Restaurant Johannes

Average price €49 Accepts Yums
287 reviews

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Restaurant Johannes is zo’n restaurant waar je naar toe gaat als je een avond culinair verwend wilt worden. Het pijpenla restaurant aan de Herengracht is niet voor niets al jaren favoriet van velen. Chef Martijn Hendriksen leerde koken van onder andere Cees Helder en Robert Kranenborg en kookt met souschef Jeroen Verrips en Sam Ruizendaal volgens de klassieke Franse school, maar dan wel met hier en daar met toepassing van moderne kooktechnieken. De borden zien er knap uit met meerdere componenten, maar bloemetjes etc omdat het er leuk uit ziet zul je hier niet aantreffen. Chef Martijn heeft voedselverspilling tegengaan en duurzaamheid hoog in het vaandel staan. Van kop-tot-staart koken en niet uit het seizoen koken is dan ook waar hij voor staat. Het leuke is dat het hele team meedenkt over wat de gasten geserveerd krijgen. Vinoloog van het jaar 2018 Allesandro Matrone zoekt er de bijpassende wijnen bij uit. Je kunt kiezen uit een verrassingsmenu, maar ook á la carte bestellen.

Geschreven door: Susam Pang van BySam.nl

Fotografie door: Susam Pang van BySam.nl


Tip van bySam: De hamachi met haringkaviaar, zoetzure wortel, gerookte crème fraîche en mayonaise van mierikswortel. Die is zo fijn dat je je bord wilt aflikken.

Restaurant menu

Average price €49 Special request

Chef Martijn Hendrikse recommends…


Fennel | Black garlic | Pernod


Duck Liver | Broad bean | Morel

Coq au vin

Carrot | Bacon | Mushroom

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Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Ratings & Reviews

based on 287 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :8.9/10
Setting :8.5/10
  1. Josip i.
    Josip i.
    • one review

    We had tasting 5 course menu. The food was really good. It is obvious that young team is trying hard... I like their efforts... The wine was good accompanied with food... there was a sympathetic misunderstanding about one dish, but nothing important... Price always could be better :) but I have found it fair... Would come againe

  2. Lucia A.
    Lucia A.
    • 31 reviews

    We had the whole restaurant for us. It was the most romantic dinner ever! We were pampered by the waiter and the chef, with 2 entrees offered. The food was delicious and spectacularly displayed. We ordered the smoked salmon and it was served under a glass bell full of smoke. The view on the canals was lovely. What else? We will come back for sure! Thanks to the Johannes staff for the wonderful experience.

  3. Hamlin L.
    Hamlin L.
    • 68 reviews

    Light nouvelle cuisine style dishes with some fusion touches

  4. Leonor G.
    Leonor G.
    • 36 reviews

    Perfect. Good food, good wine, great staff!

  5. Pat m.
    Pat m.
    • one review

    Great food but lacking a bit of ambience.

  6. Marat K.
    Marat K.
    • 10 reviews

    Very nice food! Go for the surprise menu ????????

  7. Stephanie I.
    Stephanie I.
    • one review

    Great Evening! Amazing Food accompanied by fantastic wines.

  8. Irene S.
    Irene S.
    • 17 reviews

    The 6 course chef's menu was amazingly great. Every dish was tasteful and delicious! We enjoyed it so much. Full attention from the waiters and a wide range of wines to choose from. Thank you all!

  9. Richard H.
    Richard H.
    • 3 reviews

    Our second visit to Johannes - and it didn't disappoint. Although just round the corner from where we live, we tend to save for special occasions and then go for the full 7 course tasting menu with wine matching. A lovely evening with great food, service, and wine which lasted a full 5 hours and at no point did we feel under any pressure from the restaurant to hurry along. Perfect evening. Its not cheap -but then neither should it be which is why we reserve for special occasions. Highly recommended.

  10. Richard  m.
    Richard m.
    • 2 reviews

    We had the surprise menu. The food was innovative and delicious. However the waiters shirts were stained and dirty. The toilets were also dirty. It is a shame as the cleanliness of the restaurant undermined what could have been a perfect evening.

  11. Barbara A.
    Barbara A.
    • one review

    It was a great visit again with great service !

  12. Vlad R.
    Vlad R.
    • 11 reviews

    Atmosphere is really nice, but service is usual. Some of the dishes are perfect, but some are so-so. Vegetables in dishes are not enough prepared. Tournedos is excellent.

  13. Jeroen P.
    Jeroen P.
    • 5 reviews

    Absolutely amazing dishes. With surprise menu there is always a chance that one dish is not 100% to your liking, however at Johannes every single bite of the five course menu was an explosion of joy. Wow. So good! We will definitely come back here.

  14. Ekaterina V.
    Ekaterina V.
    • 18 reviews

    thank you so much, everything was perfect! )

  15. Elaira T.
    Elaira T.
    • 6 reviews

    Super experience. And we had those amazing dishes coming one after another... We had 5 course meal. Representation, quality of food and great service. What a treat!

  16. Daniela F.
    Daniela F.
    • 28 reviews

    High level restaurant! All plates were very good with different preparations inside the same dish. The atmosphere was a little cold.

  17. Valentina B.
    Valentina B.
    • 18 reviews

    The atmosphere is elegant and yet makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed. The staff is kind and very well trained. The food is amazing: very good combination of tastes, textures, temperatures. Strongly recommended!

  18. Nelleke B.
    Nelleke B.
    • 15 reviews

    Special place with excellent food. Everything was so tasty and special. Nice ambiance and great service! 10 plus! We can recommend this place.

  19. Nick S.
    Nick S.
    • one review

    A previous visit in June was fantastic, but after yesterday's visit, we won't return. We were nervous when we heard the whole restaurant team had changed recently, and sadly this was fully justified. We ordered the 7-course tasting menu. Service started inattentive - we had to ask for menus, then the wine list, then cutlery - but went seriously bad. First, I told a staff member that the bouillabaisse tasted bitter and unpleasant, and was told that if I had informed them before that I didn't like bouillabaisse, they would have served something else. That really wasn't the problem: the food was not good. But then my partner was served steak, despite the restaurant knowing she did not eat meat. Overall, the food was nowhere near the level of 3 months before, lacking flavour, balance, and being served lukewarm. We were unhappy at this point and debating whether to stay, when we realised our umbrellas had been given away to other diners by staff! We decided to abandon the meal at that point, at the 5th course. To its credit, the restaurant waived the price of the food, but we still ended up paying for the wine we had. The couple dining next to us also made complaints about their food and left saying that it had not been good enough. I would not recommend Johannes to anyone now, which is very sad because it was a wonderful experience before. I hope to find out where the old team have gone to work however, because that will probably be a fantastic restaurant!

  20. Neha S.
    Neha S.
    • 22 reviews

    A bit more upmarket restaurant, lovely setting and attentive service. Went for the 4 course menu and they were accommodating for dietary requirements. The food is tasty, cooked well and doesn't push the flavour range too obscure. Definitely recommend!

More information

How to get to the restaurant

Herengracht 413h, 1017 BP, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Public transport

Tram lines 2, 11 and 12. Stop Koningsplein.

Directions to get there

At walking distance


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