When it was announced that Baut would be moving to the old Vroom & Dreesmann building in the city center of Amsterdam, I was excited for them. So far I’ve been to every pop up location of Baut. Something about Baut, perhaps the casualness and low-key vibe, makes it a restaurant you want to stop by every Friday night for an impromptu drinks and dinner date with friends.
With the opening of Baut & Dreesmann, there’s also a new menu with some new dishes we haven’t seen before. Here is a taste of Baut!
The menu at Baut does not distinguish between a starter or main. Portion-wise, all dishes are the same (somewhere between a starter and a main). We start with oysters from the menu. From the Asian oysters platter (with soy sauce, sesame, spring onion and ponzu) to the French oysters (with vinegar and lemon), the oysters at Baut don’t disappoint. Moving on a bright and colorful ceviche with avocado, red quinoa, passion fruit and jalapeño cream. This was such a delightful dish – fresh, summery and tangy. The tuna dish with chipotle mayonnaise, tortilla, avocado and tomato was just yumm (I had to scrape off every bit of that creamy chipotle mayonnaise). No dinner at Baut is complete without the Baut signature dish: a beef steak tartare with egg, a delicious bacon mayonnaise, foie gras (optional), served on a crunchy crostini.
For dessert, we opted for the white chocolate and strawberries dessert and a fruit bowl served with coconut ice cream.
On this new location the view at Baut is beautiful – it does not get more central than this. And the interior is nicely done as well. It’s casual and modern. As for the food – at Baut it’s all about good food and having a good time. Dishes may not be the most inventive, but they are not trying to be either. It’s all about enjoying quality dishes at an affordable price (try to find that in Amsterdam). We came in on a Wednesday night and it was jam-packed. Says about enough, doesn’t it?!