3 x restaurants for a romantic rendezvous
Allow these indulgent restaurants to set the tone for date night. Simply add a great bottle of wine, candlelight and scintillating conversation.
We’ve admired chef-owner Graham Mee since his Michelin-starred Le Restaurant days, but enjoyed his clever creations even more in the comfortably casual setting of his year-old restaurant. Expect creative combinations, such as salmon with gin fizz, yuzu-avocado and sea kale or salsify, duck egg, fermented garlic, kombu and barilla, and desserts to die for. From €38,00 for 3-courses.
With valet parking and plush red velvet, you may feel like a mob movie extra, but don’t let that put you off this Museum District marvel. The flattering lighting is fab for first dates and the cooking is as well rounded as the furniture. Nibble on classic Dutch shrimp croquettes with herbed mustard while deciding between three 3-course menus (‘land’, ‘sea’ or ‘chef’s choice’, from €37.00).
This centrally-located Pan-Asian eatery offers shareable dishes such as sushi, vegetable dumplings and Korean short ribs. Owned by the sisters Wang, who came up in their parents’ Chinese restaurant, the excellent food and service here leave little doubt that the hospitality gene was successfully passed on. For more privacy, book a table in the Champagne Lounge with its secluded candlelit booths.
Prins Hendrikkade 106A
Text: Karin Engelbrecht for A-Mag Amsterdam Magazine May – June 2017