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Restaurant Johannes
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Ranked #48 of 3,813 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Williamsburg, Virginia
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Must go to restaurant”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

If you enjoy good food presented in a superb way, this is must restaurant if you even have one night in Amsterdam. Went to Trip advisor and saw great reviews, so we made a reservation about a month in advance. We were NOT disappointed, the service was superb, exceeded only by the food and presentation. We've been to great restaurants, no Michelin star restaurants, but this was the best presentation and uniform quality of all the courses. There is no a la carte menu, it's 4,5 or 6 courses. All of the courses as well as the 2 small starters from the Chef (amuse bouche), were fantastic. It wasn't inexpensive (about $200 per couple including a bottle of wine), but worth every penny. Make a reservation, small restaurant and it looked to us that they only did one group per table.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Bob M
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Paris, France
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent and creative”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

The menu is fixed and we had an excellent dinner with wines chosen for each dish. The chef was very creative, the waiters extremely nice and all in all a very good restaurant worth going out of your way. The food in this restaurant is as good as a few 2 star restaurants in Paris.

  • Visited August 2014
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2 Thank wjsinfrance
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Where to start ...”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Well, what to say that hasn't already been said... Apart from ... My son (aged 8 and a complete foodie in the making) and my mother visited Restaurant Johannes this evening. From the moment we stepped inside we were transported on a delightful journey; wonderful, attentive, friendly, professional and knowledgable staff, the food went from the sublime to the ridiculous - each course taking our taste buds on a roller coaster ride of orgasmic sensation both orally and olfactory. Oysters, plaice, duck liver, suckling pork, all combined with the freshest, most sublime accompaniments. Topped off by a desert that just kept on giving, in the most delightful way and little pearls of decadence ... Orange and ginger for my son and Baileys deliciousness for the grown ups. Tommy, the fresh faced (oh so young, 26 year old chef), came out to say hello. Completely unassuming, friendly and down to earth... Utterly at ease and perhaps slightly unaware of his complete culinary excellence and wizardry which had revelled our palates for 3.5 hours ! This amazing young chef, Johannes and it's team are inspiring, wonderful and effortlessly professional. I feel honoured to have taken a seat and enjoyed the tantalising ride. We will be back and thank you all !!!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A future master chef.”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We chose to make your reservation here after reading the many positive comments. We got a 4 course meal, of which the first 2 dishes had the quality to be comparable to what you get at 3 star restaurants. The first course was a Tartar of veal with piccalilli ice, such a great flavor combination. The next dish was plaice fillet on risotto that tasted like a caprese salad. Incredibly delicious combination. The next course was suckling pig with potato and pumpkin. The accessories tasted incredibly delicious, but the pig did not have much flavor. Finally, a big beautiful dessert with mini magnun ice cream and raspberries in several textures. Beautiful and elegant food for only 45 euros. In addition, we got super service by a young dedicated staff. We can only recommend the place to anyone coming to Amsterdam.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Susan V
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lancaster, pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Where is the Michelin star????”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I had the extreme pleasure of dining here with 10 others last week and we treated ourselves to the 6 course dining experience, since it was our last night in Amsterdam. Before arriving we notified the restaurant that several in our party had special dietary requests. These changes were graciously and superbly accommodated by the chef. The wine steward made wonderful suggestions to compliment our menu and budget. Not only was the service and presentation outstanding, we all agreed that this meal was one of the best we have ever eaten!! One person in our party used the phrase " a wonderful rainbow of flavors" to describe the food---not an exaggeration. If the dessert course was not excellent in its own right, the surprise at the end made for a truly exceptional meal.

  • Visited August 2014
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3 Thank shellieg
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