Lion Noir

Lion Noir is a modern French restaurant nestled in the heart of bustling Amsterdam. With its relaxed yet refined approach to dining, vibrant cocktail bar and intimate hidden garden, Lion Noir is an urban sanctuary that offers a culinary experience like no other.

Housed within a beautiful historic building with soaring high ceilings and black-framed picture windows, guests new and old are treated to tantalising dishes and captivating flavours, all while enjoying impeccable service in a truly unique and intriguing setting.


Owner and host Serge Rijn is the driving force behind this local favourite. Never one for standing still or playing by the rulebook, Serge’s mission is to continually surprise diners with ever-evolving menus and inspire guests with achingly cool, insta-worthy interiors. In fact, Lion Noir’s eclectically chic ambiance has gained something of a cult following and attracted much admiration, including an Interior Design of the Year Award.


Our kitchen crew creates seasonal menus that offer an innovative, contemporary twist on French classics. Traditional dishes are reinvented by combining locally-sourced produce with spices from all over the world, resulting in a vibrant fusion of flavours and an unforgettable dining experience.

As well as small plates, signature dishes and plant-based fare, Chef’s Menu – updated weekly to showcase the very best of local, seasonal and exclusive ingredients – sees guests returning to Lion Noir time and time again.