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“Great food with Great Atmosphere”
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Looks Restaurant
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Ranked #270 of 4,304 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$74
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centrum
Description: MENU Looks has a small menu that changes every 6 weeks. Oysters, Entrecote and Lobster are always available. The changing menu is always surprising and refreshing. We cook with all seasons and preparing the classic ingredients with a personal twist. We want you as our guest to have a pleasant experience at Looks Dining. LOCATION Amsterdam's Chinatown has a long history when it comes to food. Looks situated in the center, a forest of canals, bridges and 16th century buildings. The wide range of old asian restaurants, Looks stands out immediately. The first impression of the two ancient monumental buildings. But if you open the door you enter a warm, modern, international, urban occasion. At the entrance the kitchen, staff greets you kindly. With an open kitchen, guests can immediately see that we work with fresh products The building consists of many different levels connected by stairs. The rooms have their own character and look. Through a lot of levels and the use of illuminated glass creates a unit.
Reviewed 26 July 2014

During our stay of 3 nights this is one of the restaurants we had dinner and it really was a treat.
Situated on the far side of the Red Light District (which is a 'must for all for experience) which we didn't realise until we started walking back is situated in a side street and nicely decorated. When we walked in without a reservation it was nearly full but were lucky to get a table. There is ample space and the ambience in there was great. Well suited for a romantic evening.
The menu had a lot of choice and it really helped as my husband does not eat meat and we had a 3 course meal. The food was nicely cooked and the taste was great. The waiter who served us was really good and kept coming back to us asking whether we were enjoying the food and whether it was for our satisfaction. Good selection of wine and dessert too.
We got 25% off the bill as we had the Amsterdam card which was a bonus. The prices are not too expensive even without the discount.
We will certainly go there if we are back there and recommend the place to anyone who goes there.

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Thank jay47England2014
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Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

Was there with DH for dinner and we chose the 3 course dinner with wine arrangement. For starters, I chose the salmon sashimi with croquette and salad, nice but not spectacular. His starter was steak tartare with Parma ham which emerged the winner for the night. Steak tartare was very fresh and the texture was just right.

Main was full lobster for me while he had the ribeye. I loved the lobster but not the chunky fries that came with it. I felt that it ruin the sophistication of the lobster and was quite happy to just have the lobster with the veg. His ribeye was very well done and the fats literally melted.

Desserts were ok, nice but not blown away. The whole meal was a great experience putting together the fact that we walked in with no reservations, sat near the open kitchen ( very sensorial) and service was good. To me the prices were reasonable.

1  Thank Coreen S
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

As with other reviewers we noticed an ad for Looks restaurant on the KLM in flight magazine and were seduced by the lobster. We made a reservation for 8pm on saturday which was not a problem. When we arrived the service was prompt and attentive. We had oysters which were very good and "COMPOTE OF CEVENNE UNION" which is one of the most unusual and delicious "starter/salad/savoury ice cream" surprises I've tried. The lobsters were a good size and arrived almost dismantled so it was easy to eat them.

1  Thank Roma-time
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

I found "Looks" by reading the KLM magazine at the airport, I was looking for a nice and romantic restaurant to go to before a night at the Opera. Perfect match with my needs! Cuisine is exquisite, well cooked (fish and meat, homemade desserts), and with that little someting that makes a classical something new to discover. I'm French and this French restaurant in Amsterdam can compare with posh Parisian restaurants. Price are okay considering the quality of the whole experience, wines are well selected and not that expensive. Service is nice and not too uptight which is even better, you get a feels-like-home experience. Would definitly go back there when in Dam!

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Thank Yannick B
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Just had dinner tonight at this restaurant recommended by klm magazine . I was very disappointed .
Not only we just got the average menu card, while further guests got the special weekly menu card! If we would have known....we had much more choice to choose.
This recommended restaurant did not mention what kind of oesters they would have on their menu. A recommended restaurant will serve oesters with possibilities to clean your hand...had to ask for it!
Surf and turf menu...the meat was to shew .
It's a restaurant to eat good food, but do not cheat beeing special. Prices are too high for quality!

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1  Thank Nathalie M
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