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About Amsterdam Cafe

You'll find a plate for every palate at Amsterdam Cafe. Our menu consists of soul-pleasing selections that include family favorites, seasonal highlights, and timeless classics. Taste any of our daily specials, award-winning sandwiches, and market fresh seafood, and you will find them to be full of flavor and what you are looking for in a meal.

410 South Gay Street
Auburn, AL 36830
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Samford Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(334) 826-8181

Website:
http://amsterdamcafeauburn.com/

Parking Details:
We have parking in front and on both sides of the restaurant, behind the Exxon (formerly BP) or in the church parking lot next door with Cafe labelled on the end of each parking spot.

Executive Chef:
Miguel Figueroa

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Amsterdam Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (38)
Special Occasion (36)
Good for a Date (34)
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Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for Groups (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Business Meals (19)
Great for Brunch (17)
Cozy (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Romantic (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Fun (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Authentic (10)
Healthy (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Live Sports (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Seasonal (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined 2 days ago

We often dine at Amsterdam for brunch (and other times as well). The food is always good to excellent. The ambience/vibe is also good, unless the crowding gets too great. My complaint, and it happened again at this last visit, is the hospitality. 90% of the time we arrive and no one is at the reception desk to greet us. The average wait is 3-4 minutes, forever if it is cold outside and people keep opening the front door. The greeter (not a maitre d' for sure) typically seems to be sauntering up from the kitchen. And typically disinterested in greeting. This Sunday the greeter was wearing what could only be described as white short-shorts. The servers wear typical black jeans and shorts. This greeter seemed like something from a beach dive bar. Amsterdam is casual, for sure, but way too nice for that. The greeter is the face of the restaurant. Amsterdam deserves better.

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·Dined 3 days ago

All around amazing! Great food and service. Don’t go without trying the chocolate chip bread pudding for dessert!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was good and the atmosphere very inviting. Very good wine Boen pinot noir!!! We will come back for sure. We were visiting our son who goes to Auburn. We will tell all our Savannah friends to be sure and treat themselves to a dinner at the Amsterdam cafe!!

Fondly,
Deidra Anderson

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

I told the waiter how much I had enjoyed the food there when I visited a year ago. He explained that the chef they had then had left for an opportunity in California and that there was “honestly nothing” on the menu that would be as good as what I had there before. The food was pretty good, actually, though he may have been right.

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 (Western NC)·Dined 3 days ago

Very impressed. It had been a while since I had been to Amsterdam Cafe and everything went right during the experience.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great atmosphere and service. Food was very good. The special chicken dish was slightly dry and not as good as expected. Other dishes in party were great.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious meal and excellent service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Starry Starry Bar, elegant. Service, impeccable. Lobster Eggrolls, WOWZA! Shrimp and Grits, the BEST! A very memorable lunch. Thank you Amsterdam

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

nick was a great waiter.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 6 days ago

Was very nice

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 7 days ago

As alway, the food and service were great!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food
Loud area

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Have been a customer for many years. The food and service never disappoints.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 12, 2018

We wanted to be seated in the back room because it has a better environment (and we don’t really like high top tables in the front or the choppy layout) but there were two large groups who were very loud, laughing and talking across their large tables. We could barely hear each other. We really like Amsterdam and have eaten there before, but I would like to see a little more variety on the menu.

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We really enjoy coming over to this restaurant. Our server was great. For starters, my wife had the salmon topped salad which was enough for a meal by itself and absolutely delicious! I had the Yum Yum shrimp which was very tasty but could have used a little more "pop" to make it a little more flavorful. For our entree's, I had the pork chop with the fries and it was perfectly cooked and not dry at all and delicious. My wife had the grouper which quite frankly, was not good. It smelled very fishy just did not taste good. She even contemplated sending it back but decided to take it home for leftovers. That was a mistake on our part. We've eaten there many times and this is the only time I felt they didn't quite hit the mark on the food. We were there for our anniversary and it was a bit noisey and more casual than I remember from our previous visits. We will definitely be back but maybe just for a change of pace from our usual restaurants locally, not for a special occasion. Overall, a very nice restaurant with good service but just a little off on the grouper dish the night we were there.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I went on my anniversary and asked for a low top table when I made the reservation on Open Table. We got there and they didn't have a low table only a high top table right on the way to the kitchen. Amsterdam told me there was no table specified, but I certainly tried to specify when I made my reservations. Soup was room temperature, but had a real good flavor. The veal was good not great. Probably won't be going back. I tried to make our anniversary dinner special but was let down by Amsterdam. I was disappointed to say the least.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was a busy Sunday afternoon, but the food and service were both quality. Would like to see some more vegetarian choices.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Always good. Wine list is good and they have a good selection of beers. Menu is varied ranging from salads and sandwiches to serious entrees. Wait staff is always very good. New menus are not as easy to read as the old ones, but not a big deal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Pimento Cheese Appetizer Board was more than enough for the five at our table to share and delicious. Crab Cake and Avocado sandwich was good, but disappointed that it was NOT served on a croissant as stated in the menu. Good service and food, but the booth for five diners as quite cramped.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amsterdam Cafe is always a safe bet in Auburn. We love the food and the fact that they take reservations. While I know that the items on the menu are rotated to keep things "new," people in my party missed 1)the duck and 2)the chicken sandwich with pepper jack. However, they did find suitable substitutes. Overall, Amsterdam Cafe is a great restaurant that offers fresh food at a reasonable price.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our food was overall very good. My husband's pork chop was under cooked but they took care of it right away. My filet was cooked perfectly.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent- good chef

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was great! Open Table needs to keep the menu current. Waiter said they turn in new menu. However, it takes Open Table months to change.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is one of my family’s favorites when in Auburn. The food was delicious and the service great as always. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One of those places that you can’t judge from the street. Being Dutch I am biased by the name of this place. The logo of The this place is inspired by Heineken, but that’s about all the Dutch you get. ( and that’s fine).
We were in town for a swim meet and 12-16 year old girls want protein !! Every variation of steak was ordered and they were all absolutely GREAT! Combine that with some good desserts and now you have the stomach and the heart happy!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was my second time there and I was not disappointed. The only slight complaint was one guest got the lamb and it was on the fatty side. But he still enjoyed his meal.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a birthday dinner this past Sunday evening for our 16-yr-old daughter at Amsterdam Cafe. The food, service, and atmosphere were top notch. The prices are very reasonable, and since we had a larger party, the management was willing to print up an attractive limited menu. Our server was the best! I would definitely recommend!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food is ok. Service is great though and great location!

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve dinner: mediocre food, indifferent service, and VERY pricey for a fish fillet and roasted asparagus that probably cost them a dollar and a half.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went out to dinner with my girlfriend and her parents. We had a great time, but admittedly, felt that the waiter we had was either new or perhaps a little awkward; we weren’t offered a dessert menu and we felt rushed at times, which is why I gave 3 stars instead of 4. Altogether would definitely recommend. The food was great, didn’t take long from order to table and the drinks were also good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had the lettuce wraps with tuna to begin with and followed it with turkey wraps and the fall harvest pasta. It was fabulous!!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I will be back. The food was incredible. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a great meal at a reasonable price.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Everything was fabulous. We definitely plan to come back soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Graduation

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 16, 2017

What an enchanting dining experience after my son’s December graduation. The food was to die for and the service impeccable! We had a reservation and our table was set and waiting for us. I would recommend this restaurant to other families who want to spend a delightful meal together celebrating a special occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a great overall experience at Amsterdam Cafe. Our server, Lauren was amazing! Food and drinks were amazing as well. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amsterdam did an excellent job with our party of 10. Wonderful individual attention to each guest and to the entire group. Drinks were served quickly and the food was delivered to the table almost all at once. All the guests were very happy with their meals. Thanks for making our small wedding reception memorable.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We had a wonderful experience! The food was perfect and the Service, especially our waiter, was phenomenal! I highly recommend this restaurant:)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was excellent and reasonably priced! Our server was very friendly and helpful!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My Favorite place to eat! I would definitely recommend them serving bread though! Other than that the food is awesome and the staff is the best!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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