Restaurant Bleu

4.6
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46 reviews
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€30 and under
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French

Bleu Bistro is a stylish multi-level restaurant in the city of Amsterdam. This relatively new venue provides both indoor and outdoor seating. The interior offers two levels of comfortable seating, sleek lines, modern artwork, large windows, high ceilings and sophisticated lighting. Guests are invited to dine on the quaint patio, complete with comfortable seating and benches.

In terms of menu, Bleu Bistro provides customers with a wide array of meal options. All dishes are made fresh and with only high-quality fruits and vegetables. Menu items offered at Bleu Bistro include whole lobster, butcher steak, homemade onion soup, chicken bonne femme, chocolate crumble, toasted smoked salmon and foie burger.

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CT
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Comfortable, relaxed and informal - this is a nicely judged resturant that has a great ambience and vibe, tasty food and is reasonably priced. It was very slightly let down by the informal nature of the service, I am not a stickler for old fashioned manners, but addressing my octagenarian parents as 'hi you guys' and littering your interactions with 'sweet' and 'no worries' was just a little bit jarring (certainly for them)

Anyway, its billed as informal and it certainly is. Food was great, service a little slow and the plates were cold (never good in December) but mid priced, decent dining in a pretty room.

s
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Intimate small restaurant with excellent service and great French style food. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and heartily recommend. Reservations are a must!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant staff and good food.

FD
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe...good, well presented food and a friendly staff made for a nice evening out. Loved the window seat:)

J
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The dorado was especially good. Nice neighborhood also.

a
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely spot with great food.

j
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very cozy nice place and our food and wine were both great.

OT
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, exceptional food, perfect evening

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and excellent service.

MV
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all to the staff of Bleu - Thank you, thank you, thank you so much! To our beautiful blonde hair server thank you so much for taking your job so seriously and for being so very hospitable!

What can I say, the food was amazing, the drinks were great, atmosphere perfect, overall very good spot in Amsterdam with very reasonable prices for the dishes that offer great value.

My first time in Amsterdam, definitely not my last one. Next time I will also come to Bleu!

KH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as I expected

OT
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

It was very hot that day and so was the restaurant!
It’s a popular place so it was very crowded. The food was delicious. The waitstaff was exceptional- despite the heat and how busy it was, they were responsive friendly and professional. I would definitely return, just not on a hot day!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited from London , great space with friendly staff and top food

T
London
18 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A standard go to place. Always very good for a casual dinner, clients, or a special occasion.

m
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Amsterdam with friends for the very first time. Restaurant Bleu was a pleasant surprise! It’s a bit off the busy Dam square, easy walk from our hotel, attentive service, great food and good cocktail/ wine menu.

M
Aberdeen
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, good food and extremely friendly staff! We have felt very welcome, and we will be back!

DC
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

When we turned up, it was empty, which although nice, meant there was little ambience. Food was great - simple meals, well presented. The service was poor and it seemed that ordering was a hassle for them and they did it reluctantly. Overall, was good, but with a good service, this place would rock.

T
London
18 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bleu is a go to place but please don't let people know or it will be too crowded! Never have had something I did not enjoy.

l
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We had some wonderful food. However we did feel like they were slightly understaffed which resulted in us not feeling particularly looked after. All in all I'd definitely go again and would recommend to anyone

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere, very relaxed and amazing staff

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Nice service nice food

JS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood. Simple, local cuisine. Value wines by the glass.

OT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

JM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience5

My experience here was very mixed. While the food and bev was outstanding, the service was lacking.

First, the server sat us and gave us water glasses but never asked if we would like water. Not a huge thing, we figured we'd just ask later no problem. Totally fine. Then, the server asks for our order and I asked for the mussels and whatever white wine pairs best. My friend ordered the steak and a lovely cocktail spritzer. We also ordered a couple of appetizers. The wine and cocktail came, then our appetizers. All is delicious, the ambience is great, we're very happy. (P.S. the decor here is lovely!)

Then the server after quite a while brings my friend's steak and looks at me quizzically asking if we are sharing. I told her (just as confused) that we were not sharing, but didn't have a chance to mention that I had ordered the mussels. My friend very kindly waits to eat her food, and the servers have all seemed to disappear. Even a local couple sitting nearby asked if everything was OK since I hadn't received my food. After a good 15 minutes, a different server from the one that took our order appeared and I flagged her down and mentioned that I had ordered the mussels. She looked shocked and excused herself to run downstairs to the kitchen. When she returned, she said the other server never added my order to the ticket. They rushed it and comped our next round of drinks (thank you!) and then we asked if we could also get some water. She also took the steak away so that it wouldn't be cold. Much appreciated!

Finally the food arrives, and of course it is delicious. We never did however get our water which I found slightly humorous, and all in all it took about 3 hours for us to finish our dinner. I would definitely come back because the food was divine, but hopefully we don't run into problems with our order next time.

Bon appetit!

GP
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food at a good price and the place is cool and collected. Service is friendly and welcoming.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, amazing food and great service.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, great location.

I
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found Bleu on Open Table. What a gem! Food and service were fantastic. My wife had the mussels, and I had the fish special. Both were incredible and nice portion for the money. Also enjoyed dessert, get the chocolate crumble and you will not be disappointed. I am back in AMS in two weeks, and one of my dinners will be at Bleu!

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing mussels. The service could not have been better. Hanne and Mandy took care of our group so well you would have thought they were the owners...making sure our seating was comfortable, our food was perfect and even inviting us back. Highly recommended

DS
Nuremberg
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Catch of the day is always fresh, and well-prepared. Fairly crowded though.

TL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and customer experience. Ragne and Bente were superb at managing and running the restaurant. Ragne even spent the time booking a reservation at their sister restaurant for the next night. All around Excellent.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Helen our server was so friendly. Advised us well on delicious food we enjoyed very much - and as a bonus we left with a list of sights to see in Amsterdam and surround! Terrific choice. Highly recommend

M
Aberdeen
5 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice restaurant with good food and very nice and friendly staff!
We have enjoyed our dinner and the atmosphere at the Bleu very much, and our dog felt also very welcome!

MG
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Lovely place with warm friendly service. The food just didn’t live up to everything else

T
Miami
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Na een uur wachten op ons hoofdgerecht (het was nieteens heel druk) kregen we de vraag of we nog en desert wilde bestellen. Waarop ik antwoorde dat ik liever eerst mijn hoofdgerecht wilde hebben voor dat ik daar eens over na ging denken. Oh heb je die nog niet gehad........ na nog 10 min wachten (stond op het punt van vertrekken kwam het hoofdgerecht. Geen sorry geen excusses. Was een beetje jammer!!

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OT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

g
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were looking for a hearty meal (with French onion soup...) and a nice sit down meal after running around all day. We were pleasantly surprised by the helpful staff, and the excellent food here - really good for a solid meal in the middle of the city.

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice place, attractive decor and friendly service.