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“Amazing!”
Review of Restaurant Envy

Restaurant Envy
Ranked #316 of 4,138 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Description: Fifteen restaurant in Amsterdam is an exciting offshoot of Jamie Oliver’s famous Fifteen London, a great example of one set of dynamic, generous people inspiring others to act. In this case, the ‘others’ are Sarriel Taus and Coen Alewijnse who have created this combination restaurant and chef’s school in partnership with Fifteen London to benefit the struggling young people of Amsterdam. So what’s it like at the dining end of the equation? Very cool. The arty cosmopolitan style includes vibrant graffiti-scrawled sheet metal walls contrasting nice with the smart, sleek modern lines, designer seating and white table cloths. The restaurant seats up to 200, yet can still feel right for an dinner a deux. Each night a tasting menu is on offer, inspired by Jamie Oliver incorporating only the freshest regional produce. The modern Italian menu changes weekly and includes one of Jamie’s favourite antipasti to start, a first dish of fresh pasta, gnocchi or risotto, second course of meat, fish, poultry or game, and, we’re quoting here, ‘a wicked dessert’. A wine tasting menu is available to match the food tasting menu, or choose your own from the excellent list.
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Recommended by a friend, and so glad we followed his advice. We had the 5-course chef's tasting menu and it was fantastic. Super fresh ingredients, interesting combinations and techniques (foam!). Portions were appropriate for the small plates theme. Wine and drinks lists were large; wait staff very attentive and knowledgeable. Even when it got crowded, we could still chat comfortably at our large communal table. Highly recommend.

Thank margot l
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Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

We went to Envy as a family of 2 adults and 3 children to try a decent restaurant in Amsterdam: we chose the chef menu for the 5 of us. We particularly enjoyed the appetisers with jamon iberico, the mackerel with scallop and the different types of cheese. A really nice evening with really good food in a country not well known for it. And the staff was very kind.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

The owner of the apartment we rented recommended Envy as a nearby good choice. It's a small place and we needed to make a reservation. The restaurant is long and narrow. The food is mostly high-end small plates, like Dutch tapas. We had some slices of Dutch sausage, a small fish dish and a mixed salad. I would say that only the salad was memorable: generous, fresh and interesting. The sliced sausage was kind of meager and you needed to peel off the outer casing. They served a few slices of bread, which we quickly consumed. We asked for more and they brought a platter of bread, a "truffle cream" and mustard. We were pleased with this but were not told that it came with a charge of 4.50 euros. The environment is stylish if a little stark. The service was efficient. We certainly did not leave over-full.

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Thank Barry17149021
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We stumbled across Envy having read the reviews and as it was late morning they had plenty of room for an early lunch. Great choice of wines by the glass, lovely tapas-style food - good cheese and cold meat choices and lovely surroundings.

Thank HT1359
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Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

We had a great dinner outside on the terrace. The delicatesses are absolutely great, especially enjoyed the foie gras, steak tartare, lobster and lamb! Really enjoyed the service, which was perfect.
We will definitely return!!!

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