Restaurant, European, North American, $$$
The Butcher opened its first burger bar amid the hustle-and-bustle of Amsterdam’s largest daily market, Albert Cuypmarkt, in 2012 and has since launched three additional brick-and-mortar locations in the city, an award-winning food truck and two other restaurants elsewhere in Europe. Though The Butcher has tweaked its recipes over the years, its menu has always centred around simple, tasty burgers and other fast-food staples, made from high-quality ingredients. These dishes are topped with special, homemade sauces such as baba ganoush and truffle mayonnaise and stuffed inside brioche buns, pita and tortillas. All four restaurants in Amsterdam also serve English-style fish and chips – something that’s surprisingly difficult to find in the Netherlands.