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Amsterdam Restaurant & Tapas Lounge
Amsterdam Restaurant & Tapas Lounge

Amsterdam Restaurant & Tapas Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.amsterdamrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 662-6330
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner and Tapas: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Late Night Menu: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00pm - 1:00am. Tapas Lounge Bar closes at 4:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Jacobson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour Monday through Friday 4-7p. Special Happy Hour Thursday 8p-12 midnight.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 119th Street and Amsterdam
  • Public Transit: 1 train
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available. Parking garage 2 blocks away.
A word from Amsterdam Restaurant & Tapas Lounge
Amsterdam Restaurant & Tapas Lounge, a New American Fusion restaurant and lounge located on the Upper West Side across from NYC’s Historic Columbia University, reopened to the public in November 2004 with an all new modern and alluring decor including Free Wireless Internet Access. Executive Chef Michael Kalajian offers an inventive and diverse menu of culinary delights influenced by a fusion of Asian, Mediterranean and Latin cuisine. Boasting a bi-level dining room, two bars and a sleek downstairs Tapas Lounge, Amsterdam offers the best of both worlds. Restaurant and Nightlife Scene. Outstanding Food. Great Music. Stylish and Seductive Ambiance…The perfect place to bring a date, meet with friends, or wine and dine clients.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I've been going to Amsterdam Restaurant for the past few years. Initially drawn to it for its great happy hour drink prices, I was surprised at how good the food was. It remains easy to get a table here, and I've taken several friends there to enjoy a good meal in a relaxed atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This is a great spot near Columbia University - a really nice neighborhood restaurant with great food. Good menu choices!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The staff were all very helpful. The food was amazing. But the best part of the night was the atmosphere! Amsterdam will become one of my regular spots. YOU should check it out!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Fun time with a group of 5. Good food and decent cocktails. The party in the lounge sounded like a real good time, but it was a private event and we opted not to be party crashers. Round table was great for conversation and laughter. Server was very nice and accommodating, except for refusing to let us order three different cheeses on the three different sliders in one order. Weird. Not seeing very many customers when we arrived made me think we were in a not so popular place, and it made for less ambience. But we made our own fun. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Exzellent Tapas Bar in new york. Prices are reasonable and Food was delicious . So i can recomend. If You come by Tube you Have to walk through a park which has a Lot of Stars to climb. So take into Account if you have small children or lodern People with you"
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "I was pleasantly surprise with the quantity and quality of the food. I was very happy with the great service and the overall experience. I would definitely return. After dinner, I also took the time to go downstairs to the lounge to watch the game and to have a drink."
    Dined on 3/22/2013
  • "One of the best tasting deals for a brunch in the City."
    Dined on 3/3/2013
  • "Great tapas dishes; interesting items and great offerings of draft beers"
    Dined on 2/22/2013
  • "Good place to eat, great ambience and wonderful food options"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "The food was good, the service excellent, everyone was friendly, and the menu prices are financially friendly. We had a group of 7 and everyone was very pleased. Parking is the only drawback and we got lucky!"
    Dined on 2/2/2013
  • "Tapas excellent and fair size portions Martinis were on the weak side Our favorite for pre-Columbia basketball dining"
    Dined on 12/1/2012
  • "Good food in an ambience-poor noisy venue with adjacent loud bar/disco. To it's credit the Tapas are excellent and they take dinner reservations at midnight--a difficult thing to find after theater/opera etc."
    Dined on 11/24/2012
  • "Thanksgiving Dinnner - Will return again Hidden GEM, and quiet .. great service"
    Dined on 11/22/2012
  • "AMAZING TAPAS, great service. Worth the money. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 11/5/2012
  • "OK place. Liked the shrimp tacos for a light lunch."
    Dined on 9/1/2012
  • "If you're tired of waiting for a table for brunch at noisy, crowded Kitchenette, just walk down the street to Amsterdam Cafe. The ambiance is nothing earth-shaking, but the food is good, it's quiet, and the prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 8/26/2012
  • "Celebrated my girlfriends birthday with friends and we,all loved it.Great place!"
    Dined on 8/25/2012
  • "This is probably a great spot during the school year since Columbia University is across the street. Came on a Wednesday night and since it's summer the place was dead. I think I was the third table in the restuarant. Overall the food and drinks were great. Ordered the thai martini which was good and the shrimp tacos were delicious."
    Dined on 7/11/2012
  • "Very nice for a casual brunch or lunch…great food for an affordable price! Went here for mother's day and my father and mother both enjoyed the laid back experience. The waiters were conscientious and attentive. Nice chill ambience to the dining area inside."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "very nice place, good food, good service, and nicely priced."
    Dined on 5/12/2012
  • "The restaurant was busy, extreemly loud and not very clean. There were two quite large groups and a couple of parties of 5 or 6. Diners were literally shouting full volume from one end of their tables to another. It was like being in a sports bar for Super Bowl. Very rowdy. especially for 7:30 in the evening."
    Dined on 4/20/2012
  • "Limited selection of wines by the glass Service improved after we ordered a bottle of wine"
    Dined on 1/12/2012
  • "The service was good and everyone is friendly. The food was okay. The bottle of wine that we had, a Malbec, was delicious. It's a little loud, but great if you're a student or visiting a student. It's really easy to park in this neighborhood so that's a big plus."
    Dined on 11/29/2011
  • "Great tapas and entrees. Though they gave us a large table just for a party of 5, they quickly re-grouped upon request, and re-seated us more accommodatingly. Overall, very good. I would go back again, and I would recommend to others."
    Dined on 11/19/2011
  • "Everything seems to be made of stone and the noise bounces off it. The place is very noisy."
    Dined on 11/19/2011
  • "The food was good. I guess I expected better dishes because the menu read like there was a chef cooking, but the dishes lacked cohesiveness and had no flair. I felt like the expectation was created but not fulfilled."
    Dined on 11/16/2011
  • "food was delicious and menu was varied with varied choices. Salmon and steak entrees and banana bread pudding a must!"
    Dined on 10/12/2011
  • "Food was good, service great. Lots of variety on menu"
    Dined on 7/13/2011
  • "Lively place in this Columbia neighborhood. The Tapas menu has loads of small plates, which makes this for a group. Specialty drink menu is fabulous too, with excellent choices, expertly executed. Like the white peach Sangria. I'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/8/2011
  • "We needed a quick bite before a concert at the Manhattan School of Music, Amsterdam Tapas Lounge fit the bill. We let the server know of our tight schedule, and were guided to a wide array of good fast fare. Our table of four enjoyed delicious crab cakes, a very satisfying goat cheese with caramalized onion pizza, and a po'boy sandwich. The sandwich was perhaps the least successful item, the oysters were overbreaded and the accompanying fries oversalted. Good well priced happy hour draft beer, we'll be back for a more leisurely meal soon."
    Dined on 4/1/2011
  • "Most certainly a hidden neighborhood gem. Located across the street from Columbia U, I've passed this place dozens of times and never knew it. Now that I know it's there, I'll be going all the time. The food is delicious and innovative, especially the Honey Mustard Grilled Salmon. The decoration is lovely and warm and the presentation makes the food worth the wait. $5 Sangria's on Tuesday is the perfect end to a long day and the Sangria is very well made (if you're driving don't eat the fruit). A great place for a social get together."
    Dined on 3/15/2011
  • "The Amsterdam Omelette is amazing, and the rest of the menu also looks fabulous. I'll be back to try more."
    Dined on 2/19/2011
  • "The service and wait staff were very slow and very inatentive. The lunch entrees were cooked well but bland. The desserts were good."
    Dined on 1/21/2011
  • "Nice variety on the menu including great vegetarian options. Quality of food was excellent We ate there before a concert at the Cathedral. Service was prompt and friendly."
    Dined on 12/18/2010
  • "We came out for Thanksgiving Dinner with a party of 8 and we were pleasantly surprised with our overall experience. Across the street from Columbia U., this place could easily be missed from the outside. It was truly a find on the inside though. Our table managed to order a sampling of every entree on the prix fixe menu (which was 4 courses: appetizer, salad, entree, dessert), and the chef managed to make every dish as flavorful as home cooking could ever be. The prices didn't break the bank like some places attempted this holiday, and the coup de grace was that the kids "menu" was an offering of the adult menu in slightly smaller portions. I would recommend this restaurant to others in a heartbeat and look forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 11/25/2010
  • "The guy that brought us to our table & was waiting on us for the first half of our time was wrecking of cigarettes. It was so nasty. Other than that our experience was good."
    Dined on 11/6/2010
  • "The service was awful and the food even worse. Don't go there"
    Dined on 9/24/2010
  • "This restaurant holds high sentimental value for me. I met my boyfriend there and we recently went back for our anniversary, where he proposed. The food was excellent. The vibe is hip, lively and romantic. I'll never forget this place."
    Dined on 7/14/2010
  • "We went there in order to have lunch and watch a World Cup game. The food was fair but the sound was not working which did not make for a great time."
    Dined on 6/11/2010
  • "The service was very solid. Our waiter was attentive and helpful, as was all the staff. We have gone to restaurant, off and on, since it opened a few years ago. The menu was a bit more high end in the past, but has been modified in recent years. The is a large mix of items to be had but not a clear identify."
    Dined on 5/12/2010