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John Dory visrestaurant

Prinsengracht 999, 1017 KM AmsterdamSee map

Average price €65

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This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Guest spacing 1,5m
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Staff wearing masks
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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • 2 couvert(s) Comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places.

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

The charm and character of this 1680s warehouse is fantastic. The seats around the open kitchen are in demand for those wishing to discover what ‘...

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Restaurant menu

Chef Sonny Speelman
  • Average price €65
    Special request
Catch of the day
Fish soup - rouille - potato
Free range chicken - morels - green asparagus

Dietary options

Gluten free, Halal, Kosher, Vegetarian dishes
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Ratings & Reviews


based on 406 reviews
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Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Josh Y.
    Josh Y.
    • 10 reviews

    The service is very good and the seafood is also super fresh. Really recommend to try if you want to have a seafood dinner. I love the lobster and fish soup very much.

  2. Y N.
    Y N.
    • 3 reviews

    We chose the 6 course surprise menu. Every course was brought with a clear explanation of the ingredients, each course was well presented and delicious. When I didn't order any dessert because I dint like the choices an alternative was brought to me. Excellent service!

  3. Giel K.
    Giel K.
    • 2 reviews

    John Dory is an excellent restaurant, as a guest you feel really welcome. Water and bread, appetizers and sweets with coffee are all free of charge. Something I always get when dining in a good restaurant in Paris but in Amsterdam rarely. The chef is great, the food close to a Michelin star and the staff is very professional. Very good value for money and a very nice place to go to.

  4. Alberto D.
    Alberto D.
    • 4 reviews


  5. Denis C.
    Denis C.
    • one review

    The food tasted fresh, the combinations were inventive, if not all very successful to our taste (sauce a bit distracting/overpowering on a dish, for an otherwise excellent fish and combination), service was friendly and attentive, staff were all knowledgeable about the food (not a given in restaurants these days), pity that when guests make a bit of an effort to dress up (not often the case in this city), the waitress and waiter were wearing jeans. A restaurant experience is foremost about good, quality food (and you certainly get it in this place), but "softer" aspects do play a role as well, especially when the cheapest menu starts at 48 euros...

  6. Sergio O.
    Sergio O.
    • 8 reviews

    Delicious food with surprisingly good combinations. Huge variety of wines and excellent service.

  7. Werner  s.
    Werner s.
    • 3 reviews

    As we expected, for multiple times =perfect!

  8. Claudia B.
    Claudia B.
    • 4 reviews

    We ordered the surprise menu. Amazing food and wonderful service. Very surprising tastes and wonderful combinations. Also the vegetarian was amazing. I loved it.

  9. Hayel  a.
    Hayel a.
    • one review

    Very cozy restaurant and extremely welcoming staff. The service was fantastic, the food amazing. The restaurant offers a surprise menu and they also have extra options like Dutch caviar or Oysters. We chose the oysters, which were magnificent, followed by 6 courses (5 fish and 1 dessert) with wine pairing. A truly wonderful experience.

  10. Dimitry S.
    Dimitry S.
    • 6 reviews

    Excellent food and service. Very positive overall experience. They could surely improve on kitchen's ventilation, since the smell was too strong on the ground floor.

  11. Loraine T.
    Loraine T.
    • 15 reviews

    Spectacular food. Imaginative and beautifully presented. Choice of set menus from 4 to 8 plates is very nice to cater to smaller to larger appetites. Nice, friendly staff and setting.

  12. Julie c.
    Julie c.
    • one review

    Fabulous restaurant for a meal with friends. Small and cosy with a rustic look but the food is far from rustic!! It is top end cooking with really delicate presentation and intense flavour. We choose a 6-course menu which is just about right if you are hungry. You will think the portions are very small, but they are very filling as you move along the courses!!! Great service and a good choice of wines. The waiter was very knowledgable and made sure we were enjoying our evening. Not pricey for the level of cuisine on offer. Also catered very well for one of our party who does not enjoy chilli or other spices. Her food was cooked separately. Well worth a visit!!

  13. Ron T.
    Ron T.
    • 2 reviews

    THis is a great restaurant that deserves more attention form the international food interests. Along with a very creative kitchen, they staff made it a wonderful evening.

  14. Wim B.
    Wim B.
    • 14 reviews

    John Dory is truly amazing and definitely one of the best restaurants in Amsterdam. The food but also the service was impeccable! Can highly recommend to anyone

  15. Caroline G.
    Caroline G.
    • one review

    Really interesting setting - easy to reach on the Metro. We chose the 4 course chefs menu - with a local Dutch wine. Each dish was beautifully presented and the tastes were on point! Service was excellent and friendly. If you like your seafood, and you enjoy letting someone surprise you, go!

  16. Andrew C.
    Andrew C.
    • one review

    Excellent food and service. We had the four course meal with extra oysters to start. Great place, built for appreciating foodies. Good wine list. Hint- ask for an upstairs table.

  17. Bart d.
    Bart d.
    • 2 reviews

    Very nice place kind people perfect service.

  18. Lorraine C.
    Lorraine C.
    • one review


  19. Ashley A.
    Ashley A.
    • one review

    One word... AMAZING

  20. Kevin M.
    Kevin M.
    • one review

    Excellent food. Very creative. Beautifully prepared.

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More information

Opening time

TUE- SAT 17.30-22.30

Sunday's & Monday's closed

Last SUNDAY FUNDAY of each month open for lunch 12.00-15.00

How to get to the restaurant

Prinsengracht 999, 1017 KM, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Directions to get there

On the corner of the Prinsengracht and Vijzelgracht there is a parking garage (+/- 200 m) which uses an adjusted rate in the evening.

Parking lot & Paid parking in the neighbourhood.


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You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 80 people)

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