Garlic Queen

12 reviews
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€30 and under
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Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of Operation
Wed–Sun 17:00–23:00
Thu–Sun 12:30–14:30
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Phone number
020 422 6426
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
Amsterdam, Koningsplein
Beer, Wine
What 12 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on 7 July 2018

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!

1.0Dined on 5 July 2018

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.

3.0Dined on 10 May 2018

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.

5.0Dined on 25 April 2018

Delicious! Creative use of garlic but not overpowering.

5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

excellent food from appsetixers to dessert.

5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Perfekt Garlic Menu without gluten. A must go in Amsterdam

4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

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.

5.0Dined on 14 January 2018

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

4.0Dined on 31 December 2017

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.

5.0Dined on 28 October 2017

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!!

4.0Dined on 12 August 2017

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

5.0Dined on 16 July 2017

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!