Leidseplein has steakhouses cheek by jowl, though there are more interesting gems to be found that are not just about slabs of beef. For more scenic and singular eateries, your best bet is on the nearby side streets or canals.

Rembrandtplein has a somewhat brash feel; for a better meal, walk a few steps to Utrechtsestraat, one of the finest restaurant rows in town.