5&33: What better place to be?

Dear Frenchonista’s,

I had a fabulous evening at 5&33 just before the holidays. We wrote about the opening of the cooler than cool Art’otel in Amsterdam some time ago and since then I’ve been dying to go for dinner and of course cocktails and I was not disappointed!

First of all, everyone is super friendly and great service is a priority – maybe that’s part of why I felt like I wasn’t in Holland. The cuisine is mediterranean and in fact most of the cooks and personnel in the restaurant are Italian. Each dish is prepared and served with care. I was spoiled, got more than I ordered and our waiter Emanuele took care of our every need. Dishes I loved: The zucchini chips, the yellow tail, the meat cuts (a great antipasto)…

Then, after dinner, we headed to the bar area, which is close to where a stairway takes you down to the art gallery. There’s a curtain separating the stairway to the art gallery from the bar area on which lots of art is projected, images and effects, different ones continuously. It’s all very stylish and original, as is the lobby and the library. You know you are in a hotel but although you’re not an overnight guest, you feel welcome(d) as if you were one!

After the amazing cocktail “Holy Viagra” I was almost tempted to book a room right then and there, and fall asleep with a big smile on my face.

Great great place in Amsterdam! Keep up the good work, 5&33, and we’ll be back – again and again!


xoxo Liza Brouwer for Frenchonista






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