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“Buzzy vibe, cosy and great food on a wet winter's evening” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Fyra

Restaurant Fyra
Noorderstraat 19-23 | Wijk Centrum, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-4283632
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Ranked #124 of 2,531 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $43 - $58
Cuisines: Diner, French, International, Brasserie
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fyra restaurant is a place to enjoy culiniar and genuine hospitality center stage! Only main course to a 6 course tasting menu!
London, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
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“Buzzy vibe, cosy and great food on a wet winter's evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

What a cool place with a warm heart and delicious food. We came across this by chance online early on a Saturday evening with no reservations made. So a fairly late table at 9.15 but we certainly didn't feel like we were at the end of service. The atmosphere is good, mostly trendy Amsterdammers, handsome and personable waiters although interesting to see kitchen staff come out with the food too to introduce it in a clever way that connected the open kitchen even more with the guests. Now the food. Cooked really well and lots of nice touches like the amuse bouche of a melt in the mouth parmesan biscuit with a smoked fish topping. Perfectly cooked steak. Interesting and delicious fish from the north of Holland. All in all a real sense of provenance with our waiter talking genuinely and in depth about the source of everything on the table - fish, wine, meat, vegetables, cheese. Liked it alot.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Arrogance wil run this restaurant into the ground.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Last saturday we planned to have dinner in this restaurant. However, after the starters we did not bother to wait for mains, but left.
The reason why we left is part due to the food, but also because of the waiting staff. First the food, the starters we tried were ok when it comes to composition and cuisson, but way too salty. In fact so salty that they were inedible. I made a remark after the first starter and the waiter did not respond very polite. In fact his attitude was more like "we do it always like this, so what are you moaning about" The second starter with scallops and parmaham was of the same quality. the ham itself is already pretty salty, so don't put a lot of salt on the scallops. Again, I made a remar about it and this time the respons was even more arrogant. He said litterlay "This is how we do it and nobody complains, so what is the problem"

This waiter had proven already earlier in the evening that he had no polite and professional attitude towards the clientele. We asked a detail about the wine. He did not know, so he would check and let us know. We are still waiting.... Further he forgot our table twice when serving another brioche and we had to ask.

What is very annoying besides our experience is tha fact that the room acoustics are very poor. The place was only half full, but so noisy you can hardly talk.

It's a pity that this restaurant is so full of himself. The prices are high, but I am afraid arrogance will run this place into the ground. When it comes to the name the comparision to the train is accurate in a lot of ways.... overpriced and sloppy..

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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“Foodie Heaven!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We were referred to Fyra by our concierge staff at our hotel which was quite close. We got reservations Christmas Eve there. It was great! The ambiance of the restaurant is very romantic, the lighting is very cozy and warm, the staff is very friendly, attentive, and genuine. The food is WONDERFUL. When we were there we had vegetable terrine which was wonderful, then a house appetizer which was little macaroon sandwiches with a pickle/dill filling and a milky gravy of sorts served on a stone and a little field, it was great!! My husband ordered the venison which was great, and I ordered the steak which came with some mashed sweet potatoes (yams.) For dessert we had a chocolate mousse with a pumpkin icecream.. all home made. What a wonderful place, definitely make reservations, it's not to be missed when you're in Amsterdam!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fab find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We had a 4 course menu. Everything is fresh and surprising. You can actually see the chefs working as there is an open kitchen. Nice French music, kinda Frechising cuisine and good selection of wine. We had a great evening and will be back. Only downside is that it gets noisy when the restaurant fill up so romance wise not recommended..

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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CPH
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“Great tasting menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Booked a table the same day and was very pleased they had a table free. We had the tasting menu and a glass of white wine and a good bootle of red wine. It was a very good price.
We enjoyed all the courses which were of a high quality. Inluded were a few surprises from the kitchen.

I am coming back next I am in Amsterdam. Excellent value for money!

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