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“Great cuisine, perfect service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vinkeles

Vinkeles
Keizersgracht 384, 1016 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
+31 20 5302010
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Ranked #12 of 2,280 restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $99 - $158
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Description: Vinkeles is housed in an old bakery; which was set up in 1787 by the Regents of the Catholic Church, who at the time owned the building. The bakery flourished until 1811 and guests still can see the original ovens, which were discovered intact during restoration work.Echoing the décor of the hotel, Executive Chef Dennis Kuipers’ menu combines the traditional and the modern. The dishes served in Vinkeles show Kuipers’ love of the contemporary French cuisine. He combines the freshest ingredients to produce a menu that is delicious and unique to Vinkeles. In 2009 restaurant Vinkeles was awarded a Michelin star.
Hamburg, Germany
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“Great cuisine, perfect service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We had a 5 course dinner with the fitting wine menu. A very nice location, very attentive service and a great and creative dining experience provided us with a perfect evening. A definite recommendation.

Visited December 2013
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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about restaurant Vinkeles.
We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your dinner experience and the 5 course menu with fitting wines.

We wish you Happy Holidays!

The Vinkeles Team
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

There's a reason this restaurant has a michelin star! The food is delicious, imaginative, service impeccable and well worth a visit....if you can get a table!

Visited December 2012
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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing you experience with us!
We are glad to read that you enjoyed you dinner at restaurant Vinkeles
and we will be happy to welcome you for a next time!

The Vinkeles Team
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 restaurant reviews
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“Outstanding dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Multiple courses with wine pairing, in a lovely location. Food was exquisite, service was outstanding, delivery and presentation was what one would expect from a Michelin star restaurant. Highly recommend when in Amsterdam!!

Visited June 2013
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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about restaurant Vinkeles!
It is great to read that you enjoyed your experience with us and
that you were pleased with the food wine pairings.

We hope to welcome you for a next time!

The Vinkeles Team
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Average for the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Despite an excellent service, we were disappointed by the choice of dishes: fresh makerel with cream , I do not need to pay 100 euros the dinner to find good fresh makerel. The amuse and fish were excellent. The meat and desserts were average.
A glass of Champagne at 26 euros each !!!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“It replaces restaurant Le Sucre but much friendlier priced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

It was a joy. Great fine dishes with great combination of wines. Pleasent and professional service. Mistakes in the win arrangements are turnes into a wine tasting thing. Presentation of the food it top, ingredients super.

Really for people with a fine tast or to impress your business partners.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience in restaurant Vinkeles.
We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the wine food combinations.
We will be happy to serve you again.

The Vinkeles Team
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