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“Good - at a price” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Vermeer

Restaurant Vermeer
Prins Hendrikkade 59-72 (NH Barbizon Palace Hotel), 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
020-556-4885
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Ranked #27 of 2,298 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $32 - $38
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Red Light District
Groningen
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good - at a price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Restaurant Vermeer undoubtedly deserves its star - the cooking is outstanding. The price is on the high side - but that is true of Amsterdam generally, where the mark ups on the wine are often stratospheric - but it is in this case not unjustified. The atmosphere is reasonably formal without being oppressive, and the staff certainly are skilled imn making people feel ay home. The wine list is very good, and the sommelier is well-informed. It's a good place to go for a business meal or for an occasion. The cuisine is modern, the portions are realistic and they do not fob you off with mere taster size portions. The amuses are good. All in all, a creative meal with good wines. And good company ....

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Milano
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“we liked it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

me and my girlfriend liked this restaurant. it's very nice and the staff is great.
the food is very good and the prices are fair.
thank you.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Superb food, excellent atmosphere, attentive service, thoroughly enjoyable. Surprisingly large portions, especially after all the delicious little treats from the chef. Really enjoyed that the main course was brought out by the chef and 'explained' to you, nice touch. One very, very minor fault was when our fizzy water was given to the table next to us - probably irritated them more than us as they were drinking something different! But the water was taken off the bill. The waiters and staff were delightful, perfect English and charming with it. They dressed in a delightfully unstuffy fashion, making you feel more relaxed in their very pretty dining room. The attached hotel looked pretty nice as well, we stopped off in the hotel bar for a quick drink beforehand and really liked it.

Visited September 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Superb Food with Matching Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This restaurant based in the NH Barbizon Palace Hotel near Central Sq is absolutely fabulous. The food is perfectly cooked and presented and the wine chosen expertly to compliment it. The restaurant is expensive but it has a quality to match, with extremely good service and friendly, attentive staff. If you want to spoil yourself with some great food and wine then this is for you. Enjoy !

  • Visited September 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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Cosby, Tennessee
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183 restaurant reviews
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“Top service with interesting food...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

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.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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