May 16, 2004
The menu is small, but everything I've tried there has been wonderful. My favorite starter is the Garlic Baker, which is an elephant head of garlic baked in a ceramic dish with olive oil and herbs. The baked garlic is delicious spread on the homemade bread. The garlic soup is another great appetizer that I'd recommend.
As for my favorite entree, it's a toss-up between the garlic beef stew and the filet of beef. The stew is delicious and not too overwhelmingly garlicky. The filet of beef is heavenly, grilled the way you want it, with more roasted garlic served on the side (I always eat these too!). Both are typically served with garlic mashed potatoes. To be fair, I can't tell you how garlicky these things truly are, since after I eat the Garlic Baker, I really can't taste the garlic in anything else.
The restaurant has an interesting array of garlic desserts as well, things like garlic chocolate and garlic ice cream, all of which are good.
The restaurant also features daily specials, which I'd highly recommend. Obviously they change often, but I've never been disappointed in anything I've tried.
This is my favorite restaurant in town, so naturally I take all my friends and family there. And, while they may not love it quite as much as I do, I've never heard anyone say anything bad about it. The service is great, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. It is an expensive restaurant, but it's a great treat. It's very small however, so reservations are necessary.
From journal Life in Amsterdam