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“A Great Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Senses Restaurant

Senses Restaurant
Vijzelstraat 45, 1017 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 5306266
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Ranked #11 of 2,444 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $18 - $27
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Senses restaurant prepares unconventional and creative food art with the best of organic and sustainable ingredients where possible to tickle all your senses! Watch Chef Erik Zonjee who cooks your irresistible dishes from the open kitchen in a stylish, urban atmosphere. Enjoy a selection of our innovative menu or one of his daily changing surprise menu's, inspired by the 5 senses using the freshest seasonal ingredients. When it comes to beverages, 'Senses restaurant' finds serving you the right drinks as important as the food art on your plate. Our enthusiastic wine experts recommend you about our selection of organic and sustainable wines, of which we serve more than 10 by the glass. Our trained barista's complete your dining experience with freshly ground fair-trade beans or let our bar tender poor you a mouth watering cocktail. Located in the vibrant area of Amsterdam, 'Senses restaurant' is just minutes away from the Rembrandt square and the art deco Tuschinski cinema.
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12 restaurant reviews
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“A Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Eating at Senses is a great gastronomic experience. The tasting menu is excellent with many if the dishes having elements if molecular gastronomy. The service is great. And they were very accomodating in offering a vegetarian menu. It is necessary to book in advance as it is very popular.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We chose the 3 course surprise menu paired with the 3 recommended wines (44€ and 19€) and we can't speak highly enough. The entree was beatiful (a deconstructed salad) with a lovely matching Chardonnay. The main was beef matched with a lively rd,and the desert was a trio. Be brave and go with the surprise menu - tell the chef what you don't like and let them go wild. The service is excellent and very attentive (and in comparison to Paris very positive and full of smiles). The only criticism we had was that although the food was great we didn't get the 'sense' marketing of the restaurant. Besides taste and sight, the others were not really covered. Minor point though! Definitely go - it's only a short walk from the central city.

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Jewel of a Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

A friend stayed at the Albus Hotel in Amsterdam and suggested that we try the restaurant there - Senses. A small, funky place not far from the central train station. We tried it last week while in Amsterdam and really enjoyed it. Fun staff and great food. Reservations were easy on their website as well. Would definitely like to visit again.

Visited December 2013
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“A challenge of the senses”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

Last night I went for a romantic dinner with my boyfriend for a 5 course meal and I was pleasantly surprised at the chef's choice and combination of tastes and how beautifully they were presented on the plate. However the experience would not have been as pleasant and romantic without the attentive and friendly service of the staff; they were professional and made sure nothing was short of perfect. To top it off, with each plate we were presented with a glass of wine that complimented it, and it made our experience all the more special. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who asked.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Good experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Very fancy and tasty food.
The starters were really diferent providing a new experience.
The main dish was actually pretty regular, nothing special. The ingredients used were also nothing special, which turned the dish over priced.
All the rest was very good, from service to food.
In general, the value is very hight, but that is known.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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