What can i say that has not been said before? the food, was as the reviews promised 1st rate, our starter of pat'e was divine and the pork in cognac sauce..perfect!
We had pre booked a table several weeks in advance for 20:30, when we arrived unfortunately our table was not yet ready(the place was very busy and i recommend booking well in advance), the matradee however was very apologetic and seated us at the pleasant bar area and supplied me and my partner with several free beers and some fresh bread & olives as we waited a short time, the matradee was exceptional through out and i don't think we actually paid for a drink full stop!
At the end of the nights service the chef visited each diners table to ensure every one was happy, this gave us the chance to compliment him personally.
With out a doubt one of the most enjoyable evening meals i have ate with my wife in over 15 years, cant recommend it highly enough, bravo to all involved at this wonderful place.
TOP TIP : arrive 30 mins early, and walk a bit further up the canal and stop for a drink in Café "De II Prinsen" on the corner, another of Amsterdam's hidden gems.
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May 19, 2012
Dear visitor from Newcastle upon Tyne, a Dutch guest was complaining lately in his review that we presented him the bill at 20:30. So probably it was your table he was sitting at: we sometimes double book if the 1st guest agrees to leave in time, but not always they're ready when the new guests arrive. Sorry again for letting you wait a while!! Thank you for your friendly review and best regards, Frans Vlaming
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