When I first visited Amsterdam’s De Hallen, I had a hunch it was going to be Amsterdam’s new favorite attraction. I loved the concept, the Foodhallen (Amsterdam’s very own indoor food market), the Filmhallen, the atmosphere and not to mention, the architecture (it’s located in an old beautifully renovated tram depot with the old architecture left nearly intact). It’s been only a little over a year since its opening but already it feels like it has been a part of Amsterdam forever.
When you want to escape the busy crowd at De Hallen and you want to go for a little bit of fine dining instead, Meat West is where you want to be. Walk into Meat West and immediately you’re greeted by sky-high ceilings and windows left and right. I wouldn’t mind having a space like this as my house one day (#lifegoals). The menu features a range of meat dishes (from cote de boeuf, entrecote, duck breast, burger) and seasonal vegetables. We wanted to be surprised so we chose the chef’s menu. Here’s what we had!
We start with a smoked trout dish with a sour cream curd, beets and fennel. This was such a lovely dish – light and delicious. We continue with a beef shoulder filet on a cauliflower puree, truffle and potato chips. A great fall dish in my opinion. As a main, we have a lean meat dish with caramelized carrots and salsify. We end with a crumble with coffee ganache, a raspberry macaron, chocolate shards and basil.
Meat West is a no-nonsense restaurant where meat lovers go to when they want to satisfy their meat cravings with delicious dishes. Which of these dishes would you have?