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“Good food but most terrible service ever ”
Review of Restaurant Choux

Restaurant Choux
Ranked #193 of 4 612 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Centrum
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Neighbourhood: Centrum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is nice and justifies the pricing. However, there is one aspect which was really really below par. And I’ve read other reviews before and I guess it’s a matter of luck (or unfortunate): HORRIBLE SERVICE - our waitress was not interested at all or helpful to us.

Every time she brought the dishes, she basically explained it like a machine without any passion. Also, never was being asked how the food was. We felt also being rushed as if they wanted to do a second round. Also when we finished the last course there was no question at all whether we wanted anything else. Never seen this before!

Some courses were served by different waiters who did ask those questions but our “main” waitress just didn’t do anything of it.

All in all, the food was nice and had a great evening but if you want to be in a certain league every restaurant knows that customer service should be number one and this clearly wasn’t the case.

Regardless, the food is still good but then you have to be lucky which waitress you get :)

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank fer98
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Choux is a really superb restaurant. Amazing preparation, highly creative, great ingredients.
Either they do not want to have a Michelin star or Michelin failed to visit them. But for the guest that is fine as prices are really comfortable now.
Great choice of wines, beers, sake and more. And, yes, superb for veggies too.
To our astonishment boss Figo recognized us (it is nearly two years ago that we visited this restaurant as we do not live in Amsterdam) and even knew where we were seated.
My wife and I are both decent cooks, but what the Choux chef does is beyond our capacities and imagination.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank n_wiedenhof
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

The food at this restaurant is outstanding. The dishes are beautiful and the ingredients in each dish sing out...... they are not over complex but the intensity of flavours must not be missed.
The dining room is relaxed and brasserie like, very open and yet not too noisy!
The staff are attentive and take their food seriously.... not to be mistaken for haute behaviour.
We thought it was outstanding . It’s out of town so you need a booking and a taxi!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lulu2412
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

We had a walking dinner upstairs in this building. A 5-course menu. Each dish was super delicious and plated carefully. Each dish consisted of many well-balanced and surprising ingredients. We did not expect this quality of food and service. Will surely come back again, because if the Choux Restaurant on the ground floor provides the same quality.... yummie!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank Captain_Cee
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We had the three course lunch set up (theere is a 4 & too) and although the pre-explaining was a bit intimidating - we allowed our waiter to guide us and place our choices almost entirely on him. The three dishes served were excellent each one on it’s right. I certainly suggest to anyone to trust your waiter and go for it. The pictures below show you the way.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 79aggie
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