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Restaurant Envy

#490 of 2,502 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Prinsengracht 381, 1016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 3446407
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6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fifteen restaurant in Amsterdam is an exciting offshoot of Jamie Oliver’s...
Fifteen restaurant in Amsterdam is an exciting offshoot of Jamie Oliver’s famous Fifteen London, a great example of one set of dynamic, generous people inspiring others to act. In this case, the ‘others’ are Sarriel Taus and Coen Alewijnse who have created this combination restaurant and chef’s school in partnership with Fifteen London to benefit the struggling young people of Amsterdam. So what’s it like at the dining end of the equation? Very cool. The arty cosmopolitan style includes vibrant graffiti-scrawled sheet metal walls contrasting nice with the smart, sleek modern lines, designer seating and white table cloths. The restaurant seats up to 200, yet can still feel right for an dinner a deux. Each night a tasting menu is on offer, inspired by Jamie Oliver incorporating only the freshest regional produce. The modern Italian menu changes weekly and includes one of Jamie’s favourite antipasti to start, a first dish of fresh pasta, gnocchi or risotto, second course of meat, fish, poultry or game, and, we’re quoting here, ‘a wicked dessert’. A wine tasting menu is available to match the food tasting menu, or choose your own from the excellent list.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
a real treat

At on the outside right on a canal great view Very high quality and innovative cuisine. Portions are not large but you will enjoy the diversity and take. Great staff and service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

At on the outside right on a canal great view Very high quality and innovative cuisine. Portions are not large but you will enjoy the diversity and take. Great staff and service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Envy was our first dinner spot in Amsterdam, and we enjoyed the atmosphere, food, and service. Food was well prepared and could be described as upscale tapas. So portions were meager. Our selections were a sausage board, langostines, monkfish and artichokes, a couple of cheeses and wine. All were succulent.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My husband & I came here for our final meal in Amsterdam & we were not disappointed. The food was interesting and delicious - my favourite was the monkfish and the risotto. The only minus point is that the portions are so tiny that you need to order a lot, so the bill was rather large, but the service was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

When we entered this restaurant we were pleasantly suprised by the great location and superb interior. It all looks so good! A very modern long narrow room with an open kitchen and 34 lamps hanging in a row over the lined up tables. The food is excellent. The 4/5 course meals consist of high quality small portions of superb meat... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Oh my, oh my... This was one of our favorite gastro-experiences while in Europe! We opted for the tasting menu and got a chance to sample several exquisite dishes that not only tasted absolutely delicious, but looked like masterpieces as well. Highly recommended and truly enjoyed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The service, ambience and food were sensational. We had read about this place and knew we had to try it. it was definitely gourmet.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had dinner at Envy, and overall the quality of the food and service was really good. It's a tapas style restaurant so the portions are really small. They recommend that you order about two mains (10 - 12 euros per main) and a few appetizers (4 - 5 euros per appetizer) for a meal. Again, the portions are really... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The food was indeed excellent but the service was very bad. It ruins the total experience. They were short on staff and did not have any attention or time for the customer. The food was thrown on the table as if you were eating in an American diner. They treated you as if it was best to not ask too... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Had been looking forward to eating here with the goods reviews and many 'badges' on the restaurant window. 1st impression do count and before we had sat at a long bench table in pairs our waitress was asking for a drinks order! Food and wine ordered it came in VERY small batches. One starter of bread with oil. and flavoured... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were lucky to wander past this incredible restaurant and get a table on the patio. Inside was fully booked with reservations. Food was exceptional. Deserving of all the awards that they so proudly display in their window. Portions are small but so flavourful. Wonderful meal.

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Additional Information about Restaurant Envy

Address: Prinsengracht 381, 1016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 3446407
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Prinsengracht 381, 1016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 3446407

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Fifteen restaurant in Amsterdam is an exciting offshoot of Jamie Oliver’s famous Fifteen London, a great example of one set of dynamic, generous people inspiring others to act. In this case, the ‘others’ are Sarriel Taus and Coen Alewijnse who have created this combination restaurant and chef’s school in partnership with Fifteen London to benefit the struggling young people of Amsterdam. So what’s it like at the dining end of the equation? Very cool. The arty cosmopolitan style includes vibrant graffiti-scrawled sheet metal walls contrasting nice with the smart, sleek modern lines, designer seating and white table cloths. The restaurant seats up to 200, yet can still feel right for an dinner a deux. Each night a tasting menu is on offer, inspired by Jamie Oliver incorporating only the freshest regional produce. The modern Italian menu changes weekly and includes one of Jamie’s favourite antipasti to start, a first dish of fresh pasta, gnocchi or risotto, second course of meat, fish, poultry or game, and, we’re quoting here, ‘a wicked dessert’. A wine tasting menu is available to match the food tasting menu, or choose your own from the excellent list.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?