Senses Restaurant

Vijzelstraat 45 1017 HE Amsterdam Netherlands Map
Average price €36.00
9,3 /10
445 reviews
1521 reviews
Aan de Vijzelstraat in Amsterdam Centrum vind je dit modern ingerichte restaurant. Installeer je aan de met wit linnen gedekte tafels en begraaf je op de comfortabele bank of één van de zachte stoelen en laat je verrassen door de prachtige gerechten van chef Lars. De chef laat zich inspireren door de vijf zintuigen en gebruikt voor zijn gerechten de beste biologische en duurzame ingrediënten. Ook is hij een koning in het gebruik van verschillende texturen en verrassende smaken. Je kunt hier ware kunstwerken op je bord verwachten. Prachtig om te zien, maar ook heerlijk om van te snoepen. De gerechten die uit de open keuken komen zijn het beste te omschrijven als Frans klassiek, met een moderne twist. Bij Senses eet je 3-,4-,5-,6- of 7-gangen tasting menu.

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Fotografie door: Susam Pang van BySam.nl

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About the restaurant Senses Restaurant

Bij Senses by Lars Bertelsen worden onconventionele en creatieve gerechten bereid, gemaakt van dagelijks verse en waar mogelijk duurzame ingrediënten. Het keukenteam maakt jouw gerechten klaar in de open keuken binnen het moderne en stijlvolle restaurant. Laat je zintuigen prikkelen en ga voor het onverwachte. Maak een keuze uit het wekelijks wisselende 3 tot 6 gangen verrassingsmenu. Laat je leiden door de vijf zintuigen en ga op ontdekkingsreis. Chef Lars Bertelsen en zijn teams kijken ernaar uit jou van een tintelend en oogstrelend culinaire beleving te voorzien! Online kunt u tot 4 personen reserveren. Voor 5 tot 8 personen kunt u online een aanvraag sturen of telefonisch contact opnemen. Graag dieet- en/of allergiewensen doorgeven bij het reserveren.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€36.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €3.00
    Half bottle of mineral water
  • €6.00
    Bottle of mineral water
  • €5.50
    Glass of wine
  • €30.00
    En flaske vin
  • €9.00
    Glass of champagne
  • €59.00
    Bottle of champagne
  • €3.00
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Senses Restaurant

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Tram 24
  • Car park Paid parking nearby; Reguliersdwarsstraat or Stopera. Otherwise at the Herengracht

Opening time

Monday until Sunday
- Lunch 12:00 - 15:00 (arrivé until 14:00hrs)
- Dinner 18:00 - 22:30

Make your reservation on www.sensesrestaurant.nl

Services

  • American Express , Credit Card , Mastercard , Visa
  • Air-conditioning , Dutch spoken , English spoken , Open sunday , Wifi
Excellent
9,3 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    148
  • 9
    147
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    96
  • 7
    32
  • < 7
    22
Food
9,6
Service
9,3
Setting
8,6
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
96/445 reviews
Stijn V.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 4 Apr 2017
Ik kwam via Tripadvisor bij restaurant Senses. De recencies gelezen over het restaurant, en had er hoge verwachtingen van. We hebben genoten van een 6-gangen menu met heerlijke gerechten. De bediening was top, hadden van te voren aangegeven dat we "een jaar samen waren". Ook hier werd op een leuke manier aandacht aan gegeven met het dessert. In een zin samengevat zeker de moeite waard en een super avond gehad.
Michael Y.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Apr 2017
Delicious and fabulous.

All the foods are make perfectly good
Niklas S.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 1 Apr 2017
Häftigt, gott och prisvärt. Vi tog 6 rätter med vinpaket.
Silke H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 1 Apr 2017
Great ideas - extremely tasteful combinations! Chapeau!
Julian M.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 24 Mar 2017
Perfect! Fabulous experience. Relaxed, efficient and knowledgeable service complemented the food perfectly.
Emil D.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
7 /10
Food
10
Service
4
Setting
4
  • Meal date : 20 Mar 2017
Great food, great decor, great value for money. We were served by a very serious waitress which was a shame and this in turn made the atmosphere a bit cold. That being said, I would definitely go back.
Diana L.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 2 Mar 2017
The food is actually impressive and it indulges your senses. The entire experience is worth to try because every course is a surprise and it's cooked at the moment. I couldn't drink that night but I am sure the food with wine pairing should be even better. The only thing that annoyed me a bit, maybe because I was alone and a bit tired was that the timing was way too long. Some people who came after me and had the same number of courses left before. No doubt for a couple that wouldn't be a problem because this is an experience to enjoy slowly as it is really unique and unexpected in good way. Overall the experience was amazing.
Douglas L.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 24 Feb 2017
Superb restaurant very close to the center of Amsterdam. Service was very welcoming and warm - we were quickly seated and given delicious amuse-bouches. The noise level is such that you can carry on a quiet conversation (none of this too-loud music that seems to plague restaurants these days), but there's a bustle and liveliness to the place that's appealing. The menu is a "surprise menu," essentially a tasting menu at the discretion of the chef, though you'll be asked how many courses you'd like and what food dislikes you might have. We went for four courses, which was plenty of food. All the dishes were very tasty, distinctive and exquisitely beautiful, little works of art. Particularly magnificent was a venison loin, perfectly cooked and extremely tender, a revelation. The chef is very talented, so you'll be in good hands for the evening. This is Michelin star level cooking, so it's not a budget restaurant, but you can be assured of a terrific meal and a memorable experience. Best food we had in AMS.
gianni P.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 21 Feb 2017
Wonderfull place, very romantic atmosphere. The chef 3,4,5 and 6 courses are really something to try and enjoy. Waiters very attentive and prepared, will be back for sure.
Jonah P.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 20 Feb 2017
Ate here solo on Monday night. Phenomenal meal and wine pairing, as well as service and sommelier. I won't go into detail on the dishes because it's a surprise menu, but all were delicious and they cut across a broad spectrum. My only critique would be that I might have liked more reds in the wine mixture. However, all of the wines went well with the dishes and the dessert wine was a real surprise. The breads and butters are amazing, the first course that was a fish course was out of this world. As were the poultry and "puzzle" courses. Everything was great but those, and the amuses were the absolute highlights. Thank you SENSES for an amazing meal.
Sergey Z.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 12 Feb 2017
All dish quality is delicious and very nice , but small portions...If you strong men with nice a good appetite it is only for some degustations...No menu.. There is no choice of dishes on the menu and it is not clear what could be such a surprise and expensive .. This is a restaurant for those who like expensive chic glamor to haute cuisine and at the same time just as well stay hungry ...
John S.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 11 Feb 2017
Exceptional food...in fact it was sublime!! The most amazing melt in your mouth dishes with unusual creativity, textures and colours. A true sensual experience for all the senses! The wine was pairing was also amazing.
We will definitely be back!!
Flóvent S.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 5 Feb 2017
This is just a perfect resturant
with a grade tasting menu for food and wine
Lawrence Walsh L.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
10
Service
4
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 4 Feb 2017
I have very mixed feelings about my visit to Senses this weekend, the food was out of this world, however I found the service terrible. It was over 10 minutes from when we were seated to being asked if we would like a drink. We had the 6 Course Tasting Menu, however as we are not huge wine drinkers we decided not to have the wine pairing. Well it certainly seems that if you don't have the wine pairing then they don't have much interest in providing you with a drink at all - at one point I had to ask 3 different members of staff for a new glass of wine before I finally received it.

The food is sensational, there's no getting away from that, but at times we had to wait over 35 minutes between each course. On a 6 course menu this adds up to a long time! This might be okay if you're with a large group of friends, but I was a table of 2 and expected better. The staff are very knowledgable when you do get their attention and suited the ambience of the restaurant well, but unfortunately they weren't very attentive in their service.

When it came to getting the bill it took me at least 5 minutes to get the attention of the waiter who had spent 20 minutes talking to the table two down from us (a table of 6, I think he was hoping for a big tip from them and therefore our little table didn't matter). Bearing in mind there were only two tables left at this point, from asking it took a further 15 minutes before anyone approached us about paying - I was getting very frustrated by this stage.

After the first couple of courses I was raving to my fiancee about the people I was going to bring to the restaurant (I travel to Amsterdam with business once a month, often with different clients), however by the end of the meal I am not sure I would bother to return
Sirpa A.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 3 Feb 2017
Our dinner was Fantastic, All the courses in our 6 courses menu were spended. Perfect service and The wines - wow!! Well worth the money.
Dana L.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 26 Jan 2017
The food is excellent, only one thing I didn't like: too much time waiting between the courses.
Elisabeth B.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 15 Jan 2017
Perfect dinner ,very friendly staff .
Susan W.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 9 Jan 2017
Just brilliant. An absolute pleasure to find and to be available at such short notice. I will certainly recommend to friends who might visit in the future!
Roberto L.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
6,5 /10
Food
8
Service
6
Setting
4
  • Meal date : 7 Jan 2017
The food is obviously well thought out, but not everyone will like the "surprise tasting menu" philosophy (you choose 3, 4, 5, 6 courses, but don't know the dishes). This makes wine pairing very difficult if not impossible, in which case you must then opt for the Restaurant's wine pairing selection. Overall we were underwhelmed, though not dissatisfied about any aspect. Lacked a little "wow" in the dishes in terms of taste, for the money you should really have an element of this.
Christina H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 5 Jan 2017
Excellent food, great service - will certainly be back for more!
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