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Restaurant Bonjour

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Mon., 12-17
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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours

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Open since 1972, Bistro Bonjour French restaurant has an outdoor terrace overlooking the lovely Keizersgracht canal. Set around halfway between Waterlooplein and the Rijksmuseum, the restaurant's central location makes it a popular spot with tourists visiting the local area. Magere Brug - a typically Dutch wooden bridge - is also just around the corner. The menu is a celebration of traditional French cuisine and changes seasonally. Appetisers include steamed mussels, fried frog's legs and French onion soup. Mains are based on fish and meat, though there are vegetarian options, including a dish of the day. The desserts are also just as mouthwatering: chocolate mousse, crêpe flambée and crème brulée are just some of the options. To wash it all down, there is a good selection of French wines. In the evenings Bistro Bonjour is lit by candlelight - a very romantic way to enjoy a meal out in Amsterdam.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
French, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

We arrived late in the day and they went out of their way to fit us in, a group of 8. The food was spectacular and the service perfect. We all had the set menu and the choice was excellent and everyone had a fabulous...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nickjbush
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Ate here last night. It was busy - we were seated at 8.20. Our main courses arrived at 10.40. Not enough staff on. A new member of the waiting team was great and he was also worked to the bone. We complained to the manager...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank p0ppyeliza
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We found the bistro whilst wandering around and it’s nicely located by the canal. I opted for the menu of the day at 21 Euros. I had the beef carpaccio and the salmon as well as a dessert. We also had a 20 Euro bottle...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jacki B
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This restaurant has a nice terrace near the canal, so good for a summer evening dinner. They have a three course menu for 21,50 euro. They served nice warm bread for free. We chose the gamba's and the filet the boeuf. Good sized portions, both...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank amsterdam05
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We came here with our social deal offer and they said that they could cater for my partner who's gluten intolerant. The prosecco was nice and then it seem to go down hill from there on in as my partner ordered the stuffed artichokes of...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jamesy289
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Very charming old fashioned French bistro with authentic home cooking, typical French dishes well-prepared. The best part was the charming and friendly service, obviously a family-owned place run with pride and attention. Good food. Great wine list.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed April 28, 2018

For ten years, I have been living two canal blocks away from this bistro, and never noticed it. But on a sunny evening when all other nearby restaurants were busy, I found a pick nick table in desperate need of some fresh paint outside this...More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We walked past this restaurant on a daily basis heading for the tram and decided to give it a go. Well, what a great decision that was! The atmosphere was very cosy and the host was fantastic. We had snails to start which were sublime...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Nadoligllawen
Reviewed March 7, 2018

Nicely situated with Canal Frontage this was a very pleasant place to visit. Helpful staff, reasonably priced food and a pretty fair wine list. Nothing particularly stood out, but a very pleasant evening in nice surroundings.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Miguel065_11
Reviewed December 26, 2017

A close walk from the Inter Continental and Banks Mansion so no Uber required. Friendly staff with a French menu (of course) but we were less impressed with the food. Nothing bad but nothing,great.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank William M
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