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It’s almost impossible to keep track of all the new restaurants opening up in Amsterdam. Almost, because we’re doing just that right here on the blog. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it (just kidding, we love it). Because we check out a lot of (new) places, we developed an instinct for knowing if a place is good or not. The newly opened The Beefsteak Club (in the Jordaan area) is definitely in the first category. Not only will they serve you the best steak in town, the service and bar (cocktails!) are also really good.
Steak from A to Z
Think you know your steak? Forget about it! At the Beefsteak Club they’ll gladly show you that there is a whole world out there, other than the well know (often overcooked) steak. Different cuts, different cows and different drying processes, it all gives a different flavour. At The Club they try to use as much of the animal as possible, just like their ‘little brother’ Pigs & Punch. When you are visiting with a large enough party (or have a really, really big appetite), you can order a giant piece of meat to share. This way nothing gets thrown out and everybody is happy (except when there is a vegetarian at the table). We had loads of steaks in our lives, but none of them were as juicy as at The Club:
The holy trinity
Although Amsterdam is slowly turning into the culinair capital of Europe, we still hear a lot ‘yeah the food was great, but the service was horrible’. That is not the case at this place. The host (Boris) really treats you like the place is open just for your table, the head bartender (Andres Nichols) makes the most personal cocktails and of course the kitchen team (Dean Baker is in charge) makes sure only the best food is served.
We talked to chef Dean and his team for a bit and one thing really showed: passion for good quality produce. The owner of the restaurant gave Dean carte blanche on how to handle te kitchen, which is a good thing for the customer. This freedom gives Dean the opportunity to test out different kinds of aging methods and also offers space for some fun experiments. Like marinating a giant piece of meat with whisky for a month. These three factors (bar – host – food) make The Beefsteak Club a true gem in the crowded Amsterdam restaurant scene.
Do you ever stay too long at a restaurant chatting it up with the girls, to the point when all the extra bright lights turn on and you have to leave? It happens to us a little bit too often, but they have a solution for this sometimes awkward problem at The Beefsteak Club. In a connection building you’ll find a second room that functions as a cocktail bar. So when you’re done eating, you just get up, walk about 3 metres and continue your evening. Perfect!
‘As if you were licking a lamppost’
We wanted to give Boris the host a special little s/o, because he is something else. This guy really knows his wines and isn’t afraid to think outside the box. We would never think about ordering a rose wine with steak tartare (we don’t know our wines), but Boris convinced us in a heartbeat. His story about (bad) rose also included the hilarious quote abut licking a lamppost, but you have to ask him in person what he means by this.
PS Just put your culinary journey in the hand of Boris and his team, and you’ll have the best evening of the week. Yes, this also means: go for that rose wine.
The Beefsteak Club | website
Monday to Friday 17:00 – 01:00
Friday – Saturday 17:00 – 03:00
+31 (0)64 112 26 03