Restaurant-Café In de Waag
Amsterdam, 1012 CR
Since it started out as the 15th-century city gates, this castle-like building in the center of modern Chinatown has been everything to everyone, from guild house to modern event space. (Rembrandt even used to come here to paint dead bodies.) Most people head there today, though, for the restaurant on the ground floor, which serves the best eggs Benedict in the city and dinner classics, like scallops (with Serrano ham, endive, curry mayo, and hazelnut) and steak worthy of their price tags, in the gilded stone interior and expansive terrace.