It’s a terrible shame that Baut is a temporary restaurant and will only exist till the 31st of December 2014 ’cause I absolutely love the place. But this might also add to the charm, and luckily they still have a year and a half to go which gives me and you plenty of time to enjoy their great food and atmosphere.
Baut is situated in a building that used to be the head office of the Volkskrant, one of the biggest Dutch newspapers. They’ve created the name of the restaurant out of calender paper on one of the walls, every day one of the days is taken off untill at the end the name will entirely disappear. The restaurant is nicely decorated and has a warm vibe because of the lighting and different seating areas.
And then of course there is the food. The menu consists of different smaller dishes which can be ordered together to share complemented by side dishes. The dishes on the menu are subdivided to origin: France, Italy, Asia, and of course the Netherlands. The two of us had three dishes and one side dish to share which was exacty the right amount of food altogether. We had planned to have a dessert but in fact there wasn’t any room left! I must recommend the steak tartare and soft shell crab. Both are absolutely delicious!
Make sure to make a (online) reservation well in advance as Baut is a very very popular spot.