I have been to The Amsterdam 3 times this summer. It is a perfect addition to my other favorite restaurants in Rhinebeck -- Local and Market. The food is truly superb...some of the best I have ever eaten all around the world. I had the Mushroom and egg for an appetizer and the buttery sauce is to die for. My guest ordered the hamburger and said it was the best hamburger he had ever eaten. I had the scallops special, and I appreciated that the server said there were 5 scallops...no surprises. The corn and cherry tomato sauce underneath the scallops was excellent. Only negative -- when it is crowded the noise level is very high and it is hard to hear your guests. They need to add more buffering for the sound. We ate in The Patio in back once, which was so fun and beautiful and less noisy, but the service wasn't as prompt back there. All in all, a terrific if pricey place.