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“Sitting in the kitchen - a real experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of De Kas

De Kas
Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, Amsterdam 1097 DE, The Netherlands
020-462-4562
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Ranked #36 of 2,223 restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $0 - $144
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
London, United Kingdom
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“Sitting in the kitchen - a real experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I was lucky enough to eat at the Chef's table last week and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. After meeting Tommy, the head Chef, each Chef came to the table, introduced themselves and then explained what they had prepared for us. We had multiple small courses - each also accompanied by a selection of wines (each poured and described in detail).

The food is grown in their own gardens and greenhouses and the chef takes what he has fresh and then decides what to put with it (fish, fowl etc). We enjoyed and very nice clear mushroom soup (served to the table in transparent tea pots), fresh salmon smoked on the premises, very slow roasted meats and, with them all, a selection of uncommon vegetables (the purple potatoes stand out in my mind).

Between the main meal and dessert we had a tour around the restaurant and then enjoyed a selection of cheeses (one of which, a buffalo cheese, was made by the waitress's parents) and finally a very nice poached pear accompanied by ice-cream.

I should mention the washer-up - he was a star and very entertaining. Also Martin - lovely guy.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Natick, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“An experience not to be missed in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Easily one of the best places I've been to. The setting is so unique and charming, they could have served card board and I would have loved it. :)
But the food is also great.

I love their menu: they have a "lunch" or "dinner" item. That's it. It's fresh in-season ingredients, mostly from their own garden, made into a dish created by the chef for that day. The food couldn't be more perfect.

The restaurant is set on a the grounds of a park inside a green house. Great light in the dining room (it's all glass!), and great decor. Very nicely done.

Their approach to service is also pleasantly relaxed (very un-American!); not inattentive, just relaxed. They were running around, but didn't make us feel like things were rushed. We sat there for 1.5 hours for lunch. They spaced out drinks, appetizers, and entrees so perfectly that it didn't really feel like 1.5 hours. I would generally be annoyed if my lunch took that long, but they made it feel right. And they were in no rush to get us out; we could have easily sat there for another half hour without anyone bothering us.

Overall, I'd highly recommend this place for lunch or dinner in Amsterdam. It's a little pricey, but well worth the money.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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virginia
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Ate at the kitchen table last Thursday Food and service were incredible. chef Tommy was great at explaining each dish and sommelier Fabiane very knowledgable . One of the best dining experiences we have ever had. Highly recommend you pay a little extra to eat in the kitchen. This is a great place!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Warsaw, Poland
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“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

For wealthy cuisine lovers!
For wealthy cuisine lovers!
No food a la carte. Fixed menu with no choice. Full surprise. :)

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Dallas, Texas
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“Unique experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Staff very friendly and helpful. Wine pairings very good. Not sure I would have chosen veal cheek, but it was very tasty. After dinner, the chef showed how the dish was prepared. Very open kitchen. Nice experience.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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