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“Best meal in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Seasons Restaurant

Seasons Restaurant
16 Herenstraat, 1015 CA Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
+31 20 330 3800
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Ranked #26 of 2,445 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
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“Best meal in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We have been dining at Season's Restaurant for a number of years. The food is always fresh, tasty, well prepared and delicious. As the name suggests, the menu changes with the seasons. We had dinner here 2 of the 4 nights we were in Amsterdam.

The last time we ate here was April 2013. Spring is white asparagus season but last year because of the cold, harsh winter and late spring, there was no white asparagus on the menu. This year there were several offerings. I had white asparagus as my first course both times we ate here and I was VERY happy with my choice.

They have an incredible early bird "two for one" special. If you book online, two people can each have a 2 course menu and you only pay for one. You can choose from any first course and main dish (some dishes have a small supplement) and you only pay for one 2 course meal. The food is so good that it is worth the cost even at full price. See their website for details.

It is important to make a reservation, since the restaurant is not that large. They recently did a very tasteful remodel and it looks much larger and more open. This is our favorite restaurant in Amsterdam and we will be back when we return in spring 2015.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 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, April 23, 2014
Dear Luvroma2,

Thanks so much for yet another review of our restaurant.

It makes us very proud to see that people return from abroad to dine with us. And if I look at the reviews this is your fourth year dining with us. That should say something to other travelers.

Thanks for also mentioning the remodeling. Glad to see that you noticed one thing we did to try to enlarge the space...at least visibility wise.

Again thanks for your review and we will pass on the review to our staff.

See you next year!

Blaine
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“the best restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Seasons restaurant is very special, the food is outstanding, very fresh, very plentiful and so tasty!
The service is so good, the three waiters are very kind and very attentive to our needs and the
owner is very friendly indeed, one feels at home! The restaurant atmosphere is great and one can spend a lovely time there. I recommend to book on line for the early starters as you can get 50% off your bill if you arrive before 6 p.m. this is a great deal!
We shall keep Seasons restaurant in mind and tell all our friends about it!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 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, April 23, 2014
Dear Benedicte,

Thanks for your review here posted on TripAdvisor for other travelers to read.

Sound like we got it all right for your dinner..." outstanding" service, "The service is so good," and
"one feels at home!"

Yes our Early Bird Special is a nice one, but even at the regular price we do not feel one could go wrong.

Thanks again and hope to see you and your friends again.

Kind regards

Blaine
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“Amazing meal-accomodated children and vegetarians”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We were a party of 5 dining on a busy holiday weekend. We were so impressed with the staff at the restaurant. The service was professional and friendly all at once. They were able to accommodate 3 young guests (teen and grade schoolers) as well as two vegetarians-without any special effort as the menu was terrific! Highly recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 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, April 24, 2014
Dear Tripfor5,

Thanks for taking a moment to leave a review here for other travelers to read.

We try our best to accommodate children, but it is not always easy, which I am sure every parent might agree with. This time of the year and the next few months, vegetarians have a chance to taste many fresh vegetables and we do offer more choices than we do in the winter.

Glad you had a great time and thanks again for leaving a comment for other travelers.

Kind regards

Blaine
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding service and food. Massaman Cornish hen and Bistro Steak were wonderful. Don't forget dessert: berries and lemon mess!

Visited April 2014
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Blaine H, Owner at Seasons Restaurant, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Dear LouisVal,

Thanks for your short and well summed up review!

Glad to see you enjoyed it and Don;t forget to come back!

Blaine
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“Gorgeous Gem, Scrumptious Food, Personal Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Determined to find a nice lunch, we followed our gourmet list brought from home and were happy to find Seasons, on Herenstraat. Run by Blaine, a Texan living here for 17 years, it was beautifully decorated with white asparagus, orchids and plants, candles, and shiny Art Deco flower silver wallpaper.

We ordered green salad, stir fried vegetables to accompany perfectly cooked salmon with miso and rice, and Wiener schnitzel with French fries. Very tasty. I ordered 2012 Engel Alsatian Riesling. Owner came out to talk with us, so it was a very satisfying meal and personal experience.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 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, April 23, 2014
Dear cjh367,

Thanks for your review here on TripAdvisor. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us.

We are not the "normal" lunch venue in Holland offering a reduction of our main menu without the usual Dutch Sandwich lunches. Good thing for that as you might not have tried us.

Some people like to make the lunch the "meal of the day" and thus we have made our menu catering to such. Not very everyone, but if we could please everyone we might be on every street corner.

It was good to chat with you, but I have to admit I might run the kitchen, but Peter, my partner runs the front of the house....just was not at lunch that day!

Again thanks for your review and we hope to see you again!

Kind regards

Blaine
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