Garlic Queen

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Looking for an unforgettable experience? Visit the Garlic Queen: a restaurant with a royal touch in the center of Amsterdam. As the name suggests, garlic is queen in this kitchen. All dishes on the menu are prepared with this amazing herb: from the famous garlic soup to exclusive garlic liqueur. We love garlic, but don’t worry if garlic is less your thing. Garlic Queen is a place for everyone. The chef prepares the dishes with as much – or as little – garlic as you like.
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OT
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The garlic soup is amazing.

RB
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was weer heerlijk fantastische soep heerlijke eend en een verrukkelijk dessert van knoflookijs. De sfeer prima relaxed en je wordt keurig geholpen lekker no nonsens. Geen geslijm gewoon dit is het en dat is prima.

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Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Aan het eten zat niet zoveel smaak, niks bijzonders. Zowel de ober als de kok gingen regelmatig even een sigaret roken, zichtbaar vanuit het restaurant, onsmakelijk. Weinig sfeer.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, We have not been to this restaurant for 3 years. The food was amazing just like before. Definitely recommend Garlic Queen.

JS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sat outside, to enjoy the people watching. Great dinner, as we had the garlic soup, buffalo mozzarella salad and the lamb shank. Great choice

JF
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was friendly and the food was delicious

UE
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For the last 15 years, every time I go to Amsterdam, I've been going to the Garlic Queen. I am glad to say, it is as good as always!! I love the food and it's truly a unique experience.

g
Oxford
11 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was sad that their signature dish of Beef Stew with lots of pieces of garlic was unavailable on the night

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Amsterdam for only a few days and had eaten here almost 8 years ago. It was such a memorable experience that we wanted to return. Everything we ate was delicious and served with a smile. We recommend this restaurant wholeheartedly!

f
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent. Our waiter, although pleasant, was somewhat absent. After our meal was delivered we didn't see him again for a long time. In fact, I was going to order another glass of wine but by the time we saw him again our main course was finished and we decided to have coffee and desert somewhere else.

The duck however was outstanding as was the tomato salad. I would go back again for the duck, but I'd make sure I had a seat closer to where the waiter was and not far way by the window.

S
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We stopped here when we first got into Amsterdam. High quality preparation & tasty dishes. Garlic is used throughout but not overpowering or exhaustive ... very tasty. One server so service depends on crowd... overall a great choice. I recommend!

OT
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The problem we had was feeling that they could care that we were dining in their restaurant. Also the chef and the waiter sat outside the restaurant smoking almost the whole time with the smoke coming in through the open front window. Does not help your eating experience with all the smoke.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Wij hadden een tafel bij het raam. Bediening was tegen ons vriendelijk, iets minder tegen andere gasten waar iets mis was met de reservering/vouchers. Bediening en chef stonden frequent pal voor de open deur buiten te roken waarbij je de rook binnen kon ruiken. Kaart is simpel, wij hadden meer inventieve knoflookgerechten verwacht. Wel leuk dat ze knoflook bier en liqeur serveren. De gebakken knoflookbol uit de oven was erg lekker. Jammer dat het brood dat erbij geserveerd werd gewoon casino-wit was.

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NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Creative use of garlic but not overpowering.

d
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food from appsetixers to dessert.

OT
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfekt Garlic Menu without gluten. A must go in Amsterdam

BR
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Wij zijn door goede reclame bij de Garlic Queen terecht gekomen. De maaltijd was uitmuntend. De smaken zijn zeer verrassend ook al zal de naam niet voor iedereen het water in de mond doen lopen. De verse pasta en het chocolade-ijs zijn betoverend. We vonden het wel jammer dat de hoofdschotel net niet genoeg was waardoor het dessert eerder aan te raden was. We hadden die avond ook juist de tegenslag om juist naast een heel luidruchtige tafel te zitten. Dit is zeker niet negatief bedoelt tegenover de GQ-crew. Niet iedereen weet hoe hij zich dient te gedragen in een klasse zaak. Wij komen zeker nog terug en mochten ze in Antwerpen een 2de zaak starten komen we zeker op bezoek.

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D
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love garlic and loved the Garlic Queen! Terrific food and service. A gem!

RF
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great and we enjoyed the novelty experience of having garlic in everything--beer, chocolate ice cream, etc! The downside was the service; while the restaurant is small enough to operate with one server, we found that he spent more time heading outside to smoke in between taking orders that he sometimes forgot things or neglected the diners. The smoking while serving was a bit off-putting but we shrugged it off as we were on vacation and it was NYE.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a hidden charm. We enjoyed everything! The garlic baker is a must. Also has the Garlic soup which was yummy! The catch of the day was cooked to perfection and the chocolate garlic ice cream, wow!!

J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was good food but nothing super special and more of a novelty than anything else.

T
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Found this gem of a restaurant through OpenTable and decided to give them a try because we love garlic! It was a rainy summer weeknight evening, but we sat outside on the front patio under the umbrella and enjoyed some wine and the garlic baker watching the pedestrians stroll by.

The service was attentive, the food great and a generous portion.

The entree we both chose the filet mignon with ratatouille, mashed potatoes and a delicious garlic sauce.

Had the special dessert of the evening, the cookie dough cheesecake with chocolate garlic ice cream! It was a first, but it was really good!

The only thing I would do differently next time I return (because I will) is that we will each get our own Garlic baker to start off with!