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“Likely the best meal in a Restaurant in the World” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ciel Bleu Restaurant

Ciel Bleu Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 3,435 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $78 - $101
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Gluten Free Options
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: De Pijp
Description: One of Amsterdam's most remarkable restaurants, situated on the 23rd floor of Hotel Okura Amsterdam, the Ciel Bleu Restaurant has been awarded two Michelin stars and, much like the adjacent Twenty Third Bar, offers a stunning panoramic view of Amsterdam's city centre. This breathtaking vista and the luxurious design, together with the personal hospitality, all combine to create a unique atmosphere. The Ciel Bleu Restaurant's ambitious kitchen staff serve an international cuisine, prepared with seasonal products and characterised by its innovation. The Sommelier's professionalism and close cooperation with Executive Chef and Manager Onno Kokmeijer results in a perfect harmony between wine and food. The Ciel Bleu Restaurant also offers three luxurious private areas: the Starlight Room, the Salon Panoramique, and the Chef's Table in the restaurant's kitchen.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Likely the best meal in a Restaurant in the World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

My business partner Eric recommended that my wife and I dine here for our 15th anniversary, but we did not have the normally required 3 months in advance reservations.

Eric, being a regular and knowing the owner call to see if they would accept us.

Of course they did and what resulted was pure poetry in food and service.

10 courses perfectly sized and chosen by the chef for us.

We were delighted and amazed with each and every selection that he made.

Absolutely the finest service one could even imagine.

Thank You for a most memorable and fantastic evening.

Best Regards,

Preston and Donna

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Preston E
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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647 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
“Great Michelin star restaurant in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This restaurant is a great place for French style food in Amsterdam, combining friendly service and exceptional 2 stars Michelin food quality with an environment not that fancy or snobbish as happen sometimes in Michelin star restaurants.

My family and I like the place for celebrations and last january we celebrated my husband's birthday there. They started with some amazing "amuse bouche" (small pre-apetizers), which are the main reasons we keep coming back. Those have the element of surprise, either with the way they are presented as well as the combination of flavours and taste. Wine list is quite good and the main dishes never disappoint. To finish a meal they have this huge wonderful trolley for desserts, that they unfold in front of you with an incredible array of options, as well as coffee, with nice small biscuits/chocolates, of course.

It is expensive as other Michelin star restaurants, but all in all it's more of an experience than a meal. Not to miss if you are visiting Amsterdam. It is located in the top floor of Okura Hotel, adding a nice view of the city.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank JuPereira
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Prague, Czech Republic
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“The best in the Netherlands”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

If you are looking for a Michelin-star experience, this is the place to go.
Try to book in advance because we got the last table available (and I called 8 hours in advance!)
The food creations are amazing and the chef signature dish (King crab with caviar and gold) is the best king crab I tasted!

Visited October 2013
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Thank daniegge
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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food and awesome view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We visited on October 11th 2013. We got a table with a view - it was awesome!
We had a great experience. We choose a 5 course menu including wine. The atmosphere was very relaxed we really enjoyed.
The only drawback must be that our wine waiter talked a bit fast :-)

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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“Great food, great views but no atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We booked well in advance, having read so many good reviews on Trip Advisor. When we arrived, we were impressed by the stunning backdrop that was the city of Amsterdam. After a few discussions on the working of the menu, we opted for the 4 course with wine pairing. Although the food was excellent and presentation original (Oreo cookies cone etc) we thought that the service was too fussy, the white gloves being awkwardly put on in front of us and the wait between each course was a bit too long. There was no intimacy and the room had a cold feeling. We ordered a cappuccino and it came with a stunning tray of chocolate and pastries (all you can choose) but that was a steep 18 euros. Buyer beware. So after a bill of 487 euros, the most we ever paid for a restaurant, we came back late but although there was a few things amiss, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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