Fodor's Expert Review Restaurant Vermeer

$$$$ Red Light District Historical Fodor's Choice

Culinary surprises are the name of the game at this stately restaurant; instead of a menu, diners are presented with a list of seasonal ingredients (pear, cauliflower, and squid, for example) from which chef Chris Naylor whips up creative and masterful four-, five-, or six-course menus. Some of the vegetables and herbs come from the roof garden of the adjoining Barbizon Palace hotel. The gray-tone walls enlivened with paintings of flowers lend a contemporary yet formal air, and an army of waitstaff are on hand to ensure that the service is always impeccable. Each summer the restaurant closes for one month while the staff go on vacation (dates change year to year).

Historical Romantic Service Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Dinner $$$$ Contemporary Green Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Prins Hendrikkade 59-72
Amsterdam, North Holland  1012 AD, Netherlands

020-556–4885

www.restaurantvermeer.nl

Known For:
  • Brilliant cocktail and wine pairings
  • Vegetable-led, Michelin-starred cuisine
  • Quiet, refined atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun-Mon. No lunch, Credit cards accepted, Reservations essential

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