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“Tasting menu-very good but very expensive” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bussia

Bussia
Ranked #36 of 3,623 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Dublin, Ireland
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100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Tasting menu-very good but very expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

I ate here in December 2013 with a colleague after a long day in work. The tasting menu was good to very good and the service was great. I'm reserving the 5th tripadvisor star for two reasons. The main course part of the menu was skate, which was only ok,(not usually a sweet person but the dessert was an amazing mix of chocolate treats), and I felt the meal was a little too expensive than it should have been(just a little bit)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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295 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Number One Restaurant Choice in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

We first discovered Bussia 3 years ago and fell in love with it, eating two dinners there during our in 4 night stay. We knew we had to try it again to see if it was as good as we remembered. We were not disappointed and agree with one reviewer that it was one of the best meals we've had anywhere.

After a delightful palate teaser, we began with the soup of the day, bean soup. The flat bowl arrived with artfully positioned dollops of gorgonzola, beans, crispy pillows of pastry over which was poured a creamy bean puree. The flavors and textures were carefully designed to complement each other making for a flavorful taste treat. The wild duck was served three ways--a duck breast, duck confit rolled in a cabbage leaf and duck in a crispy rice crust. Constructions of yellow and red beets accompanied the duck. It was absolute heaven!

The service was excellent and the server informative without being preachy or overbearing. We will long remember our outstanding meal and will surely return the next time we visit Amsterdam.

Bussia is conveniently located in the 9 street shopping/restaurant district in the west side of the city and around the corner from the Pulitzer Hotel.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
“Totally first class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

Easily one of the top 2 or 3 dining experiences ever, anywhere. From the layout of the room to the service to the food and wine pairings, this was a superb evening. Elegant without being stuffy, nouvelle without being snobby, and truly delicious. We wil not visit Amsterdam without a return visit to Bussia.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ashford
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“mediocre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Visited as a couple for a birthday celebration. The restaurant was full and had quite a buzz. Service was efficient given the number of diners, although we were served by a variety of staff and so the experience was affected by not having a connection with any one waitress.

Would describe the food as mediocre. Endeavouring to be high end in it's presentation but lacked flavour and intensity and sadly everything we received was luke warm.

Wines were available by the glass and we thought bottles were expensive compared to other comparable restaurants we dined in during our stay.

Not a restaurant we'll return to.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bruges, Belgium
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Bussia is fine restaurant and attentive waitresses”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Bussia is good situated in the centre of Amsterdam. The building and the interior has a natural class. A plus is also the open kitchen and the care of the attentive waitresses. The kitchen is rather modern than traditional Italian. The dinner plates are beautifully dressed. Tip when you want a table in the weekend you had to make reservation. Buon appetito!!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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