I booked this as a birthday treat for my wife. Lots of helpful advice on what to eat and which wines to have with the meal, all provided in a very friendly and knowledgeable way without any of that unctuousness you sometimes get in “high-class” establishments. We settled on the Rive Gauche tasting menu which, with additional amusee bouches etc., came to around eight or nine courses (sorry I lost count). I am a picky eater but I have to admit to being blown away by the whole meal. The courses were all the right size, so one didn’t feel bloated at the end, and the pace of service between courses was spot on. As a final touch the plate on which the petit-fours came had “Happy Birthday” on it in chocolate – very thoughtful & much appreciated. This is an establishment which understands the value of “the little touches” and of getting them right. My wife, who has eaten in quite a few Michelin starred places, rates it the best meal she has ever had.
The view across the Amstel River is lovely seeing the various craft going to & fro and, in particular, watching the hotel’s own boats taking guests out onto the river with their meals and wine. Must try that next time! Lastly I must add a word about the restaurant itself. It is a lovely room with lots of wood and nice lighting all creating an atmosphere of calm and quality, heightening one’s expectation of an enjoyable time as you enter. We shall return!
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