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“Comme il faut” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bord'Eau

Bord'Eau
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14 | De L'Europe Amsterdam, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 531 1705
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Ranked #26 of 2,244 restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $54 - $94
Cuisines: French, International
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Recently Michelin star awarded Bord'Eau offers a culinary adventure directed by Executive Chef Richard van Oostenbrugge and Sous Chef Thomas Groot. Exceptional ingredients are blended to create symphonies of flavour, all complemented by the finest wines from around the globe. The intimacy of the salon-like setting, the classical simplicity of the decor and the grace and attentiveness of the service suggest high style and privilege overlooking the Amstel River.
London, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Comme il faut”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We had a perfect lunch, by the waterside window, looking out at the swans and canal boats. Service was impeccable, and the price was not insignificant but half what we paid in Barcelona for another 2 star MIchelin experience. The wines are very well chosen in the tasting menu and we were invited downstairs to see the cellar by Dannis Apeldoorn. My partner is gluten intolerant and a call ahead of time ensured her meal was prepared without any offending items, including fresly naked gluten-free bread, warm from the oven. Bravo!

  • 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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Leuven, Belgium
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72 restaurant reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“great food, setting & staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The restaurant offers great views on the canal, so be sure to book a table by the window. Staff is very professional, friendly and enjoyable. We had the 5-course menu, with the cheese platter as an extra. Perfect appetizers were followed by two starters: one with marinated salmon and one with crayfish. Mains were dover sole and tournedos rossini. Nice variety of cheese (not only dutch cheese...) and the dessert was one of the nicest we ever saw. Extensive wine list (and a charming somelier). Overall we were very pleased! It's a new 2* in Amsterdam, within a short time they will have earned their place next to Le Ciel Bleu.

  • 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
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Michelin Starred Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is one of my favorite Michelin-starred restaurants and also a memorable one. Food was great, particularly the wild duck tea. Presentation and execution were done perfectly. What distinguishes this Michelin-starred restaurant from the rest is the service. One of the problems I often find in Michelin-starred restaurants is that they are very attentive and yet very intrusive too. However, all the staff at Bord'Eau were genuinely friendly, attentive and were very happy to serve us! Highly recommend it to all!

  • Visited December 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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Amazing lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic lunch. Requested a window seat which we got - definitely worth requesting. Great view. We had the set course lunch which was great value. Lots of very interesting appetizers and fabulously innovative food. The restaurant is stunning and the service is outstanding. A real delight!

  • Visited December 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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Warsaw, Poland
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“Highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Everything was great! Starting from fresh bread and finishing with home made chocolate :) once I had see bass fish and it was the best one I have ever had!

Visited December 2013
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