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“Fantastic meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Johannes

Restaurant Johannes
Herengracht 413, 1017 BP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
0206269503
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Ranked #1 of 2,445 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: European, French, International
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went here on Sunday and had a fantastic time. We just went for the four course option although did opt for the optional cheese. Each course was perfectly cooked and delicious. We went for the paired wines and I was so glad we did, as they were fantastic as well.

  • 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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Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Very good food but not 5 *.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The food is new, innovativ and delicious. I felt like the wines were a hit for some of the courses but not really spot on for some others. You will not be dissapointed if you go here but its not 5 * all the way yet.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“World Class”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Agree - the reviews got this one right. If you are into that high end of visual and textures and flavors of where food can go, this place is a treat. As with most such places, after you select how many courses, off you go with several amuse - each cleverly presented. The mains are also lovely - some were amazing, others very good. A few points I'd improve upon - the wine list is small and old world oriented with modest selections - few gems. Second - some courses have very long times in between them - which can be fine but somewhere after about 2.5 hours it can feel a bit long to be sitting even if you are enjoying. However - nearly all the wait staff were charming as is the setting and this one deserves a visit if you want to indulge in the very high end of Amsterdam.

  • 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I went here with a group of 8 colleagues to celebrate the ending of a big project. We read about this place and had high expectations, but we were still blown away by the food and the amazing wines. I suggest reading the other reviews.. I liked the fact that we had a table in the back, a bit separated from the rest of the restaurant, which gave us some privacy and, more importantly, the other guests some peace. Groups can be loud.. Cannot recommend this place enough.

  • Visited March 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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Tasty Surprises, wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Well, Restaurant Johannes certainly lived up to their position at number one on the Tripadvisor listings. Choose your number of courses, tell them anything you don't want to eat and be prepared to be pleasantly surprised.
Lovely to see Chefs doing innovative, surprising things with really fresh ingredients - treating the food itself as King. We chose to have the matching wines and it really did add to the experience. Yet we were not compelled to have all the matches - we could just choose the first one and "see how we go" said the charming waitress. Service was great - not too much but enough commentary to both the food and wine to make it a deeper experience.
Loved it - however I think it is going to get harder to get a table now with the trip advisor recommendations.

  • 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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