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“Unbelievably bad!”
Review of The Big Apple

The Big Apple
Ranked #1 505 of 4 516 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Description: The Big Apple Restaurant and Café is American grill cuisine restaurant, located in the center of Amsterdam city. Our goal is to serve the best choice of authentic charcoal grilled dishes in a modern place with cozy atmosphere. What does charcoal grill means? Grilling with charcoal mostly employs the direct grilling method. In this case, food is placed directly over the radiant heat source to cook. The heat conducted through the cooking grid burns grill marks on the food and gives deep flavor. But charcoal grill is not only for meat. More delicate food like fish or vegetables require special preparation for what charcoal grill makes a great difference. What is more, we use special high quality smoking wood chips on a charcoal grill to step up the aromat and enhance the hardwood flavor of your food.
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Extremely long waiting time and then only 2/3 was delivered and most food was cold. Rude service. The waiter even throw one group out since they complained. Worst restaurant experience of my life.

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Kein Essen nach 1.5h und dann die respektlosen Bemerkungen. Geht gar nicht! Und dann werden die Gäste neben uns nach 1.5 Std. rausgeschmissen! Was ist das für ein Gastronom.

No food after 1.5h and then the disrespectful remarks. Does not work like this! And then the guests next to us are thrown out after 1.5 hours! What kind of restaurateur is that?

1  Thank xcbaumann
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

rude service, long waiting time, cold food, bad vibes! one exception: the service lady did a great job!

1  Thank Davezinho
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We have been waiting 2 h for the food and it didn't come. We saw other guests next to our table that were kicked out when they asked why the food still doesn't come.

Thank Markus M
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

I don't understand why people are so positive about this restaurant. We visited this place because it was one of the few places that accepts dinercadeau (kind of prepaid card for restaurants) cards which we had been gifted.

The waiter had trouble taking the order for 2 people and did not understand what we meant when one of us ordered the meat rare and the other one ordered the meat pink where he stated that pink is the same as rare and we explained that we wanted is medium rare.

When we had finished the diner we concluded that of everything that had been served the best were the onion rings and the coca cola which is strange when you are at a restaurant where meat should be highlight of the meal.

We had a rack of lamb and a t-bone which were both bland, the starter was spicy sausages which could have been tasty if they would not have left it on the grill for too long

Some reviewers mentioned that it was easy to get a table which we can confirm, what is strange though is that this restaurant is located in one of the busiest streets of Amsterdam and should be packed especially during the weekend.

There are plenty of nice restaurants in Amsterdam, this is not one of them.

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Thank Ploegj
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