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“Excellent Food and Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Vermeer

Restaurant Vermeer
Prins Hendrikkade 59-72 (NH Barbizon Palace Hotel), Amsterdam 1012, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
020-556-4885
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Ranked #25 of 2,231 restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $34 - $40
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Red Light District
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Enjoyed an excellent meal December 2013. The dining experience was exceptional, food amazing and staff very knowledgeably. Pre dinner drinks were severed by an open log fire, followed by the 7 course with matching wines menu. Our Sommelier 'Wesley' described each wine to perfection and offered alternatives for those who had a different palette. As each course arrived different Chefs would present and describe the dish, a great added touch.
Overall couldn't fault this for a business or special occasion, and as located by Centraal Station is positioned well to explore Amsterdam.

  • Visited December 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Our favorite restaurant experience ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

In Amsterdam, if you would like a superb Michelin star dinner served by an extraordinary staff that manages to combine a respectful attitude with a quality of personal friendliness, you should not miss the Vermeer Restaurant. We started with aperitif before a cozy fire in the lounge, where we were served first one amuse bouche and then another. One was prepared dramatically before our eyes by freezing a tarragon sauce with dry ice. I ordered the four-course menu and my husband the seven-course menu with wine pairing. Each course was served with the same graceful but friendly attitude by the servers, who gave interesting explanations of the creative and extremely delicious combination of local ingredients by their talented chef. We would definitely recommend the wine pairing, since the sommelier was amazing and had chosen excellent wines - in some cases unusual choices - all of which we loved. We asked for and received a list of the wines so that we could try to duplicate them at home. This was one of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had and one I would recommend to all our friends. We are eager to return.

  • Visited December 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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Paris, France
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99 reviews 99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Hi end restaurant that fancies itself”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The Vermeer is centrally located just across from Central Station, It is fitted out like a stylish house from the last century. Clearly they think they are great and most reviewers agree with them. I found the experience OK but not fantastic. Some things are incongruous - fancy restaurant with all the clients dressed to impress, but the maitre D wears jeans and sneekers. I had a hashed pumpkin starter (very interesting texture, nice taste), then their signature dish of mixed vegetables (ouff) and then reindeer (good but tiny portions). Dessert was all (intense) choclate. Not somewhere I would go back to.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

A group of us dined here and our experience was quite nice.
We were offered either a four or seven course menu or a la carte. We chose the four course menu with the wine paring.
I had venison which was exquisite!
Service was wonderful and attentive. A very good evening out.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A most enjoyable meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Had a business dinner at Vermeer near the end of a Europe trip - the service was excellent and very interesting, the food innovative but more than ample and very tasty, and the wines excellent (wonderful that they had a stunning Grosset Riesling for about 50 euros). There are certainly other restaurants around the world that bring the whole experience together a little better, but Vermeer does a wonderful job and deserves their star.

Visited October 2013
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