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“Delicious!”
Review of Restaurant Envy

Restaurant Envy
Ranked #316 of 3,897 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, 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.
New York City, New York
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71 reviews
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“Delicious!”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Our last night in Amsterdam and we had no idea where to eat. We found Restaurant Envy, what a perfect "last meal". We sat outside so the backdrop to our meal was the beautiful Prinsengracht. We never expected the food to top the view- but it did!
We tried food that we wouldn't have normally thought to try- even the avocado lime ice cream. Every bite was perfect! We will be back next year!

  • Visited July 2014
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“Snobby tapas”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Dark, dull, poorly explained. Tiny portions. This is tapas but they are too up themselves to name it as such. It is a con.

How does it take 30 mins to bring salami and bread? ("Sausage" is 5 slices of salami btw).

Don't waste your time. Utter nonsense. I pity the diners of Amsterdam if this is a special place.

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Paris
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“Great food with best service of Amsterdam”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

The menu is filled with smaller very good plates. I had the most beautiful beef tartare ever. Photo attached. But what makes the plase very special is the amazingly attentive staff. The see everything. Fix any little detail. And serve you in a very friendly and natural manner. Relaxed and professional. If i ever open a restaurant i'll steal the staff from here.

  • Visited July 2014
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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“Very Fine Food Indeed”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

There are a group of restaurants which are various anagrams of the word "ENVY". They each have different offerings. We were recommended ENVY by one of the others (sorry don't remember which other one now, may have been Vyne or Nevy) which was fully booked and so we reserved here instead. We were not disappointed for a minute. We had the set menu and the food, which we could see being prepared with immaculate precision and care, was absolutely delicious. Not cheap but lovely

  • Visited June 2014
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“excellent food”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Even if this is not my favorite kind of restaurant...too dark no cozy atmosphere no music at all.
I have to say that the food was excellent and the presentation as well in every detail, the staff is kind and professional.
The vine is expansive....

  • Visited July 2014
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