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Centrum Amsterdam, puur eten, gastvrij, informeel - Restaurant Black & Blue, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland

Restaurant Black & Blue

3.3
3.3
17 Reviews
€30 and under
Steakhouse
Kenners hebben onze malse steaks zelfs bekroond tot ‘the 50 best steaks in Europe.’ TROTS! Waar het ‘m in zit? Ons vlees is biologisch en wordt op de Josper houtskoolgrill bereid. Juist dol op vegetarisch, vegan of heb je een andere dieetwens? Ook dan zijn we het go to adres.

Ons restaurant, gelegen in hartje centrum, is een plek waar je je op je gemak voelt. Een informele ambiance, gastvrije bediening, eerlijke prijzen.

Kom langs & geniet!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, International, European
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–12:00 am Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    020 218 4554
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Oosterdokseiland
  • Cross street
    Koningsplein, Singel, Herengracht,Vijzelstraat, Kalverstraat, Rijksmuseum,
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine

What 17 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.3
3.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.1Service
  • 3.3Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Amsterdam

    Most Booked

  • Centrum

    Most Booked

17 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Had a reservation, waited outside for 30 minutes after reservation to be seated, waited 30 minutes to talk to server, appatizer 45 minutes after that. Watched bartender scream in waitresses face because someone ordered a cocktail. Entre never came, finally got the attention of a server, they forgot to put ticket in. Waited 45 minutes after finishing meal and could never get a check. Had to leave cash on table and tell manager we had to leave. 4 hours total to get two steaks and some shrimp.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We booked a table at this restaurant a month and a half in advance and when we got to the restaurant, we were made wait 45 mins in the rain as the restaurant was overbooked. 7 other couples ahead of us were in the same situation. Terrible experience.

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  3. NalanY

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    crowded, noisy and unfortunately the service was very slow

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff couldn’t do more! We felt welcomed as soon as we walked in. The owner was very informative about the drinks and food menu. We had told them it was one of our friend’s birthdays and after the meal surprised him with a sparkler cannon and a dessert. We had the best time and last day in Amsterdam - thank you. We will be returning next year :)

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  5. ThomasH

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I had the reservation on the New Year’s Eve and they didn’t get me in! So I’m very disappointed !

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made a reservation for 10pm few days ago. Once arrived there, we waited more than 45 minutes without having the possibility to have dinner. Other people who couldn't get in had reservations for 9pm. Why allow booking if you don't have availability? You ruined our dinner! Embarassing.
    Restaurant Black & BlueResponded on January 2, 2024
    Dear Anonymous, We are so sorry to hear about your experience in our restaurant. Unfortunately due the fact that 4 of the 8 staff members didn't show up we couldn't keep up anymore. The pressure of our staff became to much as a result 2 more staff members left during their shift. We know this is very unprofessional and are aware of the situation. It should have been an amazing start of 2024 for all of us but unfortunately this was not the case. Can we maybe get in contact with you to see what we can do for you? Kind Regards, Team Black and Blue

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  7. ToddM

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was New Year’s Eve, and we waited outside for over an hour and a half despite having a booking, when the waitresses said that they were refusing to seat anyone. Easily over 50 people with bookings were turned away. There were four members of staff dealing with hundreds of customers, so the tables were not cleaned, which meant no one could sit at them. The staff members that were there were as useful as they could have been, despite the awful situation going on. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Teníamos reserva y no pudimos cenar allí porque iban desbordados. Una vergüenza
    Restaurant Black & BlueResponded on January 2, 2024
    Dear Anonymous, We are so sorry to hear about your experience in our restaurant. Unfortunately due the fact that 4 of the 8 staff members didn't show up we couldn't keep up anymore. The pressure of our staff became to much as a result 2 more staff members left during their shift. We know this is very unprofessional and are aware of the situation. It should have been an amazing start of 2024 for all of us but unfortunately this was not the case. Can we maybe get in contact with you to see what we can do for you? Kind Regards, Team Black and Blue

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  9. SinanA

    Amsterdam

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was the worst experience in my life. While waiting in line at the door 30 minutes before the reservation time, an insider came out and said that they could no longer let anyone in. And they left a lot of people with reservations like us at the door. After that time, we didn't have a chance to eat anywhere else, so we returned to the hotel and fed ourselves with room service. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone. A place that should never be going.

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  10. DanielF

    New York City

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked for new years eve, arrived 20minutes before reservation at 9.30 and was told by a member of staff no more people being seated. After chatting to the member of staff us (party of 5) and a few other party's where told we would get seated. Eventually seated at 10.50. Food was average and my steak was actually refunded as it was just fatty and grisly. Got to be the worst organised restaurant I've ever been to, service was poor, food average and not really good priced. Appreciate it was new years eve but not an excuse at the end of the day.
    Restaurant Black & BlueResponded on January 2, 2024
    Dear DanielF, We are so sorry to hear about your experience in our restaurant. Unfortunately due the fact that 4 of the 8 staff members didn't show up we couldn't keep up anymore. The pressure of our staff became to much as a result 2 more staff members left during their shift. We know this is very unprofessional and are aware of the situation. It should have been an amazing start of 2024 for all of us but unfortunately this was not the case. Can we maybe get in contact with you to see what we can do for you? Kind Regards, Team Black and Blue

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  11. JaninaS

    Berlin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Wir hatten für den Silvesterabend eine Reservierung für 20:15 Uhr und müssten über 30 Min warten. Als wir dann endlich zu einem Tisch gebracht wurden, wurde uns ein Gartentisch angeboten.. da man uns die Begeisterung angesehen hat und wir uns beschwerten, wurden wir glücklicherweise an einen normalen Tisch gesetzt. Wir hatten Glück, wenn es war ein Tisch in der Ecke, das Essen kam schnell (und war sehr gut), die Getränke wurden nur 2x vergessen. Andere hatten leider nicht so viel Glück, müssten teils 1h warten oder wurden weggeschickt und das Pärchen, was 15 Min nach uns rein gekommen ist hatte um 23 Uhr immer noch kein Essen. Der Laden war einfach super unorganisiert und wollte so viel Umsatz wie möglich mit wenig Personal (nur 4!!!! Mitarbeitende für den Sevice und die Bar machen). Zumal die Kellner super gestresst waren und teils zickige Antworten gegeben haben. Auch wenn das Essen gut war, für ein so gutes Restaurant, wo zwei Essen + vier Getränke 150€ kosten, hätte ich mehr von allem erwartet. Schade

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  12. suem

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Worth the walk .glad we went early because it got so very busy that the staff were struggling to keep up.loved the vibe.loved the food.

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  13. ChristianC

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I book in black and blue for my family / wife and young son as he likes steaks. I'm a chef and originally from Argentina. Our booking was a 7:30 pm we arrived 6:30 pm and the waiter told us it was full and to come later. I completely understood and came back at 7:20 pm when he saw the reservation he told me that this reservation was booked in another black and blue in Amsterdam!! Is not in google maps or register in any map so I had to rush out of the restaurant and book a taxi to run to this address that appear really small in the booking. We made it at 7:35 pm .. the restaurant is where used to be Soho Bar so it has a felling of a pub. Our table wasn't ready so we had to wait 10 min for it. We ordered 3 tenderloin steaks .. 2 medium well and one medium They send us 3 well done steaks, my wife and son where ok with it but I wasn't as you are paying nearly €40 for it so I send it back and they brought me a rare steak this time 🤦🏻 I DONT RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT

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  14. AlanW

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went Xmas night very busy but service and food second to none. Steaks to die for.

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  15. JaydeK

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely restaurant, the food was amazing and the staff were great! Atmosphere was brilliant in there, I’ve been to Amsterdam 8 times and walked past this place so many times and never gone in, it was only googling good steak that this place came up! Highly recommend. I had the turbot and that’s was beautiful.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Cologne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was abysmal. Our waiter came to the table 3 times total. The food runner was condescending and told us that we never ordered an item that we had (he did not witness our order). The 2010s American pop music was hard to listen to even from an American who heard it at release (Happy by Pharrell should not be played in that establishment). The steak was unseasoned and undercooked but otherwise decent quality meat. The employee who poured our wine spilled about a third of a glass on the table. It is probably best to avoid this restaurant all together.

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  17. suzanneO

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful night with family. The oysters were incredible, and the prawns in particular were delicious. Many thanks to you all

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Restaurant Black & Blue is rated 3.3 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Restaurant Black & Blue

32 Reguliersdwarsstraat, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1017 BM

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Koningsplein, Singel, Herengracht,Vijzelstraat, Kalverstraat, Rijksmuseum,
  • Neighborhood
    Oosterdokseiland
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–12:00 am Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, International, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine
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