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Garlic Queen

4.3
4.3
23 Reviews
€30 and under
International

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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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 17:00–23:00
    Thu–Sun 12:30–14:30

  • Phone number

    020 422 6426

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Menu

Starters

  • Garlic Baker€8.50

    Our Special, a Whole Fresh Garlic From the Oven, Served with Olive Oil and Bread

    • Garlic Soup€8.50

      Creamy Soup with Sage

      • Tomato Salad

        With Red Onion, Lettuce and a Garlic- Balsamico Dressing

        • Small€9.50
        • Large€12.50
      • Caesar Salad

        Roman Lettuce with Smoked Chicken, Garlic Crouton and Parmesan

        • Small€10.50
        • Large€13.50
      • Gravad Lax€13.50

        Marinated Salmon with a Dill Garlic Pesto

        • Duet of Duck€13.50

          Smoked Duck Breast and Rilette of Duck with Smoked Garlic

          • Mozzarella (Burratta)€15.00

            With Garlic Olive Oil and Balsamico

            • Supertrio€15.00

              Ibericoham (Bellota Reserva), Coppa di Parma En Chorizo with Garlic Onion Compote

              • Gamba's€12.00

                Three Big Shrimps with Lots of Garlic Olive Oil and Chili Peppers

                • Carpaccio Van Ierse Ossenhaas€15.00

                  With Parmesan and a Garlic Dressing

                  Main Courses

                  • Burger€18.50

                    Of Black Angus Beef with Chips, Aioli and Garlic / Tomato Ketchup

                    • Stewed Beef€23.50

                      Our Classic Prepared with Many Cloves of Garlic, Red Wine and a Piece of Bay Leave

                      • Lamb Shank€23.50

                        With Potato Mousseline and Leeks and a Chili Chutney

                        • Gamba's€22.50

                          Big Shrimps Prepared with Chili Peppers, garlic and Olive-Oil Served with Curry-Rice and Bread

                          • Catch of the Day

                            Daily Fresh Fish From the Market; Day Price

                            • Confit de Canard€20.50

                              Stewed Leg of Duck Served with Sauerkraut

                              • Fillet Mignon (Tournedos)€25.50

                                With a Sauce of Cep and a Lot of Garlic

                                • Pasta Agio e Olio€16.50

                                  Pasta with Garlic, Olive-Oil and Chili Peppers

                                  • Pasta Pizzaiola€16.50

                                    With Garlic-Tomato Sauce and Parmesan

                                    Desserts

                                    • Garlic Cheeses€12.50

                                      Caperon / Corsican Sheep Cheese / Dutch Herb-Garlic Cheese

                                      • Chocolate Dessert€8.50

                                        Home Made Brownie and Chocolat Garlic Ice Cream

                                        • Garlic Ice-Cream (Special)€7.50

                                          • Dessert of the Day€8.50

                                            • Ice Cream of the Day€8.50

                                              • Scroppino€8.50

                                                Last updated: 2 May 2019

                                                What 23 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                4.3
                                                4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                • 4.4Food
                                                • 4Service
                                                • 4.1Ambience
                                                • 4Value

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                                                1. MW

                                                  MandyWortel

                                                  Amsterdam

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 11 December 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  Hier met een echte knoflook fan geweest. Het eten werd snel geserveerd, heel smaakvol (ook erg fijn dat er dusdanig aandacht werd besteed aan het gerecht zelf, dat het niet standaard met een bak patat komt) , het personeel erg vriendelijk en doordat het restaurant knus en klein is, weinig last van geluid. Een hele geslaagde avond.

                                                2. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Adelaide

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 29 September 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The garlic soup is amazing.

                                                3. RB

                                                  RichardB

                                                  Amsterdam

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 28 September 2019

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                  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.

                                                4. P

                                                  Peter

                                                  Amsterdam

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 14 August 2019

                                                  overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                  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.

                                                5. JK

                                                  JulieK

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 7 August 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                6. JS

                                                  JohnS

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 25 May 2019

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

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

                                                7. JF

                                                  JeannaF

                                                  Cleveland

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on 12 April 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Server was friendly and the food was delicious

                                                8. UE

                                                  UniqueExperience

                                                  Calgary

                                                  18 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  18 reviews

                                                  Dined on 10 April 2019

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  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.

                                                9. g

                                                  garyr

                                                  Oxford

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  Dined on 19 December 2018

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

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

                                                10. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New Orleans

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 25 November 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  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!

                                                11. f

                                                  ftsmjs

                                                  New York Area

                                                  77 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  77 reviews

                                                  Dined on 21 October 2018

                                                  overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                  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.

                                                12. S

                                                  Spinee

                                                  New Orleans

                                                  35 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  35 reviews

                                                  Dined on 7 July 2018

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  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!

                                                13. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  41 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  1.0

                                                  41 reviews

                                                  Dined on 5 July 2018

                                                  overall1food3service1ambience2

                                                  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.

                                                14. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 10 May 2018

                                                  overall3food2service3ambience2

                                                  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.

                                                15. NY

                                                  NYMom

                                                  New York Area

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 25 April 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Delicious! Creative use of garlic but not overpowering.

                                                16. d

                                                  dawns

                                                  Minneapolis

                                                  19 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  19 reviews

                                                  Dined on 24 March 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  excellent food from appsetixers to dessert.

                                                17. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Hamburg Area

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 2 March 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Perfekt Garlic Menu without gluten. A must go in Amsterdam

                                                18. BR

                                                  BuikskeRond

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 17 February 2018

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience2

                                                  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.

                                                19. D

                                                  Dpe123

                                                  Philadelphia

                                                  33 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  33 reviews

                                                  Dined on 14 January 2018

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                20. RF

                                                  RaleighFoodSnob

                                                  Philadelphia

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on 31 December 2017

                                                  overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                  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.

                                                21. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  Dined on 28 October 2017

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  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!!

                                                22. J

                                                  Jean

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on 12 August 2017

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                23. T

                                                  Topher

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  40 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  40 reviews

                                                  Dined on 16 July 2017

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  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!

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                                                Garlic Queen is rated 4.3 stars by 23 OpenTable diners

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                                                Google Map for Garlic Queen

                                                Reguliersdwarsstraat 27 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1017

                                                • Area

                                                  Grachtengordel

                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                  Wed–Sun 17:00–23:00
                                                  Thu–Sun 12:30–14:30

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  International

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Casual Dining

                                                • Dress Code

                                                  Smart Casual

                                                • Public Transit

                                                  Amsterdam, Koningsplein

                                                • Payment Options

                                                  MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Additional

                                                  Beer, Wine

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