Excellent and surprising experience. Second time in two years, and great sensation, once again. Creative chef, supporting personnel.
21 December 2019
Very attentive service and great taste! Unluckily we were too late for a reservation for dinner. So what we could get was a 4 course lunch: every course (and the Amuses and the Pre-Dessert!) well balanced in the flavours and textures and lovely to look at. Amazing, not to be missed. We will return for the 7 courses dinner!
15 December 2019
I was slightly reluctant to book Senses, purely because a photo of the room made the décor look a little garish, but I am SO glad I did! The room was perfectly pleasant – indeed smart and stylish – but more importantly the dinner was sensational! We took the 5 course tasting menu at 63 Euros and asked to share a wine pairing (charged not unfairly at 51 Euros, instead of the usual 45), as we didn’t want to drink too much. There were no less than 5 amuse-bouches, served in 3 “waves”, and everyone of them showed enormous skill and originality, setting the tone for what was to follow. There was barely a single item that didn’t show some ingredient or technique (sometimes both) that we’d never come across before. But it wasn’t all about surprise or showing off. These were quite simply some of the most delicious flavours enjoyed in a long a while. The wines were all interesting (mostly quite unusual) and well-matched. The service throughout was delightful. Relaxed but extremely prompt and professional. We liked the fact that both the waiting staff and the cooks in the open kitchen were all smartly dressed in black (right down to black gloves for the waiters!). A minor grumble: 11 Euros for a modest glass of Dutch sparkling wine (suggested at the table with no price indication) seemed slightly steep and out of line with the pricing generally. We were glad we didn’t order the alternative of champagne! (By the way, for those who didn’t know the Dutch made wine: they make it from bought in grapes, grown elsewhere, apparently.) But that’s a detail. There is no way I would visit Amsterdam again without including Senses.
14 December 2019
Senses is the kind of restaurant where you go for the love of food, of experiencing new tastes and to admire the ingenuity of people who so cleverly experiment to surprise our tasting buds. We had a 5-course dinner that with amuses grew to a 8-course, each one a little adventure, with inspiration and ingredients from all around the world. And to go with it some carefully selected wines that were just perfect, the only small note here was the dessert wine that should have been a little sweeter to balance the fruity food. The absolute killer was a La Rioja Alta from 2007, a wine that had everything. We left with big smiles on our faces!
13 December 2019
We had the 7 course taster meal with matching wines. It was a fabulous evening with such high quality food and wine. Staff were very attentive. We enjoyed seeing the magic happening in the kitchen. It is a small and perfectly formed restaurant. Would definitely recommend.
24 November 2019
There is a small changing menu but everything on it - fish and veg particulary - are delicious. Well worth the money.
20 November 2019
We ate here last week. Eat here. It's just FANTASTIC. We had the 6 course tasting menu with matching wines. Really, REALLY good.
13 November 2019
Everything works to perfection at Senses: the welcome by staff, the decor of the room, the acoustics with low-level conversation, the dishes, the wine. The dishes will be chosen for you, if you go for a 5 course menu (with an added 2 amuses bouches), so every dish is a surprise, in sight, texture and flavours. Every dish is presented on its own special plate or bowl with patterns of colours, gold etc., which adds to the amazing experience. The dishes are small and delicate, which force you to slow down and really concentrate on what it is you are eating. The flavours are subtle, a godsend these days where we are otherwise bombarded with salty spicy fatty food. One of my absolute favourite restaurants.
12 November 2019
It was our last lunchtime in Amsterdam and to our delight the best meal we had during our three days escapade. The presentation, texture, taste, colour of the food was AMAZING and duly awakened our SENSES. Service was excellent. We had the three courses tasting menu complimented by numerous "amuses bouche". Would definitely recommend.
4 November 2019
This was a surprise birthday dinner for my husband while we were in Amsterdam, visiting from Maui, Hawaii. I had read the many reviews on line and WE WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED! What a unique and delicious experience! Go with an open, adventurous mind - you will not be disappointed! We had the 5 course dinner, paired with the wines suggested by Senses and it was an evening not to be forgotten!
4 November 2019