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“Another good find!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Seasons Restaurant

Seasons Restaurant
16 Herenstraat, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
020 330 3800
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Ranked #21 of 2,288 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
Ottawa, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Another good find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Amsterdam is awesome. Every restaurant we ate in during our three day visit was a success, unlike Paris, where it's always hit and miss. Sadly, this restaurant is next door to "Max" which is better rated and packed to the rafters with patrons. It helped that a party of nine entered not long after our arrival.
The food was delicious. Corn soup with shrimp and crab was tasty. Chicken tikka masala was creamy, flavorful and abundant! Basmati was light and fluffy. Naan was different than what I am used to in that it was crisp instead of soft and chewy but it tasted great nonetheless and did the job of scooping up my food. The chutneys and yogurt condiments were delicious, the pumpkin and apple especially so! The smoked chicken in the salad app was melt in your mouth delicious, mangoes were ripe and sweet, coriander is always nice and the vinaigrette didn't drown out the dish. The rabbit was rabbity! Sauce was good but shouldn't have been as thickened as it was. The flavor was pleasant but didn't make your taste buds sing, if you know what I mean!
He chose the bread poudding for dessert. It was yummy.... Crisp on the top, lemon curdy and moist on the inside, sweet and tart in perfect harmony! My dessert wasn't as great: the peaches were nectarines which were not ripe at all but the raspberries, the mascarpone and the biscotti made up for it. Not an overly sweet dessert, so if you're looking for something sugary, choose something else. The portions here are big so make sure you bring an appetite with you!

  • Visited November 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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Blaine H, Owner at Seasons Restaurant, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Dannemarie,

Thanks so much for your kind and informative comment here on TripAdvisor, both for us and for other travelers visiting Amsterdam.

I am not sure what to say about your comment about being next door next to Max, but as you and other guests can see we have been active on TripAdvisor for a bit longer with more than 300 comments more than the neighbor. But that being said there are a number of good restaurants on the Herenstraat and they are all quite different from each other....truly a great street to visit when wanting to dine in Asmterdam.

Your comments on the food were right on and I have shared them with our Kitchen staff and made corrections that you mentioned. It is nice to hear your correct comments about the food and some that we can learn from.

We are working this week on a new menu and will keep your thoughts in mind as we work on making the menu more seasonal as the winter months approach.

We do hope you make it back and visit us again.

Thanks again,

Blaine
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“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this place and we were very happy with the whole experience. I ordered the corn chowder with crab meat and salad with rib eye. Everything was delicious. I also had the house wine which was excellent. The service was very nice and friendly.

  • Visited November 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, November 8, 2013
Dear Ramadama,

Thanks so much for your kind review her on TripAdvisor.

Glad to hear that you were happy with the "whole experience" We hope you make it back to see us again soon.

Kind regards

Blaine
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Tuckahoe, NY
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“Perfect finish to our stay in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We visited Seasons restaurant on the recommendation of a family member. We were not disappointed. Everything about the place was perfect from the warm welcome by one of the owners, Peter to the delicious food. It was hard to make a choice of food as everything looked so appetizing. Among the dishes that we enjoyed were the grilled figs with goat cheese, salmon, grilled Harissa shrimp and the strawberries and cream cheesecake jars. The house wine was excellent. Service was very attentive and we were happy to meet the other owner, Blaine later on in the evening. I strongly recommend a visit to this delightful restaurant. No matter what you choose from the menu, you will be pleased.

  • 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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Blaine H, Owner at Seasons Restaurant, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Kay37,

It was a pleasure meeting you a couple of weeks ago and even nicer to see you left a comment here on TripAdvisor for other guests to read.

We do offer a large menu and there is usually something for everyone. Sometimes we might have to change the spice a little bit to guests needs, but one can usually find something on the menu to meet their tastes. Good to hear that all the dishes you had you enjoyed.

We have been in business for over 9 years and people know us via via as you mentioned, but we are glad to hear that we continue to live up to the recommendations that people have.

If you get back through Amsterdam or have friends coming through make sure you send them this way.

Kind regards,

Blaine
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Superb food, great variety, and good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We walked by and thought it was a good menu and nice ambiance; we were delighted! The food was fantastic; corn soup and chicken/mango salad were a nice combo and I liked the option of having 2 starters and then dessert! My husband had the Southern shrimp/ boil; we are from Charleston South Carolina where this is a staple and it was great; the shrimp was cooked just right, the corn and potatoes were cooked but not mushy. Great evening.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, November 8, 2013
Dear DaleCharleston,

Thanks so much for your kind words here for other travelers to read.

That "Southern Shrimp Boil" was something that I grew up with and serve so often in the summer to friends and family and it is a hit. Finally this year I introduced it in the restaurant and it goes well, though I have to admit most people do not enjoy peeling shrimp and having Corn on the Cob ( have you ever tried to eat corn on the cob with a knife and fork....people to try) Not necessarily a great date dinner item.

If you make it back to Amsterdam we do hope you stop in again!

Blaine
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“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Having read good reviews we decided to book for an Early Bird Special. The service was excelent. Plenty choices from the menu. The food was fantastic. Early Bird was great value. We enjoyed the occasion very much. Highly recommended.

  • Visited November 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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Blaine H, Owner at Seasons Restaurant, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Dear Shuyuamliu,

Thanks for your comment and yes that Early Bird Special is a "great value", but one that needs to be booked in advance.

Glad you enjoyed the entire meal and we hope to see you again in the future.

Kind regards

Blaine
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