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“Unforgettable evening”
Review of Vinkeles

Vinkeles
Ranked #6 of 4,307 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$99 - US$158
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Description: Vinkeles is housed in an old bakery; which was set up in 1787 by the Regents of the Catholic Church, who at the time owned the building. The bakery flourished until 1811 and guests still can see the original ovens, which were discovered intact during restoration work.Echoing the décor of the hotel, Executive Chef Dennis Kuipers’ menu combines the traditional and the modern. The dishes served in Vinkeles show Kuipers’ love of the contemporary French cuisine. He combines the freshest ingredients to produce a menu that is delicious and unique to Vinkeles. In 2009 restaurant Vinkeles was awarded a Michelin star.
Reviewed 9 April 2014

My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary at Vinkeles. We have dined in the finest restaurants around the globe and we agreed that this was the best meal and service and overall restaurant we have ever experienced. Vinkeles deserves all it's praise. Just wonderful!

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Thank M J
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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

Dear Guest,

We are delighted to read that you had such a wonderful experience with us for your anniversary.
It is really appreciated that you share your thoughts about Vinkeles.

We will be happy to welcome you for another experience.

The Vinkeles Team

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

The food and hospitality at The Vinkeles and The Dylan is superb. We sampled their High Wine offering (much more civilised and lubricating than high tea) and followed this with the tasting menu. The menu was balanced and brilliantly delicious. The gin and tonic jellies and tomato macaron amuse bouche were incredible and a white truffle risotto with a slow cooked egg yolk one of the most amazing and pleasurable things I've ever eaten. We have been back since and the menu was entirely different but no less memorable. The staff are passionate about the food the kitchen produces and the wines and cocktails they serve and (as ever in Amsterdam) their eloquence in English makes one ashamed. Surely the best restaurant in Amsterdam?

2  Thank Dan S
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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

Dear Guest,

It is great to read that you had nice experiences with restaurant Vinkeles.
We are delighted that we could provide you with these experiences and we want to thank you for sharing this review. We would be happy to welcome you for a next time.

The Vinkeles Team

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Expensive but excellent fine dining experience. Innovative and interesting cooking in a refined, canal side setting. The service was charming and understated. Good advice on the wine, though as with other places we ate in, the mark up is steep. Generally good vibe, plenty of Dutch voices.
We chose a four course menu option. Loads of tasty extras, including amazing nuts and a stand out fresh salmon tartare which would have made a great full dish. The chef knows his flavours and textures. Fancy cooking of a high order.

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Thank peredo
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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Dear Guest,

We are glad to read that you had such a excellent fine dining experience in Vinkeles
and you enjoyed the four course menu. We would like to thank you for your visit and
for these kind words.

We are happy to welcome you for a next time.

The Vinkeles Team

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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

If you have a love for food, have expectations of top class service and are in search of something special, this is definitely the place to go in Amsterdam. We dined here 15th February and this was nothing short of spectacular. The food was amazing and elevated more with perfect wine pairings, in addition to this the perfectly pitched service with great stories about our meal paired with the beautiful surroundings made this the perfect meal. Thank you guys it was truly amazing, a fabulous end to our stay in the city. We did forget to ask you about the olive oil before we left and would appreciate the name of it. Thanks again, see you on our next visit. John and maura. Do not miss this place if you are in Amsterdam.

Thank jcrossan
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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

Dear Guest,

It gives us great motivation to read this review.
We are happy that you enjoyed our food wine pairings and we would like to
thank you for your lovely words about restaurant Vinkeles. Regarding the
name of the olive oil, it is called 'San Mauro BiCultivar' Olio Extravergine.
We are looking forward to welcome you for a next time.

The Vinkeles Team

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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Tried the signature menu and have been impressed with excellent food, wine harmonization and impeccable service. A very nice restaurant for special occasions.

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1  Thank MaxMauser
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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about restaurant Vinkeles.
It delights us to read that you had such a great experience.

We are happy to welcome you for a next time.

The Vinkeles Team

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