Restaurant Vinkeles

Restaurant Vinkeles

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Hours
Tue
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wed
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thu
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Fri
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sat
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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MICHELIN

MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

Jurgen van der Zalm has made the kitchen at Vinkeles his own. For years, he was the right-hand man of Dennis Kuipers, who gave him a grounding in class...
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Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
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About
Restaurant Vinkeles is een unieke bestemming in het centrum van Amsterdam. Gevestigd in een verzonken 18e eeuwse bakkerspand is het de perfect locatie om te genieten van het vakmanschap van Jurgen van der Zalm en zijn team. De keuken, vaak omschreven als ‘spannend, bescheiden en verfijnd’, is internationaal van kleur, maar wordt gekenmerkt door Franse kooktechnieken. Restauant Vinkeles is sinds 2023 bekroond met een tweede Michelin Ster.
PRICE RANGE
$130.00 – $196.00
CUISINES
French, International, European, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles730 reviews
Excellent
609
Very good
78
Average
20
Poor
11
Terrible
12
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Mandie1
Amsterdam75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 none
I cannot say enough about this incredible restaurant. It is the most amazing feast for all of your senses. I have eaten here a few times in the last two years and have always walked away feeling wonderful. From stepping foot inside to leaving you are made to feel special. The restaurant is beautiful, the service first class and the food divine. Watching the staff is like watching a beautiful conducted orchestra, it is seamless, smooth and unobtrusive. The food is outstanding and always a mouthwatering surprise. This is my favourite restaurant ever, I have eaten in some amazing restaurants around the world but this is the one I keep coming back to.
Written January 29, 2020
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Audryv_12
Dear Mandie1, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor about your experiences in restaurant Vinkeles! What a beautiful review it is! I will pass on the compliments to the team and hopefully we can welcome you again in the near future! Kind regards, Tiffany Kensmil
Written February 8, 2020
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Europe_kb
Malta73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
We have just celebrated my wife’s birthday at Vinkeles and had a lovely evening. The staff were very welcoming and attended to us with friendliness without being overbearing. The food was fantastic and the dish combinations were inspired - I would never have considered serving chocolate with paté! The wine choice was varied and complemented the food well. I would definitely recommend.
Written February 13, 2020
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Audryv_12
Dear Europe_kb, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about restaurant Vinkeles. I will pass on the compliments to the chef and the rest of the team. It was our pleasure to have you in the restaurant to celebrate your wife's birthday. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the near future for another celebration. Kind regards, Tiffany Kensmil
Written February 19, 2020
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Duncan S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 none
I have been lucky enough to eat in many of the world's best restaurants and our meal at Vinkeles was right up there. Classical with a Japanese twist, and very, very well executed. Great value for money when you think about the work that has gone in to preparing the food (and the idea of doing the wine flight in half glasses is great one that others could learn from).
Written October 3, 2022
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The Dylan Amsterdam
Dear Duncan, Thank you for your wonderful review. I appreciate your kind words and I am pleased to hear that you truly were indulged into the Vinkeles experience. With kind regards, Natasja Noorlander Maître-Sommelier – Restaurant Vinkeles
Written October 6, 2022
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@martinsinstaphotos
Svalbard37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 friends
Thank you Jason and everyone for a truely lovely evening. We chose the vegetarian tasting menu as one of our group thought it would be more interesting and the rest of us carnivores were happy to have a break from meat protein. The tagline on the website is “exciting, modest and refined” which summed up the evening perfectly. Seven glasses for the accompanying wines sounded a bit hard core but they were happy to do half pours. The food needs no comment (other than never has a carrot been so pimped) - this is a two star restaurant. It’s also not cheap so go with your very favourite people. What we loved was how engaging and clearly proud of their craft all the staff were from the moment we stepped off the street to the moment we left. Everything done with the quiet pride and warmth that only comes when you know you’re doing a job well. After the truely awful Soho House this was heaven. Thanks again guys!
Written October 10, 2023
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The Dylan Amsterdam
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for writing this wonderful review. We are very pleased to read that you have enjoyed your evening at Restaurant Vinkeles **. We hope to welcome you again in the future. With kind regards, Natasja Noorlander Maître-Sommelier – Restaurant Vinkeles
Written October 20, 2023
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john
Vancouver14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
How anyone could only give this georgous restaurant 5 stars is beyond me. Because it should have 500 stars. From the second you are seated, you know you are off on an experience. Endless courses of culinary perfection are transported from farm to table with military precision. Each course served on or in a unique plate, bowl or marble pedistal. Each dish has flavours exploding on your palette. At the end of the evening, the chef comes out from under his staircase layer to greet his guests. Like an old friend, he has communicated his vocabulary with food. This is hands down, one of the top 3 meals of my life. Oh, change that, make it the #1!!
Written October 6, 2022
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The Dylan Amsterdam
Good afternoon, Thank you for your wonderful review. I am very pleased to hear that you truly were able to have the Vinkeles experience. We take pride in the service we provide and I am glad that we are on your top of the best meals you have ever eaten! We are looking forward to welcoming you again at Restaurant Vinkeles. With kind regards, Natasja Noorlander Maître-Sommelier – Restaurant Vinkeles
Written October 13, 2022
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havana92016
Devon57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 friends
The restaurant is in the building of an old bakery, and is spacious, stylish and chic. We went for the 5 course tasting menu, which was a taste extravaganza of perfectly balanced classic dishes with a modern twist. Also lots of appetisers beforehand. The accompanying wine flight was very reasonably priced and enhanced the flavours of the food. Service was great too; formal and efficient without being stuffy or unfriendly. The portions were small, as I would expect from a tasting menu. Be warned: each course is served with its own different bread roll, so don’t be tempted to eat it all or you’ll be too full to enjoy the later courses.
Written March 9, 2023
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The Dylan Amsterdam
Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am happy to read that you enjoyed our Chef's Signature Menu, as well as our wine arrangement. Kindest, Natasja Noorlander Maître-Sommelier
Written March 13, 2023
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Caitriona C
Dublin9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 solo
Exceptional food and service. The staff were extremely professional but very friendly. As a single woman eating alone high end dining can be a little daunting but I was made very comfortable. I was particularly delighted that my unfinished bottle of Burgundy was delivered to my room to be enjoyed again the next day. The extra touches, amouse bouches were delightful. The tasting menu was well balanced and the various courses complimented each other. A wonderful experience.
Written March 30, 2023
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The Dylan Amsterdam
Dear guest, Thank you for joining us at Vinkeles and I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your gastronomic experience with us, as well as your beautiful Burgundy bottle the day after. Kindest, Natajsa Noorlander Maître-Sommelier
Written April 18, 2023
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Toidukriitik
61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 none
This was our second visit to Vinkeles and wanted to see if its still as good as 4 years ago. We were blown away again. 3 amuses and 6 courses - all very nice and flavorful. We liked the first 2 courses the most - the wine pairing was 101% on the spot there. The sommelier explains each wine in detail without rushing it. Vinkeles compares very favorably against other 1-star places we have dined in.
Written September 23, 2021
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The Dylan Amsterdam
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your visit to Restaurant Vinkeles again. We will share your compliments with our team and we hope to welcome you again in the near future! With kind regards, Natasja Noorlander Maître Restaurant Vinkeles
Written September 30, 2021
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Eleonora T
Kilchberg28 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 couples
Considering that we are talking about a 1 star restaurant, we had a really disappointing experience. Main problem, our table was outside the main room, close to the stairs/exit, with the waiters turning their backs on us and continuously passing by our table talking and coordinating. We made the reservation 2 months before, so this was non acceptable. When we told them about the uncomfortable situation they replied telling us that one was one of the best tables, far from the noise. Not acceptable at all as an answer, apologies would have been better. The service for a 1 star was below the average, a waiter made funny comments on our empty plates 3 times, again not acceptable. Food: few great dishes and many other really even not sufficient...on average a lot below expectations. Would I suggest this restaurant? Not at all, in Amsterdam there are 1 star restaurants much better than this one.
Written October 23, 2021
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The Dylan Amsterdam
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. We greatly appreciate your words and will share them in our team. Would you like to contact us via email at sales@dylanamsterdam.com? We would like to discuss your experience. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you in advance. With kind regards, Natasja Noorlander Maître-Sommelier
Written November 18, 2021
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john
Vancouver14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
It is said that you should never meet your hero's, never tug on superman's cape and don't return to a restaurant expecting the same experience. This is not the case with Vinkeles. We dined here about 20 months ago and I wrote a five star review. My sister and I returned last night to honor the passing of our father. The second you step food in the place, you are greeted with warm professionalism as though you are in someone's home. The restaurant, once a bakery, is so cool and inviting. The elegant and sparse tables are simply set with a precision rolled and folded crisp napkin. Noticing the grand mirrors that flank either side of the wall they match the heavily lacquered ceiling beams. From there, dinner is off and running. Opting for the chefs vegetarian meal, everything is delivered to perfection. The staff are prompt, warm and friendly, but never out of step. Long thing trays or brought to the table by a food runner, only to be set on the table by a perfectly suited server and followed with a small cup filled with broth or cream or sinfully delicious foam. Poetic food descriptions make your mouth water as you then dive in to discover these taste sensations. One plate looked like a warm river stone with an exquisite mushroom and chest dish I will not soon forget. Course after course is served. Exemplary mason plus service done for each course. The restaurant only has maybe a dozen tables, but as each guest is moving along it is entertaining to see which course is happening for their table. Ok, so this is it folks. The best meal of my life and for the second time!! The chef came out to greet us and we were even walked to the door when we were done. Could not get over how fun this place is, just wish I didn't have to take a nine hour plane ride to get here.
Written May 3, 2024
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Sunny B.
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
Made a reservation for Valentine’s Day 2 months in advance to secured a place, when I call to verify the reservation , I was informed the price changed from 155pp to 250pp. No alternative was offer - very unprofessional! No e-mail was send to indicate the change of price. I guess I will get automatic.generic response to this review, as I got when I spoke with the resturanat
Written February 10, 2023
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Alexandros S
London182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 couples
We had the opportunity to be at restaurant Vinkeles for a 6 gang menu experience. The plates served by the chef and its team were simply delicious , the service excellent, the stuff friendly and the atmosphere unique. We are highly recommending to book a table the next time you visit Amsterdam.
Written September 10, 2021
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The Dylan Amsterdam
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed our service and the experience in Restaurant Vinkeles. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! With kind regards, René Bornmann General Manager The Dylan Amsterdam
Written September 16, 2021
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mw
Durham1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
The food was fantastic. The service was offensive. From seating us as guests in the B list area when there was actually room in main restaurant, to claiming that we chose the sweltering B list room when we reserved which was false, to the pretentious box checking describing the food and wine, the staff viewed themselves as more important than the guests. Special shout out to the sommelier who is uniquely supercilious and overtly snotty (and several of her pairings, especially for the pigeon - a weak red that should it be served in any restaurant - are not worthy of any Michelin star). For $600, one would think service would treat guests as they themselves would like to be treated. Alas, far from it.
Written July 8, 2023
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The Dylan Amsterdam
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are very happy to hear you have enjoyed the food, but I am sorry that your service and wine experience did not meet your expectations. You can rest assured that we take your feedback seriously and we have discussed the type of service you received and reevaluated our wine paring with the team. We have only one restaurant and do not consider any part of it an A or B list area. Everyone is equally important. When making your reservation you are shown the specific place were you will be dining which in your case was the serre. My colleague has tried to contact you on the 11th and 12th of July via phone and email to make an appointment to further discuss your dinner in Vinkeles. If you wish to follow up on that please feel free to contact us. With kind regards, Natasja Noorlander Maître-sommelier
Written August 22, 2023
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Jean d
44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 family
Beautiful setting and really interesting food if not always appealing to the whole table. Quirky presentation and exceptional attention to detail. Service unfortunately impersonal and constantly rushed which to some extent detracted from the experience as a whole. One of the junior serving staff corrected in front of us more than once which has no place in a Michelin starred restaurant.
Written February 3, 2023
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Max Dijkema
Dear Jean, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed our menu as well as the décor of Vinkeles. I also appreciate your comments about our service and we will use your feedback to improve. Kindest regards, René Bornmann General Manager
Written March 7, 2023
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Travel for Food
London146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
The restaurant ambiance is cozy yet sophisticated. Dishes on the Chef's menu got progressively better and better. My favorite was the Monk Fish. Keep up the excellent work, I will see you guys soon.
Written December 18, 2022
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The Dylan Amsterdam
Good morning, Thank you kindly for your 5-star review. I appreciate the kind words about our atmosphere and our menu. I am looking forward to welcoming you again at Restaurant Vinkeles in the near future. With kind regards, Natasja Noorlander Maître-Sommelier Restaurant Vinkeles
Written December 28, 2022
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