The surprise aspect of the menu was really intriguing. The two amuse bouches which were little morsels on a tree branch and a mojito foam masking a surprise bite, made us look forward to what was in store for the evening. The vegetarian soup was so flavorful and the pork cheeks were unbelievably tasty. Everything was gorgeously plated. The wait staff was very welcoming and attentive. Bravo to the chef and staff. It was the best meal we had on an 18 day trip.
21 August 2015
We had just arrived in Amsterdam and were looking for something close to our hotel, so we popped in on a whim. The atmosphere was very welcoming, the server was enthusiastic and helpful, and the food was delicious! We ordered the surprise menu (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) and were overwhelmed by the original, delicious options. The portions were just right and everything was balanced, from the appetizers to the dessert! The aperitif was very creative, and the wine worked perfectly with every course, which made for a very pleasant evening. Can't recommend this place enough!
16 August 2015
We had the 4 course 'surprise' menu. we were served a few extra surprise dishes at first that were very good. our first course was pigeon! though it was a little tough, have to say it was the best damn pigeon i ever tasted...;). main course was pork loin served with pork cheek. very good. good wine list. good service as well. enjoyed our meal, and would not hesitate to recommend to others.
15 August 2015
me and my wife went for her birthday and had the 3 course suprise menu, paired with wine. Starting from the service to the food and everything else was top class! I was amazed at the value for money and the food was amazing too. this was the highlight of our trip and would definatley reccomend eating there.
12 August 2015
I choose this restaurant from the many good reviews that I read on Trip Advisor and was very pleased with my selection. My husband and I had only two nights in Amsterdam and this was the "special" night out. We choose the 3-course chef's menu along with the wine pairings. All the plates were presented very artistically and in small portions. However, they did satisfy us without being too full. It was interesting to hear from the server what was included in each dish. So I would recommend it, but it's not a place I would take someone who prefers larger portions. The service was very good as well.
12 August 2015
Enjoyed everything about this restaurant, from the service to the unique, tasty, and aesthetically pleasing dishes. My friend and I were serviced like A list celebrities. I hope to come back some time.
6 August 2015
Hindsight is wonderful. If only we had known what Senses offered we would have been far more careful with our eating in Amsterdam that day. The restaurant is attached to the Albus Hotel in the city. Small - perhaps 40 settings - but with all the attention to detail and service experienced in much larger establishments. We limited ourselves to 1 course because of the aforementioned indulgence during the day, but our selections were presented in a very interesting way with a lot of attention to flavour, contrast and plate presentation. The house offerings of the appetiser and amuse bouche before the course we ordered were similarly outstanding and added immeasurably to the experience. Advice - starve during the day and try the chef's surprise menu. Will certainly be our strategy when next in Amsterdam!
28 July 2015
We have been charmed by this restaurant where hospitality is exceptional, particularly Natasja that is excellent service and very nice (cheers for the great effort in french) each dish is delicate and their presentation is an art, very subtle... not to be missed if you go to Amsterdam we will return... Valerie and Muriel
28 July 2015
I discovered this restaurant through Tripadvisor and I'm happy of this lovely experience. After having read the judgments and visited the site of the restaurant, I was intrigued for the surprise menus. I booked on line to have the certainty to try it.It's a pleasant and very calm place with few tables, with a creative cooking. I'm italian and i like cooking therfore when I go to a restaurant I like to try something new and new tastes: expectations not disappointed at Senses!!! I chose the 5 course Sensens surprise menu: very creative dishes. The best sense for me? The lavender bavarian! See you soon for new experiences...and sorry for my english
20 July 2015
We dined in Senses in July 2015. Reservations are required. We elected for the 'surprise' menu which comes with the choice of 3, 4, 5 or 6 courses. An amazing culinary experience. It was 45 Euros for fours courses, good value for money. We won't describe the dishes in too much detail to save the surprise, suffice to say, each was well designed, carefully balanced, flavourful and perfect from conception to execution. The service was fairly good and we appreciated the careful descriptions of the dishes by our waitress. Although observed that it wasn't consistently so with all waiting staff. Highly recommended, I would return again. Best for singles or couples rather than large group. The dining experience took 2.5 hours for four courses. Small restaurant, open kitchen, minimal decoration, attached to hotel. Limited a la carte menu as alternative.
18 July 2015