Brasserie Pompa

4.4
27 reviews
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€30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Casual
  • Cosy
  • Good for a Date
Enjoy a quick bite as you explore one of Amsterdam's most popular districts at Pompa. This charming eatery is located in the heart of the shopping and museum district, just around the corner from the Vondelpark, the Concertgebouw, Rijksmuseum and the world-famous Van Gogh Museum. Pompa features separate menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including a large selection of tapas and sampler platters. The extensive selection of tapas is made for grazing and pairing with one of the many wines, beers and spirits Pompa offers. Food is fresh and flavorful, made to order and served with a smile.

Pompa's lunch and dinner menus include sandwiches, fresh pastas, salads, homemade soups and hearty entrees. Breakfast dishes and salads include a basket of fresh bread.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful except that inside was extremely hot. No air

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were worried about overwhelming a restaurant with our party of 14, so we made a reservation, but still...it is a large group. They met us at the door and graciously showed us to our table and provided menus in English, which we appreciated. We were served drinks, bread and appetizers very quickly. The server was patient with our English group. The food was excellent and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. I should note that we had two vegetarians and a pescatarian in our group. They were all happy with the options available. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

MB
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place was great! Very friendly service but did forget two meals out of six. They were very apologetic and ended up giving us a carafe of sangria on the house. Food was delicious - they did not have gluten free pasta but there were some gluten free entrees. There was also a kitty cat walking around that was very cute and friendly. Would recommend!

OT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 3

It was great thanks

MS
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very charming place with impeccable service and great food.

SK
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very attractive venue, fantastic food and very friendly service. Our experience was outstanding.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were warm & welcoming. Great atmosphere.

SM
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We made this reservation on open table and when we walked in they were shocked that we did it on open table. They said they don’t check it after three. i had the confirmation so they honored it. We had a good dinner. However, a day later I heard from open table that we were a no show and we wouldn’t get the points so that means the restaurant put me down as a no show. If you don’t want open table the that is fine but don’t ruin my reputation by saying I am no show. They were very nice but it makes me grumpy that they marked me as a no show when I spent good money in their establishment.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Great service and food. Our concern was that a cat entered the restaurant, darted to the kitchen and seemed to be known and welcome. Even the most well behaved cat will sit on and touch things in the kitchen that would make it less sanitary. Yuck just writing this review.

NV
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mooie brasserie met erg lekker eten en goede service.

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R
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Teleurstellend gegeten met 3 personen. Eenvoudige kaart, wat op zich prima is. Maar de smaak ontbrak. Pasta met pesto saai en fantasieloos, bij de pasta neri met zalm was de zalm gortdroog. Ik zou hier niet meer gaan eten.

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HL
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Only problem was owner told us he only checks open table once a day so he didn’t know about our reservation, but he was able to seat us right away. Food was good and very large portions!

LL
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food is not fresh. It’s overpriced fast food presented as tapas that is not fast. Location is good.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heerlijke tapa's, vriendelijke bediening. Uitstekende lunch!

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G
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a special dinner while on vacation, family reunion and birthday. We were ‘t sure about going to this restaurant but due to a national holiday, other places were closed. Brasserie Pompa was a great choice. Good appetizers (lamb kabob as my favorite) but so many good choices. Entrees were varied and very good. This isn’t a 5 star restaurant it is an incredibly good local gem that has interesting menu items and good execution. We had a great time. Eat outdoors in the front or try to get a rear balcony table for a treat. This restaurant should be a choice for recommendations.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were excellent. Warm and welcoming place to eat.

OT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation, showed up, and they were closed....

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely bistro! Cute cat!

RA
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wir waren schon öfter hier. Sehr nett, dass die Bedienung uns auf deutsch anspricht. Die Atmosphäre in diesem Lokal ist gemütlich, man fühlt sich wohl. Das Essen ist gut und das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis ist sehr gut.
Die Katzen im Fenster passen zu der gemütlichen Atmosphäre.

Ein kleiner Verbesserungsvorschlag: angewärmte Teller wären schön.

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N
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Echt italiaans met een mondvullende smaak, geen poespas, maar eerlijk. Je zit er prima en op loopafstand van veel cultuur.

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OT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Verjaardagsdiner met vriendin op 27/12/17. Sfeer was goed, lekker druk, maar toch leuke tafel.
Bediening behulpzaam, maar licht gestresst. Maar meer dan €12,00 te vragen voor en doodgewone salade met een zeer droog stukje gegrilde zalm (staartstuk) zonder olijfolie, hmmm.....🤔🤔
Hun ooit befaamde tiramisu was ook teleurstellend, cacao niet vers gestrooid en de mascarponevulling te slagroomachtig van structuur, teweinig mascarpone. De espresso te heet, dus verbrand...
Al met al heeft deze utbater bij mij de indruk gewekt culinair onverstandig te hebben bezuinigd op kwaliteit en smaak en bovendien denkt ermee weg te komen. Daarmee kan het zich scharen onder de overgrote meerderheid aan slecht tot middelmatige eetgelegenheden die bewust niet de keuze maken voor absolute kwaliteit en het hoogst haalbare in smaak. Jammer....😑😑

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S
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Heerlijke huisgemaakte tapas, goed van smaak. Vriendelijke bediening en een knusse zaak!

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OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We ate at Brasserie Pompa during a visit to Amsterdam. The ambiance is neighborhood casual, the service friendly and efficient. The food was good, but not great - small plates from around the Mediterranean, from Spain to the Middle East.
We ordered the Mixed meat and vegetable platters - plenty for two people, and a bottle of Spanish Syrah. Everything was good.

f
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Vriendelijke bediening. in de late middag nog net de laatste zon mee kunnen pikken op het kleine terras. leuk restaurant op steenworp van het centrum en museumplein

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant, with good and well priced food. We especially liked the lamb tapa.

I
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

While vacationing in the Netherlands, my daughter and I came across this little diamond in the rough. Outdoor seating people watching as we enjoyed our meal. This establishment is in view of the great Van Gogh museum. Wonderful three course meal for two came under 25Euros.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I I had dinner there last week. We were both quite impressed. I had a phenomenal paella, and the wine selections were quite good as well. The service was also outstanding. My friend and I agreed that this was now our favorite spot for dinner..and in Rockridge, that's saying alot. I was so impressed that I returned this week with a different friend and this time, I had the duck while my friend had the paella along with some different wines. Excellent once again! One of the owners stopped by to chat for a bit, and acknowedged that the name of the place didn't quite mesh with what was being served, but hey, that's what happens when you and your partners come up with a name while in Las Vegas. Next time, I come with my wife!