I'm trying to weigh the various options for Valentine's day in Amsterdam. As a former Chez Panisse Employee, I've got an obvious bias away from creamy and complex French-style food, towards fresh, sustainably grown, Southern-French or Italian food.
Another Chowhound post yielded this great summary:
"Two great alternatives to Marius would be De Witte Uyl and De Kas. De Witte Uyl also is small and personal, has an inventive fusion French / Dutch / Asian kitchen and a great wine list with many unusual organic wines. It's in de Pijp. De Kas is a bit further away from the center and located in a spectacular former green house. It's slightly bigger and more professional, only uses locally produced ingredients and has some nice cocktails."
I'm considering all of these options, along with Restaurant As, but I'd like to keep the price down as much as possible. Will the De Witte Uyl be too fussy for me? Is De Kas the most expensive? Is Marius the perfect fit? Is it too far from where we're staying, near Oosterpark?
Thanks for your time...