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“Lunch at Lute”

De Kruidfabriek by Lute
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Ranked #6 of 118 Restaurants in Amstelveen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Dutch
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: dutch / French restaurant in a converted gunpowder fatcory
Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Lunch at Lute”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Tried Lute lunch on a Tuesday – a la carte as we thought there were some really nice dishes we wanted to try.
We started with some amuses: a Dutch bitterbal on a mustard jelly, beetroot soup with piccalilli foam and a glazed tomato. The bitterbal was filled with delicious roux, quite different from a ‘fast food one’ and really nice. The beetroot soup was amazing. Normally I think beetroot is a bit too earthy but this soup had a tad of the earthiness, just nice. And the tomato was deliciously sweet.

The two of us decided to share all dishes as we wanted to try all of them, so halfway through the dish we swapped plates. We ordered 4 starters to share. First ones were the foie gras and the quail. Both delicious. Then we had the fish smoked on pine needles and the scallops. Specifically the fish was amazing – at the table to dish was opened and spread the lovely pine scent across the table

We ordered the same dessert: passion fruit curd with lavender meringue and sorbet. It turned out to be basil sorbet and red pepper meringue without informing us….But the dessert was still utterly nice and we nearly licked our plates.

The restaurant is far away from everything and you need to make an effort to get there but it is worth it. It is not busy on weekdays (only 3-4 tables normally booked) and they have outside seating available. The terrace is in between buildings though, so no view.

  • Visited May 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Turkish first
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Christmas at Lute”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Dinner with a group of approx. 22 people celebrating Christmas; Arranging the evening and finalizing the choice of menu was a bit difficult, a light arrogant tone of the F & B manager who did not completely understand we were the customers.
Food quality and service once in the restaurant were really very good.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Paul S
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Florence, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Tremendous - add Lute to your list”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Our large group had a tremendous dinner. While the menu was "set", you felt the meal from start to finish had been personally selected. The presentation was exceptional and each course was wonderfully prepared. The wines were well-chosen. The wait staff were professional and friendly. We will go again!

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Thank Fred A
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“10 out of 10 !!!!!”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

Last Friday we had a business lunch for 2 at Lute restaurant. I have been in this restaurant multiple times and again and again I am amazed about the top quality of service and food at this lovely restaurant. Easy parking, great welcome, professional but informal service, top quality food and a food presentation so unbelievable creative!! The 3 amuses were delicious followed by their 4 course lunch menu, although we skipped the last, sweet, course. The kitchen handled very well my request to leave out certain ingredients or replace them by different ones. They dit this very professional.
So, 10 out of 10 !! We recommend this great restaurant for lunch and dinner to everybody, for business or Leisure!!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Alfred B
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Heswall, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Really Funky Little Cafe, great spot for lunch”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

Was at an exhibition at RAI in Amsterdam and really wanted some fresh good food and guess what I got it at Lute. Good fast friendly service, my lunch was freshly prepared and delicious to eat, really enjoyed this little place and looking forward to going back on my next trip to Amsterdam.

  • Visited November 2013
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