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“A wonderful place to go for a Sunday lunch!”

Restaurant Posthoorn
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Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Monnickendam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $60 - $92
Cuisines: International, French, European, Central European, Dutch
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Restaurant Posthoorn, part of Suitehotel Posthoorn is located in two beautifully restored buildings from the 17th century. Upon entering you will experience the richness of the Golden Age, and you can feel the influence of prominent guests of yesteryear. Guests such as Queen Juliana, Admiral Dirksz, and Napoleon Bonaparte, stayed in the distant past in the Posthoorn. In our restaurant you can dine exclusively in a modern classic style environment with international allure. You will feel comfortable with the hospitality and informal service, led by Patron Marc Boeljon. The finest wines compiled by sommelier and maitre first Edwin van Egmond, effortlessly combine with the changing weekly menus, as well as the a la carte dishes. Since 2008, the restaurant Posthoorn is rewarded with a Michelin star from Guide Michelin. Our restaurant is adjacent to a beautiful veranda and monumental garden with 50 seats. Here summers in appropriate weather conditions to enjoy an aperitif and then dinner.
Den Haag
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“A wonderful place to go for a Sunday lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

My wife and I had lunch on a Sunday. We were welcomed in a friendly, warm atmosphere, the tables had a reasonable distance between them, the table linen, cutlery and glasses were of a good quality, as you would expect in a Michelin-starred restaurant (but unfortunately not always found in NL). The kitchen is partly open and you can watch the young staff dispensing their last touch to the plates.
The menu was set (Restaurant week), but well balanced. After a cold amuse served on a stone (the originality of the plates was a surprising factor throughout the meal), we received a warm curried soup before we started with the terrine of deer with a pumpkin wrap and a fennel dressing. Very well balanced, with the deer asking for a sweet touch coming from the pumpkin. The dressing was not too intense, so that also the small leaves and crudités on the plate could develop their own taste.
The warm starter was then salmon fillet wrapped in parsley leaves and steamed. Next to it there was a crispy roll filled with crab. All in a sauce of "witlof". Excellent dish, living on the contrast between soft and crispy, the sauce linking the two.
The main course was a pigeon breast covered with a hazelnut brittle, whereby the breast, which was perfectly made (rare but not bloody), was lying on a bed of farce obtained with the remaining meat of the pigeon. The bird was flanked by a tiny square of polenta and by some winter vegetables. The sauce was refreshingly light. The rather firm texture of the breast matched well with the softer farce, whereby the hazelnuts added a crispy touch. Very nice!
The dessert was OK, in my opinion the weakest dish of the menu. The panna cotta was a little too firm (the chef could dare to use less gelatine), the apricots underneath were not really tasting like apricots. The honey-parfait was in order. The tarragon sabayon on top of all was interesting, although the tarragon taste was too delicate, present only when tasted on its own, but disappeared in combination with the other tastes.
We had a good bottle of Bourgogne veilles vignes which mathed to all the dishes quite well.
A very good Ristretto ended our very good lunching experience. The servica was attentive, present when needed, never pushy.
The price of 138€ for two was appropriate. We will for sure come again!

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic, does not cut it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Went here with a large group of people on recomendations. The restaurant is situated only 45 minutes of driving, outside the city center of Amsterdam (taxis are cheap) in a pitoresque little city called Monickendam. The house in itself is a traditionel old dutch house, but the indsides are a sight to behold, lots of fantastic details, just to mention one of the rooms, they have a real old school library. They have a little hotel along with the restaurant, and next time i am in these parts, i got to go there.
But the restaurant in itself is worth a lot of praise. The food was wonderfull, both in taste, ideas as well as presentation, the wines choosen for the different dishes, were well choosen, and not to forget interesting. The level of the staff, was leagues above anything other i have experienced in Amsterdam. Special praises go out to the Mâitre D, who orchestrated the restaurant, with finesse as well as good cheers. Prices where low, when compared to the level of gastronomy, and the 7 dishes served (not counting appetizers, and petit fours), I will strongly recomend you to take the time to visit! I know I will be sending others their way.

Visited October 2012
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Amsterdam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Deserving of its Michelin Star. Creative cuisine & great service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Well worth a visit. Every course had us eagerly anticipating the next one! Excellent food, good service. Tiny bit of snobbishness around you in the crowd, but not enough to be off-putting and still worth a trip. Formal atmosphere that is more relaxed for a Saturday or Sunday lunch. We loved it. Felt like a real treat and an experience to remember. We have been for a romantic lunch, and also with a group of friends once. Both times were top notch.

Not exactly sure of the price as both times we went were during restaurant week. Check ahead as for the quality, it may be pricey.

  • Visited September 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent food in very picturesque surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

We visited first time the Posthoorn during the Restaurant week and definitely not the last time. They had set introduction menu for the restaurant with options to extend the menu with reasonable fee. After welcoming us warmly to the restaurant we were offered to either have an aperitif in the lounge, which looked really cosy, or proceed directly to our table. We arrived restaurant bit late so we decided to go straight to the table. At the table we just asked the staff to bring us aperitif and make us happy with full menu (set menu and extras) and bring us wines to match, that is exactly what they did.

Food was presented well and prepared with seasonal ingredients. They are following the nordic trend, less is more, with number of ingredients but managed to make wonderful combinations with selected items and everything was prepared with extreme care and cooked to perfection.

Wines served with the courses were wonderful and complimented the food well. On the bill was yet another pleasant surprise regarding the wines and we felt we got a very good value for our money.

We will definitely go back and test out their full menu. And next time will reserve time to enjoy the lovely village surrounding of the restaurant as well.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank H P
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Definitely worth the star”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2012

Excellent restaurant, good kitchen, interesting and exiting combinations and a very friendly staff. Last but not least a beautiful historic building. Who needs more?

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Robdo020
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