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Review of Chez Georges

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Ranked #472 of 4,138 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We came here on our final night in Amsterdam for what we planned to be our family's main 'fine dinning' of the trip, and it didn't disappoint. The place was quite small and had a wonderful 'homely' and classic atmosphere. We ended up having a 4 course menu that was offered at the start of the evening with seafood, duck-3-ways, beef or venison and waffle. The menu was actually reasonably priced for two starters, a main and a dessert (about 38 euro's per person). It was our first time sampling Belgian cuisine, and it was so good we might have to try it again. The service was good but the restaurant was full (glad we booked, wouldn't have got in with a table for 5 if we hadn't) and sometimes it was hard to get the waiter's attention to get some more water. Definitely a good place to come for a special(er) dinner while in Amsterdam.

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Thank Edward H
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Charming, sweet little restaurant recommended by our concierge on our recent trip. I don't think we would have found this otherwise, as it doesn't have a terribly trendy feel, but rather a homey, comforting vibe. The tiny mezzanine was perfect for an early dinner, and the wait staff certainly knows the food and the pace. Portions are large- we stuck to the smallest of the tasting menus, yet still enjoyed an amuse, the duck 'three ways', a lovely filet and lamb, and dessert followed by coffee and chocolates. The wait team was most accommodating, subbing ingredients based upon our needs. Wine list very gently priced with a few interesting bottles. I agree with some earlier reviews- the weakest link was dessert, but perhaps seeing the kitchen there isn't really room for devoted pastry stations. This kitchen isn't producing new directions, but if comfort and consistency of classics at a great price is your dish, put this one high on your list.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Nothing has changed in this small restaurant since the original Georges died about a year ago, except for the chef. He has followed exactly in Georges' footsteps. The waiters are still personable. The wine list is still excellent. The multi-course dinner is still the same menu. The prices still reasonable. I go here for the atmosphere: quirky baroque. A friend from the Middle East wanted his lamb well done. The kitchen obliged. But that exception is only for regulars.

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Thank Mick B
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Chez Georges may not be for all tastes as it is small, a bit old fashioned and formal. However, for a relaxed, fine Belgian meal with friends it was excellent. We had a four course menu and I enjoyed each one. Started with a great assortment of duck meats and carpaccio, followed by a seafood soup, an excellent lamb course and then an excellent chocolate dessert. The original Georges has passed on, but the waiters are the same and the chef continues in Georges' foot steps. I went with people from the neighborhood who are regulars. Service was excellent and the intimate atmosphere was refreshing. Highly recommended if you want a classic dining experience that you can't find very often. if you want hip and modern, this is not for you. The location in a side street just off the Herengracht is excellent.

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Thank George Y
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

This restaurant carries the legacy of Georges, who died some time ago, but was in his time an international chef of repute. Now days it keeps his legacy of cooking very rich food to one set menus. This is quite pricey and a plate of duck done 5 ways as a starter will give you a feel for the weight of the food. My wife found it all to rich and too heavy. The a la carte menu is very small and the night we were there the 2 items we might have eaten were both not available.

The restaurant is very small. Just three tables were taken that night - one being a table of 6. I fear for its long term future. If you plan to go ask what they are going to cook you because there is no real choice. They tell you what they want to cook.

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Thank linskitours
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