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Ciel Bleu Restaurant

Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 (Hotel Okura Amsterdam), 1072 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
+31 20 678 7111
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Ranked #31 of 2,318 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $90 - $115
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Description: One of Amsterdam's most remarkable restaurants, situated on the 23rd floor of Hotel Okura Amsterdam, the Ciel Bleu Restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars and, much like the adjacent Twenty Third Bar, offers a stunning panoramic view of Amsterdam's city centre. This breathtaking vista and the luxurious design, together with the personal hospitality, all combine to create a unique atmosphere. The Ciel Bleu Restaurant's ambitious kitchen staff serve a unique take on French cuisine, prepared with seasonal products and characterised by its innovation. The Sommelier's professionalism and close cooperation with Executive Chef and Manager Onno Kokmeijer results in a perfect harmony between wine and food. The Ciel Bleu Restaurant also offers three luxurious private areas: the Starlight Room, the Salon Panoramique, and the Chef's Table in the restaurant's kitchen.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Amazing city panoramic view from the 23rd floor of the hotel, every dish is carefully served and amazingly tasty, crafted by artist chef, highly recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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183 reviews 183 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It is said (though it is probably a myth) that when Europeans arrived in Asia with firearms the locals were impressed and quickly built their own - made of wood. The impression you have in Ciel Bleu is that they visited a lot of Michelin starred restaurants and came away with the idea that all that was required was to... More

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Hotel_OkuraAmsterdam, Manager at Ciel Bleu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear JamesXXI, We truly regret that the visit did not meet your expectations. Ciel Bleu Restaurant has been awarded by two Michelin stars for over 6 years and on a daily basis the team of Ciel Bleu Restaurant does its utmost to provide an excellent culinary experience and works in accordance to high standards, however unfortunately this feedback has not... More

Rio De Janeiro-brazil
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

One of the best restaurants of Amsterdam , very expensive, a great experience, you should make reservation, If it is a special date and you want a special place, that is it.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Greeted with the most incredible views, and food to match, this is a culinary delight. It was Heston Dutch style. Lots of theatre but backed up with the most delicious tasting food. A wonderful experience. Not too pretentious and beautifully done.

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Oslo, Norway
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Definitively the best restaurant experience ever. Located on the top floor of the Okura hotel you get a spectacular view of Amsterdam. We went for the full 6 dish tasting menu with wine pairing. The menu includes the chef's signature dish ...wow fantastic. Be sure to reserve the whole evening for this experience. Special thanks to the sommelier mr Vanwittenbergh... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Cannot explain how great this meal was. We arrived at our booking time of 7 o'clock, to an applause of Happy Birthday from the most delightful staff, I still haven't managed to discover how the knew it was my birthday! We then sat down to the most amaing aperitifs followed by out of this world menu. Everything was melt in... More

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boca raton
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This restaurant is at the top of the Okura Hotel with panoramic views of Amsterdam. We weren't aware that it was going to be a gastronomic event. We were going to cancel a few hours before our dinner, only to find out that we would be charged 100 Euros per person for canceling- hence we kept our reservation. It turned... More

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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

As the name suggests, you have a great view of Amsterdam. The restaurant is very well located. Excellent and refined cuisine, good service and good atmosphere. It can be pricey but well deserved.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

It's been a while since we've visited Clel Bleu. Except for the spectacular view from the 23th floor, the food and service was excellent. Menu changed into a much better 'balanced' menu; no frills. Each course of our Menu Printemps was focused on one key ingredient. We had caviar, king crab (heaven on a plate!), coquilles, turbot, poulard, cheese and... More

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New York, NY
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The restaurant's French name translates to "Blue Sky" but "ciel" can also mean heaven. In this case, heaven is more appropriate. I am not prone to hyperbole, but this was one of the best - and most memorable - meals I have had. Not necessarily just because of the food, which was excellent, but because of the combination of food,... More

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