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THE DUCHESS

4.3
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252 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 252 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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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JosV
New York Area
1 review
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.

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MagS
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.
Unique atmosphere.
Perfect meat. Perfect service.

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vipsundinner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful drinks menu inside a Time Travel machine.

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vipRJD1
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster salad was delicious, beluga caviar pasta was also very delicious

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ACelen
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambiance was good as always.. one of the best kitchen in the land!

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vipAidid
London
69 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Slow service but great bar team

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SalomeA
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a real pleasure to come in your restaurant.
The food was exceptional, our waitress was great and attentive.
A great experience, I would recommand it to everyone.

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joeril
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always nice to eat in your restaurant. very nice service good atmosphere and great food. see you soon again... (work or private)

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DebbieW
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu had plenty of choice. It was very creative, the foie gras donuts were to die for
The presentation was amazing
The quality of food made it extremely excellent value for money
Thank you for helping us celebrate my husband/Dad’s 60th birthday in style

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Ozzie
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Duchess for my husband's birthday. Everything (food, service, athmosphere etc) was incredible and we left the place with a great satisfaction.

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Daand
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Actually this is a failure of Michelin. The fact that they give this restaurant a star is a sign getting deranged. If it wouldn't have a star I would say: just another overpriced Amsterdam restaurant in the higher range with reasonable food.
The building is nice but you forget it with the ambiance of the staff that is kind, but uncapable, clumsy and unwitty with what they do. They do try to be kind, but that doesn't Four different waiters in 4 minutes asking you the same, in different languages, asking for allergies that you already sent in advance that they didn't know of. All the time offering to poor our glasses so that we just couldn't get a conversation with the people on the table. No sommelier, no good winelist just one bottle under $ 100,- . The music very loud and the style not in place to our taste. The food was just good, would it be for half of the price. For this price - we ate (no drinks) for $ 120 pp- strong under level what one might expect. E.g. no amuses at all. The customers they attract don't help the atmosphere, mainly tourists, quite a few of them only with screens (laptops, phones) on the table not communicating with eachother with headsets and hoodies. Not just one table, quite a few. Amazing. Again, not my taste. If it is your's then this is your place.

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Wwfood
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Starters were great, but main course was disappointing simple (pepper steak & mashed potatoes, seriously?)

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ReneR
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great and superb place, must visit when in town, great ambiance

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Pieter
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The restaurant was not as expected. We have been to several Michelin star restaurants, and had some expectations coming in. Starting with the service, this was below average in level of attention and detail in explaining the dishes. The food itself was also mediocre at best, a lot of cheaper restaurants get you a better quality or at least something a bit more special. Overall we felt disappointed in the whole experience when we left.

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Annette
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High tea op zondag was een mooie en lekkere ervaring! Genoten van de verschillende thee soorten, kleine, lekkere, mooie hapje en taartjes in een schitterende ambiance.

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Dirigento
Nuremberg
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicilous food in a stunning location

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THE DUCHESS is rated 4.3 stars by 252 OpenTable diners.

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