I’ve been to this restaurant twice now, but I haven’t told you yet because I have been so busy lately. Solo Eten & Drinken is a bar/restaurant located in the Museumkwartier, in the Van Baerlestraat to be absolutely precise. It’s right across the street from the famous Concertgebouw and the Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk are within walking distance, so I dare say this restaurant is a nice option if you’re planning a museumtrip in Amsterdam and happen to have celiac disease.
Although the restaurant doesn’t offer gluten free bread, they did give me some fresh cherry tomatoes as an appetizer. The menu isn’t extensive, but I like that – it doesn’t make me dizzy with options. Still, choosing between all those delicious dishes can be quite hard. The fries aren’t gluten free, but the risotto is – and it’s heavenly. Try it, I recommend it.
I had chosen vitello tonato as a starter, which was perfectly alright. Nothing special, but not bad either. Then, I had mussels, and it was great. I chose the risotto as a side dish (of course) and everything was sooooo good. You can’t have the fries, but just tell them you’re gluten free and ask for another side dish instead. [Risotto. I’m telling you, try the risotto].
For dessert, I decided to order a creme brûlee, which was good as always. You can’t really go wrong with that kind of a dish. The environment in Solo is not as touristy as you might think – a lot of people dine at Solo before they go to the Concertgebouw, so you’ll mainly find older, upper-class people around here dressed in fancy dresses and suits. Quite a nice crowd, if you ask me.
Also, the prices are friendly for a night out, so I’d definitely recommend this place.
Solo eten & drinken
Address: Van Baerlestraat 35-37, 1071 AP Amsterdam
Phone: 020 662 2655