UPDATE: The restaurant is back!

From this week we serve lunch, aperitivo and diner from Wednesday to Saturday. You can book your table online.  Our terrace is covered, but not heated, so bring a nice warm sweater. Our availability is limited due to the corona regulations. If you book with more than 2 people, we assume that you form one household.


We hope to see you soon!



For over two decades, BUFFET van Odette (Odette’s Buffet) has been one of Amsterdam’s most cherished places for lunch and dinner. Our beautiful outdoor seating area has a stunning view of the Prinsengracht, and our stylishly decorated dining room is welcoming and cozy.

No matter what time of day you visit Odette’s, you will always find a fine selection of tasty dishes. We serve fish from Frank’s Smokehouse; bread from Hartog’s Bakery; Bocca coffee; and meat, vegetables, and cheeses from De Lindenhoff, a local farm.


In addition to our renowned (truffle cheese) omelettes, we have many other tempting dishes, including a fresh selection of vegetable dishes, served with fresh artisinal bread. We also offer quiches, pastas, delicious coffees, and scrumptious cakes. In the afternoon, enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine with our “aperitivo,” a snack plate with a delightful selection of vegetables, cured meats, and bread. Our dinner menu consists of classic entrees supplemented with rotating seasonal dishes and fine natural wines.

Odette’s Buffet has humble beginnings. In 1994, Odette Rigterink started serving homemade food, which she transported by bicycle, at the Amsterdam restaurant, Enfant Terrible. It was there that she first started serving healthy, simple meals according to her credo, “real food.” In 1998 Odette opened her own small restaurant and take-out shop in the Berenstraat in The Nine Streets area of Amsterdam. In 2001 she relocated her restaurant to the Herengracht. After ten successful years, it was time to move to a larger venue. In 2011, Odette’s Buffet opened in its current location, at Prinsengracht 598. Twenty years after serving her first customers, Odette still follows her original philosophy: everybody deserves a wholesome plate of real food.


Our store: BUFFET winkel on Weteringstraat 19 is open Saturday (from 12.00 till 18.00).


Reservations can be made here.

BUFFET van Odette

Wednesday – Saturday

12.30 – 22.00

Sunday – Thursday



Prinsengracht 598
1017 KS Amsterdam

020  423 60 34


Interested in working at the Buffet?

Send your resumé and cover letter to:


At this moment we are looking for experienced waiters with a love for natural wines and good farm to table food