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“Our favourite restaurant in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Seasons Restaurant

Seasons Restaurant
16 Herenstraat, Amsterdam 1015 CA, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
020 330 3800
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Ranked #28 of 2,138 restaurants in Amsterdam
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“Our favourite restaurant in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Without a doubt our favourite restaurant in Amsterdam. Having eaten here a few times this year, and numerous times over the last few years we were hoping not to be disappointed on our most recent visit.
Blaine and his team do an excellent job of making you feel welcome. The food this time was, in my opinion even better than a couple of months ago.
Our meal kicked off with a completentary serving of bread, oil and pickled vegetables, it was a great amuse bouche and really got us in the mood for our main courses.
I ordered the surf and turf (again) it was pretty much perfect, beautifully cooked pink beef, crisp pastry, a smooth mushroom sauce, full of large pieces of fresh mushrooms. A vibrant salad and plump perfectly cooked prawns with just the right amount of heat (spice) sat on top of Season's famous basil mash, I could eat a bucket full of the prawns and mash on its own, its that good!
My wife ordered the ribeye, she was very pleased with it, it came with a fresh salsa which again had the perfect amount of heat to it, and neither of us can ever recall eating better chips than what were served that evening.
Deserts were just as good, the rum soaked bananas and icecream were fantastic, the mississippi mud pie was just as good (yes, I ate some of my wifes desert as well as my own)
We couldn't have asked for a better end to our trip to Holland.
It was nice to meet you Blaine, thank you for your generous hospitality, its appreciated, please pass our thanks on to your staff. I look forward to seeing you again and enjoying your food when I return in August.

  • Visited June 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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Blaine H, Owner at Seasons Restaurant, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Tajandmark,

Thanks again for visiting and posting review once again. Glad to finally meet you when you were in Amsterdam this time.

Also good to see that you enjoyed your Fire Shrimp once again. We did remove this momentarily from the menu, but for sure it will come back. Just had too many new good summer dishes to try.

We have focused a little more on desserts this menu as we have found that many restaurants just have the same basic desserts. Mississippi Mud and the adopted Banana's Foster ( via Brenen's in New Orleans) are just two of the new additions. We also have an Ole Fashion Knickerbocker and Arrd Blij...a combination of fresh Dutch Strawberries with White Chocolate Ice Cream.

Looking again back on your reviews....we do have some good news....if all goes right we will start opening for Lunch / Brunch on Friday - Sunday!

Hope you make it back to visit us once again in August.

In the mean time have a great summer!

Blaine
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Winter Haven, Florida
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“Exceptional Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The spring salad was excellent, eggplant entre was not as good. The service for our table of six was so good, and others in the party had excellent entres.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food

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Blaine H, Owner at Seasons Restaurant, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Onna1,

Thanks for taking a moment to post a review here on TripAdvisor for others to see.

Glad to see that you enjoyed your starter, but a little less happy to hear about the Eggplant Main Course. We have since changed the menu and hopefully our new vegetarian dishes are better.

Thanks for the compliment on the service...we have been working on it as there has been a few posts speaking in another direction.

Kind regards

Blaine
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“Great find !!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

This small unassuming restaurant will surprise everyone who enters. The starters are all very unique and a treat for your palstte. The entrees arrive as an art form and get better from there. The unique combination of tastes will surprise you. By all means go!

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Blaine H, Owner at Seasons Restaurant, responded to this review, June 16, 2013
Dear Markhenry,

Thanks for posting a review here for other travelers to read.

Yes we are a "small unassuming restaurant" and enjoy that status. We enjoy cooking good food and provide matching service. Sounds like we got that right with you and your table that evening.

We hope you can make it back to see us again in the future.

Kind regards

Blaine
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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“A great little restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Went to this restaurant on the recommendation of our hotel receptionist and was not disapointed. There was a great menu combined with a very resonable deal for both 2 and three course meals. Lots of dishes featuring asparagus and an interesting take on others (we had the inside out Beef Wellington!). Staff were very friendly without interupting our meals and the overall cost for a 2 course meal for the two of us with wine was a very respectalbe EUR 88. Would definatley return again!

Visited June 2013
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Blaine H, Owner at Seasons Restaurant, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear Steve,

Thanks for taking a moment to post a review here for other travelers to read and consider when looking at different venues for eating out here in Amsterdam.

Also good to hear that we lived up to the recommendation of a local hotel receptionist. We feel that we offer a good price for quality meal and you seemed to also echo that in your comment left behind.

Thanks again and we do hope you can return again in the near future.

Kind regards

Blaine
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“Wonderful Find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Visited this restaurant without a reservation on a Saturday night. We were asked to return in half an hour, which we did and were given a table as promised. We had three courses all of which were excellent! Service was also good and the restaurant was full. Staff were efficient and friendly despite the restaurant being filled to capacity. A lovely first evening in Amsterdam, thank you to all at Seasons!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Blaine H, Owner at Seasons Restaurant, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Lavalamp,

Your welcome!

And thank you for leaving such a nice review here for other travelers to read.

Reservations on a weekend are the surest way to get a table with us, but walking - in sometimes work. Thanks for waiting and coming back. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the service and the food.

If you get back we hope that you have another chance to stop in...with a reservation of course.

Kind regards

Blaine
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