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“Great views, good service, good food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Floor 17

Floor 17
Staalmeesterslaan 410, Amsterdam 1057 PH, The Netherlands
2070202
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Ranked #655 of 2,159 restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: French, Dutch, Fusion
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Great views, good service, good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Great views over Amsterdam, do go before the sunset and watch the change into dusk and gradually darkness. Enjoy inventive drinks from the friendly bartenders and have a dinner a bit later. Well, this is what we did, and it was good. We also enjoyed the high quality dinner from the open kitchen. Take the extra bread they offer for a small extra charge (this could really be part of a meal at this level of a restaurant), it is worth it.

Visited October 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Poor Food, Poorly Cooked, Child-sized Portions, Little Variety”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed five nights at the Ramada Apollo and used 17 every evening as our accommodation was half-board
We could not afford to go "A La Carte" as this would have required a second mortgage.
We opted instead for the Fixd menu which, at 35 Euros for a three course meal, is not unreasonable for Amsterdam.

Day 1 choice of 2 starters - 2 mains - 2 desserts (one of which was cheese)
Starter was very nice but it took over an hour to arrive
Main was a joke: A couple of slices of Rib Eye beef which was inedible as it was too tough and fatty. When I complained about the beef I got an apology but that was it.
The accompanying vegetables consisted of two tiny asparagus spears. There was two piece of potato each about the size of my thumb-print.
Cheese board was nice

Day 2: EXACTLY THE SAME MENU
Starter: I am not keen on sushi so had the club sandwich which was nice
Main: I am not keen on fish so had the rib eye again, Meat portion was even smaller than the previous day, and the meat was cold. Child portions again
Cheese Board was nice


Day 3; EXACTLY THE SAME MENU
Starter: Although not fond of sushi, I decided to try it for the sake of variety. It was a very small portion but quite tasty.
Main, Decided to try the cooked fish as I have been disappointed with the beef. Fish was tepid. Child portions again,
Cheese board was nice

Day 4: SLIGHT CHANGE TO MENU (Veal instead of Rib Eye)
Starter = Club Sandwich was nice AGAIN
Main - Veal was delicious but insufficient portion sizes again
Cheese board was good

DAY 5; SAME MENU AS DAY 4
Starter- Club sandwich is okay
Main - Veal was cold, small portions again
Cheese board was nice

Out of five evenings, the kitchen only got it right once - on the other occasions the food was either cold, tepid or inedible due to being tough.

Table service was always provided with a smile but the kitchen failed on many levels. Its completely unacceptable to serve a meal at the wrong temperature and the way in which it churned out the same fixed menu day-after-day shows a lack of imagination and is inexcusable.

If there was a maire d' they were conspicous by their absence.

Some parts of the restaurant were so dark that you could not read the menu (although you could probably guess if you have dined here before!). The views were stunning

This was a consistently disappointing experience from a restaurant which has received good reviews in the past.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Melle S, Manager at Floor 17, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Dear Pitacus,

Thank you for your review & feedback regarding you visit to our lovely restaurant. I will share you kind words about the restaurant and service with our team.

In regards to your feedback about are choice of menu, I have to say we apologies that our concept was not clear for you and we will make sure our team will adress this in a more informative way in the future. Our menu is small in choice because we only cook with seasonal and local products. Therefore we only use the best products that fit the season and the concept of our kitchen.

Our menu changes with the season and our chefs menu every week.

We hope to welcome you again in the future.

Kind regards Team Floor17
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Cocktails with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The cocktails are well poured, served with a smile and with a great view. they served my favourite Gin, Hendricks. Lucky me :-)
We were there on a friday night and the DJ was spinning nice tunes, unfortunately the bar was not that crowded as a result of the Amsterdam Dance event which was going on in almost every venue in Amsterdam

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melle S, Manager at Floor 17, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear guest,

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are very happy to hear that you and your party had a fantastic time at the Floor17.

Your kind recommendation is much appreciated and we look forward to welcome you back in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Team Floor17
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Fine dining with a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This is certainly a place for fine dining. The kitchen offers a selection of carefully chosen products, prepared with attention and served nicely. A bit expensive, but worth of it.

Visited October 2013
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Melle S, Manager at Floor 17, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Aiva

I have just read your review of your visit to Floor17 and would like to thank you for your kind and enthusiastic words. We are very happy to get 5 out of 5.

We hope to welcome you again soon!
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Georgia, USA
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“very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Everything was very nice... unexpected at a hotel. I had several types of fish and was always happy with what I ordered. Traveling with a group of ten and probably eating here 5 times for dinner no one had anything but good things to say.

Visited September 2013
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Melle S, Manager at Floor 17, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are very happy to hear that you and your party had a fantastic time at Floor17. We can assure you that your kind words make our colleagues feel great about the job that they do so passionately here. Your warm recommendation is much appreciated and we look forward to welcome you back at Floor17 in the not too distant future.

Kind Regards,
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