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“Sensational culinary experience!!!” 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 #34 of 2,314 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $52 - $91
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.
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“Sensational culinary experience!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I cannot recommend this restaurant enough! Fantastic food and wine experience that has been the highlight of our honeymoon thus far. We went with the 6 course degustation with matching wines and were thoroughly impressed with the food techniques, flavour combinations, service and attention to detail. We both highly recommend adding the cheese platter as a way to experience real Dutch cheese. There were also a number of complimentary dishes which just added to the overall experience. Service was exceptional and the waiters spoke fantastic English and were always extremely accommodating. Definitely add this restaurant to the top of your list when visiting Amsterdam!!!

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“Amazing tasting experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Amazing tasting experience! I tried 3 course lunch course menu. With amuse bouche, it is almost 6 course meal. Food taste was amazingly unique and delicious. I also loved table wares and settings. Service was very friendly and proffessional. No doubt! It is a real Michelin 2 star!

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“OUTSTANDING.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Ruinously expensive, but worth every cent. For a special occasion, or as a one-off night to pamper yourself, this restaurant is exceptional. Every diner is made to feel special, and the food was to die for.

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“Exceeded high expectations”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We've been foodies for the 47 years of our marriage, with the last 20 been heavily guided by Michelin star ratings. Hence Bor d'eau's 2 star rating led us to expect a high level of culinary competence and creativity, with a possible attitude of arrogance toward us Americans. From the moment we first arrived, each staff person treated us with kindness and humor. This was despite our committing that Michelin cardinal sin - ordering NO wine with the meal. Each of the four ameuses Boucher was delicious and very creative, at times providing the visual pun which Thomas Keller is known for. And the three course market meal was outstanding and an incredible value. I don't want to give anything away, but if you ever have the opportunity to order their "cherry mousse," definitely do so. We might have to return to Amsterdam soon, just for another meal at this very fine and fun restaurant.

  • Visited July 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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“Excellent in all respects”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Amsterdam has really grown in its food sophistication over the past decades. This is a restaurant you would be thrilled with anywhere in the world and it is open for lunch. We did not have the tasting menu so tried the individual dishes and everything was perfect. The wines suggested for my meal were South African and I am not familiar with them at all. Really delicious. Reminded us both of some of our favorite California wines at Chez Panisse. Well worth the visit.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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