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“Excellent food in microscopic quantities”

Ciel Bleu Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 3,905 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $82 - $105
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Brussels, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent food in microscopic quantities”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

What a pity that the chef is not more generous: the fantastic gastronomic preparations come in very small quantities. This is a restaurant for small stomachs!
The restaurant has a nice view over Amsterdam and the service is quite attentive, in the edge of being pretentious.
We chose a four course menu and a wine arrangement. Both the food and the wine were great, but while the wine is served in normal quantities, the food was so minimalistic in the portions, that we did not get the satisfaction of a high quality meal. For the price to pay, a very poor reward.

Visited December 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Once in a lifetime experience”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Just be prepared to spend the money and you will never regret it. Extraordinary food with immaculate service really one of the best restaurants in the world this.
You can't beat the view or the food or the service...Just perfect

Visited December 2013
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Likely the best meal in a Restaurant in the World”
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
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
681 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
“Great Michelin star restaurant in Amsterdam”
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
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Prague, Czech Republic
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“The best in the Netherlands”
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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