Bluespoon - Andaz Hotel

4.5
119 reviews
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Modern Dutch Cuisine with a Playful Edge

In a quirky Marcel Wanders-designed setting on the canals, Bluespoon Restaurant takes the stiffness out of traditional fine dining, adding a light playful touch to a special dining experience in which every seasonal plate is a fresh and colourful work of art. No compromises are made on the quality of the food however, as the menu presents creative European dishes celebrating the best of Dutch ingredients with a unique modern twist. Led by Executive Chef Sander Bierenbroodspot, the Bluespoon team, a team from around the world but firmly rooted in Dutch soil, hope to delight, be it with an interesting story, a forgotten classic, a unique cocktail pairing, or an ingredient you might never have tried.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience. Every bite was exceptional.

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SP
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This hidden gem of a place is tucked away in a typical Amsterdam street by a canal and once you step inside you leave behind the cobbled streets and enter a calm oasis of creativity. The reception has a high ceiling with an innovative light system and this opens out onto an open kitchen and dining area...soon you realise every corner has some surprising and entertaining art and you simply have to photograph it. The chef's creations are no less artistic and in keeping with their surrounds, but definitely not form over function as the artistic beauty of the presentation was equalled by the flavour. What could have been simple dishes of Mussels and Halibut were elevated by the colourful presentation with good use of micro herbs and edible flowers. The Wine list enabled us to choose a local wine from Zeeland which complimented our meal perfectly. Staff too, couldn't have been more accommodating, recognising our need for a quiet corner and also that we had a deadline on our exploration of Amsterdam. Al-in-all...five stars!

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BP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice brunch but for the price they should be a little flexible when it comes to a small change in the main course.

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CL
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Quiet, good service and excellent value for money. The menu with the wine paring is perfect.

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New York Area
341 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Exceptional food, creative preparation and presentation reflecting Dutch influenced, internationally infused flavours. A multi course tasting menu offers a range of tastes in quantities that allow to feel satisfied but not over-fed. Highly recommended.

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KT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It s a nice plate for date night if you like experimental dining. You also have flexibility with the menu and can order either a 4, 5 or 6 course menu.

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BC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing restaurant! The service was great, the food was even better and the explanation with every dish and wine was fabulous! We were very much suprised by the quality! It was our first time, but for sure not our last!

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EL
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, high standard, hospitality, very beautiful plates, extra bread for free and very important good products. Love it

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JR
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner good service excellent food nice enviroment
Top class!

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R
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The concept of bluespoon us not client friendly. You are obliged to take at least a four course menu. If you want to skip one dish you pay the a la carte price that makes three courses more expensive than four! They don’t offer the a la carte options. Waiter told this is a pilot and they will change it again. Come on!! Wines are extremely expensive, by the glass the cheapest option is 8 euro, and for that they give a bottom in a glass. I would not recommend to go here, which is a pity because the design of the place is great and the food pretentious.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prettig ontvangst, leuke enthousiaste internationale bediening.
Mooie gerechten met verrassende wijnen.
Jammer dat het restaurant blijkbaar nog als ‘hotel restaurant’ ervaren wordt.

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M
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a very nice 4 course dinner with wine pairing . The service was impeccable .

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party brunch was a mass of lovely flavours delivered at a lovely leisurely pace fit for a Sunday afternoon. Bubbles were non-stop with lots of opportunity to savour the hotel atmosphere and the interesting design & art installations. All in all a pleasant afternoon with some lovely food and drink - well worth a try

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JN
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended! Will go back for my next dinner.

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EH
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall we had a very good experience at BlueSpoon. The staff was very kind and the food was delicious. The menu and the wine pairings were great! The only slightly annoying thing was how fast the food came. We had often not even finished our wine from plate one, or another wine and the next plate would come. Right before dessert we asked for some time in between and they did give us the time we asked for. So if it's going too fast for you, just ask them to slow down!

We loved our evening here. Would definitely recommend.

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LW
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and the service! Great to see the former public library back like this.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great explanation of the menu. Attentive too.

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OT
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Superleuk, de Mad Hatter's Brunch!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We ordered 3 course tasting menu and overall food was ok but not great. Dessert was disappointing. If you like Moooi, it is a good place to go. The Andaz Hotel lobby has fascinating Moooi Lighting.

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OL
London
44 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Booked on the new year eve menu, not cheap but great quality food, beautifully presented. The dinning room decor has a design edge and manage to remain fairly intimate. Great wine pairing recommendations and great service, not a cheap restaurant by any mean but would recommend for a special night out.

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NE
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Me and my girlfriend spent New Years Eve having dinner at Bluespoon. A very friendly waitress took our jackets and we got an excellent table. We got free champagne and our waiter provided the best service I've had in a long time and that made us feel very welcome.

We had the five course NYE dinner and although the dishes were quite small, they were delicious and filled us up. Only exception was the rabbit that was shaped like a hot dog and wrapped with bacon. That did not feel very fancy at such a nice restaurant nor was it particularly tasty. A nice and knowledgeable waitress always explained what was in the food she brought us.

Our friendly waiter suggested one red and one white wine that went really well with food and we even got one of them for free, which was a really nice gesture.

Afterwards we had a cocktail at the bar that were both excellent!

Due to friendly staff, nice music (good volume) and cool venue, this was one of the best restaurant experiences both of us ever had and it made our NYE a very memorable one. We will definitely be back next time we're in Amsterdam.

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KW
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and extremely attentive staff. Food was delicious and full of surprises. On point consumer experience! This place is now on top of my list places to go to in Amsterdam.

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LM
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot fault a thing. Beautiful restaurant, first class service, delicious food and wine.
Not cheap, but well worth it for a 5 star experience.

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PL
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was amazing. I really like the design, open kitchen, great furniture and lighting. The food was very creative and delicious. One of the desserts, which was amazing in presentation, was a bit off on texture, but overall a solid 4 course experience.

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W
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I took my nephew there for a special celebration (30th birthday). Despite the fact I had mentioned this in booking. I was disappointed that there was no recognition by the restaurant. Otherwise all good.

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Portland
29 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The restaurant is situated within a hotel so there is a good mix of customers. The 3 course menu with paired wines was very good but food preparation did not really live up to what I would expect of a higher level restaurant. The duck was tough and the portion small even by tasting menu standards. The undoubted star of the night were the wine pairings suggested by the Sommelier who was both interesting in her explanation of the wines and informative on the reasons behind her choices.

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EB
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Creative cuisine with local ingredients. Tried the 4 course menu with wine pairing. Wine pairing was excellent and I would say that 2 out of the 4 courses were too. The other two were average. Considering the excellent service and the modern but comfortable environment, I would go back for a special occasion only, since I consider it a little over priced.

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J
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great night at blue spoon. The food was amazing and the staff couldn't be more helpful. Our server had excellent wine knowledge and was very helpful in helping us select dishes. 5* from us.

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FS
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Love the food and service! A little noisy

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a cool spot! Tucked away inside the trendy Andaz hotel, this 3/4/5 course tasting menu offers innovative dishes from an open concept kitchen. I’d definitely recommend it for a special occasion and group dinners!

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BL
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative cuisine, very attentive staff and nice ambiance.

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s
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A great meal at Bluespoon, service was also great, they really looked after us when they found out it was our anniversary. Food was great, langoustine in particular fantastic. The hotel is beautiful and the cocktails in the bar are also delicious and a break from the norm. We didn't finish until 11pm, and there was a bit of a focus on setting up breakfast which delayed the bill a little, but overall great food and service at a fair price

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food, ambiance and service all spot on. Will definitely return

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LT
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited this restuarant whilst in Amsterdam and although a little pricey (especially the alcohol) it was amazing. The staff were attentive and explain all the ingredients of each dish, they gave us 3 complementary taster dishes, which again were amazing and enabled me to try new foods.woukd definitely go back.

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CA
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pleasant ambiance and surroundings with attentive staff. Disappointed that some of the food was cold

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A
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent tasty food. Nice ambiance. I only wish some portion (like the duck dish) would be a bit bigger, meaning, in this case, would at least have some veg. with it.

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EL
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I simply feel like at home ... but whit more money to decorate!!!
Super friendly staff, nice food ... I adore the Sunday brunch!
My favorite place in Amsterdam by far!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very delicious

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere and friendly staff but the food just underwhelmed for what it was aiming to be.

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