The Pinnacle Grill, Tamarind and Canaletto Restaurants on Nieuw Amsterdam
The Pinnacle Grill:
Located mid ship on Lower Promenade Deck, classic elegance awaits you at the Pinnacle Grill onboard Nieuw Amsterdam. This reservations only restaurant offers a fine-dining experience complete with Frette linens, Bvlgari Rosenthal china, and Reidel stemware. Your wine list at The Pinnacle Grill is the best to be found on your cruise!Dungeness crab, Seared Duck Breast, Smoked Salmon and main entrees including Sterling Silver Beef, King Salmon, lamb, and chicken are expertly prepared for you. There are delectable vegetarian selections, but if you're a steak lover, you've also come to the best place to on your cruise! Here you'll find the best of the Pacific Northwest for your dining pleasure, and for your wine palate. Baked Alaska, Grand Marnier Chocolate Volcano, and other delectable dessert choices satisfy any gourmet sweet tooth!
The Pinnacle Grill is available for lunch and dinner by reservation only. We recommend making your pre-confirmation reservations online (during the check-in process) or with Holland America's Ship Services at 1-800-541-1576 as soon as possible after booking. Upon embarkation on Niew Amsterdam, you will be asked to reconfirm the exact time and date of your reservation.
The Pinnacle Grill is a dinner only experience from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and you'll feel most comfortable at the supper club in elegant attire. There is no smoking in The Pinnacle Grill. There is a 10USD lunch and a 20 USD dinner charge per diner which includes the gratuity. Specialty drinks, beer, wine, and soft drinks can be purchased from the current bar menu.
One innovation in the design of the Nieuw Amsterdam is the location of this Asian fusion restaurant. Up on Observation Deck, be prepared for wonderful views, excellent food, and superb service. While lunch is free, reservation dinner options include Tai beef salad, Nigiri Salmon, Satay, Sushi, and Sashimi. Water (fish), Wood (food served on wood), Earth (vegie choices), and Fire (hot and spicy selections), are brought to you with sides such as sake braised oyster and shitake mushrooms. Specialty ice cream dishes and Ginger Banana Bread Pudding are examples of desserts featured on the Nieuw Amsterdam's Tamarind restaurant. Reservations are a must!
We strongly suggest that you book your reservations as soon as possible. Tamarind serves a free lunch which is a sampler from the evening menu. Dinner is from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. You'll feel most comfortable in smart casual attire. and there is no smoking permitted. The 15 USD fee per diner does include gratuity. Specialty drinks, beer, wine, and soft drinks can be purchased from the current bar menu at Tamarind.
From 5:30 to 9:30pm, Canaletto is a little bit of Italy tucked away on Lido deck. Angel Hair with Scallops, Butternut Squash and Asparagus Risotto, and Toscana Flank Steak are among the classic Italian dishes served here. Enjoy the tiramisu creations and gelato for dessert. Reservations suggested for the Nieuw Amsterdam's Canaletto restaurant.
An Evening at Le Cirque:
"An Evening at Le Cirque" at the Pinnacle Grill, created by Holland America Master Chef Rudi Sodamin and Le Cirque's own Executive Chef Craig Hopson, is a highlight now featured on many Holland America Line cruises. Emphasis here is the fact that the Pinnacle typically offers this experience for one evening on your Holland America cruise.
Le Cirque, created by Sirio Maccioni in the early 1970's, is a family owned affair. Established in New York City, Le Cirque restaurants now include locations in Las Vegas and the Dominican Republic. A treat to the palate and the eye, Maccioni, his wife, and his sons, assure their guests the very finest of French gourmet dining! Recipient of the James Beard award, Le Cirque has maintained globally renowned status over the decades. Their lobster salad, soups including the Sweet Corn, and an array of main courses such as "Chicken Under a Brick" (of vegetables), Rack of Lamb, and Wild Halibut delightfully support Le Cirque's high status in the eyes of gourmands world-wide. Le Cirque's Chateaubriand is both delectable and generous in quantity. Leave room for their signature dessert, Creme Brulee Le Cirque. While Holland America dutifully recreates the Le Cirque atmosphere, restaurant aficionados will note the absence of some of the restaurants' whimsy in decor. The dining plates, however, include the French circus theme and your service is brought to you by those ever diligent Holland America staff in a manner true to Le Cirque expectations. Expect a 39 USD charge in addition to the Pinnacle's 25 USD, and you will need to make your reservations as early as you can for this "not to be missed" experience on your cruise. So far, the only regrets we've heard about are from those who did NOT book for an Evening at Le Cirque on their cruise!