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Looks Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Centrum
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Binnen Bantammerstraat 5, 1011 CH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 320 0949
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18:00 - 00:00
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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Choose the restaurant based on the menu which is small but I think there would be something for everyone. The restaurant is down a quieter stretch of the canals of Amsterdam but easy to find and only a 10 minute walk from central station. Its split across a few floors but well spaced tables so you don't feel crowded. Reading... More 

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Thank Mark H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is difficult nowadays to find a restaurant like Looks in the City Centre of Amsterdam. It is a lovely place, they serve the best food and have the nicest people working there!

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Thank Sjors v
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our final night in Amsterdam we wanted a special evening with lovely food and drink and we got just that! We booked earlier in the day which I would advise as the restaurant was busy with a great lively atmosphere. Greeted by a hostess who took out jackets and we were seated promptly. Our waiter for the night was so... More 

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Thank Kate W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited looks with some colleagues,had a perfect diner. Service was on point, and the food very tasty especially the lobster bisque was outstanding. I would definitely pay them a visit again.

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Thank steve13stevie
Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called to make reservation for 7 person for 7 Lobsters. When we arrived, we were immediately greeted with whom i think is the manager. We ordered some side dishes as well & we were surprised the manager gave us an additional side dish complimentary ! Service was good too. Lobsters tasted nice though i wish it's bigger. Recommended.

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Thank maybellicious
Kiev, Ukraine
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food (especially oysters), good service and atmosphere.I think it can be perfect for romantic dinner, business dinner or cozy dinner with friends

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Thank Anna_Plakhotniuk
Chester, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Two more visits since our last review in December 2015. Nov. 2016 and Valentine's day 2017 (most recent with Son and his lovely girlfriend!) The restaurant has always provided excellent food and drink, however, Jordi and Salome, with the help of a new head chef (trained up by the original one) have continued developing the menu from the 1 fish,... More 

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Thank robinsnesting
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

The plating was beautiful, but unfortunately the flavors were boring and bland. Service was very friendly.

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Thank Beth M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This restaurant is centered in the heart of the city, right next to the Nieuwmarkt; the atmosphere is typically 'gezellig' (a Dutch word that can't be translated, cozy simply doesn't do it)! The food is superb and the service is great. I can highly recommend it for a romantic night out or a night out with family & friends.

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Thank MarteVanLiere
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Pleasant atmosphere, good cooking, excellent service... what else can you ask for (aside from good company around you)? Will definitely recommend and will likely come back at a later date.

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Thank sieryamilen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 65
Cuisine
Dutch, French, Seafood, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Binnen Bantammerstraat 5, 1011 CH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 320 0949
Description
MENU
Looks has a small menu that changes every 6 weeks. Oysters, Entrecote and Lobster are always available. The changing menu is always surprising and refreshing. We cook with all seasons and preparing the classic ingredients with a personal twist. We want you as our guest to have a pleasant experience at Looks Dining.

LOCATION
Amsterdam's Chinatown has a long history when it comes to food. Looks situated in the center, a forest of canals, bridges and 16th century buildings. The wide range of old asian restaurants, Looks stands out immediately. The first impression of the two ancient monumental buildings. But if you open the door you enter a warm, modern, international, urban occasion. At the entrance the kitchen, staff greets you kindly. With an open kitchen, guests can immediately see that we work with fresh products The building consists of many different levels connected by stairs. The rooms have their own character and look. Through a lot of levels and the use of illuminated glass creates a unit.

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

Staying in Centrum

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Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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