The Amsterdam is the passion, and a lifelong dream realized, of husband and wife owners Howard and Chris Jacobs. Having first fallen for the historic town of Rhinebeck as “weekenders,” in 2014 the Jacobs happened upon 6380 Mill Street just as it was going up for sale, and just as Howard was contemplating a departure from his 25+ year career as a senior marketing and sales executive. As they toured the space – an original 1798 Dutch townhouse – Howard and Chris called to mind their years spent living in Northern California and the charming restaurants of Sonoma, Healdsburg and St. Helena, as well as their favorite restaurants in New York City and Toronto (their hometown), where service, design, and hospitality come together in a magnetic way. They realized this space was the restaurant they’d talked about, in hypotheticals, for so many years. At that moment, the necessity of turning their dream into reality couldn’t have been more clear, and The Amsterdam was born.
The Amsterdam opened in Spring 2017 in the heart of Rhinebeck, serving contemporary farm-to-table fare in a beautifully renovated city-meets-country space. In its first year, The Amsterdam was named Best New Restaurant by HV Magazine and instantly became a local favorite, as well as a destination in the region. In early 2018, Executive Chef Alex Burger joined The Amsterdam team – from legendary French chef Daniel Boulud’s restaurant group – furthering the Jacobs’ commitment to being the best possible version of their Hudson Valley dream restaurant.
Parking & Accommodations
Wheelchair / Handicap Accessible? YES
Pets Allowed? Service Dogs only
Private Parking? NO
Municipal/Street Parking? YES