A young professional crowd gets to choose here between brown-cafe-style eating and drinking, and a slightly more sophisticated experience in a separate dining room. Some menu dishes don't add up to much more than regular steak with accompaniments. Others, like the baked seawolf wrapped in Serrano ham and served with olive risotto and a lime sauce, display greater, Mediterranean-inspired flair. Save room for the handmade chocolates that are house specialties. The sidewalk terrace with a view of the Prinsengracht is -- like most similar canalside assets -- much in demand when the weather's fine.
- © Frommer's 2013