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Looks Restaurant

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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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Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hi. The main problem was the service being extremely slow. It took us a full two hours to get our food despite us telling the waiter several times that the food was taking too long. Secondly, the steak was chewy and did not have much flavor.

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Thank Dillon C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night was the second time I had dinner at Looks. You should definitely go and order the yummy surf and turf! At the moment they serve white asparagus, also worth trying!! The food was very good, but the staff even better! They are super friendly, hard working and made me feel comfortable. O, and do not leave without drinking... More 

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Trinidad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

so we went to this restaurant at the recommendation of the concierge at our restaurant. The person at the welcome desk was extremely rude and literally slammed the door on my friend as she was walking in, with absolutely no apology. The made me most upset and may have tarnished by view of the food which we found to be... More 

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Largo, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good meal here, with some caveats. The wine list had multiple bad wines. And we listened to the waiter push this same wine on several tables, using the same words each time, saying it was strange but should be ordered with fish dishes. Just really strange to listen to. The steak tartare was quite good, as was... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked almost 4 months in advance through Quando, table for 11 people. Had confirmation. Turned up...no reservation to the dismay of the maitre d. Dumbfounded and disconcerted but they wonderfully managed to provide a table 40 minutes later! Very impressed and relieved. Food was amazing. Not one morsel leftover from 11 women. Highly recommend

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Stockton on Tees
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2 weeks ago I was less than complimentary about a Michelin star restaurant in a London suburb where the bill was GBP 100 per person for a 3 course weekday lunch. Here for under €70 each after tip I enjoyed a top class 4 course chef's meal with 2 beers each and a bottle of house white between the 2... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been absolutely delighted to have found this restaurant in Amsterdam while looking for a suitable spot for a business dinner for 18 people. The staff has been really cooperative and service was excellent. Choice of menus and food was suitable for all tastes and needs and overall very good value. Fresh ingredients and very nice atmosphere... what was... More 

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Thank SeverineBella
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here using the dining city discount, for a truly fantastic four course meal. I personally really enjoyed the seafood starter. I don't normally write reviews but I feel like I can help put people at ease about the quality of food here. I would have liked to have had more detail myself before I went. As it was... More 

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Thank cravendish2015
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have a reservation when we entered restaurant Looks. They had a table for two. We started with a glass of champange because the welcome was very kind and made us feel at home. We ordered a la carte. I do not eat pork but the dish that I choose had pork in it. It was no problem to... More 

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Thank Sema K
Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had a fabulous meal at Looks. The steak tartare was amazing with a terrific presentation as were all the dishes. The entrecôte was perfectly prepared with delicious surprises on the plate such as small carmelized onions and vegetables. But for me, the highlight was the dessert called a Vanilla Milleuax with anise layers and mandarin ice cream. Surprising tastes... More 

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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
US$27 - US$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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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