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Graphite*

9,2 (56 reviews)
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9.2 Based on 56 reviews.
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5.3 Cuisine 6 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 6

With being awarded a Michelin Star, I really was expecting a Michelin Star experience.
To start things off, my reservation was for lunch at 13:30pm (as booked through restaurant week). At 19:30pm the night before I get a whatsapp from the restaurant confirming my reservation for 13:00pm. I advised that this was inc...

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With being awarded a Michelin Star, I really was expecting a Michelin Star experience.
To start things off, my reservation was for lunch at 13:30pm (as booked through restaurant week). At 19:30pm the night before I get a whatsapp from the restaurant confirming my reservation for 13:00pm. I advised that this was incorrect, as the booking was in fact 13:30pm.
Long story short, was advised that I need to arrive between 12-13pm as bookings need to be spaced out and also that the diningcity app doesnt link directly to their booking system. We eventually settled that I could arrive at 13:45pm.
I found it a bit odd that for a restaurant of this caliber to be confirming less then 24hours beforehand as well as now expected to now move things around to meet their dining time which was not advised beforehand.

Anyway...
As it was the set menu, it was served pretty speedily after we had sat down.
There was also a lovely bread and butter served, but from experience at other 5 Star/Michelin Star dining, it is always number one priority to keep the table neat and tidy. Crumbs were everywhere and not swept up until 6 courses later.

Food
Food was good, a nice selection across meat and fish. Was beautifully presented.
Portions sizes as expected were small. But in totality after 8 courses with x3 servings of bread, still needed another meal to fill the gap.
We have dinned at many other places with 6/8/10 courses and even on the smallest being 6 courses, have felt 'content'.
We had the option of ordering a cheese platter as an additional meal. We were then asked if there was any cheeses that we do not enjoy, I stated clearly 'goats cheese'. A cheese trolley was then rolled over and the waitress then cut us 5 slithers of cheese. To which was 'goats cheese' was placed, which was then flicked off and replaced with a hard cheese. At €17.50 each for a cheese board - for 5 slithers of cheese I honestly say I feel RIPPED off. No fruits, bread, crackers to accompany this. There was no special presentation of this, nor was there any special skill that was required for this.

Overall, glad we tried it, but wont be returning to this restaurant and unfortunately not recommend to our friends and family.

MissDelight at 18 October 2021
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8.0 Cuisine 9 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 9

Good food and will come again.

Connie Weng at 15 October 2021
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"An impressive restaurant"
10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

Sashimi there is the best one I've ever had! Oriental cherry flavored ice cream is excellent! The whote set is so creative! Great experience there.

Holly at 15 October 2021
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10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

Fantastisch gegeten en mooie mysterieuze sfeer!

Wen at 02 October 2021
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10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

Superlekker

Ingrid Elzinga at 24 September 2021
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Paardenstraat 15III 1017CX Amsterdam

About Graphite*

Cuisine: Innovative

Graphite* is the first speakeasy restaurant in the Netherlands and is located in the Paardenstraat near Rembrandtplein. The restaurant is mysterious and hard to find. So you have to look for a door with a scanner and take your QR code with you.

The setting in the restaurant is reminiscent of bars at the time of the American reclamation. An intimate yet spacious restaurant with a clubby atmosphere, loud music and dimmed lights. A mysterious environment.

Chef Peter Gast has earned his spurs in the past 16 years as chef of restaurant 't Schultenhues in Zutphen. He prepares classic dishes and refined sauces and combines these with inventive ideas.

In 2020 Graphite was awarded 1 Michelin star and in total they have 16 Gault&Millau points.

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