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“Consistently Amazing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Seasons Restaurant

Seasons Restaurant
16 Herenstraat, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))
+31 20 330 3800
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Ranked #49 of 2,812 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Toronto, Canada
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“Consistently Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We visited Seasons for the first time 2 years ago. We were impressed by the food and friendliness of the staff. Returning to Amsterdam 2 years later, we put Seasons at the top of our list of places to eat. This time, our experience at Seasons was even better than we remembered! For the appetizer, we ordered Fresh Scallops - the presentation was gorgeous and the taste was delightful. For the main course, we ordered the Mixed Grill and the Boiled Shrimps with Southern Spices. Wow! The portions were generous and cooked to our liking. Everything was fresh and flavourful. For dessert, we ordered the Ole Fashion Knickerbocker Glory and the Strawberry Cheesecake (in a jar). Both were divine! We also ordered a tea, which is served with a small jar of panna cotta - delicious. We liked that we were provided with a box of loose leaf teas to select from. Furthermore, it was appreciated that Seasons indicates which selections on their menu are gluten free. The service was wonderful and the food was, yet again, excellent. We enjoy the creativity, thoughtfulness, fresh ingredients, and flavour that go into the dishes. Many of the dishes are changing dependent on the time of year. If we lived in Amsterdam, we would definitely return often. Until our next trip, please do enjoy Seasons as much as we have!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank LoveLouisV
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Blaine H, Owner at Seasons Restaurant, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear LoveLouise,

Thanks for taking the time to post a review here on TripAdvisor for others to read. It is obvious to us by the pictures that your second visit was some time this summer, so we really appreciate a "better-late-than-never" response here.

It means alot to us to see travelers return. Not often do travelers return to the same city, but it is great for us to hear that we made such an impression the first time you remember us to return.

The dishes that you mention are not currently on the menu as they were summer dishes and as you mentioned the dishes change depending on the season. We believe in using fresh seasonal dishes throughout the year, and at this time of the year we use more of the heavy wintery dishes.

Again we thank you for your response and do hope you make it back again.

Kind regards

Blaine
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Paris, France
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“Our favorite restaurant in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This is our favorite restaurant in the city. Multiple visits over the last year have reinforced our opinion that it is consistent and delicious and creative.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Blaine H, Owner at Seasons Restaurant, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear EvanParis,

Thanks so much for your kind review. Says a lot when we hear that one can come to a place so many times and say that it is "consistent and delicious and creative".

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards

Blaine
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“All nice and good, but nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Tasty, but no special twist to it. Wine too expensive for the quality. Atmosphere so so. Can't relate to the super ratings others have given the place.

Visited August 2013
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Thank listenwell
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Blaine H, Owner at Seasons Restaurant, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear Listenwell,

Not sure I understand this posting. You reviewed us in October 2013 about a visit in September 2013, so why do you review us again in January 2014 about a visit in August 2013? Seems odd to me.

We are not really the kind of restaurant that has a "special twist", but offers good food and good service at a good price. There are plenty of restaurants that offer that "special twist" at a special price.

Sorry that you can not relate to the super ratings, but perhaps if you look more at the comments and not the ratings you might understand our concept better.

Kind regards

Blaine
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“A real gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We were on a short break in Amsterdam, and naturally had a quick look on Trip Advisor for ideas of where to eat. We are so glad that we did - the food was some of the best that we have had for a long time.
We took advantage of the early bird offer - 2 for 1 on the two course menu. It was an absolute bargain and we would have happily paid full price for our meals. Our starters of a deconstructed Ceaser salad for him and crab cakes for me set the tone for the whole meal - generous portions of top class ingredients lovingly prepared. For our main course we both had the surf and turf which was delicious, the steaks were cooked to perfection accompanied by succulent, flavourful shrimps. No room for desserts, but I am sure they would not have disappointed.
We will definitely recommend Seasons to friends and are looking forward to eating there when we return to Amsterdam.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Blaine H, Owner at Seasons Restaurant, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear Cheryl,

Thanks for taking a moment to post a review here on TripAdvisor for others to see. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening.

Yes the Early-Bird Special is an "absolute bargain", but thanks for mentioning that " we would have happily paid full price for our meals".

Having a "Surf and Turf" with those starters I can understand where there was no room for dessert, but do try them next time.

Again thanks and we kook forward to having you come back to see us soon.

Blaine
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“Great find in a lovely part of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Of all the restaurants we tried in Amsterdam, this was by far our favorite. The food was superbly cooked, the staff were very attentive and helpful, and the food was very reasonably priced. I will definitely recommend it to anyone who I hear is visiting Amsterdam, as it's close to the city center, and in a lovely district. I'll definitely be back for a visit.

Tip: try the scallops, they're amazing!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank xplored
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Blaine H, Owner at Seasons Restaurant, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Dear Xplored,

Thanks for your nice review and glad to hear that we were a favorite of all your dining experiences while here in Amsterdam.

We will pass on your comments to the kitchen and service personnel and glad to hear that you will be telling more people about us.

Look forward to seeing you again.

Kind regards,

Blaine
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