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#403 of 3,095 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
French, European, Dutch, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Amstel 212 | 1017 AH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 627 7879
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

service was great, the beautiful and classy restaurant was near empty and the dishes were traditional, safe choices. our expectations were not met, unfortunately

1 Thank Hans S
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I went to Breitner for my boyfriends birthday and decided to try the pre-theatre menu at 35 euros each. The food was very fresh and seasonal and presented in a fine-dining style with lots of elements to each dish. The menu consisted of a fish starter, meat main and a banana cake for dessert with petit fours to finish (... More 

Thank Nicola G
Ladera Ranch, California
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45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Took our group of 6 to Breitner's for dinner since my wife and I had been there @ 3 years prior and had a fantastic dinner. Disappointed this time. Though the view and location are fantastic, the service we all felt was a bit "haughty" and we felt the meal was just average--especially for the price that we paid. Way... More 

Thank John M
Tetney, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We visited this restaurant after having it recommended to us by our Dutch friends. What an excellent recommendation it turned out to be. The food was excellent as was the service. One of our group has a problem with eating fat and this was catered for admirably. We found wine prices quite high in other restaurants we visited, but this... More 

Thank janicejnm
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

romantic place with a beautiful view.Very good food and very kind persons help you to enjoy your meal. gluten free food available, in Amsterdam it isn't easy to find... we really liked it very much!

1 Thank manudimo
Eglisau, Switzerland
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Exquisitely prepared and presented dishes with complex, complementary flavours and textures. Great service. Lovely central canal-side location. Amazing prices for such carefully crafted dishes.

Thank RosemarieNorth
Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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126 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We went there for a pre-concert dinner (well, organised and timely: the opera the restaurant earlier than normally to allow plenty of margin). They did even call us two das before to ask for potential allergies. The food was excellent: well prepared, tasty and served splendidly. The atmosphere is ver elegant and you have a beautiful view on the Amstel.... More 

Thank Giuliano G
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We come here 2 - 3 times per year and we always say: we should come here more often! Creative dishes - and even the real "meat" dishes are a treat for those also yearning for excellent vegetables: they are more then just "on the side". The simple looking home smoked salmon is classic here and always on the menu.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Fine dining. We had a 5 course meal that was special and very tasty. The restaurant has limited space which makes for a great and personal ambiance. Service was just right (and exceptional for Dutch ). We never felt rushed in the almost three hours we were at the restaurant. The timing of the various courses was just right. The... More 

1 Thank Catherina1975
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Some friends and I recently stopped by the Breitner for their pre-theatre 3 course prixe fix dinner. The Breitner is blessed with a wonderful location on the corner of the Herengracht and the Amstel with views of both the river (from the Opera to the Amstel Hotel) and the canal. High ceilings, large windows, and generous spacing of the tables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Dutch, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amstel 212 | 1017 AH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 627 7879

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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