THE DUCHESS

4.4
329 reviews
€51 and over
Mediterranean
THE DUCHESS, inspired by the splendour and eminence of the Belle Époque, took residence in Amsterdam as of the summer of 2015. True to her imperial roots, THE DUCHESS resides in one of the best-kept historic gems, the former KAS Bank and W Hotel Amsterdam, where she will introduce her guest to the elegance of traditional London hospitality balanced with Viennese grandeur. Her royal nature is captured in the refined flavours from Southern France and Italy, known as Nouveau-Niçoise Cuisine. The custom-made Molteni kitchen is an impressive centrepiece fit for a royal, where the light and pure dishes arise alongside decadently delicious desserts. THE DUCHESS menu is one of intricate simplicity with eclectic classics as luscious Fruits de Mer platters, Rotisserie and grill specialties as well as homemade ice-cream coupes prepared at the table.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 329 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Had a delicious dinner but it is extremely annoying to be asked to leave the table after two hours for such an expensive restaurant. We were asked to go to the lounge where the chairs are extremely uncomfortable and we left quite early because of this. Not a good place to go when you want to catch up with friends as you will be thrown out after two hours. Really a shame. Would be going much mote often if they didn’t have this stupid rule. Same issue at Mr Porter. This is the reason I often chose other restaurants as I want to feel welcome and I want to feel like I don’t have to watch the time and have a nice and relaxing time out.

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OpenTable Diner
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Goede locatie en perfecte bediening. De muziek keuze is minder en het volume is te hoog om een normale conversatie te voeren. Prijs kwaliteit verhouding is een beetje uit het verband.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, maybe the concept of sharing should be changed…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personal attention and dessert to match the occasion.

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ArikS
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's great restaurant good service great food
Atmosphere is so good with good energy

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OpenTable Diner
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Eten was perfect.
Geen specifieke aandacht voor vegetariërs.
Maar de snelheid van opdiening (alle voor en hoofdgerechten kwamen al binnen half uur op tafel) gaf een opgejaagd en onnodig onwelkom en onaangenaam gevoel.

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FloorS
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience super friendly staff and delicious food

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Vincent
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good looking place but the quality of the food could be better. You don't get where you pay for. Expensive pricing.

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Irina
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The restaurant has a wonderful, gezelig atmosphere and the food is truly delicious. I was mesmerized by the zucchini and tuna tartar starters. Do make a reservation if you are planning to visit and be aware that it gets quite crowded and loud in the weekend for dinner. That makes the staff to be less attentive and slower to react. They forgot my bday goodie and we had to ask for the check after having waited for someone to notice we have finished our dinner. Nevertheless, the staff is very respectful, always smiling and very reactive to everything we wanted.

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VanessaV
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great high tea and wonderful service but not very friendly on the phone. The sweet part of the high tea was very bad (except the scone!), it was basically cream in different forms and shapes. Very disappointing. The savory part was great. The scone was the best i ever had. But really more variation is needed for the sweet part of the tea! Wonderful tea’s, great quality.

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josR
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice restaurant good food and excellent service. Only got a strange feeling when the sommelier offered a 200 eur bottle of wine and gave us a degraded feeling when I asked for the price and did not want to order it. Other staff was very nice. Thanks Jos

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Vince
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good food but overrated. Too much embellishment to cover up the lack of real quality. We expected more class

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LindeL
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere and great service!
Don’t take the zucchini with truffle - All other dishes where amazing.

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Jay1
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Too loud, too warm, too touristic, music too loud. Food good, but no real value for money.

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joeril
Amsterdam
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Amsterdam. Food, cocktails, ambient, service...

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LoekJ
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

First disappointment ever in a Michelin Restaurant(and that on my Birthday...), not being told there was a time slot we felt very rushed and staff was too pushy. Starters not ok from price/value perspective, main and desert perfect. We like to take our time for dinner so hopefully next time better.......

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Arie
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Very rushed service, raising our stress level at each contact, rather then adding to a relaxing experience. To be honoust disappointing and unnescessary. A bit less pushy and rushed would make a big difference in this nice environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing loved it great food and drinks

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ReginaldL
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was good. I wasn't wowed by the dishes. The spaghetti and caviar was a pleasant surprise. The beff Wellington was too full. I couldn't finish it. The chocolate surprise dessert was excellent.

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CharlotteC
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved everything about the restaurant. The food was great, the staff was lovely and was really helpful with making decisions about the food.

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Iren
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the cocktails and dessers are an absolute treat and the hospitality from the team is unmatchable

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Everything was amazing. We will come back!

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VTDB
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

- Service -
This was very rushed, we had 4 different waiters asking if we were ready to order within the first 5 minutes of being seated.
- Ambience - The noise levels and lighting unpleasant, the lights were pulsing and distracting and the volume too loud. The room decorations and tables were done well, so were the toilets. - Food - The dishes were served separately and as quickly as the kitchen plates it, this could work since the dishes are meant for sharing. We felt this retracted from the Michelin experience and we finished 2 starters, 2 mains and a side within 45 minutes. The quality of the food was not as hoped for, we would not give any of the dishes a Michelin passing grade. We had the tomato carpaccio, royal steak tartare, the 10 types of mushroom with risotto and the Beef Wellington with a potato mash with truffle on the side. - Summary - The service and food were rushed, it felt like Michelin fastfood - lacking the quality. The general vibe is not relaxing and we spent €180 and were out within the hour. We had 8-9 different waiters and there was not a moment where we felt relaxed.
We would highly discourage anyone to go here. None of the elements of a high quality dining service was on the Michelin level.
- P.S. OpenTable doesn’t allow for nice spacing so had to add hyphens to make it more readable

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JoaquimV
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with lovely and couteous staff. The selection of food and beverages is very diverse, something for everyone, veggie options nice as well

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Sandra
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute joy to dine here. Beautiful and stylish restaurant situated in an old bank building which has been converted into a luxury hotel. Very kind staff and, most importantly, incredibly tasty food. A well deserved Michelin star. We will definitely be back here sometime soon.

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Foodie827
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Andreas who also made sure to attend to the birthday of my mother. Great food and service overall. Till next time.

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PeggyE
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time here, it was a birthday surprise dinner for my husband. And they really surprised him with a Amazing dessert. That was my request. Our table lady was perfect she Made us feel very welcome en served outstanding. The food was delicious. Everything was perfect , exept for the music .. we thought is was a bit to loud. But… we are definitely coming back in the future!! Thanks so much for a high end Lovely evening.

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VassilisM
Belgium
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il n’y a que les imbeciles qui ne changent pas d’avis.
Après une première visite pas du tout réussie, nous avons réitéré l’expérience le surlendemain, car nous avions eu le sentiment d’être passés à côté de quelque chose.
Grand bien nous en a pris, quelle soirée mémorable ! L’accueil fut plus que professionnel, exceptionnel je dirais. Merci Francesca -)).
Nous avons eu la chance d’être installés au bar, ou l’équipe excelle.
Nous avons privilégié les entrées et tous les plats ont été délicieux.
Une belle (re)découverte et une grande envie de revenir.
Merci à toute l’équipe !
V. & S.
(P.S. : mention spéciale pour le Twinkle cocktail : Grey goose + liqueur de fleur de sureau + Ruinart, un délice)

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Cyrille
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice moment and what a quality of food! the crew is very friendly
I will come back!

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EdenM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s located in a great area right by Mr. Porter and Soho house. Beautiful interior right when you walk in. The service was better than most in Europe and the Mushroom Risotto was the best dish I had in Amsterdam!

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RibF
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I went for dinner and the food was really disappointing. No idea why this restaurant has got a Michelin star. Only the desert was decent. Definitely not worth it.

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Hunny
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was even better than my expectations. The staff was very professional and made it a nice dinner.

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JeffR
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Duchess never fails to impress. From their creative cocktails to the superb array of foods, it can be hard to choose the right dish. Of course there isn’t a wrong dish here. Two things that would enhance the experience more so would be to have the acoustics a little different so it wasn’t always so loud. The second is to have more than one small brioche placed on the table at the start of the meal. The majority of their dishes are in succulent sublime sauces and the brioche would be a most excellent way to savor the last bits!

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ChristinaK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

It was over an hour before we got out main despite later tables around us getting them faster.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Wellington & King Crab. The Beluga Caviar pasta was amazing as well, especially with the wine pairing recommendation. Crème Brule sealed the deal!

Kudos to the staff!

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AndreV
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Topzaak goeie sfeer heerlijk eten vooral de pasta met kaviaar onze favoriet ,goeie cocktails

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Bert
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

If you want a fast excellent bite to eat go to Duchess. If you want to have a night out find other places. For a Michelin star restaurant the experience was poor. No bites with a glass of champagne. No amuses. Sharing food from one plate was a new and strange experience.

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EdgarA
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing place to enjoy a lovely lunch or dinner with friends or family

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our best dining experience in Amsterdam! Too service and food.

FAQs

THE DUCHESS is rated 4.4 stars by 329 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.