Le Petit Bistro Amsterdam is a new concept by Joris Bijdendijk
We love classic French bistros! And yourlbb is fan of Chef Joris Bijdendijk. So I’m very happy that Joris opened a new bistro concept called Le Petit Bistro at the Sofitel The Grand hotel in Amsterdam. Le Petit Bistro is located at the part of restaurant Bridges* that is located at the side of the garden. The interior is that of a classic Paris style bistro! With marmer tables and very cool looking cognac coloured leather chairs. Very sophisticated! What I really liked were the vintage pictures of The Grand. Did you know this building was the city hall once?
On the menu at Le Petit Bistro you find classic bistro dishes made with seasonal and local produce. And the good thing is… a 3 course bistro menu is only € 36,-. Of course you can order a la carte as well to make your own perfect menu.
As starter I had the salad of grilled shrimp and avocado with chilli flakes. Delicious! For my main course I didn’t stick with the bistro menu since I couldn’t resist the grilled lobster. And I’m very happy I ordered it. Very good! Served with fries and a salad. That’s all this dish needs.
Cheese is my favourite for dessert. And I can highly recommend to order a cheese plate at Le Petit Bistro! The cheese trolley has beautiful artisanal cheeses for you to choose. I always like the stories behind the different flavours.
Instead of a sweet dessert Le Petit Bistro serves great after dinner cocktails! The espresso Martini is a must try!
This spring Le Petit Bistro will open an outdoor concept too. Did you know that The Grand has a beautiful courtyard? I can’t wait to go back for cocktails with my love on a warm evening to try and test their garden concept. I promised not to tell anything yet… but will update this blog when the news is out ;-).
Enjoy your dinner at the bistro in the meanwhile!
Le Petit Bistro Amsterdam
Address: Oudezijdsvoorburgwal 197, Amsterdam
Neighbourhood: Amsterdam city center
Price level: 3 course menu € 36,-
Perfect for: the Paris meets Amsterdam experience with dishes of one of Amsterdam’s best Chefs Joris Bijdendijk
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THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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