 2 (my favorite moment of evenings at L’Entrecôte et les Dames).
Wines are more than decent. And deserts are definitely worth saving up some appetite for.
L’Entrecôte et les Dames is also open for lunch where they serve a diverser menu.
L’Entrecôte et les Dames
Van Baerlestraat 47-49
1071 AP, Amsterdam