Great food, cool staff but can be hard to find!.
Rembrandts has a copy of a painting by the Dutch master of the same name decorating its back wall. Much of the menu us written in Dutch and English. All 3 of us had tough time finding it, as it's kind of hidden away near the intersection of Houston & McKinney. They do have free parking!
I met 2 friends here for a casual Friday evening. They had cocktails & dinner. I had beers and a snack. We all enjoyed our food. Like any European place worth its salt, they serve good bread...my friend ordered some baguette. I enjoyed my "Bitterballen" basically curried beef meatballs immensely. LIke others have said, our food took a while in coming out. Rembrandts has a very comfortable atmosphere and a friendly owner. The waitress was cute and tried very hard to please us. Check this place out!
BTW: I think I've writeen over 20 reviews! This is not a "fake."
This message is in response to IHateFakeReviews' review.
First off, I would like to thank you for visiting my establishment and writing a fair review. I hope you did enjoy your experience with us.
Second, as far as the fake reviews go, I can assure you that all reviews (besides this one) have been posted by others than myself or anyone else with an interest in Rembrandt's, other than keeping it in business because they enjoy the place.
I can tell you I do recognize some reviewers by the way they wrote the review, as they are very likely some of our regular guests. To me this is one of the greatest compliments a pub proprietor can get. It far exceeds a review of a one time patron who might have caught us on a bad or great day. These are the people that have kept Rembrandt's alive throughout the early stage of establishing the business and have witnessed many events (ups and downs), yet they still choose to visit us on a weekly basis. I am very proud to be of service to them.
Hopefully we can count you as one of them.
Ronny Smeink, Owner Rembrandt's Dutch Pub
Not as good as the fake reviews say but still good.
Most of the reviews for this spot read like advertisements and are by reviewers who have only done the one review. I would read them with skepticism.
That being said, I enjoyed my visit to Rembrandt's. They have bottles of my favorite beer - Lindeman's Raspberry Lambic - as well as many others in bottle or on tap. In short, their beer selection is substantial.
I had the French Onion Soup and the Fried Goat Cheese Salad. French onion soup and goat cheese are two of my favorite things on Earth. The combination was plenty for a meal. The ingredients were fresh and the food all tasted good. For a bar, both offerings were solid though neither would compete in a "Best of Dallas" competition. My girlfriend would say the same of the burger and fries - both decent offerings but not the best she's ever had.
The atmosphere was pleasant - kind of old-worldy, which is appropriate since that is what they're going for. There is no smoking allowed inside, which is nice when I'm eating.
Contrary to some of the negative reviews, we found the service to be friendly and attentive. It wasn't very busy so maybe conditions were right, but they seemed very happy to have us there and everything was served in a timely fashion.
I dislike chain restaurants almost as much as fake reviews and in the West End, Rembrandt's is a decent alternative. I would recommend it and I would go back again.
Can't Get Enough of Rembrandt.
What can one say about Cafe Rembrandt that hasn't been said. I have had a vast majority of the menu items and they never fail to deliver. The beer selection gets better and better each time I stop in. The ambiance is very elegant and relaxing all at the same time. The staff have always been attentive, very courteous and make me feel as though I'm spending time with my closest friends.
I have always been impressed with the Velvet Kittens and various musical acts they have in on the weekends, but was presently surprised one Friday evening when they had two DJ's on the patio spinning records. If you haven't been to Cafe Rembrandt you are missing one of the best spots in Dallas.
It is nice to see so many positive reviews here. Based on my experiences at Cafe Rembrandt I have to say I am perplexed by the two poor reviews. This is something I have never seen and I have been in while it was slow, and packed to the brim. You rock Cafe Rembrandt.
I love this place!!! The daily Specials are awesome!!.
I love Cafe Rembrandt! It is in the Brewery Building between Victory Plaza and the West End, so we go here often before and after Stars games and Mavericks games. The owners are wonderful and are always throwing special events for American and Dutch holidays and occasions. There's a DJ on the HUGE patio on most Friday nights and bands inside most Friday and Saturday nights. The Velvet Kittens preform thier berlesque show twice a month. If you haven't been, you are missing out, it is SO fun. They have cool specials every single day, like 1/2 Price food on Tuesdays and Pint Night on Wednesdays when you can take home the featured beer's pint glass. Also, my favorite night is Thursdays because it is 'Ladies' BOGO Drinks" Buy one Get one Free!!!
It's just a really cool gathering place that's relaxed. Unlike a lot of Dallas bars, there's never a cover and there's no judgement. You don't go to be seen, you go to hang out, listen to good music, play pool, darts, have a bite. Everyone is so friendly. I meet someone new every time I go!!!
Good Food, Good Entertainment. I've been to Cafe Rembrandt several times and always have a great experience. Fish and chips are always good and the fried goat cheese salad is a favorite. Also, they have live burlesque shows by the dallas burlesque troupe the Velvet Kittens. My friends and I always go here for good food and awesome live entertainment. This is a great spot!
Keeps Going Downhill. I love this city and love to see restaurants and small business owners do well here. I have sporadically visited this bar and cafe. The quality of service and food continues to go down. The menu is very limited, and everybody who looks like they work there seems bothered to be there. I have brought different friends and business associates with me on my different visits when I have business in the building, and we leave disappointed. I gave it several chances.
Great Find!. My husband and I decided to visit Cafe Rembrandt after reading the most stellar review I have ever read about a restaurant in the Dallas Observer. The way the reviewer wrote his article had us drooling to try the food he had tried. We normally have our favorite hangouts; and it is really hard to change your hangout habits, but throwing caution to the wind, we decided to try this place out. And, boy weren't we surprised! The food was just as excellent as described in the article, we've been back many times. We've been to the Mardi Gras festivities and absolutely loved the live show. The live music is great as well and on a few occasions they have had a DJ. The variety of entertainment has been great and absolutely genius, it makes going back enjoyable! I'm impressed by how many consistent 4 star+ reviews this place has received as well. Very rare for a new place to be this consistent. The two bad reviewers should try it again, they may be pleasantly surprised.
Best Live Music on Weekends. We go often on Friday nights. The jazz band is highly professional and entertaining and the staff is very nice and welcoming. They even remembered who I was the second time I went there. The beer selection is refined and unexpensive. The food is delicious and comes freshly cooked and in good sizes.The location and the elegant , even if easy-going atmosphere ,would make you think that the bill would be very expensive. The prices are instead in the medium-low average. During the long happy hours, the unexpensive prices become absolutely "cheap!" Parking is free, an additional attraction if compared to the fares in West End Dallas.
I LOVE THIS PLACE!. What's going on People! If you're here that means you're interested in Cafe Rembrandt. Let me tell you folks that this Pub is one of the best I've ever been too. The people there are awesome! Great Staff, very attentive to the customers and they make you feel welcomed! Even the owner came out to greet us! My friends and I went in and the first impression we got was ?WOW!? The environment is great, very relaxing and cozy. Even the front patio is nice,..loved it. Awesome place for a Happy Hour or a date night. They have a great selection of imported European beers that taste awesome; always cold, very cold,..They go down nice crisp. My favorite is the Duvel. This Pub even has a live Jazz band on Fridays. Very entertaining and pleasant to the ears while you enjoy your meal. My favorite Menu items are the Fish and Chips and the Beef Sate with peanut sauce, cooked perfect, tastes great!. If you?re looking for a great night, great dinner or lunch, this is the spot. CHECK IT OUT!
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