Buffet van Odette has been one of the most popular places in Amsterdam for a good meal in beautiful surroundings for many years. Odette Rigterink started Buffet van Odette in 1994. She loaded pans full of homemade food into a crate on the front of her bicycle and served healthy, simple meals to young and old Amsterdam in the leased evening restaurant of Enfant Terrible. In 1998, Odette opened her first mini-restaurant and shop in the Berenstraat in Amsterdam. In 2001 she moved her restaurant to the Herengracht. In 2011 it was time for a larger location and it was found at Prinsengracht 598, on the slightly sunny corner of Weteringstraat.


With us you can enjoy our famous truffle cheese omelettes, delicious vegetable dishes and fresh ravioli from 12:00. We serve dinner from 5:30 PM. The menu consists of a number of regular classics, supplemented with changing seasonal dishes and fine natural wines.

We only work with the best products that are selected with care and prepared with love. Bocca, Lindenhoff, Frank’s Smokehouse, Hartog Bakkerij, Vleck and Arisz et al. are all among our passionate suppliers with whom we have been working for years. We get our own olive oil from Liguria, liqueurs mostly from Amsterdam distilleries and our bread is baked by Fred and his team on Wibautstraat.


Whether you come to us for a business lunch, a glass of wine at our round marble table, an extensive dinner or later in the evening at the bar for a cheese board with a glass of Spätburgunder, we strive to serve you at any time of the day. to deliver quality and personal service for which people have been coming back to us for years.


You can book with us online for lunch or dinner. Buffet Weteringstraat is available for private dinners from 10 to 18 people. For more information, please email info@buffetvanodette.nl

Private dining at Buffet Weteringstraat

Entirely in the style of the restaurant’s interior, the Private Diner was again designed by the renowned design studio Studio Bakker.

Studio Bakker has been involved for a long time in all developments concerning the interior of Buffet van Odette. In the 17th century building, heavy linen curtains, many natural tones and custom-made wooden furniture have been chosen. All this supplemented with a large wine cabinet with a beautiful collection of natural wines, custom-made candlesticks.


Group dinners in Italian family style

The Private Diner lends itself well for a drink in the shop on the ground floor, supplemented by a dinner upstairs in the homely lounge. We serve a set menu with starters to share, a choice of main course and dessert for 52,- euro per person. In December we serve an adapted group menu. The Private Diner can accommodate groups of 10 to 18 people and is available from 18.00 until 23.00.

We ask 250,- rent for the night and drinks are calculated on the basis of consumption.



Reservations for private dinners can be made online.



Reservations can be made here. From 6 persons on, we serve a group menu (52,- p.p.). For groups from 10 until 18 people, we have our private dining Buffet Weteringstraat available. For Special requests, please mail us info@buffetvanodette.nl

BUFFET van Odette

Wednesday – Saturday

12.00 – 23.00


Prinsengracht 598
1017 KS Amsterdam

020  423 60 34


Interested in working at the Buffet?

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