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Grachtengordel-West
0.2 miles from Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
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Reviewed April 4, 2022 via mobile

We stopped by spontaneously for some bites and cocktails. Attentive waiting staff and imaginative cocktails as well as delicious lunch menu. For the price the bites could be a bit more creative. Soft shell crab was served by itself with no sauce etc

Date of visit: April 2022
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The Dylan Amsterdam, General Manager at Bar Brasserie OCCO, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you for stopping by spontaneously! We are very happy that you enjoyed our service and especially our cocktails. We would like to thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated. With kind regards, Karim Heni Bar Brasserie OCCO Manager

Reviewed March 20, 2022 via mobile

Lovely bar area at the Dylan hotel with fine dining quality food A little on the expensive side but everything was super tasty and beautifully presented and the service was great throughout. Steak tartare starter was a very large portion and super delicious as was...the cod starter and leeks. For mains two had steaks which were cooked perfectly to their tastes. Sea bass was gorgeous and nicely adapted for dietary requirements. The chips were so crunchy and delicious. And lovely vegan pineapple dessert to finish off a great night!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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The Dylan Amsterdam, General Manager at Bar Brasserie OCCO, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for visiting Bar Brasserie OCCO. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our dishes and in particular our pineapple dessert! We are already looking forward to your next visit! With kind regards, Karim Heni Manager Bar Brasserie OCCO

Reviewed October 22, 2021 via mobile

Warm and pleasant place with some character. The staff was quite pleasant, professional, available and efficient. Decent selection of dishes and above all, a splendid and rich wine list . Absolutely flabbergasting ! The food was good, the oysters outstanding ! We did not have...time to taste the cheese platter but we'll be back!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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The Dylan Amsterdam, General Manager at Bar Brasserie OCCO, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting Bar Brasserie OCCO! It is fantastic to read that you enjoyed our service and dishes, especially our oysters. We get them from the best suppliers from Zeeland! We’re already looking forward to your next visit. With kind regards, Karim...More

Reviewed July 21, 2021 via mobile

We did a wine tasting and it was really good. This is a fantastic and quite location in the center of Amsterdam. We had 4 beautiful wines all with great amuses. The wines were served with a good explanation about where it came from, the...grapes, the taste, and where to eat it with. It was simply nice and good!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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The Dylan Amsterdam, General Manager at Bar Brasserie OCCO, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2021

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Great that you have enjoyed our 'High Wine' experience. We look forward to welcome you back soon! Best regards, René Bornmann General Manager The Dylan Amsterdam

Reviewed July 23, 2020

Went with 2 friends for dinner at Brasserie Occo. The food was amazing, it all tasted delicious! We had the burrata and steak tartare as a starter to share, chicken as a main which was very well prepared and ice cream as a dessert. All...the food was very good! Also we tried some cocktails which were very well made and also tasted amazing! For sure a place where I would love to come back to!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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THEDYLANAMSTERDAM, General Manager at Bar Brasserie OCCO, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for visiting our Bar Brasserie Occo. We are very pleased to read all your kind words. We are looking forward to welcome you again soon. With kind regards, René Bornmann General Manager The Dylan Amsterdam

Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

Intimate yet urban but sophisticated setting. Food was great as well as the wines. Service was flawless. The Dylan and all its outlets will always remain my favorite hotel in Amsterdam.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Audryv_12, Manager at Bar Brasserie OCCO, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

Dear Sir, Madam, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We are pleased to read you enjoyed the service and dishes in Bar Brasserie OCCO. I will share your kind words within the team. We hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

I want to give it a 3.5. Some elements great and others okay. We went for brunch. The team at the front desk were very friendly and helpful (taking raincoats and showing us to the restaurant). There is a breakfast buffet (€32) that looked quite...tasty. We ordered off the menu. A few things sounded good (coconut porridge and overnight oats). I went with two eggs scrambled, wheat toast, and crispy bacon. The eggs were quite delicious. Creamy and rich. The bacon was crispy and a nice portion! Husband went with the eggs Benedictine. Good but not great. Hollandaise was okay and the portion was smaller than expected. Service was good. Friendly and helpful. I would like to try this bar for drinks one night.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Audryv_12, General Manager at Bar Brasserie OCCO, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2020

Dear Sir, Madam, Thank you for sharing this review about your experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read you have enjoyed the service of our front desk staff and the breakfast in Bar Brasserie OCCO. Your feedback is also highly appreciated and hopefully we...More

Reviewed January 6, 2020

We visited The Dylan on New Years Eve afternoon for High Wine with consists of four wines with matching amuse style bites.The staff of Bar Brasserie OCCO were very nice and welcoming. They took great trouble to explain the wines and the food pairings. The...duck dish was very good and the dessert wine was lovely. Special call out for the Coppa "DI AMSTERDAM" which was totally delicious...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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The Dylan A, General Manager at Bar Brasserie OCCO, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2020

Dear Taylor, Thank you very much for sharing this review on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to read you have enjoyed the High Wine in Bar Brasserie OCCO. We will pass on the compliments within our team and we look forward to welcoming you again...More

Reviewed December 30, 2019

It all started off well - blue skies over classic Dutch winter scenes - a perfect start to a few days away after Christmas / pre New Years. Walking through the gateway and into the beautiful courtyard of the Dylan signalled the prospect of a...wonderful Amsterdam experience.... However, even when the front door was opened, seemingly as if by magic, the temperature and the expectations dropped. The young doorman, instead of welcoming us in, questioned us fiercely before we were allowed to cross the threshold, despite us being both well dressed and well behaved, and with a reservation. We were escorted to a table for 3 which was, admittedly swiftly changed (our reservation was for 5). And there we sat, and sat and sat.....No menu. No wine list. No water. No service. The room had 3 other tables occupied, and was staffed by 2 then 3, then eventually 5 staff. It still took 3 requests over the course of 20 minutes to receive the bottle of wine we had ordered. By the time our 2 guests arrived, we had 3 menus between us all plus one bar menu. We poured our own water for the entirety of the meal and most of the wine ourselves. The body language between the staff was telling - they were not working as a team. The young men were smiley and willing enough, but their ‘manager’, a sour un-smiling young lady, was clearly out of her depth, lacking in both management training and customer service. The food however was excellent. Every course was plated with taste and style - all dishes delicious and well balanced. Praises should go to the hard working kitchen team - they deserve a far better calibre of service staff than we experienced that day. The managers and owners of the Dylan should take note: This is the hospitality industry after all - your staff (lets hope and pray it was a ‘one off’) let you, your chefs, your beautiful decor and fabulous building down in an inexcusable way. The following day showed us the other side of Amsterdam’s hospitality ‘coin’. The Ambassade Hotel was filled with smiling happy welcoming and generously-spirited staff no matter who was on duty, no matter in which department. Whether at breakfast, in the bar, at the reception desk or in the restaurant - all staff smiled and wanted their guests to have a lovely time and to give good service - and seem genuinely proud to do so - something that the OCCO staff in the Dylan Hotel showed us not to be the case.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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The Dylan A, General Manager at Bar Brasserie OCCO, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020

Dear Sir, Madam, Thank you for sharing this review about your experience at Bar Brasserie OCCO. Your feedback is highly appreciated. We are very sad to read your experience was not at your satisfaction and certainly not what we strive for. We would like to...More

Reviewed September 16, 2019

I visited The Dylan Amsterdam yesterday for a High Wine in the secluded garden, together with four of my friends. The High Wine included four wines with matching amuse style bites.The staff of Bar Brasserie OCCO were very nice and welcoming as well. The High...Wine was amazing and I definitely recommend it!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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The Dylan A, General Manager at Bar Brasserie OCCO, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2019

Dear Ms Brinkman, Thank you for sharing your excellent rating about your high wine. We are pleased to read you enjoyed the high wine in the secluded garden of Bar Brasserie OCCO. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future. With...More

Reviewed September 13, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant is in a very nice location and quite well designed. It has a very nice atmosphere. I would definitely recommend the meat dishes. Service and ambience are well above average.Personnel friendly and helpful. The restaurant is in a very nice location and quite...well designed. It has a very nice atmosphere. I would definitely recommend the meat dishes. Service and ambience are well above average.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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The Dylan A, General Manager at Bar Brasserie OCCO, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2019

Dear sir, madam, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and visiting Bar Brasserie OCCO. We will share your feedback regarding our staff and restaurant within our team. With kind regards, René Bornmann General Manager The Dylan Amsterdam

Reviewed August 14, 2019

Occo is the pleasant bar in the Dylan hotel of West Amsterdam. High beamed ceilings, panoramic windows onto the hotel's pretty courtyard and stylish furniture makes it a handsome room.The drinks are reasonable and well-prepared and the "bar food" first-class.

Date of visit: July 2019
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The Dylan A, General Manager at Bar Brasserie OCCO, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It was a pleasure to read your kind words and we look forward to welcome you again in the near future. With kind regards, René Bornmann General Manager The Dylan Amsterdam

Reviewed August 12, 2019

We had a continental breakfast here each morning of our stay as part of our tariff at The Dylan. It was just what we needed with excellent breads and a selection of other typical continental Europe offerings as well as decent expresso and teas. My...wife and I also had light meals here on two occasions and loved the Iberico Ham, the Beef Tartare and the Tahini. Wines by the glass were reasonably priced and the service was uniformly excellent. We did not have dinner here but the menu offered a good range of options.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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The Dylan A, General Manager at Bar Brasserie OCCO, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2019

Dear Mr David, Thank you for spending time at our Bar Brasserie OCCO and writing this review. We really appreciate your kind words and we will share your feedback within the team. We are looking forward welcoming you in the future. With kind regards, René...More

Reviewed July 2, 2019

This restaurant is in the Dylan Hotel, a very upscale property. You can eat in the courtyard, which is quiet and away from the street, or in one of the two restaurants. OCCO features a Michelin Star, and the atmosphere is casual elegance. Service is...wonderful, and the food is superb. It is not inexpensive, but I would say it is fairly priced.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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The Dylan A, General Manager at Bar Brasserie OCCO, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you very much for having dinner at Bar Brasserie OCCO and for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your kind words. Hopefully, we may welcome you again soon. With kind regards, René Bornmann General Manager The Dylan Amsterdam

Reviewed April 16, 2019

I found the High Wine on a list of "To Do's" while in Amsterdam and made a reservation weeks in advance. When we arrived we were greeted and brought to, not a table, but a couch seating area in the lobby/lounge. This was unexpectedly casual,...but turned out to be completely lovely, in addition to being a convenient spot to see the cocktails brought out to other patrons. Admittedly, the room is covered in warm woodwork and a stunning fireplace (images attached), so it certainly wasn't a downgrade by any means. The tasting menu was delicious, the service was friendly and accommodating to English only speakers. The dishes were genuinely beautiful with an authentic Dutch cuisine twist. The first little taste include seasoned nuts& raisins with a can of anchovy stuffed olives, which btw we thought we would hate...and didn't. The rest of the dishes were downright stunning. The pairings were beautiful and our server was fun to talk with. Admittedly the service was slow. So much so that we were given a coffee at the end for the extra wait times, but honestly, when we're traveling we try not to rush anything and we're fine to move at the pace of wherever we are, so we didn't mind and just have that much longer to sit and talk. The Dylan is beautiful and elegant, but not at all stuffy or prim. The menu is somewhat pricey, not extravagant, but on the higher end of a very nice meal. As an example, we didn't add cocktails to our meal as we already had a set menu and cocktails run $15-18 each. This can be steep for a place with so many local pubs, but they put in the effort to elevate the food and drinks for a consummate experience.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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The Dylan A, General Manager at Bar Brasserie OCCO, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you visiting Bar Brasserie OCCO while in Amsterdam and for trying our High Wine. We are very thankful for all the kind words in the review and we will share your feedback within our Brasserie team. Hopefully, we may welcome you again...More

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4