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“OUTSTANDING.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bord'Eau

Bord'Eau
Ranked #32 of 3,767 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $52 - $129
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Centrum
Description: Two Michelin stars awarded Bord'Eau offers a culinary adventure directed by Executive Chef Richard van Oostenbrugge and Sous Chef Thomas Groot. Exceptional ingredients are blended to create symphonies of flavour, all complemented by the finest wines from around the globe. The intimacy of the salon-like setting, the classical simplicity of the decor and the grace and attentiveness of the service suggest high style and privilege overlooking the Amstel River.
Medowie, Australia
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60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

Ruinously expensive, but worth every cent. For a special occasion, or as a one-off night to pamper yourself, this restaurant is exceptional. Every diner is made to feel special, and the food was to die for.

Visited June 2014
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San Francisco, California
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97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Exceeded high expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

We've been foodies for the 47 years of our marriage, with the last 20 been heavily guided by Michelin star ratings. Hence Bor d'eau's 2 star rating led us to expect a high level of culinary competence and creativity, with a possible attitude of arrogance toward us Americans. From the moment we first arrived, each staff person treated us with kindness and humor. This was despite our committing that Michelin cardinal sin - ordering NO wine with the meal. Each of the four ameuses Boucher was delicious and very creative, at times providing the visual pun which Thomas Keller is known for. And the three course market meal was outstanding and an incredible value. I don't want to give anything away, but if you ever have the opportunity to order their "cherry mousse," definitely do so. We might have to return to Amsterdam soon, just for another meal at this very fine and fun restaurant.

  • Visited July 2014
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Mill Valley, California
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent in all respects”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

Amsterdam has really grown in its food sophistication over the past decades. This is a restaurant you would be thrilled with anywhere in the world and it is open for lunch. We did not have the tasting menu so tried the individual dishes and everything was perfect. The wines suggested for my meal were South African and I am not familiar with them at all. Really delicious. Reminded us both of some of our favorite California wines at Chez Panisse. Well worth the visit.

  • Visited July 2014
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in Europe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great service even we have a young child dinning with us, staff were all very patient. Excellent food and presentation, value for $ too, definitely will be back if we visit Amsterdam next time!

  • Visited July 2014
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Stockholm, Sweden
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31 reviews
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“Fantastic restaurant with fantastic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

One of the best restaurants I've ever been to. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
The five course dinner with wine package was a real treat, and such a beautiful view over the canal.
It wasn't as expensive as you might think a two-star Michelin restaurant can be. I'm very happy that we ate at Bord'Eau and I would do it again if I got the chance!

  • Visited May 2014
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