Lokaal van de Stad in Amsterdam is a truly magical place around sunset, overlooking a wide canal called the Westlandgracht which marks the border between the Nieuw-West and Zuid neighborhoods.
I like coming here on warm and sunny days to enjoy a local beer (they have a very wide selection, my personal favorite is the Funky Falcon from the Amsterdam brewery Two Chefs) and a hummus pita platter with friends. However, you can also enjoy one of the many lunch or dinner meals. As a romantic person, what makes it special is the small terrace overlooking a wide canal, which to me is the perfect place to chill outside of the busy and central parts of Amsterdam.
On weekdays, I also like grabbing a coffee and trying their delicious breakfast, like scrambled eggs or American pancakes (yummy!).
The staff is welcoming and always smiling, which adds to the nice atmosphere.
Lokaal van de Stad is definitely located away from all the touristic attractions, however you could combine it with a walk through the large Vondelpark or head to the less known Rembrandtpark, which is about a 10-minute walk away.
If you plan a visit on a busy day, you should certainly try to reserve your spot on their website.