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“Most amazing meal!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Restaurant Vermeer

Restaurant Vermeer
Ranked #392 of 3,750 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $32
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
Description: Restaurant Vermeer just opposite Amsterdam’s Central Station in the Barbizon Palace Hotel is one of the finest restaurants in the city. The luxurious Old Dutch décor – marble tiled floors, monumental fireplaces, Delft tiles and plates, austere chandeliers – does suggest something of the master painter’s interiors. But it would take more than a servant-girl’s pearl earring wages to properly enjoy a meal at Vermeer. This is Michelin-starred, high-end, complex, refined European cuisine under the deft hand and watchful eye of Chris Naylor. The menu includes various irresistible multi-course and tasting options, and, while it changes with the season, offers dishes like starter of caviar and Colchester oysters served with veal tongue, truffle, red beet and seaweed chutney, main course of penne pasta with pheasant, walnuts, acorn bread and oloroso crème, and dessert of custard tart with figs, muscovado sugar and raisins. The wine list includes more than 300 labels, and you’ll want to avail yourself of the excellent sommelier’s opinions. Two private rooms can accommodate up to 20 or 30 respectively for memorable celebrations and events.
Wickford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Most amazing meal!!”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Visited Vermeer on the recommendation of a friend. We went for the 7 course from the land menu with wine matching. It was an amazing meal from start to finish, service was great and the sommelier was very informative and great fun. It was expensive but well worth it.

  • Visited July 2014
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Sublime!”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Amazing food, fabulous service - not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Had a gastronomic adventure here - from the dry ice in the appetisers to the popping candy in dessert. Excellent wines perfectly matched to each course. A real treat!

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Cary, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Absolutely stellar”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

One of the best meals of all time. Ordered the four course option and received four amuse bouche items before the first course. Then there was the pre-dessert and the petit fours after dessert. Best wine pairings I have ever seen, including a German red with a sea bass third course. Definitely has earned the Michelin star.

  • Visited June 2014
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Amsterdam
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714 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
“Expect the best”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

For my birthday, we went to Vermeer, and were -again- not disappointed!

From the wonderful amuses in the lounge over special cocktails, to the surprise chocolate cake for (extra) dessert: it was all magnificent. We were even invited to have a look at their newly created roof garden with all kinds of herbs (with great views).

All dishes were excellent, the wines splendid. The staff is nice and attentive, the chef enthusiastic and friendly.

You could not ask for a more special (birthday) dinner experience. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Simply Superb”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was a return visit for my friends and I (having previously visited Vermeer about 5 years ago). The food is excellent and in particular the 7 course tasting menu is highly recommended. The staff clearly have an enthusiasm for their food and introduce each course (and the excellent choice of accompanying wine) with what I can only describe as "informal formality". Its 5 star service without any stuffiness.

  • Visited June 2014
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