stacks diner amsterdam


Stacks Diner in Amsterdam-West serves American food that leaves you wanting more

1 January 2024
Photo credit: © Stacks Diner, @stacksdiner

Few restaurants can recreate a cozy living room feeling like Stacks Diner. Earlier this year, they opened their doors to bring home-style cooking from the United States to the Netherlands. And it was about time, as is evident from the fact that they are packed almost every night— time to discover this new hotspot in Amsterdam-West.

Why you should try the food at Stacks Diner

Step inside Stacks Diner Amsterdam, and you will feel like you are in a different world. The dark colors, warm atmosphere, a bunch of welcoming Americans, and a couple equally friendly Dutch people who give you a warm welcome really go the extra mile. At Stacks, it is cozy, warm and vibrant—a typical American dinner, like we don’t know here. You could compare it with the Dutch brown pub – and it looks a bit like that on closer inspection. Just with beautiful leather benches and cool shiny bar stools.

The cuisine is focused on the southernmost states of the US but with influences from all over the country. And that is precisely what an American dinner should be: a mix of cultures and influences that reflects the country’s history. The chef gained inspiration from his youth and early years when he worked for several leading chefs in the US. He learned all the tricks of the trade but still opted for a job (and his own studio) in marketing and communications. He still has that company, but can use his creative cooking skills at Stacks Diner.

stacks diner amsterdam

© Stacks Diner, @stacksdiner

Menu Stacks Dinner

The menu at Stacks Diner is diverse. The cheesecake (see below) is an absolute must. It’s so good you could almost order it as a starter. Don’t do that to your taste buds though, because the cornbread and Caesar salad are also a treat. Most dishes are meant to be shared, but trust us, you would prefer to keep them all for yourself. On the other hand, by sharing, you can taste almost the entire menu. And believe us, you will. Meat eaters will not be disappointed with the pork schnitzel, which is only seasoned with salt, pepper, and bay leaves, and the turbot with capers (not always available, but grab it when it is available). on the menu is just as successful. It really becomes typical American because of the fact that you can order a crispy fried egg with every dish. In addition to extensive dining, they recently also started serving Sunday brunch. So, if you want to experience real American food in a family style diner, go to Stacks.

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© Stacks Diner, @stacksdiner

stacks diner amsterdam

© Stacks Diner, @stacksdiner

stacks diner amsterdam

© Stacks Diner, @stacksdiner

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INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
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Stacks Diner

De Clerqstraat 32

Amsterdam (Amsterdam West)
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