Grand Cafe Restaurant 1e klas

3.8
2 reviews
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€30 and under
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
Experience the grandeur of the past at Grand Café Restaurant 1e Klas. This surprising historic restaurant, dating from 1885 is located on platform 2B Amsterdam Central Station. The Central Station and restaurant 1e Klas is designed by famous architect Pierre Cuypers who also designed the Rijksmuseum. The old waiting rooms in Grand Café Restaurant 1e Klas were fully renovated and kept intact for the public to enjoy. You can still experience the old (waiting) times of the past and eat and drink in the same atmosphere as the Rijksmuseum. Rewarded as best train station restaurant according to the British daily
newspaper the Guardian: 1ste place in the European top 10 Best Station Restaurants.
Grand Café Restaurant 1e Klas and the 1e Klas Heineken Bar are freely accessible, without having to use a OV-chipkaart. This recently restored, monumental entrance can be reached using a staircase to the right of the central hall in the station. We are looking forward to your visit!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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French
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Hours of Operation
Dagelijks 09:30 uur–22:30 uur
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Phone number
020 625 0131
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was very slow. We had to ask multiple times for water, menus and the bill.

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BM
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Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really lovely interior, old station waiting room type ambience, very elegant. Staff dressed very smartly. We had to book in advance as it was very busy - Saturday evening. We opted for the 3 course menu for 30 euros a head, you could choose any three items from the menu so it wasn't a fixed menu. Very good value for money as were the drinks, G&T 6 euros. Only downside was the initial indifference of the staff who greeted us at the door. The guy, who I assumed was the head waiter, gave us quite a sniffy look and said, before I'd even asked for a table"we are full, have you booked"? He didn't escort us to a table, just pointed at it. Our waiter however was quite attentive and brought drinks promptly. Had to wait a while for our starter but the ambience was so nice we didn't mind (the resident parrot is very entertaining!). Meal was very good, not fabulous. We went back a second time, this time for lunch while we were waiting for our train to depart Amsterdam Centraal. Same head waiter was there; this time he didn't even acknowledge us. We sat down and waited over 20 minutes for someone to even give us the menu. Two other tables who were already there when we arrived, actually walked out. Because of the slowness of the service we had to rush our meal because we'd only allowed an hour for lunch. Not sure why as there were several staff just either chatting or milling about, it wasn't overly busy. Nice building, good food; staffing needs improvement.

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