De Dutch specializes in breakfast, brunch and lunch, offering customers a unique blend of European ethnicity in their menu items.
Came here a few days ago with my friend. It was my second time (first time was in 2008) I ordered a Pannekoek with ham, and she ordered a plain one. The food was good and filling...the price wasn't bad considering that it keeps you full and the pannekoek is large.
Service wasn't all that great. Just the usual come, take our order, bring food, take our empty plates and then bring the bill. Didn't come to check up on us while eating to see if we needed anything else.
It's worth coming back when i'm hungry
Tried their version of the eggs benny and didn't like it at all. The hollandaise sauce was average but they serve it over some sort of toast (not an english muffin) that has the texture of melba toast. Very crunch, which does not go well. Service is fine and fast. Value is just average for what you get.
Nice place but stick with their specialty.
Came here for breakfast with my daughter the other morning. She had the Pannekoeken (large thin pancake) with strawberries and bananas. It was presented with a delectable cloud of swirly whipped cream towering from a small glass. Once her eyes popped back into her head, she enjoyed every last bite of it. I had the seafood eggs benedict. The eggs are served on Dutch rusks (like very dry, round toast) atop a layer of smoked salmon and plump shrimp. The eggs were well cooked, and the lemon butter sauce was like a nice light hollandaise. Although a nice change from the usual English Muffin construction, I must say I intend to go back to the traditional benny, the way God intended it to be with good old ham....but I'll try it on rusks again. Oh - and I LOVE the salad. Why don't more places serve salad with breakfast? It was the nicest, freshest little side of salad I have had in awhile, topped with a tangy/creamy light tasting mayo sort of dressing. The hashbrowns were the only dud. They were cooked alright for what they are I guess....those tiny little cube thingies that probably come frozen in a big bag. I'm guessing they are some Dutch favourite ...why else would they be serving them?
Atmosphere is nice and bright: yellow and blue decor, large windows. Service was attentive and friendly. A bit too expensive for a regular 'joint', but a great place to bring the aunt from out of town for a nice breakfast. With pretty decent coffee, the bill with a good tip came to 40 bucks. That is why we don't do this more often - the quality of the food, service and atmosphere are good. Wish the prices were more reasonable.
I don't know why in the hell people line up for this place. It is by far one of the most overrated joints I've ever been to. The breakfast is nothing special and certainly not worth a 30+ minute wait. Does anyone else find it strange to have salad served with your savory breakfast? I've been to Amsterdam and don't recall this phenomenon. Give me a fruit salad, another piece of toast, ANYTHING, but not a freaking green salad. The pancakes are nothing to rave about either. The atmosphere is also cramped, run down, and not to mention kind of dirty looking. There are so many other places to have a nice breakfast in this city. Don't waste your time here.
We came upon this place for lunch one day. It wasn't our plan to go here but it was pleasant. I have seen this chain but never tried it. The pancakes were different but very good. Very large and thin, with your choice of many different types of fruit or toppings. Some very interesting combinations can be made.
The service was good, sometimes the server was getting a little rattled because it did get busy.
It was my first time trying a Dutch pancake. It's quite thick, not your ordinary pancake. I got a granola pannekoek. Definitely recommended! It had pieces of raisin and granola mixed into the batter and came with some cinnamony apples. It was amazing!!! My friend ordered chicken noodle soup, which was just okay. There's a huge menu so leave plenty of time to choose! The waitresses are prettty nice, although I thought the food came a little slow. Overall, very good and would go there for more.
Alway in the mood for crepes, this place has its own version. The pancake/crepe dishes are enormous. Way too big for one person. Definately big enough to share. Absolutely delicious though. I can't wait to go back to try all the other flavours.
After reading some of the reviews of other De Dutch restaurants, I felt compelled to write about my positive experiences with the one on Oak St. at 16th. I've been eating brunch there now and then for more than a year, and it remains a special treat (partly because of the admittedly high price). The pancakes are consistently delicious, and once you find your favorite toppings and stroop (dutch syrup), you'll not be disappointed. I stumbled across the apples and DeBakon pancake early on and it's still by far my favorite. If you order a boring menu item, it will be indeed be boring. Order what they are known for: the pancakes. I have always had very friendly and prompt service, despite the restaurant's popularity on weekends. Give it a try, you'll probably enjoy it.