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“Best cocktails ever”
Review of Tales and Spirits

Tales and Spirits
Ranked #57 of 4,036 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $45
Cuisines: International, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centrum
Description: We love food, every second, every minute and every hour we think about food. Eating shouldn't be done only three times a day. We like to eat all day long. That is why our kitchen is open till late in the evening. In our kitchen we don't differentiate between starters and main courses. Just order what you like and if you want to eat more, you order another dish. Our kitchen combines the best of different international cuisines, using classic and avant-garde culinary techniques. Did we mention we love food? Hmmmm.... However we might love our drinks even more! The variety in drinks is so big, that nobody should stick to one drink in their life. At T&S we offer you a wide variety of spirits which all have their own story. We like to introduce you to new flavor combinations in our drinks and tell you the tale of the spirits which come together in your glass.
Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a find this was. Located down a small street this was a delight.
Upon entering we were greeted by a really friendly host and given a lovely table by the window this first visit was a quick vista as we had a table booked at the butcher(review to come) but on our return visit the cocktails were to die for and the host cooking the cocktails made it look so easy the owner of the bar came over and sat chatting like old friends why can't the bars and restaurants in london take an example. If you want to experience great service great cocktails great company and an all over great evening go to tales and spirits.
Going back to Amasterdam tomorrow withs some mates and this is on our top 3 visits gonna try some food this time.

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Thank JASON F
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

We arrived late on however the bar manager and his team made us feel so welcome!we squeezed in to a corner before a table became available and proceeded to have the first of our 4 cocktails!the bar staff were excellent and we had a great evening-would highly recommend coming here!!

3  Thank Michelle k
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Myself and my wife went here on a Thursday night due to previous great reviews on various sites. We did not want to have dinner as it was late and we were just off a flight.
They served us three dishes to share off the Bar Snacks menu . All Asian based - Crunchy Chicken, Ebi Katsura and the Pork Buns. Simply the best "bar-food" we've ever had.
We also asked the waiter for two rum based cocktails off-menu so he came back with two 5/6 ingredient beauties which were just yum!
We have been to Amsterdam 15 times and the "Ehs" have outweighed the "Yays." Tales and Spirits is a definite "Yaaaayyyyy!!!!!!" and we make this our "must go back soon" evening destination in the great city that is Amsterdam. Must be even better on a Friday or Saturday with an even better atmosphere. To the owners - Keep your standards as high as you have set them.
Three cheers and a big clap of the hands!

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2  Thank Quinny7
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

Using the Trip Advisor recommendation we found this fabulous cocktail bar down a little street. The two waiters couldn't have been more helpful recommending cocktails to try, we also had the sharing platter of food which was excellent. We ended up staying there all night as the ambience, service, drinks and food were outstanding. I'd definitely recommending paying them a visit when in Amsterdam - I will be back!

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1  Thank WombatUK
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

After reading the reviews on Tales and Spirits I booked a table prior to our stay in Amsterdam. It was incredible! The staff are so welcoming and friendly and although the restaurant was busy being a Friday night you still felt they had time for you. They would explain the cocktails and menus and offer recommendations and with every cocktail you are given complimentary mineral water. As we were seated we were given a shot of Leek and Potato soup which was the best soup I've ever tasted (and I know my food). They recommend you order a few dishes as they don't do starter or mains, it's more like a tasting menu. My partner and I shared 4 dishes then 2 deserts and that was perfect especially with the cocktails too. The price is extremely reasonable as you'd pay double that in London. Our stay in Amsterdam was great but dining at Tales and Spirits was certainly the highlight!! A must!!!

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Thank ZoZo28_13
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