welcome to envy

For more than a decade Envy has a distinct philosophy: let our guests taste the finest products and purest ingredients possible. Sometimes simple and sometimes with a gastronomic touch, combined or on their own but always full of flavour. Be surprised and ‘envited’ from the beginning ‘till the moment you leave our restaurant.
All the dishes and drinks have the same purpose: to seduce you!

team

Speaking of our staff! The team of Envy is a young, close and dynamic team that has one thing in common; they are all food lovers with a huge passion for amazing food and elevating wines. They are not just collegea’s on the work floor but also great friends. The team is bursting with energie! As a guest, you can not ignore their enthusiasm and ambition to create an amazing evening and a wonderful experience for you!
The team is led by our talented and passionate chef Floris van Straalen (26 years). Our chef has learned his tips and tricks as a student at Old Sluis Restaurant ***, under the supervision of Sergio Herman. When Oud Sluis closed, Floris decided to work at Pure C *, the restaurant of Syrco Bakker. After only 6 months after opening this restaurant it gained a Michelin star. Just as it befits an enthusiastic chef, it was time for the next step namely Amsterdam Vinkeles * (The Dylan hotel) with Dennis Kuipers. Eventually he found his place at Envy, first as a sous-chef, follewed by the succesion of Michael Wolf (Old Sluis ***, Vila Joya **, Wolf Atelier) as chef of Envy.

Floris van Straalen is not mailny foccused on traditional dishes. On the contrary, he is constantly in search of innovation and pushes all boundaries in combination with a whiff of tradition. His inspiration comes from his own surroundings, but also from abroad. He signiture is shown through the pure and gorgeous ingredients he uses, generating his own exciting creations. A great promise for the culinary world. A driven chef who creates an energetic restaurant, but with a welcoming and down to earth atmosphere. A hotspot where lovers are tempted by quality.

highlights

Christmas & New Year's Eve

On Christmas Eve (December 24th) we’re open according to the regular opening hours. On the 1st (December 25th) and 2nd Christmas Eve (December 26th) we’re closed for lunch.

You can enjoy dinner on 1st and 2nd Christmas Eve with us starting at 18h00. There is a choice between a 6-course menu for €57 or a 8-course menu for €67, specially selected by our chef Floris van Staalen. On New Year’s Eve (December 31st) we will serve a specially selected 6-course menu by our chef-kok Floris van Staalen for €57. 

You can make a reservation here or call 020 344 64 07. 

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Monthly interview: Job Brink

Get an ice-cold beer and a pizza and you have a valid reason to wake manager Job Brink (26) up. In our 4th short
interview we would like to introduce him to you.

By the way, he said he has never made a blooper at Envy (we don’t believe it).

Eating in or out? Eating in. I love to cook. If I could start over, I would definitely start in the kitchen.

What breakfast do you make to win someone over? English breakfast (or how my wife and I call it: Breakfast for Champions). With eggs, bacon, beans in tomato sauce, sausage, toast, orange juice and coffee. Not a romantic
breakfast, but if you did it right you already won her over before breakfast, right? ;)

What is your favorite wine and/or cocktail? Amarone, a lovely complex red wine. I like wine if it’s a little bit vulgar.

What is your favorite restaurant? My favorite restaurant ever is Noma, it’s in Copenhagen and nowadays it’s closed. But they made special things with the simplest vegetables. It was delicious.

What is your favorite star restaurant? Actually, I have no favorite. But the Jane in Antwerp and the Librije in Zwolle are scheduled. So, who knows… Maybe after that.

What is the worst thing you ever ate? I will eat literally everything. Sign me in for fear factor and I will eat everything they suggest, no problem! I lived three weeks in the jungle of Nicarague with nothing else than a machete. My meal was boiled swamp water, living insects and bamboo.

What is your best quality? I am a good coach and supporter. I’m setting goals and supporting others to achieve them.

What is your secret for amazing service? Stay calm. Be the support point for the team and oversee the situation. 

Biggest blooper? Maybe a bit arrogant… But until now I have no bloopers made at Envy.

Nicest moment with the guests? I always feel honored if guests ask why we don’t have a Michelin star yet.

Craziest request from guests? Haha… It was a romantic request. From a man, he wanted to surprise his wife with a 10-course menu. Every course had to be similar to a specific life phase. So, if they had a trip to Paris, there had to be a course with French food and we also had to play French music… And he requested that on a busy Saturday night.

Favorite dish from the menu and why? The scallops. With fermented black walnuts. It’s innovative and delicious. It has a strong flavor.

For what can we wake u up at night? It’s simple... For an ice-cold beer and a pizza.

Goal for the future? For now, I love working at Envy. We’re growing and it’s amazing to be a part of that. But eventually I would like to move to Portugal or Spain and start my own place over there. Even though I don't speak the language, the weather is (almost) always good over there and they have a lot of beautiful wines.

Have you missed the interviews with Chef Floris , sous-chef Niek and Milos? Check www.iqcreative.nl/blog

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Project Streetsmart: support the homeless

Poverty in our city is a many-sided problem. Together with the Amsterdam food service industry and HVO-Querido we have taken up the challenge to help solve this problem. You can help us by donating €1 to StreetSmart. Together we can brighten up all Amsterdam citizens‘ lives.

HVO-Querido offers support to Amsterdam-based families in need. With all the donations, we will prevent eviction and give a temporary shelter to families who just became homeless. Moreover, we desire to start a restaurant where these families can enjoy a night out.

The donated €1 will be added to the bill. If you wish not to contribute, or would like to donate a higher amount, please tell our staff. The project will run from November 1st until December 31st.

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Job opportunity

When we say IQ Creative, does it ring a bell? Perhaps when we say Happyhappyjoyjoy, Supperclub, Mazzo, Julius bar&grill or Envy? Duh, you’re visiting this website. Anyway, we are always looking for new colleagues with a passion for hospitality. Do you want to be part of one of the finest restaurants in Amsterdam! We are looking for experienced serving staff who can give our guests a memorable night. Interested? Email your motivation and CV to job@envy.nl 

We're also always looking for floormanagers, waiters and line cooks in one of our other restaurants! Interested? Click here

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A look behind the scenes

Envy likes to give you a look behind the scenes at their suppliers! 

Curious where that delicious langoustine is coming from? Click here for the first short film, where our chefs are visiting Jan Veerman Fish in Ijmuiden. A little secret: getting in bed at five o'clock is easier for the chefs than coming out at five o'clock.  

Cheese lover? Our Envy cheese is made by our own chefs! Together with Eriks Delicatessen they made a trip to the cheese farm Dikhoeve. Click here for the second short film.

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Dinner Cards!

Looking for the perfect gift? IQ Creative, the company behind several succesful Amsterdam restaurants has a special dinnercard for use in all of their restaurants. With such a wide range of choices thé perfect gift for each occasion.

Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine at Mazzo , BBQ dishes at Julius bar&grill, special delicacies at Envy and Wolf Atelier. For the perfect glass of wine near the Amsterdam canals you’ll find Vyne, and if you´re looking for extravaganza: supperclub or supperclub cruise. Feel like a casual drink? Come to HOPPA! for a wide selection of craft beers which are brewed by small Amsterdam brewery's. In for a classy drink? Join us at Apt. and enjoy an old fashioned, surprising cocktail or a good whiskey in a homey setting.

The IQ Creative Dinner Card has a value of € 25,- and is valid at the following restaurants: Happyhappyjoyjoy, Prinz wolf, supperclub, supperclub cruiseEnvyMazzo, Heineken Hoek, Wolf Atelier, Julius bar&grill and Apt

Want to order an IQ Creative Dinner Card? Click here!

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reservations

It’s possible to make reservations below through our reservation system. Or, you can also just walk in whenever you are in the neighbourhood. Questions about groups or other options? Please contact our sales team. You can send them an email; info@envy.nl

Our showpiece is of course the chefs table. You will get a full Envy experience that consists of an 8(+) chefs menu. You can only book this special table by calling +31 20 344 64 07

We would like to inform you that dogs are not allowed in our restaurant.
 

contact

address

Prinsengracht 381
1016 HL Amsterdam
info@envy.nl
+31 20 344 64 07

opening hours

Lunch
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
12h00 – 15h00

Dinner
7 days a week
18h00 – 01h00

kitchen opening hours

Monday to Sunday
Until 23h00