THE DUCHESS

4.3
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164 reviews
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€51 and over
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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.
What 164 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.5
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3.9
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Waiter was a salesman, expensive fish served cold overall we paid a lot and ate much less.

L
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was delicious. The labor in each plate was apparent and everything was delicious. The candy explosion is a must for desert!

N
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food. Our host gave perfect recommendations and was so sweet. The food was perfect. Don’t waste your time on the chocolate... the rest of the desserts are amazing

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Delicious food. Great anbience

m
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I dined at THE DUCHESS on a Sunday night. This was my second time at the restaurant - the first time was on a busy evening 2.5 years ago. My recent experience was night and day different from the first time. The short rib pasta was incredibly salty, the ambiance was boring, and the service was super slow. We were comped a dessert because of the pasta, which was certainly nice of the staff. I’m hoping that it was due to it being Sunday, but truly a disappointing experience.

BE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super restaurant, les plats sont vraiment vraiment bon, les cocktails parfaits, rien à reprocher, pas une seule faute de leur part. Au top

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!!

GS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly beautiful food, great wines, and personal'international'service. The Duchess never fails to impress and guarantees a fantastic evening out.

OT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience last year so we decided to come back again. What a great decision that was. Everything was just marvellous. Food was out of this world. Service was ... well I can just say Lola made everything even more special with her beautiful smile. Thank you very much for an unforgettable evening guys. I will be back each time I visit Amsterdam. Hope to see you very soon.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences ever. Nothing was overlooked and the food was incredible.

JM
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been back in over 18 months and wasn’t disappointed. 11/10 for everything

BH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was telling. Very good and very tasty. Service was impeccable. Ambiance levels I think dress nice in this place, very classy.

A
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The food is very good. The ambience disgusting. Too low lights and too loud very bad music beats. It is impossible to enjoy the meal.

AM
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

+ Decoration - awesome interior and the building itself is gorgeous.
+ Personnel - in general very friendly

- Value for money - for this price there are some much better options in Amsterdam!
- Food - in general very average.

MB
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Super friendly and inviting. Highly recommended!

IZ
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was good but we were disappointed about the innovation of the food since it is Michelin star

P
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très bel endroit, nourriture excellente, service impeccable, addition un peu élevée mais comme tout était parfait, ça passe !

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N
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food & Service was great. Fantastic place. In my opinion however to expensive

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super! Heerlijk eten, prachtige locatie

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YG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our dinner in the restaurant.
Food and service were beyond our expectations and made our short trip to Amsterdam even better.
Scallops and crab is a must-try!
We will be back for sure!

C
Berlin
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Toller Raum, sehr gutes Essen, super Service, junges, freundliches Personal.

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IT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lekker gegeten maar niks bijzonders. Vond de prijs kwaliteit verhouding niet juist. Prachtige locatie, helaas zaten wij dichtbij de deuren dus frisjes.... de muziek stond naar mijn smaak iets te luid en de ober kwam iets te vaak langs om te vragen of alles ok was. Lekker gegeten en goede wijn maar zou hier niet snel nog een keer heengaan.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Duchess is a really cool and elegant place. The service was very nice. The place is gorgeous and the food is delicious. We all wanted to eat rather light on January 2nd and the vegetables dishes were so tasty we had a blast. The price was really reasonable for such a place as well.

T
Amsterdam
16 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining with friends. Food, especially the Wellington, was perfect. Friendly waiter and good pace to the meal.

OT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Mal SERVICIO

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A
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Never lived up to the expectations of what I am accustom to when it comes to a Michelin star establishment. The food was average and no where near being amazing. Had to attend to our own wine at times. The beef tartar which is my favourite just seemed to lack that wow factor. Duck orange seemed overcooked and lacked imagination. Beef wellington was like cutting butter yes but found the mushroom element lazy. The concept of also sending the food when it’s ready sets the tone for the overall service. Everyone seems to be rushing around and they don’t actually seem to appreciate you being there. It felt like they just wanted to feed and water you, take your money and send you on your way. Partners main course arrived with my side order, by the time my main course arrived she had almost finished. Surely all those chefs in the kitchen can communicate and organise cooking times so everything is sent at the same time? For the overall cost we truly expected more. The only saving grace of the evening was the lovely hostess in the tea room.

F
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Wij hebben 2 maanden geleden een tafel gereserveerd , krijgen wij een tafeltje waar de meeste doorloop is , hebben een ander tafeltje gevraagd en gekregen , wel vreemd dat deze tafel niet gelijk aangeboden wordt. Prijs kwaliteit staat niet in verhouding, bestelde de zeetong en vroeg of ik hem zelf mocht fileren , kon niet omdat er zeetong filets ingekocht werden? Kreeg alleen zeetong filets zonder groente voor de prijs van 45 euro , bestelde een fles wijn , die wij in Spanje ook vaak drinken , prijs in dit restaurant is echter 50 euro duurder dan in het restaurant in Spanje , een dag later bij la Rive gegeten , geen ster maar duizend maal beter dan THE DUCHESS

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C
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

friendly staff but not on top of it. he brought the sandwiches but came 10 min later to check if the matching tea was there - it was not; that was his job so obviously he had forgotten.
presentation was a bit poor, the first 2 rounds were presented on a simple plate.

M
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

In my opinion it is not a Michelin type service and even though the food is good it does not surprise in any way as you would expect in a star restaurant.

PH
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Prima eten, goede bediening, mooie entourage, vaag publiek.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

In one word, disappointing, we had very high hopes for this place and they managed to go wrong in every aspect, the only positive thing to say on this place is the decore and the nice space other than that all very bad, the food was either not slated at all or way too salty, the service was awful, I wouldn't accept this kind of food and service in any restaurant especially not one that claims to be as good as this one. I will not come back and I will not recommend.

CK
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was gorgeous! Service could have been better.

OT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très joli endroit bonne table expérience de partage des plats assez surprenante mais très amusante bonne musique d’ambiance bref belle soirée idem dans la journée !

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y
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our second visit had the impression that the first visit left a better impression. Then we were overwhelmed by the flavours, this time it was not the case, still the food was good, but still first time was better.

MK
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I do not know how this restaurant has earned a Michelin star. Our visit was an overall disappointment. In honor of my parents 70th birthday's we wanted to treat them to a fine-dining experience, unfortunately it fell short of our expectations. Service staff were very pushy in trying to up-sell alcohol, even proposing a bottle of wine twice as much as the one we had selected. We went for the chef's surprise menu which was essentially the "chef" choosing a la carte for us. The food is decent, sharing plates, but nothing exceptional. The atmosphere was also disappointing, very loud, and the dress code means nothing. In essence it is a glorified hotel restaurant, their website does not match the experience they so claim to provide. I would not recommend eating here as it is over-priced for the quality you expect from a fine-dining experience. I won't even go into how a marble ended up in my water glass...

K
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were vacationing in Amsterdam during the holidays and a good friend of ours recommended going to this restaurant. We had dinner on 12/26 (2nd Christmas Day) and they offered a prefixed menu which was outstanding for 99 eur each.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

We were there for Christmas. The food we got served as a group of 4 was just as much and maybe less then the table next to us. We went out hungry. And the meal cost us almost euro 600 for 4 persons.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great. dessert i recommend: chocolate explosion.

RV
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Het was echt geweldig van begin tot eind!

Roland Vos

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DP
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Always surprised me that The Duchess got a star but i thought I'd try it again and see if it deserved it after trying a few time previously.
The place is beautiful but the food isn't star worthy and expensive.
The service is very disconnected and and timing and care seem very mechanical.
Some of the staff are excellent but seem stressed trying to keep it all together.
Very little care and information about the wine and our whole christmas dining experience wasn't the standard we've experienced in many other restaurants in Amsterdam.