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“A lovely Christmas dinner”

De Silveren Spiegel
Ranked #4 of 4 658 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$91 - US$114
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Centrum
Description: Elegance, tradition and hospitality are the core traits of one of Amsterdam’s finest restaurants, de Silveren Spiegel (the Silver Mirror). The restaurant dates from the Dutch Golden Age, the 17th century, so you can experience the ambiance of this time period. Breathtaking surroundings and a lovely diner. Private rooms for special occasions, parties or business meetings available. AT THIS MOMENT THE RESTAURANT IS CLOSED FOR EXTENDED RENOVATIONS. WE ARE HAPPY TO WELCOME YOU AGAIN IN THE SPRING OF 2017.
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We booked a table here for our Christmas dinner and were so happy we had. Our experience here topped off our Christmas holiday in Amsterdam. We took our ten year old daughter with us and although the menu was a set menu for the holidays, and aimed towards adult tastes, she also enjoyed the evening due to the wonderful hosts/servers (the parents of the chef) who were always praising her for eating everything and even brought her (along with us) in to meet their son the chef and his staff in the kitchen after we were done. The service was impeccable, the food and wine pairings phenomenal, and the ambience absolutely charming. Just be sure to note that the restaurant was fully booked, so do make sure to make reservations in advance.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Jim H H, Eigenaar at De Silveren Spiegel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Dear Rialoha,
Thank you so much for your nice review. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit in de Silveren Spiegel restaurant. Our chef Yves van der Hoff is responsible for the culinary works of art and for the creative Dutch influences in the menu and we’re convinced that he will be very pleased as well to read your lovely comments. We will share your review with our entire restaurant team and together with them and we are definitely looking forward to welcome you again in de Silveren Spiegel in order to satisfy all your culinary desires with yet another surprisingly culinary journey.

Sincerely,
Family van der Hoff

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Location - convenient; about a ten min walk from dam square

Setting - elegant but not stuffy . A few rooms with three or four tables in each room, plenty of space in between tables.

The food - absolutely amazing . It might have been one of the best multicourse dinners I have had in a long time . Every single dish was tasty and well prepared, and every course was decorated beautifully - but in a practical way (I. E. One could actually eat everything on the plate) . I really enjoyed the smoked eel, as well as the brill fish, but my favorite was the venison. Cooked medium rare, the meat was so tender and tasty - absolutely amazing.

The service - friendly and efficient .

I cannot wait to go back to de silveren spiegel...

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I tried the tasting menu and was not disappointed. Arrived early and was given full attention by the lovely & friendly staff. The wines matched the food perfectly, all in all a really nice meal.

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank John S
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Our party of 8 dined at De Silveren Spiegel in mid-October and could not have been more pleased. The lovely old building, decor, and candlelight all contributed to a warm and inviting ambiance. We all ordered the fixed menu, half of us opting for the wine pairing, and evenly split on the entrees as well. The food and presentation was outstanding ... creative and delicious. We found the staff attentive, unhurried, and eager to please, making the experience even more delightful. Fine dining at its very best.

Date of visit: October 2017
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1  Thank PanAm71
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

I had a very very nice dinner with a close friend of mine the other night here, it was a cold damp night. We had a very warm welcome as we entered and they looked at us and we looked like we could climb the stairs, so up we went. Very nice room, very quaint, very private, very romantic with the candles on the wall and tables. The meal was excellent, we had the 4 course and every course was top notch in presentation, taste and quality. This was a perfect evening, everything went perfectly, my friend was great company and enjoyed the meal, what else could you ask for, romantic restaurant , great food and service and beautiful company. Hats off to the server(s) and chef, I will be back !

Date of visit: January 2018
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4  Thank DrSecure98
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Jim H H, Eigenaar at De Silveren Spiegel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Dear DRSecure,

Thank you so much for your nice review. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit in de Silveren Spiegel restaurant. Our chef Yves van der Hoff is responsible for the culinary works of art and for the creative Dutch influences in the menu and we’re convinced that he will be very pleased as well to read your lovely comments. We will share your review with our entire restaurant team and together with them and we are definitely looking forward to welcome you again in de Silveren Spiegel in order to satisfy all your culinary desires with yet another surprisingly culinary journey.

Sincerely, Family van der Hoff

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