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“do not visit on a monday”
Review of De Kersentuin

De Kersentuin
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Ranked #465 of 4,085 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $47
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Restaurant De Kersentuin has undergone a complete renovation and is now open once again. With a famous history which spans more than 30 years, the restaurant has now moved in an exciting and innovative new direction. The kitchen is in the capable hands of two-starred Michelin chef Stefan van Sprang. Stefan's motto is high-level casual dining with a healthy serving of flair. Among other culinary delights, his menu includes simplified versions of several signature dishes from Aan de Poel.
Reviewed September 13, 2011

Some years ago it was hard to get a table at the Kersentuin.

When we arrived 19.30h one table was occupied. We were taken to a nice table with a good view. Drinks were taken, one coke and two glasses of white wine. The coke was served but it was suggested that we should first choose our menu and a bottle as well.
The idea is okay, but in the end we had to wait 20 minutes before our first glasses arrived.
Starters were okay,, white tuna, huitre st jacques and steak tartare with a slight oyster taste(?). The main was halibut. It was slightly overcooked . The side dishes however were prepared at least 48 hours before and came from the steam oven or microwave. We asked for 2 glasses of red wine, which were served from an opened bottle ( probably opened the day before). Quality , soso.
For dessert we enjoyed dutch cheeses and a chocolate surpirise. The latter expensive but not exciting probably prepared the previous day.
Check amounted to € 250. By far too much for what was served.
So avoid mondays and or empty restaurant the Kersentuin

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Reviewed June 18, 2011

Although it was quiet for a Friday night we got the full service, friendly and efficient.

The chef served the plates himself with detailed descriptions of the food he had prepared. A surprising succession of well executed dishes with fish as main ingredient, clearly influenced by the 'new Spanish' kitchen; lots of foams and mousses, fresh accents of fruit and citrus.

We chose for a wine-arrangement with the menu and were pleasantly surprised by the outstanding taste of every glass of wine combined with the food. The red wine served with plaice with melted gruyere was daring but an eye-opener.

Another benefit of this restaurant is it's attractively priced menu. Certainly not too expensive for the quality and level of our experience.

A classic Amsterdam up-market restaurant, which still aims for high quality and impeccable service.

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Thank Eddy D
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Reviewed May 8, 2011

Ate here third week of April. After 3 weeks in Europe this was by far the most memorable meal. My wife had filet with goose liver and I had sole. The dessert of lemon tart was outstanding. The entire meal cost less than $165 US. Service was attentive but not intrusive.
One can view the kitchen from the dining room. I had eaten here 20 years before and now as then it was memorable!

Thank doylemoore
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Reviewed October 20, 2010

Not only the food is delicious and prepared with care, the staff is very friendly and attentive, without exaggerated. In advance, I was called to pass on any dietary requirements. I do not eat meat and when we took our place at the table the waitress already knew that I do not eat meat. My compliments for this wonderful restaurant and the fantastic staff!

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Thank NayraDo
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Reviewed April 17, 2010

Among all the restaurants we've ever visited De Kersentuin remains our favorite.
Why?
It goes without saying that the quality is excellent, the service is friendly and attentive, the atmosphere very nice, however the one characteristic that makes us keep coming back: The chef is, again and again, creating new harmonious taste combination's that keeps the dining experience surprisingly different.
The one constant: very satisfied taste buds and full stomachs.
Some things should never change..

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1  Thank HLAJ
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