1012 KD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Old City Centre/New Side
tel: +31 20 428 2222
Located close to Amsterdam's Dam Square, Brasserie Harkema is large contemporary urban styled restaurant and wine bar which was once a tobacco mill. The staff are all dressed in smart but casual uniforms and the table combine quality without the formality of some upmarket restaurants. Despite its popularity with locals, seating for over 100 guests means that you'll normally get a table. Mediterranean The open kitchen is an impressive element within the restaurant. You can see the chefs, pots and pans, steam and fire. The food has Mediterranean
influence and is of excellent quality for a reasonable price. One small irritation is that they have two types of staff, which isn't immediately recogniseable. One sort of waiter is only for clearing tables and the other is for ordering. It can get frustrating when they're busy trying to get the attention of the right 'sort'.
Photo courtesy of Brasserie Harkema