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“A wonderful find.”
Review of Van De Kaart - CLOSED

Van De Kaart
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Exceptional from start to finish. This is some of the best food I ever experienced; wonderfully creative dishes, beautifully conceived and presented. Each dish was a visual delight; sophisticated in blend of colour and texture and having fabulous contrasts and subtlety of flavours. All presented in unfussy but highly imaginative way. Each dish was a work of art and all that before we even tasted the food.

The food was perfectly prepared and cooked. Fresh ingredients and an imaginative mix of flavours: sweet, salty, spicy - subtly working together. All this created by one young and very talented chef who we could glimpse creating the dishes at the back of the restaurant.

We had the set menu of three courses which was very good value for money, especially for Amsterdam. We were brought an amuse bouche, which was a pleasant surprise and later we were offered a special dessert that the chef made especially for us, which consisted of a little sample of all of the desserts from the set menu; delicious.

The wine list is exceptional. We let the waiter select our wines as he knew which would best complement our dishes. We found the waiter to be very professional; he was attentive throughout, whilst also discreet and friendly.

The ambiance is relaxed and unhurried. We didn't need to book in advance as it was quiet due to the canal-side having extensive renovation work, which restricted taxi access, but I believe that normally it is advisable to book ahead.

We discovered the restaurant by chance. I'd wanted to take my boyfriend to somewhere special for his birthday and we we feel fortunate to have stumbled on such a special place.

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3  Thank JustineOB
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Found this restaurant by chance on a wet Saturday night and vaguely remembered it had some good reviews. Got the last table and began the best meal we have had in some time. Young waitress was outstanding in explaining the set meal (in English) and the accompanying wines. Food was outstanding and beautifully cooked. We left the restaurant stuffed and delighted with our lucky choice. My advice is not to leave this to chance but book ahead.

4  Thank gerry2412
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Booked a table for 6 the day before and was pleased to have done so since the restaurant is small and was fully booked once we arrived. The service is pleasantly leisurely so plan on at least 2 1/2 hours for dinner. Excellent meal from starter to dessert. Excellent professional, friendly service. Our table had business matters to discuss and could do so without any concerns. Most other tables were of couples out for the evening or small groups of friends. Will definitely return again and highly recommend without hesitation.

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3  Thank Clare D
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Incredible from start to finish. Service, the food, ambiance and the food, yes twice, so wonderful, so beautiful, so amazing in taste and presentation.

Pick the fixed menu and enjoy a heavenly experience. The matching of the wine with the meal spot, spot on. The salmon starter opens the taste buds and mind. The sea bass an interlude in heaven.

This restaurant should be an essential part of a trip to Amsterdam.

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4  Thank James H
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Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

This place serves some very high quality and imaginative food and matchings wines of an internationally high standard.

1  Thank Murray H
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