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“Limited Vegetarians” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ciel Bleu Restaurant

Ciel Bleu Restaurant
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 (Hotel Okura Amsterdam), 1072 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 678 7111
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Ranked #25 of 2,445 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $85 - $110
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: One of Amsterdam's most remarkable restaurants, situated on the 23rd floor of Hotel Okura Amsterdam, the Ciel Bleu Restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars and, much like the adjacent Twenty Third Bar, offers a stunning panoramic view of Amsterdam's city centre. This breathtaking vista and the luxurious design, together with the personal hospitality, all combine to create a unique atmosphere. The Ciel Bleu Restaurant's ambitious kitchen staff serve a unique take on French cuisine, prepared with seasonal products and characterised by its innovation. The Sommelier's professionalism and close cooperation with Executive Chef and Manager Onno Kokmeijer results in a perfect harmony between wine and food. The Ciel Bleu Restaurant also offers three luxurious private areas: the Starlight Room, the Salon Panoramique, and the Chef's Table in the restaurant's kitchen.
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38 restaurant reviews
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“Limited Vegetarians”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The chef lacked imagination for a vegetarian meal. ive had an 8 course meal with every dish having a differnet signature. Though i cannot complain overly. IT was a pleasant experience.

Visited June 2014
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Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Ciel Bleu - Second time AMAZING!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We just came back of our dinner at Ciel Bleu and it was SPECTACULAR!

We have eaten there last year when we visited Amsterdam at remembered it was an amazing restaurant. When we came to eat today we was pretty sure that it won't be as good as we remembered it to be, but they topped that dinner.
Amazing products, amazing ingenuity in the dishes - every dish is spot on.
It's not cheap but it's worth every penny.
We go a lot to Michelin restaurants but this is our favorite one.
Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“5 star restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Amazing city panoramic view from the 23rd floor of the hotel, every dish is carefully served and amazingly tasty, crafted by artist chef, highly recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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“Pretentious rubbish”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It is said (though it is probably a myth) that when Europeans arrived in Asia with firearms the locals were impressed and quickly built their own - made of wood.
The impression you have in Ciel Bleu is that they visited a lot of Michelin starred restaurants and came away with the idea that all that was required was to create very complicated dishes with lots of ingredients and extremely verbose descriptions to go with them - taste, imagination, service etc were all unnecessary. I suffered through an enormously long meal made up of boring and pretentious dishes with no taste until I could take it no more and left - there were still more dishes to come on the menu degustation I had chosen (and I had to pay for them) but at least I did not have to eat them. There are better restaurants in Amsterdam and, if you want a true Michelin star experience there are plenty of places to go elsewhere - just do not go here.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Hotel_OkuraAmsterdam, Manager at Ciel Bleu Restaurant, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Dear JamesXXI,

We truly regret that the visit did not meet your expectations. Ciel Bleu Restaurant has been awarded by two Michelin stars for over 6 years and on a daily basis the team of Ciel Bleu Restaurant does its utmost to provide an excellent culinary experience and works in accordance to high standards, however unfortunately this feedback has not been addressed to us on the evening itself.
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Rio De Janeiro-brazil
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A star Michelin restaurant, beautiful view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

One of the best restaurants of Amsterdam , very expensive, a great experience, you should make reservation,
If it is a special date and you want a special place, that is it.

Visited May 2014
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