We arrived to celebrate my wife's birthday with 2 more couples, pre-ordered the 7 course meal for everyone and pre-paid for them all (groups of 5+ have to pre-pay for the whole meal). We were welcomed and shown to our seats, the restuarant is built in very good taste and it's super cosy, all the staff is very nice. The food is very interesting and tasty, the combinations in some of the dishes are "strange" but work very well together, even the dish i didn't like (because personally i don't like coconut) was still good. In the end there was a confusion with bill due to a misunderstanding regarding the wagyu supplement, but it was sorted out by the management on the next day and the extra money payed by us was returned in full, they were very kind and helpful with sorting the issue out. All in all a great evening, good food, and great atmosphere, the whole dinner is like a show! Important notice, pay attention that the wagyu supplement costs extra, personally i don't think that the small portion (as tasty as it is) is worth the extra money, but that's my humble opinion.
Service reminded me of Helsinki, knowledgeable staff who came across as 'career' service professionals rather than part time staff whose hearts maybe aren't in it. That always makes a difference. Claudia as great. Wine selection was fine we had a nice roija but the mark up looked x4 on some bottles which is a bit steep . Steak selection was fun, you get to see your choices before it's cooked. It was a nice tomahawk steak, cook as ordered, but we have had better steaks for same price and potentially for less, all be that outside Amsterdam. Still really enjoyed the evening and the restaurant atmosphere was good. Complementary marshmallow was also fun.
What a welcoming place! We were very warmly welcomed by every member of the staff upon our arrival. Then Graham came over to our table and personally explained the menu and it’s options. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and explained fully each of their dishes. We were a group of 6 adults, some who were foodies, but most were not. We all made menu choices we were comfortable with. We then proceeded to have a fun evening as we experienced wonderful flavors artistically presented. I must also share that their wine list and wine pairings were excellent and very reasonably priced for a restaurant with such a high caliber of cuisine. My wife and I hope to return on a future trip. We highly recommend this fine restaurant. You will have a great experience where the staff cares and will make you feel most welcomed!
This fine dining restaurant is located in a beautiful historical building nearby Central Station.The evening started at best with a warm welcome and a nicely dressed table followed by succulent appetizers. In the weekend the offer is restricted to 3 menus of 6 to 8 courses, in reality to one of 6 plus a few variants starting from 105 Euro. So very similar to many other restaurants striving for fine dining in Amsterdam but rather in the higher price range.Such concept (one offer , no a la carte) of course offers the kitchen the possibility to focus on outstanding execution of their creation ( and to improve cost effectiveness 😉). But in this context the kitchen performs really at a high level : each single dish was excellent and the entire menu in balance. Also visually it was perfect and tableware used was supporting it at best. A single remark : the portion of the meat based dishes are really too small . All served at the right speed by a competent and very friendly staff. Besides the wine pairing they have a nice offer of wines (from > 60 euro upwards) but the card is not very easy to read and not fully updated. Seating is pleasant but avoid the table at the entry door in winter as some customers are not really understanding the impact of not closing the curtain. so definitively a highly recommendable restaurant if you are ready to spend > 150 Euro pp (and not starving).
The first night, we ordered food, the drinks order did not arrived until after main course. 2nd night we had to wait over 25 minutes for drinks, the lady on the desk was very rude and blamed us as it the cocktails were made , but we had to go after 25 minutes later, we felt this was to long to wait. Then the lady on the desk listened to the complaint, but did not know the full story, in my opinion that is bad service. 3rd night was very quiet, so the staff had more time and had an amazing night, thank you to Erik was an excellent host. So overall the food is amazing drinks took to long on the first and second night, some of the staff are rude and ignore you as they are busy.
On May 1st I visited the Truffle Boutique for the first time and I have been back almost every week since then. During my first visit, I had the pleasure of meeting the owner Lars and his warm hospitality and passion for cooking has kept me coming back almost every week. Should you visit the Truffle Boutique, you will discover a wide range of truffle-based products. From cheese to popcorn. Dips to entire main courses. All freshly prepared and exceptionally delicious. Great wine and classic 80's music make it a place where you can spend hours with friends. But it is the owner Lars who is charming, friendly, funny and very proud of his work that makes the Truffle Boutique worth a visit. You can't miss him. He is there six days a week and has a real passion for making guests feel welcome. Stop by for lunch, dinner or just a drink and a drink board. He will take good care of you and I am sure you would go back again.
Nice bar that serves Japanese food. Decent range of saki properly served which is rare. It had a nice atmosphere and dark lighting. Recommended for a few drinks and a plate or two. If you want to eat more be aware of the price / quality ratio is a little off for me personally. As with everywhere these days you really need to book, so not so good for a spontaneous visit.
Very good food, warm service and nice atmosphere. It is good for all ages and group sizes in my opinion! The waitress was extremely helpful in recommending us some Nepalese dishes, I had a lumb curry Gorka style (not sure what that means but it was really tasty and the meat was so tender and well cooked), whilst my girlfriend opted for a paneer cheese dish which she also loved. Food is very reasonably priced- for two mains, a sharing naan bread, and two drinks overall it came to 50 euros (so about 40 pounds), which for a sit-in meal in the centre of a capital city in Northern Europe is good value (or at least I feel). Toilet facilities could be improved if I had to pick a negative
Small restaurant with modern atmosphere. Friendly staff, in fact it feels as if there is more personnel than customers. High quality food is served in an attractive dinnerware display. Good choice of whines. The wine pairing was unfortunately served as half portions so not in balance with the price. Overall a good choice for a pleasant dinner.
My mom sister and I spontaneously chose to eat here at Bollywood Indian Restaurant because of their classic and familiar menu. Once seated it was very easy to identify which items we should order- the food was served hot off the stove; it was filling and delicious. We were too stuffed to finish our Bombay platter for three, I wish we could finesse taking these leftovers through customs. The staff are kind, quick, and quick witted. The mixed drinks took a creative approach to integrating classics with Indian flair; we agreed that the real draw here was the quality, care, and speed the food was prepared with. If our girls trips ever take us back to Amsterdam, we know exactly where we can score a delicious dinner. It’s the Bollywood Indian Restaurant, of course.
As we looked back at our 10 days in Europe, this was THE meal! Each course was artfully presented along with exceptionally paired wines. Reservations are required ahead of time, as the restaurant is small and intimate and serves the chef’s selections for the day, although my husband’s gluten free requirement was carefully addressed. It was an outstanding, friendly, personal, premium experience. Thank you Hans, Ester and staff!
We had a great evening at Eastwood beer & grill. The food was delicious, especially considering the fact that the prices were not that high for such high quality food The service was very nice and extremely attentive. The waiter even showed us all the different knives to use for the Picanha and let us choose which one we wanted. Overall we had a great evening, 10/10 would recommend
It’s my first time in amsterdam and my boyfriends 21st birthday. I really wanted to make sure we had somewhere lovely to eat for the day of his birthday and booked here months in advance thanks to so many lovely reviews. The staff were welcoming, food lovely and i would say very cheap for how lovely it was compared to the price of the rest of amsterdam. The waitress was great at helping us chose which steak we would prefer and showed us how to cook the steak correctly. When they brought over our desert they played a birthday song for my partner and also put a sparkler is our desert. It was a lovely evening, me and partner even said out of all the lovely reasons we could have to move to this city, this restaurant was definitely the top reason! Amazing
It’s a great place. Relatively small and not bang in the centre. It’s the food that you come for though. Six courses plus a few extra amouses and petit fours. What I was particularly happy about is that often with these tasting menus you get terribly excited after a few starters then the main courses disappoint. Not the case here. The chef keeps his powder dry early on and the menu builds to some really delicious mains. I was here with my family for my sons birthday and we were well looked after and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food and the evening as a whole. The bill when it came was very reasonable and I thought it represented excellent value for money for the quality of cuisine (you’ll spend double at some restaurants in the centre). Would definitely recommend. We will return. I am sure it’s Michelin star is just round the corner (when presumably they’ll put their prices up, so get in there while you can!)
Amazing bar with super friendly staff! Good cocktails and an amazing vibe with the rest of the people in the bar. They are super focused on the guest and that they have a relaxed and chill vibe. Definitely worth it to come more often to this bar as a start off the night before you go out to the club. Enjoy and don’t forget to try out the apple pie shot they make with the amazing bartender girl Aimee!
An absolutely amazing dinner! The food was delicious, with gorgeous plating, and interesting flavours (the clam was a bit underwhelming, but otherwise everything was perfect). The wine was also great and with such a huge selection of wines, its impossible that you wouldn't find a wine that you would enjoy. The service was also top-notch. We were welcomed by Thomas, who was very polite and already created a hospitable atmosphere right at the entrance. I would also like to especially mention Bjorn, who gave us excellent wine recommendations, he was very attentive, and extremely knowledgeable about the menu and wines. All around a great professional. Lastly, Shannon was also great, always smiling and a natural conversationist, she made the experience very pleasant. Overall, a great experience, if you want to have a nice evening with some great food and service, this is a must!
We last dined at ZaZa’s in pre-Covid 2020. On this visit to Amsterdam we were very pleased to see that the restaurant had survived and we were eager to go there again. We made our reservation online (note: the restaurant requires a 25 euro/person deposit) and arrived with a mixture of trepidation and high hopes. By the end of the meal our high hopes were greatly exceeded and we had enjoyed a wonderful dining experience. The service and the food were exceptional. Two highlights I’ll mention specifically: the pumpkin-ginger soup starter, and the cod filet main dish. The soup was presented beautifully, and the taste was absolutely amazing. If it’s on the menu I highly recommend it. The cod filet was over the top. The portion size was perfect, and the fish was prepared perfectly. The filet was plated on a bed of beetroot risotto and some really amazing gorgonzola ‘foam’. I honestly cannot remember having a better plate of cod. Highly recommended if you like fish! ZaZa’s is located in central Amsterdam about a half mile (1km) South-East of the Rijksmuseum. For our party of two the total was about 100 euros, including water, wine, two starters, two mains and one shared desert. This is a superb restaurant and I recommend it without reservation (speaking of which, reservations are mandatory here due the small, intimate setting).
A hidden gem in one of the more quiet side streets of the buzzling Kalverstraat. The location was beautiful, intimate and cozy. We decided to go for savory high tea version. You could choose a pot of tea for two (really enjoyed Les Invités). We had a soup and a variation of different sandwiches and a quiche (which was eggy, somewhat fluffy - just divine). It was a rollercoaster ride of different flavors. The staff was warm and welcoming. You won’t be disappointed.
First time visiting the restaurant. Must admit, I didn't read thoroughly the reviews and the restaurant description, so the "experience" part took me by surprise. Meaning that I needed to queue after 2 large groups picking their food from the "fish market", and having a lot of questions, then needed to wait by the bar, where no one was present, and finally, 20 or so minutes later we were walking carrying ourself the wine in the ice bucket towards the table...at this point I was quite annoyed, I love a comfy experience that involves sitting at a table and ordering from there, which i think could have been easily arranged even with a setup where you can first see the raw fish. The table sharing was also something I didn't enjoy, luckily, we had a very nice young lady that seated us offering a better alternative. however, privacy is not easy attainable, all tables sit very close together. And then, when I was almost one foot out the door and quite certain I will not be back, the moment of wow arrived when the food was served. without doubt, up to now the best, most fresh, beautifully cooked fish that i had in Amsterdam. And if daily change of menu is indeed as advertised by the restaurant, then double wow:) What i know for sure is that for the food and the nice staff i will be back. As for the experience, for sure a subjective opinion, but I doubt that even the most adventurous of us when going to dine out are really looking for something which involves waiting in line, carrying drinks themselves between bar and table and sharing a table with unknown guests. If i could recommend an improvement for a perfect experience, skipping this thing and offering (at least as alternative) a regular menu card would be it. Good to note that a menu card will save a lot of time for people waiting to finish the ordering and be seated, since you really need to study the courses to understand what starters or main courses entail. in this setup, you end up asking zillion questions to the fish market staff, just to understand whether the calamari come only as rings, the side dish contains what, and so on. lots of potentially saved time for the other clients. Not as affordable as expected. But will be back, hopefully not in a very busy day and secretly hoping they will change the concept, but not the chefs and rest of the staff:)
I feel like the pantry is a perfect name for this cozy spot. It’s a small cozy restaurant and you feel kind of like you are in someone’s actual home being served food from their pantry. It is decorated with lots of Dutch Knick knacks and delft pottery and is small and cozy so it really does feel like someone’s home. The staff was exceptionally friendly and welcoming. We were served by we believe the owner and she was wonderful. For awhile her daughter was in the restaurant as well helping. It really felt like we were in a families home and the food felt like home cooked Dutch food. All of the food here is authentically Dutch so if you want to try real Dutch dishes this is the place to go. The restaurant was super busy when we were there so it was a bit crowded but service was still super fast and friendly. Portion sizes are huge (we heard a review saying they were small…. I don’t know where those people were from because they are most certainly NOT small portions) so we were stuffed and couldn’t even fully finish our meals. We had their specials which came with appetizers, main dish and dessert and we each tried a different one so we could sample lots of different dishes. They have lots of Dutch beer options as well which is another bonus if you enjoy that type of thing. The food is hearty and filling which I think is what makes it Dutch. Our favourite things were the goat cheese croquettes, the oven dish that was like a shepherds pie, the custard dessert and the Dutch pancake dessert. My husband loved his main dish which was an assortment of potatoes and meats and also really enjoyed his pea soup appetizer. He tried the Dutch beer The Trappist and really liked it. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for an authentic Dutch food experience.
A MUST go! I never take the time to write reviews but this one deserves one. My son and I were visiting Amsterdam over Christmas and stumbled upon the restaurant....and I am so glad we did! The food was incredible and prices were more than reasonable. Even after we decided against dessert, the gentleman who I believe was on of the owners brought our check with 2 pieces of complimentary baklava which was absolutely delicious. Service couldn't of been better. Seems to be family owned and they should be proud of their brand. This is a hidden gem that I believe could rival the $$$$ restaurants anywhere. Although I make it a point to try new restaurants when traveling, this is one that I would definitely return to. Well done!
We had no reservation, but were welcomed in. This is a real hidden gem, down a side street so away from the hustle and bustle. A wonderful meal of delicious fondue and good wine, and the staff were all charming and helpful. One of the few restaurants in the Netherlands that is happy to provide tap water with a meal! Loved the chalet- style decor, too. A treat.
A 35 minute walk from our hotel in 9 streets area to this quieter part of Amsterdam was well worth it. Our group consisted of two veggies and a carnivore, I was a little apprehensive as one of our group doesn’t like formal dining and will always choose street food whilst another loves michilin starred restaurants. Hearth somehow magically appealed to all of us all having a wonderful evening. The food looked pretty whilst also tasting great, it was innovative and the food was not like anything we had anywhere else. The staff were helpful and attentive. The owner came out a couple of times treating us with the warmth of longlost friends. The dj in the corner added to the atmosphere without being disruptive to having good conversation, We ordered the bread to share between three of us, this was a very generous potion, we each had different starters, all claiming our own starter as the best. The mains were not only tasty but very filling with two of use struggling to finish. We then shared three desserts which were light and palette cleansing, Its well worth the walk out to it.
I took my daughter here for a birthday dinner which was spectacular! The food was of the highest quality and the attention with which the chef cooked it in front of us made this an almost theatrical experience. The background music together with the chefs methodical approach made this quite the experience. The service was very attentive and the wine by the glass was also good. One word of caution - you can only order one of two prix fixe menus which were each pretty expensive. So come prepared to spend at least 150-175 euros per person for dinner. I’m not sure I would have gone had I known in advance that à la carte was not available. But in the end it was a memorable experience with great food which my daughter enjoyed.
Wanted to have something different so decided to pick this restaurant. It's a cozy restaurant. Staff were very friendly. They were so patient as we were not familiar with the food and took longer than usual to decide which items to order. We had Lamb Saag, Dal Bhaat Tarkari ra Kukhura ko Masu and Garlic Naan. There was so much food that we barely could finish all. The sauce was so delicious and it went so well with rice and naan. We highly recommend this place.
We had a quick overnight at the hotel and decided to give the restaurant a try. This was far better than anticipated - it is not a typical "steak frite" type of brasserie but rather the food is very sophisticated with refined presentation and excellent service. We did the two course option of the prix fixe chef's menu - tuna three ways appetizer and lamb main were both exceptional. Breakfast the next morning was buffet plus eggs/crepes and was excellent, as well. All with fetching views of the canal out the large windows and with wonderful modern art on the walls. Incredible value for the moderate price. Highly recommended.
In the last 58 years I have eaten at least 63,510 times and our dinner last night at Bridges is quite likely the best meal I have ever had. To start with the service can always make or break a meal and from the moment we walked in, we were treated like royalty (and not the local, Dutch royalty which it seems most people around here don’t care for, but like royalty everyone adore, you know, like Elvis. They offered a chef’s menu of either 7, 6 or 5 courses. We opted for the full 7-course meal and I am so glad we did. One of the highlights of the meal was most of the dishes came with a sauce that our server drizzled over the dish and then, to my ultimate delight, they left the extra sauce on the table! These sauces were so good my wife stated after the 3rd or 4th course, “They could bring us spam on a cracker next and I would ask ‘where’s the sauce’” I could go on about each course but suffice to say that each one was unique and delicious. Never before have I had a chef combine carpaccio and oysters but oh my, was it delicious. And don’t be scared by seven course. Each was a pretty small dish but combined it was all a very satisfying, but not overfilling, meal.
This is a small little gem in Amsterdam that I stumbled upon while strolling and was amazed by their food, service and prices. The perfect place with great food, outdoor seating (limited) and staff that explains the menu to you like you're a 5 year old. Love it !
We were visiting Amsterdam for the weekend and staying in de Pijp. After reading the reviews we booked here and we’re so pleased we did. We were late for our booking by 10 mins and our table had gone but with the queue out the door mid winter it was understandable. We were given a table as soon as it was possible and despite the numbers of people received our pizzas fairly quickly. Both pizzas were good but the tuna pizza was outstanding. A great pizza base (we asked for spelt ) capers, olives, mozzarella, fresh tomatoes & rocket with fresh thinly sliced tuna on top - a fantastic combination!!!!! Two pizzas between two was too much to eat there, so like many took the remainder away. We finished with a shared tiramisu- again yum!!! The two people serving were such hard workers but always pleasant and polite. Later the owner Guiseppe came out from the kitchen and we were able to tell him how much we enjoyed the meal. A lovely, hard working and dedicated team at Dope who deserve all the success and popularity going.
An amazing evening that was capped off by an amazing staff and then oh yea there is the food. I do not even know how to say how wonderful this restaurant is. From the moment you get off the elevator on the 23rd floor you are greeted with amazing etiquette from manners, personality and just utter politeness. As we were taken to our table (by the way I believe there are only 12 tables) you cannot help but be “awwed” by the beautiful decor, flowers and glass sculptures on the tables (which by the way we learned are for sale). As soon as you are seated by the most amazing man that shares his experience and knowledge of the wines and champagnes. I could keep going but I will tell you the 5-course meal is actually 12 different foods and every single one was better than the last. But those entrees were mouth watering. The lamb melted in your mouth and the wagyu (which is a 60 euro upgrade) was so tasty. We had an amazing evening (about 4 hours in total) and I thought We had only been there an hour. Stunning views, great staff and amazing food and wine - equals one of the best dinner out meal in my life. Thank you to all of you for making this amazing