For the gourmet whose wallet matches his or her appetite, Christophe is one of the few restaurants in Amsterdam with a Michelin star. You will find a ... More
For the gourmet whose wallet matches his or her appetite, Christophe is one of the few restaurants in Amsterdam with a Michelin star. You will find a quiet setting of dark wood and thick carpets, and it's an excellent choice for a romantic evening. One nice aspect of the the restaurant is that owner Christophe Royer makes himself available to diners to discuss the menu. The restaurant was awarded the Michelin star for its inspired cooking, adding innovation to Mediterranean staples like basil, olive oil and saffron to create temptations like white asparagus with oysters, and roasted rabbit. Private dining is also available. See website for menu, philosophy and more.
For anyone with back complaints, Christophe's has the some of the most uncomfortable chairs that you are every likely to encounter. Even the twenty somethings in our group found them uncomfortable. This was not a good start to our evening. Some of the dishes were brilliant, such as the scallop starter, fish entree, and a few of the deserts, but others such as the wild duck and the pheasant were mediocre. The pear in red wine desert tasted as if it had been poached or marinated in wine vinegar. The atmosphere was decidedly stuffy. For this price range I would expect better consistency with the food and certainly more comfortable chairs.