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Restaurant Graphite | Amsterdam

About Restaurant Graphite | Amsterdam

A SpeakEasy restaurant in the Centre of Amsterdam. At Graphite, you can only get in with your own QR code, which you receive after booking a table on this website. The setting is clubby - loud music and dimmed lights - You will be welcomed in a private and spacious restaurant where you will be entertained with special flavours and quirky wines. Enjoy one of the menus or create your own by choosing a la carte dishes.

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Yentl Goosens
Yentl Goosens
September 17, 2022
In one word AWESOME! The food was delicious with extraordinary combinations of ingredients. With good wines to pair with the meals. Also an enjoyment for the eyes. Personnel was really professional and friendly. They were passionate about their job and the food/wines. A really big complement to the chef-cook(s). Definitely take the 15 course menu. Dietary requirements were taken into account on a nice way. Definitely coming back and recommended to all our friends.
Adel Naamneh
Adel Naamneh
September 1, 2022
Absolutely one of the most wonderful experiences in Amsterdam for dinner. Set meny. Michelin star. Excellent service. Wonderful wines list. Premium selection of Whiskeys and grappas.nThe staff is super friendly and helpful. Explains each dish, and where the ingredients are coming from for each dish. Also how the history of the location ties to the food and dishes. Absolutely scrumptious and luscious!
Barak Jacob
Barak Jacob
August 1, 2022
Waste of time and money. If you are looking for a fine dine experience, good ingredients, lively service and vibe - This is NOT the place to go. All in all it was a very average experience, probably less. Donu2019t let the speakeasy, secret want to be cool promise fool you. Just an average, not worth your money and expectation experience.
Sabrina
Sabrina
June 20, 2022
Such a great experience! We did the twelve course dinner and enjoyed every bite. All of the food was delicious and the presentation was incredible. We had dietary restrictions (one vegetarian and I am gluten-intolerant) and they were so accommodating and made sure we all got a similar dish and could have the same experience. The gluten-free bread was some of the best I’ve had. Highly recommend!
Sabrina
Sabrina
June 20, 2022
Such a great experience! We did the twelve course dinner and enjoyed every bite. All of the food was delicious and the presentation was incredible. We had dietary restrictions (one vegetarian and I am gluten-intolerant) and they were so accommodating and made sure we all got a similar dish and could have the same experience. The gluten-free bread was some of the best Iu2019ve had. Highly recommend!
Tulane Drake
Tulane Drake
May 27, 2022
The restaurant is beautiful and we like to mystery factor. The bartender was very friendly and made good conversation. However, I do have a few recommendations.nnMerijn was just a little rude. He seemed unhelpful in general and didn't seem to like us or want to serve us.nnMy other big pet peeve was that where we were seated we could see a sous-chef (I think) at a little station preparing a lot of our meals from plastic storage containers. She was 10 feet away, it took away from the experience...which is quite expensive for what it is.nnThe food was pretty good but absolutely not worth the money, in my opinion. It was my husband's 40th birthday and we choose this restaurant because we thought they would be excellent and that just wasn't the case.
Salotto Rosso
Salotto Rosso
May 26, 2022
From QR code entrance to warm and welcomed goodbye, this restaurant truly exemplifies what anyone wanting a true culinary experience would ever hope for. Graphite, led by the soft spoken yet clearly driven chef/owner Peter Gast is so carefully procured. Upon entrance, guests are asked not to take photos (kudos, as we are all so consumed with taking photos that we merely don't relish in the experience) are welcomed into a warm, sexy and well appointed bar where Max, a lively, young and clearly energetic and knowledgeable sommelier greets you with a beautiful Blanc du Blanc (as is our case) which sets the tone for the evening. When seated in your own private enclave within the main seating area, each area with its own dedicated cold and prep station (note: high attention to each of its guests as any starred restaurant should have) Max comes along to explain the first (as he does for every wine pairing which he hit on the nail whilst taking such risks) with such enthusiasm that is clear he has a profound love for his craft. The first course, a garden full of bursting flavours...a cantelope ravioli surrounded by citrus and Dutch herbs is the opener. Every course thereafter, an explosion of flavours. The cod, created together by Peter and sous chef Joris Rijnenberg, a symphony in itself. The beef tartar topped with a crisp that mirrors the Venetian masks, so delicately created with just enough spices to compliment the tartare. The Dutch procured lamb with seasonal white asparagus and pea...each and every component perfectly balanced to create a symphony of its own.Dutch cheeses plated in the exact order in which they should be placed, served from an elegant cart with a choice of handmade apricot and pomegranate jams. All explained with such passion and detail. I could go on and on about this magical experience. This meal is to be compared with Puccini's Madam Butterfly. Drama. Story. Passion. Melody. The service fluid and composed. Just enough attention yet not intrusive. A team that clearly has passion for what they do and who is proud to work along side a great maestro such as their head chef. It is so rare to find a restaurant that has a clear understanding of a culinary experience in linear lines. A true culinary experience, a notable chef who honestly executes just what he loves to do. Bravo.
Stephen Maduro
Stephen Maduro
April 2, 2022
Absolutely one of the best kept secrets in town. Love coming here and it is always a wonderful & top notch experience
Stephen Maduro
Stephen Maduro
April 2, 2022
Absolutely one of the best kept secrets in town. Love coming here and it is always a wonderful & top notch experience
Gary
Gary
March 14, 2022
Nice experience and setting which could feel a bit more personalized however the portions themselves received all the care which the guests could maybe miss, great taste.
skip ster
skip ster
November 16, 2021
The allure is for sure a major draw card as is the food but the service falls short on many levels for a Michelin star restaurant. If the staff and chef are not in sync it’s a overshadow experience. Arrived at 7.30. Asked for a cocktail in which we started having in the entrance and then asked to continue at our table. Upon being seated asked if we wanted the wine list and water. 2 times I replied NO as we had large drinks to finish. Without asking our first corse landed in front of us mid drink !! There on after you are ushered into dining on the time slot of someone else. The food undoubtedly is a treat. The service of the staff throughout the evening was less convincing and often felt forced. The end of the dinner was present the bill that had the printing so faded I couldn’t see what I was paying for with all the extras. I took a guest as a gift and to my horror had to ask the waiter in front of my guest what the amount was as could not read it. Lighting you must know is also very dimmed (great until this point), and my phone camera bleached out the print viewing even more. My guest taken back by the situation which was unfortunate as it then didn’t work as a surprise.The interior is tasteful and private and the music just the right level but can’t help but feel we were being ushered out of the restaurant as the restaurant needed to closed. We left at 10.30 after a 13 corse menu. Just keep in mind it maybe a gamble.
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Seda u00c7amlu0131 Soypak
October 22, 2021
Everything was perfect! Food, service, atmosphere. We had 8 courses lunch menu. All flovours we tasted were admirable. They have also very good wine selection. Highly recommended. And we will go for a dinner as well
Verdonk G
Verdonk G
September 19, 2021
This is one of the places that you visit for the dining experience. It is set up in a club-like atmosphere so it was not surprising that we ended up spending close to 4hours for lunch. The flavours were exquisite and well defined. They have a long list (booklet to be exact) of wines to select from. The hostess and hosts make you feel welcome and we enjoyed chatting with two of them who were friendly and helpful. I would have given it 5 stars if we had not encountered the sommelier on staff that day. He was not pleasant to interact with and was more interested in getting through the day than understanding what wines we would have enjoyed. As a result our wine bill at the Graphite was comparably lower than any other restaurants we had previously visited.
Lucas Ponticelli
Lucas Ponticelli
September 7, 2021
Absolutely splendid restaurant with a great atmosphere. The food and service was also top notch. Definitely worth a detour if you are looking to have fine dining in Amsterdam
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J
September 6, 2021
Great food. Great personnel. Excellent wines. Bit on the pricy side though.
Eva Ter Borg
Eva Ter Borg
July 17, 2020
We hebben vanavond bij Graphite gegeten. We zijn voor de 10 gangen gegaan en al met al viel het wat tegen. Degene die ons bediende was kil, al meteen bij binnenkomst en dit bleef ook zo. Het voelde wat plichtmatig allemaal. Het concept voelde wat achterhaald, een qr code scannen (wat overigens niet werkte). En in het donker dineren in een mijn ogen wat stijlloze/sfeerloze setting, waardoor je de mooie gerechten helaas niet kon zien. De smaak was oku00e9, een aantal gerechten waren heerlijk maar een aantal waren ook niet heel bijzonder, gezien de prijs meer van verwacht.
Marco Janssen
Marco Janssen
June 14, 2020
20 perfecte gerechten in een warme sfeervolle omgeving. Goede correcte bedieningnZijn ster zeker wasrd
Marco Vlaanderen
Marco Vlaanderen
January 23, 2020
Na de u00e9u00e9n ster beoordeling van Jacco van, voelde ik mezelf verplicht om ook een Google review te schrijven. Allereerst denk ik dat je een enorme 'zure' moet zijn om een dergelijk restaurant u00e9u00e9n ster te geven, ieder zijn smaak en uiteraard kun je er meer van verwacht hebben maar u00e9u00e9n Google ster geven slaat echt werkelijk nergens op.nnOnze ervaring gisteren was geweldig! Een beleving die start vanaf het moment van reserveren - het is apart, spannend, heel lekker eten, hele leuke medewerkers en als het concept je aanstaat dan klopt alles! Er zijn in Amsterdam inmiddels best wat restaurants die u00e9u00e9n ster hebben (de Michelin versie, niet Google ;-)), die ik volgens mij bijna allemaal wel eens bezocht heb: in deze lijst staat Graphite voor mij bovenaan puur vanwege de complete beleving!
Jacco van
Jacco van
December 6, 2019
De verwachting lag hoog met een verscholen ingang en een geheim deurbeleid. Na een zeer fijn ontvangst ontvingen wij het eerste gerecht waarin zowel smaak als creativiteit ver te zoeken was. De gangen die erop volgde waren evenmin vergezeld met enig andere vorm van culinaire kunde, zoals je wel bij een dergelijk etablissement zou verwachten. Het personeel deed thans hun best dit te compenseren met vriendelijkheid. Helaas zijn zij daar voor het eind van de vele gerechten ook niet in geslaagd. Wij hebben ervoor gekozen de maaltijd niet te eindigen en deze vu00f3u00f3r het einde van het gestelde menu te moeten staken.nVoor het gestelde budget, zullen wij een volgende keer een ander etablissement aandoen.
Tom Luinge
Tom Luinge
November 23, 2019
Peter gast gaat voor een ster en misschien wel meer. Dat gaat ook wel lukken. Bediening is attent en vind de juiste balans tussen gezellig en in voor een praatje en voldoende afstandelijk als er gegeten moet worden. Daar houden we van. Decor en inrichting is misschien wat donker. Door de positie van de tafels zit je gezellig in je eigen hoekje en niet recht tegenover elkaar. Andere gasten vallen voor groot deel buiten beeld. Dat vind ik persoonlijk jammer. Ik kijk graag naar andere mensen. Je ziet ongeveer 3 a 4 andere tafels. Maar goed. Als dat alles is. Ik raad dit restaurant iedereen aan.

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Cuisine EuropeanSeafood
Meals DinnerLunch
Service options Dine in

Working hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 18:00 -
Thursday 18:00 -
Friday 18:00 -
Saturday 18:00 -
Sunday Closed
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