We just arrived in Amsterdam after a three hour high speed train ride from Paris. We checked into our hotel, the NH Barbizon Palace, and found ourselves too tired to head out to find a quick bite. Our meal at the hotel Restaurant Vermeer took over two hours so I defeated the purpose of a quick meal followed by a good night's rest.
To answer your possible query as to now many courses we ordered, the answer was only two. We ended up with six by the time the chef favored us with his "amuses". All courses were of the high caliber you would expect from a Michelin Star restaurant. And all were avant guard created with foams and cooking techniques that were beyond my analysis. This was the last night of service before the restaurant closed for a six week vacation so maybe the chef was cleaning out the fridge.
Since the menu changes each night based of seasonally available ingredients I will not attempt to remember what we had in this review. Let's just say you can't go wrong if you pick this excellent spot when they reopen in September.
Service was handled by a great staff of four working our table. They were attentive to our inquiries about the city and the ubiquitous bicycles zooming by outside. Perfect English changed to Asian and Italian for the other two tables at our early dining hour(s).
Bill with wine came to 151.00€. Not cheap, but real good.
We will be back next year.
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