Respond to Review of De Vliegende Schotel - The Flying Saucer
Review: I've been to Amsterdam 4 times over the last 10 years. I was fortunate enough to find this restaurant on my first visit and I've returned and often eaten there multiple times on subsequent trips. It is located in the most beautiful part of the city, the Jordaan, so the walk there is lovely way to start the evening. I love the relaxed atmosphere of the place and the kitties running around (which is common in Amsterdam restaurants). Yes, the service is a bit slow but that is because there is usually just one or two people in the kitchen taking the time to prepare you high quality vegetarian food. The product is a beautiful display with each corner of your plate decorated with highly flavorful side salads in addition to the entree. And in regard to people complaining about slow service: we need to support places like this and if they can only afford to have have one or two staff on per shift to survive, then Happy Cow members should just DEAL WITH IT and enjoy the company of their dinner companion over a glass of wine or go to McDonalds if they want fast food. Every meal I've had there has been fantastic and my most recent trip there in January 2011 (under the new management) was no exception; the high quality and devotion to responsible food ethics remain. I found the new owner to be lovely, yes quiet and a bit shy, but lovely and dedicated to his mission. I'm not vegetarian but I have been and tend to prefer these foods; however, I have brought my father and boyfriend (two die hard carnivores) and they raved about the flavor of their meals too. I will certainly return on my next trip and I wish the new owner the best of luck. LONG LIVE VLIEGENDE SCHOTEL!!!