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“A little disapointed with this Bib restaurant”
Review of Serre Restaurant

Serre Restaurant
Ranked #187 of 3,897 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: De Pijp
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“A little disapointed with this Bib restaurant”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We have almost a hobby of going to Michelin Bib restaurants. Considering the chef has a one star Michelin restaurant on top of the Okura hotel we expected a lot from Serre. Unfortunately we were a little disapointed. It is not bad, but it is not a remarkable meal by any means. If nobody told me it was a Bib or that the chef had the Michelin star, I would not have noticed. The restaurant was not full and the service was slow and less than attentive. You had to make sure you made yourself noticed when you needed something. I cannot even remember what we had. A pity, since the Okura experience is great and we actually changed our schedule to be able to dine there.

  • Visited May 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best Meal In Amsterdam. Period.”
Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

This was the sister restaurant of the 2 Michelin starred restaurant Ciel Bleu but it more than held its own in terms of food, service and atmosphere. As we were staying in Hotel Okura itself, we decided to try this restaurant having heard good things about it. The service was impeccable and the food was great for the reasonable price we were charged. We started with some fresh oysters and a bottle of chablis and thy s was followed by soft she'll crab with noodles for me and beef tartare for the Mrs . For our mains, I had the fowl confit and the Mrs had the grilled lobster. We ended off our wonderful evening with some macarons and chocolate cake. Dining with the view of the canal next to us added to the wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
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Amsterdam
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Appealing Bibbendum menu, a la carte tasty in a relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Serre restaurant is a very nice place. It has a lively and relaxed, yet select, atmosphere. Guests are both foreign and Dutch.
I went with my husband to celebrate a wedding anniversary and attend an event that took place in the hotel premises.
The restaurant has a new menu called Bibbemdum, with a very good selection of dishes. We were tempted by it but in the end we chose the A la Carte. As a special occasion I decided I would have the caviar with Blinis and creme fraiche, while my husband chose the fillet tartar. The main course was for both of us the fish mix specialties containing lobster and other two sorts of white fish. It was very nicely prepared and enjoyable. As a desert we both had cheese, although I must say that the deserts looked mouth watering. The choice of cheese was very much to our liking too and the servings were good proportion.
Service was friendly and good.
This is a place that we will definitely go back to.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank travelbugAmsterdam
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Harvard, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A Calm Lovely Oasis in a Crowded, Busy City”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Drinks on the terrace of Serre, overlooking the canal, followed by a delicious dinner, were a wonderful last night in Amsterdam. We came to the restaurant exhausted by all the wonderful sights and museums of the city, and we left refreshed. We enjoyed delicious food and wine, served with care and consideration, and a bonus was a fascinating conversation with the Dutch couple at the next table. They travel often to Amsterdam from their home in the north, and they always stay at the Okura and delight in the wonderful restaurants in this fine hotel. That in itself is a great recommendation! We too look forward to our next visit.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Peter G
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Bruinisse, The Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fine "black brigade" and excellent food”
Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

Boxing Day with two grandmothers. 4 courses. Fine food and enthusiastic, young but very professional waiters with a keen eye for all guests' wishes! We will be back!

Visited December 2013
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Thank Hans V
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