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“Fabulous” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Utrechtsedwarstafel

Utrechtsedwarstafel
Utrechtsedwarsstraat 107-109, 1017 WD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
+31 (0)20 6254189
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Ranked #28 of 2,401 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $92 - $177
Cuisines: French, Italian, Dutch, Organic
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Description: Within strolling distance from Theatre Carré there is the stage of Hans Verbeek and Igor Sens, the two culinary artists from restaurant Utrechtsedwarstafel. Their performance is a ballet of wine and food. Indulge yourself with the culinary compositions by Igor the Chef and the wines of Sommelier Hans. An adventurous evening awaits.The commercial concept of Utrechtsedwarstafel is straightforward and easily explained. Igor purchases the freshest produce of the season and subsequently composes fine delicate dishes for a multiple course menu. Just mention the number of courses you wish to eat.For every menu Hans creates the perfect wine arrangement. Every course is accompanied by the right match of wine. However, the arrangements vary with respect to the complexity and quality.The bare essence of Utrechtsedwarstafel is that every course is a fertile marriage of wine and food. Its fruits bear your palate a sheer joy.
Prestbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Went to this restaurant in a party of 9. The service and attention was superb and the food was a amazing. The wine was perfectly matched with the food for each course.

You don't get to choose the food or wine but what is created is wonderful. With all of us eating the same and being a surprise it really made the meal an event and a topic of conversation. Everybody loved it and it was subject of conversations the following day.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“One of my favorite places”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Nice and comfy atmosphere. Service friendly and effective. Excellent wine and food matching capability. Price value ratio in balance. Food is tasty and always comes with a little extra twist to it. Choice between high end to low end wine food matching, even the low end wine is good. I take the middle ground and was very happy with the choices. Well mannered customers. Good for a long 1:1 dinner with great wine.

Visited December 2013
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Bristol
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10 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent food, warm atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Been there repeatedly, great food every time - you can tell chef what you don't like, or are allergic to, but the menu is set, with two levels of wine to chose from a different glass of wine with each course. Attention to detail, charming chef & sommelier - popular so need to book

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Excellent food in Amsterdam!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

On a cold and rainy night in Amsterdam, my colleague and I booked the Restaurant de Utrechtedwarstafel, quite by chance as our first two restaurant choices were fully booked. Lucky thing for us! This place was fantastic.

The restaurant is a small, neatly decorated space which seats maybe 30 people at most, with candle light added a charming ambience. The proprietors are Hans and Igor; Hans handles the dining room and wines while Igor prepares and presents the food course by course. There is no written menu; the cuisine for the evening is prepared spontaneously based on Igor’s selection of fresh ingredients and by what strikes his genius that particular day. The guest makes a selection of 3, 4, or 5 courses, and a wine pairing is offered with each course. We elected the 5 course menu with the wine pairings.

Igor also took note of my colleague’s gluten-intolerance and adjusted his offerings to her accordingly.

As we settled in and enjoyed a glass of champagne, we were welcomed with a rillette of duck as amuse bouche.

The starter was local shrimps from Texel with king crab, warmed in a vinaigrette of lime juice, tomato and green herbs, served on toast with confit Coeur de boeuf, tomato and avocado cream. Delicious. The wine paring was a 2011 Alois Lageder Lehen Sauvignon, a bright and light Italian white.

The second course was grilled brill with wild spinach, puree of potato cooked in a home smoked mackerel stock, finished with the mackerel, spring onions and olive oil sauce with saffron and fennel. Hans recommended the 2010 Dujac Morey St. Denis 1er Cru, a red Burgundy for the wine.

Next came a course of cage-caught wild duck. The duck breast was roasted on the carcass, and the legs were stewed with wine and vegetables, and roasted with mushrooms. Spectacular, especially taken with a 2008 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino, a hearty Italian red.


The fourth course was a delicate and delicious foie gras with fleur de sel, accompanied with a 2011 Kracher Cuvée Eiswein from Austria, which perfectly complimented the foie gras.

Finally for dessert, Igor prepared an amazing fig roasted in a fine pastry with honey and almond, a meringue shell filled with lemon cream and blueberries, and a sorbet of yogurt infused with verbena. This was accompanied by a delightful 2010 Capcanes Pansal del Calas Montsant from the Catalonia region of Spain.

We were completely impressed with the food, the service and also with the price. The 5 course offering with wine parings came to €125 per person. We will make it a point to return here on our next visit to Amsterdam.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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HCMC
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123 reviews 123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Great concept, taste and wine!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

It's in a nice part of Amsterdam, where you find this nice and cosy restaurant with set menu and excellent wine to accompany the choice the owners have made. No big menu's just mention what you like and don't like. At € 75 pp not cheap, but you really get what you are paying for!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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