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Restaurant Envy

Prinsengracht 381, 1016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
+31 20 3446407
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Ranked #346 of 2,280 restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Jordaan
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.
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Melbourne
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well, I suppose it's sometimes hard to find a restaurant that ISN'T by a canal, but this is different. Interesting, thoughtful flavours, small delicate servings and attentive and friendly service. The cheeses were good and the fennel sausage outstanding,

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Mexico City, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Most deforest one of the best restaurants I've ever been at! Food is not conventional, but ingredients are all fresh, local or imported from the best places, and combined with magisterial taste. An unforgettable experience! Go have an aperitif at the Vyne, just 20 meters away.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This restaurant, amongst many others, is recommended in the Daily Telegraph City Guide. It is situated on a quiet canal, the Prinsegracht, very near the Westerkirk and the Ann Frank Museum. We reserved but in early August when the locals go away there were plenty of spaces. We ate outside and that added to the very pleasant atmosphere. The wine... More

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Our last night in Amsterdam and we had no idea where to eat. We found Restaurant Envy, what a perfect "last meal". We sat outside so the backdrop to our meal was the beautiful Prinsengracht. We never expected the food to top the view- but it did! We tried food that we wouldn't have normally thought to try- even the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Dark, dull, poorly explained. Tiny portions. This is tapas but they are too up themselves to name it as such. It is a con. How does it take 30 mins to bring salami and bread? ("Sausage" is 5 slices of salami btw). Don't waste your time. Utter nonsense. I pity the diners of Amsterdam if this is a special place.

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Paris
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The menu is filled with smaller very good plates. I had the most beautiful beef tartare ever. Photo attached. But what makes the plase very special is the amazingly attentive staff. The see everything. Fix any little detail. And serve you in a very friendly and natural manner. Relaxed and professional. If i ever open a restaurant i'll steal the... More

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

There are a group of restaurants which are various anagrams of the word "ENVY". They each have different offerings. We were recommended ENVY by one of the others (sorry don't remember which other one now, may have been Vyne or Nevy) which was fully booked and so we reserved here instead. We were not disappointed for a minute. We had... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Even if this is not my favorite kind of restaurant...too dark no cozy atmosphere no music at all. I have to say that the food was excellent and the presentation as well in every detail, the staff is kind and professional. The vine is expansive....

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

If you want to experience a night with absolutely beautiful dishes and don't want to be in a expensive *-restaurant you have to go here. It's relaxed. The waithers have a lot of knowledge and there is a very nice vibe/atmosphere!!

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went here on spec and as we arrived early evening we were fitted in. Later in the evening people were being turned away and it was a Tuesday evening. The waiter we had was very friendly and helpful and made us quite at ease. We sat opposite the kitchen and were able to see the chefs working away as... More

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