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Ron Gastrobar Paris

Kleine-Gartmanplatsoen 11A, 1017 RP Amsterdam, Netherlands
| +31 20 305 2761
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Ron Gastrobar Paris: A Taste of France in Amsterdam Amsterdam  The Netherlands

Ron Gastrobar Paris: A Taste of France in Amsterdam

The French capital may be three hours from Amsterdam by train, but you can taste a bite of Paris off Leidseplein at Ron Blaauw's newest incarnation of his gastrobar concept. With affordably priced classics like onion soup, escargots, foie gras and frogs' legs on the menu, Ron Gastrobar Paris brings traditional French cuisine to one of Amsterdam's liveliest entertainment squares.

The culinary genius behind the new French bistro is no newcomer to Amsterdam. With a string of Michelin stars behind him, the Dutch chef transformed first-rate dining into an accessible experience with his first gastrobar in 2012. Four years after the successful launch of Gastrobar Oriental and Gastrobar Indonesia, Ron Gastrobar Paris continues the tradition of well-prepared classics served in a bistro ambiance sans snooty maître d' or tuxedoed waiters.

The sleek interior has changed little since Caspar Reinders' Nacional occupied the premises. The expansive space features high ceilings, a seafood bar and tables draped in white linen. A basket of crusty French bread with caramelized butter takes the edge off before you order from a simple menu offering starters at €7.50 and small main dishes at €10–15. In addition, there are €10 lunch specials like Oeuf Bénédict, plus splurges like a Plateau De Paris with crab, lobster, mussels, shrimps and oysters. Buttery lemon madeleines with cream will end your meal, unless you've saved room for such sweet classics as Crème Brûlée and Tarte Tatin. Bon appétit!