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Arca Amsterdam

4.4
4.4
31 Reviews
€31 to €50
Portuguese

This November, Henrique Sá Pessoa, the award-winning two Michelin star Portuguese chef, recently crowned 38th Best Chef in the World, opens his first restaurant in Europe outside of Lisbon at our very own art'otel amsterdam opposite Amsterdam Central Station. Our brand new restaurant and bar celebrates the best Portugal has to offer, bringing authentic Portuguese ingredients & dishes to life with a modern twist and unique Asian influences, inspired by Henrique's love for his travels. In a relaxed & approaching setting, be ready for surprising flavour combinations, incredible craſt cocktails and a unique experience that people want to enjoy.

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Booked 47 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Portuguese, Contemporary European, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Daily 11:00–22:00
    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–16:00
    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 17:30–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 820 5333

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Tucked away in ARCA, you’ll find JOIA, a perfect private hideaway in which to celebrate any occasion. Enjoy exclusive tasting menus, and make it an event to remember in this unique private dining space.

  • Area

    Binnenstad/Burgwallen

  • Cross Street

    The Q-Park Amsterdam Central is the closest to the restaurant.

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Located opposite Amsterdam Central Station with easy access to all public transportation.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required

Menu

Sparkling

  • Murganheira Millésime Bruto, Távora-Varosa Brut NV Portugal

    • Glass€12.00
    • Bottle€69.00
  • Quinta de Lemos "Gigi" (Demi-Sec) 2020 Portugal

    • Glass€10.00
    • Bottle€49.00
  • Bosco del Merlo Prosecco Millesimato 2019 Italy

    • Glass€7.00
    • Bottle€38.00
  • Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV France

    • Glass€16.00
    • Bottle€90.00
  • Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs NV France

    • Bottle€150.00
  • Taittinger Brut Rosé NV France

    • Bottle€90.00
  • Dom Pérignon Brut 2008 France

    • Bottle€270.00
  • Luois Roederer Cristal Brut 2008 France

    • Bottle€500.00
  • Dom Pérignon Rosé 2006 France

    • Bottle€600.00

Rose

  • Quinta de Lemos Rosé 2020 Portugal

    • Glass€7.00
    • Bottle€39.00
  • Domaine Hermitage Saint Pons Rosé Côtes de Provence 2020 France

    • Glass€8.00
    • Bottle€41.00

White

  • Deba Vinho Verde D.O.C. 2020 Portugal

    • Glass€6.00
    • Bottle€28.00
  • Alice Vieira de Sousa White Reserva Douro 2020 Portugal

    • Glass€10.00
    • Bottle€48.00
  • Quinta de Santiago Vinho Verde Monção & Melgaço 2019 Portugal

    • Glass€11.00
    • Bottle€51.00
  • Terrenus Reserva Vinhas Velhas D.O.C. Alentejo-Portalegre 2019 Portugal

    • Bottle€59.00
  • Textura da Estrela Dão Serra da Estrela 2019 Portugal

    • Bottle€65.00
  • Terrenus Vinha da Serra Vinho Regional Alentejano 2019 Portugal

    • Bottle€79.00
  • Weingut Schönlaub Riesling Trocken Pfalz 2020 Germany

    • Bottle€36.00
  • Sauvignon Friuli Colli Orientali Zorzettig 2016 Italy

    • Glass€8.00
    • Bottle€39.00
  • Soave Netrroir Corte Mainente 2017 Italy

    • Bottle€42.00
  • Chablis Domaine de Chardonnay 2019 France

    • Glass€12.00
    • Bottle€59.00
  • Friulano Myo Fruili Colli Orientali Zorzettig 2016 Italy

    • Bottle€60.00
  • Bourgogne Chardonay 'Cuvée Saint-Vincent' Girardin 2017 France

    • Bottle€65.00
  • Albarino Soberbioso Noelia Bebelia Rias Baixas 2018 Spain

    • Bottle€69.00
  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 'Le Miocène' Dom. Gr. Veneur 2019 France

    • Bottle€75.00
  • Condrieu 'La Butte d'Or' Alain Jaume 2017 France

    • Bottle€89.00
  • Meursault Domaine Vincent Bouzereau 2013 France

    • Bottle€110.00
  • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 'La Maltroie' Moreau 2016 France

    • Bottle€149.00

Red

  • Murganheira, Touriga National & Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz 2018 Portugal

    • Glass€6.00
    • Bottle€28.00
  • Album Aragonez, Syrah & Alicante Bouchet Alentejo 2018 Portugal

    • Glass€8.00
    • Bottle€33.00
  • Pretexto Dão Serra da Estrela 2019 Portugal

    • Glass€10.00
    • Bottle€49.00
  • Vieira de Sousa Red Reserva Douro 2019 Portugal

    • Glass€12.00
    • Bottle€59.00
  • Quinta de Lemos Touriga Nacional 2010 Portugal

    • Bottle€79.00
  • Rui Reguinga Tributo Vinho Regional Tejo 2019 Portugal

    • Bottle€79.00
  • Château Pascaud Réserve Bordeaux Supérieur 2016 France

    • Glass€9.00
    • Bottle€45.00
  • Domein de Linie Cuvée Rood 2018 the Netherlands

    • Bottle€49.00
  • Domaine Michel Caillot Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015 France

    • Bottle€55.00
  • Miros de Ribera Crianza Ribera del Duero 2017 Spain

    • Bottle€59.00
  • Barbera d'Alba 'Barba Cesco' Filippino 2015 Italy

    • Bottle€65.00
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine Grand Veneur 'Le Miocène' 2018 France

    • Bottle€79.00
  • Sonsierra Perfume Rioja 2014 Spain

    • Bottle€83.00
  • Brunello di Montalcino Paradiso di Frassina 'Mozart' 2014 Italy

    • Bottle€98.00
  • Recchia Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 'CA Bertoldi' 2012 Italy

    • Bottle€105.00

Magnum (1,5l)

  • Miros de Ribera Crianza Magnum Ribera del Duero 2015 Spain

    • Bottle€95.00
  • Château Pascaud Réserve Bordeaux Supérieur Magnum 2015 France

    • Bottle€75.00

Prestige Red

  • Terrenus Clos dos Muros D.O.C. Alentejo 2016 Portugal

    • Bottle€125.00
  • Barolo Coppo Canelli 2015 Italy

    • Bottle€149.00
  • Barbaresco 'Sori Capelli' Riserva 10 Anni Filippino 2008 Italy

    • Bottle€210.00
  • Chateau Kirwan Margaux 3e Grand Cru Classé 2010 France

    • Bottle€195.00
  • Château Gazin Pomerol 2017 France

    • Bottle€275.00

Dessert Wine (0,375l)

  • Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Vi-A Morandé 2019 Chile

    • Glass€7.00
    • Bottle€33.00

Port

  • Vieira de Sousa Fine White Port, Portugal

    • Glass€7.00
    • Bottle€28.00
  • Vieira de Sousa Fine Red Port, Portugal

    • Glass€7.00
    • Bottle€28.00
  • Vieira de Sousa Rosé Port, Portugal

    • Glass€8.00
    • Bottle€35.00
  • Niepoort Port 10 Years Old Tawny, Portugal

    • Glass€10.00
    • Bottle€55.00
  • Vieira de Sousa White 20 Years Old Port, Portugal

    • Glass€15.00
    • Bottle€79.00
  • Vieira de Sousa White 40 Years Old Port, Portugal

    • Bottle€230.00

Last updated: 27 October 2021

What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Amsterdam

    Best Overall

  • Amsterdam

    Best Food

  • Amsterdam

    Best Service

  • Amsterdam

    Best Ambience

  • Amsterdam

    Best Value

  • Amsterdam

    Fit for Foodies

  • Amsterdam

    Notable Wine List

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  • Amsterdam

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. SA

    SaidaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service and great location. Will definitely come back

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 22 December 2021

    Thank you for your review, SaidaA. It is great to read that you loved our food, service and location. I am thrilled that you will certainly be back; we cannot wait for your next visit! Warm regards, Elina

  2. EL

    ElisaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    We will come back for asian tasting menu! It was a really nice experience!

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 21 December 2021

    Thank you for your review, ElisaL. I am thrilled to see you had such a nice experience that you are already planning to come back. We cannot wait to welcome you again upon your return. Warm regards, Elina

  3. V

    Vera

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Definitely a place to go back! It was really good food, good to have a teste of home. The staff was super nice and helpful. Nothing I wouldn't expect already form knowing Restaurant Alma and the amazing work of Henrique Sá Pessoa, it was also great we could speak portuguese, really nice touch. Just the music was a bit on the high side, but may be a personal preference and in some places there is air flow that wasn't comfortable but we got another table without any problem. In case of doubt, just go! You won't be disappointed!

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 21 December 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Vera. I am delighted that our Portuguese flavours reminded you of home. It is lovely that our helpful team ensured you were seated at a table where you felt pleasant and comfortable. We are already looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Elina

  4. E

    Edwin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    Boring old restaurant, waiters only understand English and rather small portions.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 17 December 2021

    Thank you for sharing your feedback, Edwin. We aim to pleasantly surprise our guests with our original dishes and funky vibes, so I deeply regret that our unique, newly opened restaurant did not delight you. Apart from petiscos, small plates giving you the chance to try multiple flavours, we offer large plates on our menu as well. I hope you will give us the opportunity to welcome you again and wow you on your next visit. Kind regards, Elina

  5. AO

    AntonioO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Plus: Excellent interpretation of traditional Portuguese culinary with some of the top-ten Portuguese dishes. Minus: The service needs improvement to keep up with the culinary excellence - specifically do not offer soup spoons for desert and keep the descriptions in the menu accurate - how difficult is that?

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 21 December 2021

    Thank you for your feedback, AntonioO. It is wonderful that you appreciated our choice of dishes and that the food was to your taste. I am sorry that you were not fully satisfied with certain aspects of your experience; I have addressed your feedback with the team to ensure our service is up to our high standards at all times. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Best regards, Elina

  6. S

    Sandra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The food was good, but the price wasn't compatible. I was expecting something extraordinary, but it was all very normal and nothing was amazing and out of the ordinary. I will still go back there.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 21 December 2021

    Thank you for your review and recommendation, Sandra. I am happy that the food was to your satisfaction. We aim to pleasantly surprise our guests, so it is disappointing that you were not wowed by your experience. It is wonderful to read that you will come back for another visit, so we have the chance to create a memorable experience for you next time. Warm regards, Elina

  7. F

    Fernando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance and outstanding service. The food itself was terrific, the gambas, clams and caldeirada were a true delight.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 21 December 2021

    Thank you for your review, Fernando. I am thrilled that we delighted you with our ambience, service and food. We look forward to welcoming you again for another memorable experience. Best wishes, Elina

  8. TB

    TimoB

    Portugal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Excellent food, great wine. Only thing which was a bit annoying. One of us has gluten intolerance which we mentioned at the reservation. We had the tasting menu and the second course had gluten. They informed us about that but didn’t serve an alternative for that person. So we had to order that separately. The manager handled that very fast thankfully. Besides that little accident we had a great lunch and will definitely come back, reservation has already been made.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 21 December 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, TimoB. It is lovely to read that you enjoyed the food and wine. I am truly sorry that it was not clear that the gluten-free alternative had to be ordered - I am pleased to see it was resolved swiftly and to your satisfaction. It is great that you have already planned your next visit; we are looking forward to it! See you soon, Elina

  9. AW

    AinWonderland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Since the moment the lovely hostess greeted us, through beautiful space, delicious food, excellent drinks, attentive waiters - me and my friends have enjoyed long late lunch at ARCA very much. Loved the design. And you surely won’t be hungry as the portions are generous. I will be back!

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 21 December 2021

    Thank you for sharing your experience, AinWonderland. It is wonderful that you enjoyed every moment of your visit with our tasty food, drinks and friendly team. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends again in the near future. Best regards, Elina

  10. r

    rosa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great sample of the richness of portuguese tradicional food with the fine touch of a genious chef. The quality and warmth of the food can only compete with the amazing staff that brings it to your table

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 21 December 2021

    Thank you for your heart-warming words, Rosa. I am so happy that you enjoyed our selection of true Portuguese dishes, served with love and passion by our wonderful team. It would be our pleasure to welcome you again for another visit. Best regards, Elina

  11. GC

    GiselaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Nice place. The food is also good, not excellent like in Portugal, but good.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 21 December 2021

    Thank you for your review and recommendation, GiselaC. I am happy that you enjoyed your visit. We would love to welcome you back soon. Take care, Elina

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The arroz de Marisco is one the nicest dishes I’ve ever had!

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 21 December 2021

    It is great to see you loved our Arroz de Marisco. Thank you for sharing that and until next time. Kind regards, Elina

  13. M

    Maria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We took the portuguese discovery menu, and oh my if you want to experience a taste of Portuguese quality food, this is the place! Highly recommend. The staff was super helpful and the cocktails amazing!

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 21 December 2021

    Thank you for your review and recommendation, Maria. I am thrilled that you enjoyed our taste of Portugal, as well as our delicious cocktails. We are looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Elina

  14. E

    Emma

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall2food5service1ambience3

    Food was fantastic, service was poor. We were there for 2 hours and only had/offered 2 drinks. My partner's drink order was incorrect both times, we weren't asked how our meal was as we were eating and we didn't get chance to order dessert as the first two courses took so long to come out. We were told they were closing so they brought us our bill and when we asked for the dessert menu they said we can no longer serve, we are closing. There was no apology, instead we were told a story to feel sorry for the workers who were apparently busy... They weren't rushed off their feet as I watched some of them standing behind the bar doing nothing.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 30 November 2021

    Thank you for sharing your feedback, Emma. It is wonderful that you really loved our food, however I deeply regret to read your comments on the service. I apologise for the wait and for the incorrect drink order. That is certainly not the experience we aim to deliver. I hope you will give us the opportunity to welcome you again so we can let you enjoy one of our desserts and, most importantly, give you the wonderful, attentive service you may expect from us. Warm regards, Elina

  15. P

    Paul

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    The food was great! Everything we tastes was good. However quite some mistakes where made by the employees. I cannot really blame them as it was really busy and they worked very hard. But a mistake was made with the change of time (due to COVID) with the reservation of the dining tabel to bar, a wrong dish was served, the bottle of wine was not on the bill. In the end all these things have been solved, so that is positive, but not always with much enthusiasm. Again, it was very busy and stressful so I also understand this. I think if they have a little less stress it would be really good, so would recommend eten at ARCA.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 2 December 2021

    Thank you for your review and recommendation, Paul. I am thrilled that you loved our tasty food. I regret to learn of the issues you have encountered, though it is great that they have all been resolved during your visit. I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you again and delight you with the warm and attentive service you may expect from us. Best regards, Elina

  16. MG

    MartaG

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Het eten was verrukkelijk! We hebben met onze 2 tieners het Portuguese tasting 6-gangen menu gekozen. De kinderen aten alles, inclusief de octopus salade! De bacalhau à Brás en de chocolademousse zijn tongstrelend, en bevatten de authentieke Portugese smaken. Een beetje jammer dat de muziek iets te hard stond. En de bediening was een van de gangen vergeten, maar heeft weer snel de fout hersteld toen we ze eraan hebben herinnerd.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 21 December 2021

    Bedankt voor het delen van je ervaring, MartaG. Het is super dat jij en je kinderen zo genoten hebben van ons tasting menu. Het spijt me dat een van de gangen vergeten was, maar ik ben blij dat het snel werd opgelost door ons team. We verwelkomen je graag opnieuw voor nog een heerlijke ervaring. Hartelijke groet, Elina

  17. RA

    RubensA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very cozy, informal and yet delicious experience by Portuguese chef Henrique Sá Pessoa, owner of the 2-stars Michelin restaurant Alma, in Lisboa. We loved this "simpler" version, also very affordable, with super tasty food, meant to be shared. We went with the course menu, plus a very nice bottle of Douro to match. Everything was very good, and the two desserts were simply amazing. Will definitely come back soon!

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 21 December 2021

    Thank you for your review, RubensA. It is delightful that you loved our relaxed vibe, tasty food and nice wine. I am thrilled to read that you will be back soon; we can't wait to welcome you back. Warm regards, Elina

  18. JR

    JoaoRibeiro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food. Very good environment. Very good location. Everything was perfect.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 21 December 2021

    It makes my day to see you describe your experience with us as perfect, JoaoRibeiro. Thank you for your 5/5 review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm regards, Elina

  19. JS

    JosS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The two of us ( by the way, a great Beatles song from the Let it Be album) tried 5 different starters, one main course and two desserts. Everything was perfectly prepared and tasted exquisitely. The attendance was also 10/10, with very sympathetic waiters, always ready to provide guidance or good advice.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 21 December 2021

    Thank you for your review, JosS. It is amazing to see you have tasted several of our dishes. I am so happy you loved it and that you appreciated the service from our attentive team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Elina

  20. T

    Tonystout

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible experience. I never leave reviews but our experience at Arca was very much worth writing a review for. The vibe, the service, cocktails to the food……. Impressive. Miguel who was looking after us was very professional and patient. 10 / 10 Tony stout

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 22 November 2021

    Thank you for taking the time write a review, Tonystout. I am over the moon to read you had such a wonderful experience with us. It is lovely that you enjoyed our vibe, drinks and food. I am delighted that Miguel gave you the attentive service you may expect from us. We cannot wait to welcome you again on your next visit. Warm regards, Elina

  21. AS

    AdrianaSoares

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    I returned all the three dishes i ordered. The first one is too salted, gambas. The second one, as the same, impossible to eat because is too salted too. And the last one, a dish wiht meat, it was regrettable, infortunately. But the wine was very good, but it's almost impossible that a Chabblis isn't good.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 23 November 2021

    Dear AdrianaSoares, thank you for sharing your feedback. I deeply regret to learn of your experience. I am truly sorry that the dishes you ordered were too salty for your taste. I wish we could have turned it around for you during your visit and served you a dinner you really enjoyed. I hope you will give us the opportunity to welcome you again and wow you next time. Warm regards, Elina

  22. CP

    CristinaPantazi

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    The service is outstanding as well as the food. However the restaurant was closed and we did not know and we had to dine in the bar area which is not nice. I know that bar since forever and I never liked it . The tables are improper to dine and the menu was limited. I still want one time to try the restaurant itself and discover all the courses and tasting menu

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 22 November 2021

    Thank you for your review, CristinaPantazi. I am so happy that you were fully satisfied with our food and service, however I regret you were not happy with your table and the bar menu. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back and give you the full ARCA restaurant experience. Warm regards, Elina

  23. L

    Locojofre

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Relax and trendy place, nice restaurant to eat in Amsterdam real Portuguese food, service really friendly maybe a bit more stuff in the floor and we ordered a a few nice port and wasn’t enough but is understandably because the restrictions (corona time) but really nice in general I already started to recommend, Portuguese esprit in Amsterdam

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 22 November 2021

    Thank you for your review and for recommending us, Locojofre, we truly appreciate it! I am delighted that you enjoyed our ambience, food and friendly service. We cannot wait to welcome you back in the near future. Best wishes, Elina

  24. FT

    FerryT

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Amazing spot to enjoy some great food! Wonderful ambiance and excellent service

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 22 November 2021

    Thank you for your kind words, FerryT. It makes my day that you absolutely enjoyed our food, ambience and service. We cannot wait to welcome you again soon. Warm regards, Elina

  25. C

    Ciro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    It was a fun night, the food is great. Service could be better, should be more focus on guest experience and satisfaction, you may understand their needs first, before to upsell and push, and once again coriander was in every dishes as I asked to not to have it. forgot my candle on dessert. But it was nice experience after all.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 22 November 2021

    Thank you for your review and recommendation, Ciro. I am happy you enjoyed your night out with us. I am sorry that the coriander was not to your taste, though I am pleased you otherwise love the food. I apologise your dessert was served without the candle; I can assure you we are working hard to ensure such a situation does not reoccur. We hope to welcome you back for a lovely experience again soon. Best wishes, Elina

  26. MG

    MafaldaGomes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was amazing, good value for money and service also quite good. We went on a Sunday and stayed in the tables at the bar. The chairs were at different heights to the table which made it not very comfortable to eat. The Pork belly starter was made in heaven.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 22 November 2021

    Thank you for your 5/5 review, MafaldaGomes. I am thrilled you loved our service and food, especially the pork belly. I am sorry the seating was not the most comfortable for you - do let our team know next time as I am certain we can find a solution. We are looking forward to your next visit. Best regards, Elina

  27. l

    ligia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good Portuguese food with a modern touch. The service was a bit messy but very friendly. I asked for a recommendation for an non alcoholic cocktail and it was amazing! Best one I ever tried! The music was too loudly for me.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 22 November 2021

    Thank you for our review and recommendation, ligia. I am delighted that you enjoyed our food and friendly service. It is great to see we served you the best non-alcoholic cocktail ever! I am sorry you felt the music was too loud, I will share this with our team to take into consideration. It would be our pleasure to welcome you again soon. Warm regards, Elina

  28. F

    Fernando

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great. Great food and environment.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 22 November 2021

    it is wonderful that you loved everything about your experience with us, Fernando. Thank you for sharing that and until next time! Warm regards, Elina

  29. KF

    KevinF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    It was their 2nd day since their opening so we anticipated that not everything will be running smoothly. The service was friendly but not coordinated well. The food was overall good and the portions are perfect for two persons as we chose for the Portugese tasting menu + additinal lamb for two. There could be some improvements made with the seasoning for example with the impressive lamb as the sauce was from our opinion too salt for such a beautiful piece of meat. We enjoyed the evening with a lot of laughs and reminders towards the staff regarding the service. Overall, not a great start but we hope that chef Henrique Sá Pessoa and his team will be able to lift this up to a more professional level in the long term.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 22 November 2021

    Thank you for sharing your feedback, KevinF. I am happy that you enjoyed your food overall, though I am sorry the sauce with the lamb was a bit too salty for your taste - I have shared your feedback with the Kitchen team. I apologise if you felt the service was not coordinated; that is not the experience we strive to deliver. However, it is wonderful that you appreciated our friendly team. I hope we can welcome you again and impress you with our service next time. Best regards, Elina

  30. B

    Bourgondisch

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Een warm welkom door de gastheer zet de toon voor een sfeervolle avond. Ook aan tafel werden we keurig bediend en hebben we goed gegeten.

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 16 November 2021

    Dank voor je beoordeling en aanbeveling, Bourgondisch. Het is super dat je zo warm ontvangen bent door ons team en dat je genoten hebt van het eten en de sfeer. We verwelkomen je graag gauw opnieuw - Elina

  31. E

    Esther

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mooie ambiance! Aanwinst voor Amsterdam! Een echte beleving! Ga het proberen!! Heerlijke keuken met prachtige gerechten!

    Arca AmsterdamResponded on 22 November 2021

    Bedankt voor je prachtige beoordeling, Esther. We zijn blij ons plekje in Amsterdam gevonden te hebben. Het is super dat je zo genoten hebt van onze sfeer en het eten. We kijken ernaar uit je binnenkort opnieuw een fantastische ervaring te bezorgen. Hartelijke groet, Elina

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Google Map for Arca Amsterdam

Martelaarsgracht 5 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1012 TN

  • Cross Street

    The Q-Park Amsterdam Central is the closest to the restaurant.

  • Area

    Binnenstad/Burgwallen

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar
    Daily 11:00–22:00
    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–16:00
    Dinner
    Wed–Sun 17:30–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Portuguese, Contemporary European, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Located opposite Amsterdam Central Station with easy access to all public transportation.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    020 820 5333

  • Private party facilities

    Tucked away in ARCA, you’ll find JOIA, a perfect private hideaway in which to celebrate any occasion. Enjoy exclusive tasting menus, and make it an event to remember in this unique private dining space.

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