Brasserie Margaux, Amsterdam-Zuid has finally opened its doors

4 January 2024

Amsterdam Oud-Zuid has become home to a new French hotspot. A classic one, that is. The grande soeur of Café Garçon has recently become a reality, much to the delight of lovers of French cuisine. Meet the brand new hotspot, Brasserie Margaux.

Why you want to visit Brasserie Margaux

At Brasserie Margaux, you will feel like you are in a French bistro for a moment. Think of bar stools made of dark red leather, frivolous lamps on the wall, marble tables and floor (fun fact: it was laid by hand and consists of more than 22,000 tiles), dark wood and curtains covering half the window and food served on French porcelain; It doesn’t get more traditionally French. The concept has not only been implemented in the interior but also in the rest of the details; on their Instagram channel, the primary language appears to be French, and on the menu, the dishes are referred to under their original French names.

Another thing: the spacing of the restaurant is downright lovely. There is a spacious bar area where you can start the evening. If you want, you can continue the evening in their chic dining area, and in summer, you can stroll on Margaux’s enormous terrace.

Menu Brasserie Margaux

At Brasserie Margaux Amsterdam, you can enjoy lunch, drinks, and dinner. All in French. The petit déjeuner consists of oeufs in any style, ‘tar-tins’ with a wide range of toppings, from avocado and radish to steak tartare with vadouvan mayonnaise. Throughout the day, Margaux also serves salads that will make the hearts of many French people beat faster, and the French onion soup also needs no further explanation. A traditional steak au Poivre can’t be missed at dinner – so it is at the top of the menu. But grilled lobster, cod, mussels, and roasted celeriac adorn the menu. Fish lovers will get their money’s worth because of an extensive fruit de mer menu and a large fish display. Difficult to choose? Then, first, take a look at the dessert menu because you want to save some space for the chocolate mousse, the crème brulée, or the cheese board.

In addition to the extensive menu inspired by French cuisine, the wine selection (of course, also French) is enormous. As the name suggests, this brasserie is one of the few places to order a Chatéau Margaux wine by the glass, even though the brasserie and the winery are not affiliated. At Margaux, wine lovers can look at the wine cellar to choose a wine or just for fun. After all, at Margaux, it is mainly about the authentic experience.

In short, there is no fuss at Brasserie Margaux, and you can order your classic dish. There is no shared dining or other modern things, but just excellent food as the French once intended it.

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NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
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Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
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3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
The Upside Down
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
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Paddle board tour on the canals
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Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

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Brasserie Margaux

Beethovenstraat 27-A

Amsterdam (Amsterdam Old South)
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