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“Lovely restaurant, lovely food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Breitner

Breitner
Amstel 212 | 1017 AH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #44 of 2,445 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Contemporary
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“Lovely restaurant, lovely food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

The restaurant overlooks the Amstel, across from the Hermitage. It's an old-fashioned looking place, but the flavors are up to date. The amuse bouche was steak tartar with a fried breaded egg yolk done to absolute perfection.The sardines were outstanding: perfectly prepared and with a cucumber chutney that was the ideal accompaniment. We had delicious lamb and sole mail courses, with interesting vegetables.
Our only complaint was about dessert: we ordered apple pie and while it was nicely done, it had been reheated in a microwave, making the crust soggy. (I've experienced this in several great restaurants lately; I'm going to stop ordering pie, I think.) The fresh ice cream was quite nice, however.
Interestlingly, although all the others around us were served after-dessert cookies, we were not! Perhaps they had the prix fixe dinner?
Overall a nice evening.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent experience from start to finish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

One of our favorite restaurants in Amsterdam - the view - the food - the service - all top notch! We enjoyed the chef's menu plus aperitif and wine arrangement. All was superb - the halibot second course with the German mineral riesling especially so. We'll be back (again)!!
Food -
Food was superb - we started with a cava - passion fruit aperitif, then amuses of bouillabase and a tartlet, then the first course of salmon, then the second course of halibot with a German mineral riesling (best course + wine) then a filet of young beef with a red Italian blend, then a dessert of strawberries with Italian ice cream and a lovely not too sweet muscat. Great meal start to finish. Oh, and the tea had homemade cookies but no chocolates, so we found that just a tad disappointing.
Service-
Service was friendly and knowledgae, attentive but not overly so. Kitchen was not too slow which we really appreciated.
Decor-
You cannot beat this view and the classy interior is heaven to me! Comfortable chairs and lots of room also.
General-
225 euros for 3 of us, one of us had no wine arrangement and did not have the chef's menu. One of our favorite places so we love to come when we like to impress someone or for another special occasion.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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