If you’re planning a trip to Amsterdam in the near future, you’ll want to make sure that you know where to go to eat. They offer some fine dining venues, but unless you’re familiar with the city, you probably wouldn’t know which offer the best in cuisine and service. We’ve put together a listing of the five top restaurants in Amsterdam for your consideration. Each has been chosen in accordance with their popularity and rankings with the locals who recommend them as among the best that the city has to offer.
Restaurant Senses by Lars Bertelsen
This restaurant requires the reservation which can easily be obtained by calling or reserving online through their website. Senses is a high-end dining establishment with moderately high prices, but chef Lars Bertelsen is a creative chef who spares no effort in offering a diversity of texture and marvelous presentation on the plate. Guests have given the restaurant high marks with an overall score of 4.6 out of a possible 5 for the quality of the food and the excellence in service. Bertelsen is known for his unique food combinations and the flavors that these combinations produce. If you’re looking for an adventure and would like to try something new, we highly recommend Restaurant Senses by Lars Bertelsen.
Omelegg is a breakfast restaurant located on Ferdinand Bolstraat in Amsterdam. It opens at 7 am and the price is low to moderate for large servings. They offer your choice of a good selection of omelet combinations. The atmosphere is small, cozy and laid back. They also cater to gluten free customers. If you make them aware of your dietary needs they are happy to accommodate special requests. They also offer weekly specials with changing menu options so you can have something different every day. Guest have given Omelegg an overall rating of 4.6 for the cozy atmosphere, the good food, low prices and great service.
Ciel Bleu Restaurant
Ciel Bleu is one of the most upscale fine dining venues in all of Amsterdam. It is located at Ferdinand Bolstraat 333. It’s situated on the 23rd floor of the Hotel Okura. The fare offered is European style. While dining, guests are presented with spectacular views of the city.Be prepared to pay high prices for the food as it is $$$$ rated, but guests give it an overall rating of 4.7 out of a possible 5. The restaurant is open at 6:30 pm for evening meals and advanced reservations are highly recommended to ensure that you get a seat. This is our pick for the third best place to eat in Amsterdam because of the posh surroundings, the excellent service and the outstanding meals prepared. The cost may be a bit high and this is the factor that kept it from being placed in the number one position on our list of best Amsterdam restaurants.
Spectrum Restaurant has received high marks from critics who describe the space as beautiful, extraordinary and classy. It’s a posh and refined restaurant that is located at the Waldorf Astoria. It features global cuisine that is described as being inventive. They use fresh local ingredients. The prices are on the high end of the spectrum with no pun intended. The restaurant opens for service at 6:30 pm in the evenings and reservations are recommended to ensure you get a table. Critics give Spectrum Restaurant an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5.
La Rive Restaurant
La Rive Restaurant is Amsterdam’s top rated fine dining venue. It serves Modern French cuisine along with Mediterranean options. The location is at Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX in Amsterdam. It’s an upscale hotel restaurant that is set at the riverside for spectacular views from the dining area. It o. pens at 6:30 pm for evening meals. It is rated with an overall score of 4.7 by critics who confirm that the location and atmosphere are top notch. It’s a restaurant with moderately high prices. Advance reservations are recommended.