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THE DUCHESS

4.2
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267 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 267 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a delight. Food and service on point. Laidback elegance.

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RudiG
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Except for one person (tall blond young lady) it was unkind, impatient and arrogant staff.
Nobody wore mouth caps, and several new incoming guests were cuddled. The food was reasonable, but for now we will not come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a birthday celebration at Duchess, the food was amazing, so as service! 5 stars

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59bb59
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Staff is a bit arrogant and they were not wearing facemask which is highly recommended in Amsterdam

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Alicia
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

good atmosphere, nice drinks and amazing food. The service was nice and the chefs table a nice experience

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StephM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Definitely not worth a Michelin star. The food is fine but not special and easily doable to make at home. Service was not close to how I experience Michelin star restaurants. They put the cheese board on the table without telling me what kind of cheeses they were, had to ask for a matching wine myself. I can name 100 other reasons.

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Marietje2702
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Veel te gehaast, onpersoonlijk en snel. Mijn man kreeg zijn hoofdgerecht 10(!!!!) minuten eerder dan ik( terwijl we met zijn tweeen waren.
Zeker geen aanrader. Het eten was lekker maar de rest erom heen was zo slecht dat het geen herhaling voor ons wordt

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BernyP
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Music too loud.
We only ordered starter and main, but for the staff it was too difficult too serve starter and main for the both of us at the same time.
So, when wy wife was eating I was watching, and the other way around.
Not a typical "Michelin star experience". We had higher expectations.

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Hanneke
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great location in the centre of Amsterdam and an amazing building. The food and the sharing principle was really nice. Although we had to ask for the wine accompanying our dessert, did not really get an apology and I would rather have a specific waiter serving one table instead of seeing many passing by, we really enjoyed our night and would definitely recommend others to go there.

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ChantalR
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely stylish dining room, great food, excellent service. I will definitely return for another dinner and also to try more of the menu!

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Marh
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service is on a hurry, we had to call out more than a few times. Waiter was gracious but also not keeping distance and even touched our shoulders a few times...not acceptable in COVID time. Food was too heavy, buttery and the temperature in the restaurant way too hot. Also the noise in our corner is due to the bad acoustic, terrible and not pleasant. Not a good balance in price/quality. Too bad, I expected much more for the 4th visit there.

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AlexisH
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really not great.
I would like a refund.
It was not good and service is really poor. I have never seen that before.

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OpenTable Diner
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Naar onze mening het beste restaurant in Amsterdam 👌 het eten is voortreffelijk!

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Sanne
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great evening, great food, great ambiance. Slight comment is the rapid pace in which the courses are being served.

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MikeZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Prijs kwaliteit verhouding klopt totaal niet. Voor twee personen een menu genomen, maar het leek een menu voor één persoon

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PeterN
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

No Dutch was spoken, although we are Dutch and live in Amsterdam and the restaurant is in the centre of Amsterdam. The ambience is nice. We took the menu plus wine arrangement. The food was absolutely not up to Michelin star standard. Sea bass carpaccio too peppery and minuscule portions. Steak tartare was plain and tasteless, accompanied by indefinite pieces of chewy toast. Meat was okay, gluey mashed potatoes (!) from a package, unimaginative roasted asparagus. We never knew what red wine we had, because nobody told us. Dessert: chocolate explosion of cheap chocolate with puke inside. Next day we were sick, probably from steak tartare. It cost us 350 euro's!

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NathornP
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice ambiance. The food is great. The staffs are friendly and provided great service. We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Place was lovely! They did forget ours cocktails but when we made them aware they gave us them on the house. Also they didn’t really attend to you as expected. Apart from that the food was delicious and the atmosphere really nice, would definitely go back.

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Chantalv
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a delicious seafood pasta with a variety of excellent prepared pieces of seafood. The starters of tuna and seabass were really good but not as exquisite as the main course. Excellent service and international atmosphere. We had a lovely evening!

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FahdA
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

We really didnt like the food and the music choice. The food was expensive en not worth it. We were done in a hour.

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CeciliaN
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Not Michelen star service. Waiters are polite but totally not personal touch. No wine recommendations. Glass empty and no offer of new wine. All running around with too loud music.
I have had so much more better service in cheaper places. Food is fine. Mash potatoes very disappointing. Wine is not poured at the table ???

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Marjod
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Perfecte high tea, heerlijke hapjes. Goede service.

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OliverZ
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waiter was not interested , slightly arrogant. generally beautiful ambiance, however strange bit dodgy clientele.

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MathiasD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere, food is overpriced for the quality.

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GabHel
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alles van de voorafjes menu. De rib was een beetje minder.

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CharlesM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was amazing !
The food was really good too (and i am french...) and the cocktails were absolutely divines.

Thanks a lot

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Mirazur
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

In times of Corona too crowded and unsafe. Let me say first that I don’t like the approach of Michelin star place to set max time you can stay! Very unfriendly! Food was okay but not fantastic. Price value is out of range. Spending just under €400 with two, there are much better places to go in Amsterdam. Service very bad, because too many customers. Not Michelin star worthy! Ordering an expensive bottle of champagne, but not there when the starters arrive, and having ask for it... Never ever I had this at a Michelin star restaurant. Stay away!

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OanaS
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, though a bit under-seasoned, but they didn't have doggybags which was pretty terrible, since we wanted to order a few different things to taste, but couldn't eat everything, so we had to leave quite a bit of food behind.

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59bb59
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good food
Staff a bit female unfriendly.
Music a bit too laud pretentious hip🤨

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Dennis
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as usual, a very nice place to have lunch or dinner, very good quality

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SamuelJdl
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect- : food, service, music, environment

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WSeedorf
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best service i ever had! And the best thing was that they surprised us with some small firework because it was our 9 years anniversary

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DickN
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Very special ambiance. Friendly staff. Service in English and Dutch was made available.

One suggestions: serve shared plates with its own cutlery, rather than each guest using its own fork/knife to scoop food from the shared plates.

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NWNB
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Every dish was de-li-cious! Service excellent. Days after we still talk about the great dishes :)

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Johannesv
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is more than outstanding! Only problem is that they serve it at Mc Donalds speed. Next visit I will ask them to slow down a bit more! Atmosphere , location is super and the staff is very friendly

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George
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Only comment is that with the exceptional high tropical temperatures it would have been nice to have AC ! But the food and service were excellent. Definitely highly recommended.

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OlavK
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an lovely afternoon tea! Everything we ate was delicious and they even changed some of the courses to our preferences.
If you are as tall as me (19mcm) ask for a seat on a chair instead of the couch.
Waiter was really kind and explained everything well!
I would recommend this to other!

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GeeromsJ
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience, from the starter until our desert! The service was amazing and the food was delicious! Amazing location and wonderful service. I can imagine there would be more noise when there are more people but still a must go!

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AdriaanM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual great food, good ambiance and great service

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RSJA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Consistently very good. Big menu, but some added specials here and there would not hurt for more frequent diners.

FAQs

THE DUCHESS is rated 4.2 stars by 267 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.