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“Really nice off main strip”

De Silveren Spiegel
Ranked #4 of 3,905 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$76 - US$105
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centrum
Description: Elegance, tradition and hospitality are the core traits of one of Amsterdam’s finest restaurants, de Silveren Spiegel (the Silver Mirror). The restaurant dates from the Dutch Golden Age, the 17th century, so you can experience the ambiance of this time period. Breathtaking surroundings and a lovely diner. Private rooms for special occasions, parties or business meetings available. AT THIS MOMENT THE RESTAURANT IS CLOSED FOR EXTENDED RENOVATIONS. WE ARE HAPPY TO WELCOME YOU AGAIN IN THE SPRING OF 2017.
Toronto
Level 6 Contributor
315 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Really nice off main strip”
Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

We had 3 course dinner choice of beef or fish. Both were excellent! Salad and dessert were perfect. Meal nicely paced servers were fantastic. Didn't make reservation but it was very busy so suggest you do. Outdoor and indoor seating all charming!

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1 Thank Muskoka21
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MarleAlmere, Eigenaar at De Silveren Spiegel, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Dear Muskoka21,

We all were so pleased to read your fantastic review, thank you so much!
We would be delighted if you would like visit us again.

Dutch Regards,
Family van der Hoff
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
pittsburgh
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Silver Mirror - best meal in Amsterdam”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We dined at the Silver Mirror located in a small old house - a charming space. The food matched the surroundings and the service was excellent. Without a doubt the best meal we had during our stay in Amsterdam.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank saybrook
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MarleAlmere, Eigenaar at De Silveren Spiegel, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Dear Saybrook,

Thank you very much for your review.
This is the feedback we are striving for and we are really pleased that you enjoyed our Dutch concept.
We hope we will have the opportunity to be welcoming you again soon.

Dutch Regards,
Family van der Hoff
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Longboat Key, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“High Expectations but Big Food Disappointment”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We had high expectations for a great dinner in a unique intimate restaurant. The first floor has two rooms with a bar and another connecting room. Both rooms are attractive but relatively small with quite a few tables. We selected the connecting room because it had a table for two away from the front door which has access to the second floor which seats large groups (50+) upstairs. Unfortunately as we found out the connecting room has a pantry pass-thru window for collecting the dirty dishes which occurred throughout our meal. During the course of our dinner a large group entered and went upstairs and both the first floor rooms were filled. In short, while the restaurant is unique, the environment is not intimate.
We selected a bottle of wine after discussing the choices with our server and ordered off the menu rather than selecting the 3 or 5 course meal. The wine was good , the bread was good, and the first course salads were very good. For our main course I had the Signature Seafood bouillabaisse and my spouse choose the Suckling Pig. My Signature Seafood dish was a big disappointment as the fish was mackerel (with the skin) and the rest of the seafood was nondescript. The Suckling Pig dish was very dry and almost non editable. Perhaps, we just made poor choices, however the menu is somewhat limited. We spent $250 and left very disappointed.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank RWC15
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MarleAlmere, Manager at De Silveren Spiegel, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Dear RWC15,

Your review is important to us and I can assure you that we are already working upon the necessary improvements about the Fish-selection..

I am really sorry you didn’t enjoy the food and table only the buildings are from anno 1614 (Fourhundred Years) and we will do our best to provide you a very good experience in de Silveren Spiegel for your next visit


Dutch Regards,
Family van der Hoff
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Lelystad, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Must Visit”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is a classy restaurant in Amsterdam and is a must visit for a memorable evening together in Amsterdam. One of the most oldest buildings in Amsterdam.
Service is professional. The Food & Wine outstanding! A personal advice would be to take the 3 or 5 course meal with a special chosen glass of wine per course.
Take your time to eat and enjoy the atmosphere that has been created and the very professional hosts. Keep in mind that you are in Amsterdam and your are in a Historical Monument so make the most of it!
It would be a great pity if you missed this so book in advance - A must!
Would be back tomorrow .......

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Bronwyn69
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MarleAlmere, Eigenaar at De Silveren Spiegel, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Dear Bronwyn69,

We were pleased to have welcomed you in de Silveren Spiegel and we would like to thank you for your feedback. Much appreciated!
Cannot wait to having you again.

Dutch Regards,
Family van der Hoff
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very pleasant evening in the oldest restaurant in Amsterdam”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We had a business dinner with quiet a large group of people on the first floor of these two small houses. Going up there was a challenge using narrow and steep stairs (but that was part of the fun!). Once on the first floor you realise how old is the building by the fact it is not flat at all: you feel like being on a sailing boat! Food was delicious, and the maitre d'hotel told us various stories about the building and its history. Very entertaining.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Bruno L
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MarleAlmere, Manager at De Silveren Spiegel, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Dear Bruno L,

All the team is much obliged for your excellent review.
We are striving for feedback like yours and we are so pleased that you appreciated our efforts to provide you memorable experience for a Large Business Group.
For us it is a great pleasure providing our Dutch Experience
We hope we would meet your high expectations if we had the chance to be welcoming you again.

Dutch Regards,
Family van der Hoff



Dutch Regards,
Family van der Hoff
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